Venn Brewing

Venn Brewing CompanyVenn Brewing

Brewery, Taproom

3550 E 46th St Ste 140
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406-3965

Phone: (612) 434-1244


TUE | 3PM – 11PM
WED | 3PM – 11PM
THUR | 3PM – 11PM

Venn Brewing Review

I'm at Venn Brewing on a brisk winter Thursday about 3 weeks after the brewery opened. Its in a new mixed use residential and commercial building at the east end of 46th Street next to the 46th street light rail station on Hiawatha. There is a handful of parking spots in the lot reserved for Venn and if you are early enough you might get one. If not, you have to hunt for a spot in the neighborhood, ride your bike or take the light rail. It's 3:00 - right after they open. I am here because of Kyle Sisco, co-founder and co-head brewer. He left the the head brewer job at Wicked Wort before moving on to Venn. He is a homebrewer gone pro and is also a BJCP National Beer Judge. I met Kyle judging beer and people would talk about him behind his back about what great beer he make. The brewery has an industrial look - all polished concrete, steel and wood. Kyle did the woodwork, including the maple tables, the maple beams on the black painted ceiling, and the black walnut bar. Two large bay doors open onto a patio. The place seats 148 - 12 lowboy 4 tops, 9 highboy 4 tops, 12 seats at the bar and several seats along the window. There are also picnic tables outside for summer drinking enjoyment. The muzak is contempory hip hop at a low enough volume to allow conversation. At 3:00 the crowd consists of 7 people in their mid-fifties, a couple of business types and a young couple with their baby. Within half an hour the crowd doubles and looks mostly local. They have 16 beers on tap and their selection changes frequently and he doesn't repeat often. Kyle has been open since mid-December and he is working on Batch # 90. Venn offers a reasonable selection of sours, lager and ales that run from session beers to more potent brews. Everything they have on tap they also offer as crowlers. They do not have a kitchen but they have food trucks Thursday through Monday and occaisionally have trucks other days of the week. There is a small swag area behing the bar.

Beer Reviews

Venn Brewing Company #6 Citra Mosaic IPA

Venn Brewing Company #11 Belgian Tripel

Venn Brewing Company #16 Double IPA

Venn Brewing Company #33 Bock

Venn Brewing Company #42 Dry-Hopped Saison

Venn Brewing Company #47 Imperial Hibiscus Saison

Venn Brewing Company #53 Cherry Smoked Black Ale

Venn Brewing Company #59 Cashmere IPA

Venn Brewing Company #60 Mounds Bar Porter

Venn Brewing Company #66 Simcoe Denali Double IPA

Venn Brewing Company #68 Colin's New England IPA

Venn Brewing Company # 134 West Coast DIPA

Venn Brewing Company Chronicopia Dank West Coast IPA

Venn Brewing Company Old School IPA

Venn Brewing Company Venn Pils Limited Release

Venn Brewing Company Tropicopia NE DIPA

Venn Brewing Company Westodox IPA

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