14 Best Breweries in Northfield MN – The Definitive Guide

Family hanging out at one of the best breweries in Northfield, MN

There are a number of great local breweries in Northfield MN, a small college town just south of the Twin Cities.

Our favorite breweries in Northfield, MN are Tanzenwald Brewing Company, Imminent Brewing and Chapel Brewing Company.

Our favorite brewpub near Northfield is by far Lakeville Brewing Company. But we may be biased. My younger brother is the head brewer!

This list of the best breweries in Northfield, Minnesota is broken down into five sections:

Best Breweries in Northfield MN

Tanzenwald Brewing - One of the best breweries in Northfield MN
Tasting some amazing beers at Tanzenwald Brewing

Northfield, MN is an exciting college town with a lot going on, including a blossoming brewery scene. Be sure to check out a number of these breweries on your next visit.

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1. Tanzenwald Brewing

Tanzenwald Brewing Company serves an eclectic list of beer styles in their taproom. Head brewer Steve Pittman has done an excellent job developing his own recipes. They have a great happy hour and an expansive food menu which includes sausages from Karmarczuk’s Polish Deli.

We love the classic Gottlieb Bavarian Pils, Haven’t The Foggiest Hazy Double IPA, and Tanzenator Doppelback.

Address: 103 Water St N, Northfield, MN 55057

Website: https://tanzenwald.com/

2. Imminent Brewing

Imminent Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom specializing in RESPECT. They strive to maintain a space where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

They have a fun food truck lineup and host a number of events, including live music. Imminent is very close to downtown Northfield and serves fantastic beer.

We love their Steffantastico Italian Pilsner, Gateway Cream Ale, and Dragon Squirrel Juicy IPA.

Address: 519 Division St S #2, Northfield, MN 55057

Website: https://www.imminentbrewing.com/

3. CHAPEL Brewing Company

Chapel Brewing Company is located, you guessed it, in an old chapel built in 1880. They have extended its original purpose of gathering like-minded people to beer.

They have an amazing beer garden overlooking the Cannon River and serve many beer alternatives, including NA Beer, Kombucha, Root Beer, and THC Drinks.

We love their flagship Kolsch, Chapel IPA, and Amber Ale

Address: 15 Hester St, Dundas, MN 55019

Website: http://chapelbrewing.com/

Best Cideries in Northfield MN

Keepsake Cidery and Events - The best cidery in Northfield, MN
Seating at Keepsake Cidery and Events

Northfield only has one cidery, and it is 100% worth a stop and specializes in using their own local ingredients.

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4. Keepsake Cidery & Events

Keepsake Cidery & Events is unique among cideries in that it is run by real farmers. Nate and Tracy grow the apples that are used in their ciders themselves.

The cidery and tasting room is located in the heart of their apple orchard on the banks of the Cannon River outside of Northfield, MN.

We love their Organic Wild and Chestnut Crab Apple Single Varietal.

Address: 4609 135th St E, Dundas, MN 55019

Website: https://www.mncider.com/

Best Distilleries in Northfield MN

Loon Liquor - The best distillery in Northfield, Minnesota
Inside look at Loon Liquor

Northfield only has one distillery, but it’s a great one.

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5. Loon Liquor

Loon Liquor specializes in made from scratch organic spirits. It all started with a dream and a micro-funding campaign. It ended with a wonderful distillery and the title of the only two folks in Southern Minnesota to receive Federal permission to produce spirits in over 100 years.

Loonman makes a wide range of spirits including Vodka, Rum, Aquavit, Gin, Whiskey, and their famous Coffee Liqueur.

Address: 1325 Armstrong Rd #165, Northfield, MN 55057

Website: https://loonliquors.com/

Best Taphouses in Northfield MN

Fielder's Choice Tap and Table - Our favorite tap house in Northfield Minnesota
Dining area at Fielder’s Choice Tap and Table

In addition to breweries, cideries, and distilleries, Northfield is also home to a number of great taphouses. Below are our favorite three.

6. Fielder’s Choice Tap and Table

Fielder’s Choice is your place for great food, local craft beer, and artisan liquor. They offer a full menu of burgers, pizzas, salads, and more.

Last we checked, they had 24 beers on tap or in cans and a wonderful cocktail list.

Address: 2300 Gleason Ct, Northfield, MN 55057

Website: https://www.fielderstapandtable.com/

7. The Contented Cow

The Contented Cow is a Northfield staple. Known as a Welsh pub with a Minnesota accent. They stock their bar with world-class, homegrown spirits, lagers, ciders, and ales.

They also have a great natural and biodynamic wine list, extensive cocktail list, and live, original music.

Address: 302 Division St S B, Northfield, MN 55057

Website: https://www.contentedcow.com/

8. Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House

Marie’s is another victim of changing consumer patterns. Fingers crossed something else opens up in its place!

9. Froggy Bottoms River Pub and Lily PADio

A former favorite, Froggy Bottoms has unfortunately closed up shop. We’ll keep in on our list as a placeholder until something new comes along!

Best Breweries Near Northfield MN

Families enjoying the expansive patio at Lakeville Brewing Company near Northfield, MN
Patio at Lakeville Brewing Company

Northfield is not far from a number of other towns with great breweries and tap houses. Below are a few of our favorites that are a short drive away.

10. Lakeville Brewing Company

Again, my brother is the head brewer at Lakeville Brewing Company, so we may be a little biased. That being said, they serve up excellent food, award-winning beer, and have a huge patio with room for kids to play and a bandstand.

We love their classic creame ale and hazy IPA variety.

Address: 8790 Upper 208th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

Website: https://lakevillebrewing.com/

11. Angry Inch Brewing Company

Angry Inch Brewing Company is located right next door to Lakeville Brewing Company. Often Lakeville has a long waitlist, so many patrons head over to Angry Inch for a drink as they wait their turn in line.

Address: 20841 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Website: https://www.angryinchbrewing.com/

12. B-52 Burgers and Brew

B-52 is located just down the street from Angry Inch and Lakeville Brewing. It is another great spot for good beer and great food.

Address: 20751 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Website: https://lakeville.b52burgersandbrew.com/

13. Tillion Brewing Company

Tillion Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in one of our favorite small towns, Cannon Falls. It is a great place to stop after a bike ride on the East Cannon River Trail.

Address: 432 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Website: tilionbrewing.com

14. Northern Tap House

Northern Tap House is a small chain of taphouses that has excellent food and an extensive beer list. It is one of my favorite after-work happy hour destinations and private events.

Address: 18404 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Website: https://northerntaphouse.com/

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