Stopped in here not knowing what to expect. Took us a little while to find the tasting room but they had a nice small area where you could try a few brews and get growlers to go. The person working was very generous with samples and knew all about the beer. I think it is worth a stop if you are in town for a few days.
Located in an old factory with a lot of brick work in the interior. One large space in the entry with plenty of seating and a secondary bar. The main taproom is a little smaller and located just past that. There is also a large outdoor area in the back with picnic tables. Fast and friendly service. I do have to agree with some of the other raters that the place is very nice but the beer is mostly average at best.
Really interesting location in a massive old factory / industrial complex. The brewery tap’s a characterful warren of high-ceilinged rooms filled with repurposed furniture and random bric-a-brac. Decent views of the St. Paul skyline are visible from the massive windows in the entrance area. A projector setup with Mario Kart 64 is available to play, which is a nice touch. The tap list includes 10 beers, about half of which were seasonals. Flat Earth’s beer is nothing to write home about, and this visit didn’t really change my opinion. At least prices are decent (pints run between $4-$5). Flights are available if you’re looking to get your tick on. Overall, maybe worth checking out if you’re looking for an interesting taproom experience. On beer alone, I can’t highly recommend a visit.
I’m really not into their beer and in fact would never buy it. However, the new brewery and tap room is amazing. The old Hamm’s brewery looks great, they’ve done a really good job in there. Great feeling and vibe all old brick and high ceiling with big windows that overlook St. Paul. I’ll go again just for the space itself.
Stine (257) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 23, 2014
Housed in a long-abandoned factory complex in one of St. Paul’s oldest neighborhoods; much of the area is still scattered with rubble and overgrowth. The tasting room, while historic and classically beautiful, feels like the lobby of a museum in some ways. Tastings are available, but not full pours, and sitting and imbibing is not encouraged. Given The middling quality of Flat Earth’s beer this brewery seems to be more of a sight-seeing destination.
Went here for the first time to start off my bachelor party festivities. Nice place with a pretty decent selection of beers available to sample and a good assortment of apparel for sale. I was impressed. A nice one-two punch with the Summit brewery just a mile down the road.
Went in for a tasting/brew tour the other day with a few friends. The tour consists of looking at the setup of the brewing area, listening to the background of the brewery, Q&A session with the owner/headbrewer Jeff, and then free tastings. The ones available for us were Black Helicopter Coffee Stout, NW Passage IPA, Belgian Style Pale Ale, and a Summer Blonde (can’t remember the name right now). Some were kegged, some out of growlers, but either way free is good! Interesting to listen to, different to see. Sounds like you can come buy growlers and get tastings whenever they’re open too.
Free tastings in an office-like atmosphere from growlers. The guy that served us told us that he basically bought the brewery over the phone about a year ago. The dude then went into a rant on his previous job as a collections agent. He alluded to having to beat the shit out of people that hadn’t paid on their dishwashers/fridges/etc which was strange to say the least. At least the beer was free!
So I popped in here the other day to grab a growler and was happy to find they also have a "tasting room". The tasting room pretty much reminds me of a basement/garage with an assortment of tables and cahirs set up. I grabbed a sample of Extra Medium and sipped on it for a minute or 2. Ended up grabbing 2 growlers while I was there. The 1 staff member was really nice but the tasting room is kind of weird, but I liked it! The sample was free so that was a great value, not sure what the cost is to sit down and drink some beers. It was hot in there too, I don’t think they really have AC. Overall, this jsut plain old reminds me of a small brewery that is cool enough to let you walk in and try some beers and for that reason I really liked it.