Breweries Open Black Friday 2017

Every year on Thanksgiving, families spend their time eating, conversing, giving thanks, and compiling lists of their favorite new gifts and toys to purchase on Black Friday. At the Northern Ale Guide, we spend our Thanksgiving compiling a list of breweries where we can enjoy a local craft beer on Black Friday. And for those breweries, we are thankful. We find traditional shopping kind of boring so here is a list we compiled of Twin Cities breweries (all to be featured in the 2018 Northern Ale Guide)  that are open and offering some great deals on Black Friday. While all of their deals are awesome, they also pair really nice with the Northern Ale Guide so stay tuned for some great deals from us as well!

1. 10K Brewing

12pm - 12am

CRANKSHAFT & The Gear Grinders 7-10pm no cover! Please bring a food donation for ACBC food shelf!

2. 56 Brewing Company

12pm - 12am

Releasing of the Barrel Aged Smoked Sour Porter at noon!

3. 612Brew

12pm - 12am

612Brew is having local artists set-up in the taproom, as well as musicians that will be playing throughout the day. Fused food truck will be providing warmth for the holiday shoppers. 25% off all 612Brew merchandise as well.

4. Alloy Brewing Company

2pm - 11pm

$5 off Growler Fills; $5 off Hoodies, Zip Ups, and Work Shirts; Free beer token for every $50 spent on Apparel and Glassware

5. Angry Inch Brewing

12pm - 12am

$5 off growler fills

6. Bald Man Brewing

12pm - 12am

Growler Gift Sets and Growler of the Month deals available!

7. Bent Brewstillery

2:30pm - 12am

Black Friday will be the release party for Über Lüpin! 100% German Black IPA. Free $5 beer with any $15 merchandise or spirit bottle purchase. Online Only Special for Cyber Monday - $20 gift card for $15

8. Big wood Brewing

12pm - 12am

Big Wood will be releasing a very limited edition brew: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Anvil, a variation of their Imperial Stout, Black Anvil. 750 mL bottles will be available in limited quantities in our Taproom and in select liquor stores.

9. Burning Brothers Brewing

2pm - 10pm

On Saturday, 11/25, they are hosting a pop-up market featuring MN businesses and makers.

10. Clockwerks Brewing

3pm - 12am.

Tshirt + pint glass + "Good for a Pint" card for $20

11. Inbound BrewCo.

12pm - 12am

Bomber deals! 1 for $12, 2 for $20, 3 for $24, 4 for $28. Plus other deals on merch and

glassware. Special Friday happy hour from 12pm-6pm!

12. Lakes and Legends Brewing Company

3PM - 12PM

$10 growler fills and half-off deals on select merchandise

13. Lift Bridge Brewery

12pm - 10pm

Specials on Lift Bridge Merch (in store only)

14. Maple Island Brewing

12pm - 10pm

Live music 6-9PM. Guests can pre-order their Barrel Aged Imperial Stout "Freakshow" right from the taproom. Perfect Christmas present for the beer lovers in your life!

15. OMNI Brewing Co.

12pm - 11pm

OMNI Brewing is also hosting a one day only pop up taproom location at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, so they will have two locations on Black Friday! The pop up location is in the heart of the Shoppes directly across from H&M, Victoria Secret, and Express. They will offer a free pint to the first 50 people that attend this location, and will offer exclusive growler and merchandise specials. There will be exclusive beer releases throughout the day, a Nintendo 64 gaming console, giant yard games, music, and more. This is the first time ever OMNI Brewing will have had two full functioning taproom locations. Please check out their FB page and or website for ongoing updates and information about this event.

16. Pryes Brewing

3pm -12am

17. Unmapped Brewing Co.

12pm - 11pm

18. Wabasha Brewing Company

3pm - 11am

19. Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

12pm - 12am

$3 off all merchandise and $2 off Oatmeal Stout pints.

From all of us at Northern Ale Guide, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving full of cold craft beer and turkey! We look forward to seeing all of you in the taprooms this season and throughout 2018.

Please see our social media pages for updates and to purchase your 2018 Northern Ale Guide, visit

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Chris Hofacker