8 Best Breweries Near St. Cloud MN – The Definitive List

Best breweries near St Cloud MN - Pantown Brewing flight of beer

There are a number of great breweries near St. Cloud MN. While not all are located within the official St. Cloud, MN borders, they are close enough.

Our favorite breweries near St. Cloud, MN are Pantown Brewing Company in St. Cloud proper, Spilled Grain Brewhouse in Annandale, MN, and Beaver Island Brewing Co. in Saint Cloud, MN.

Our family has had a cabin in the Annandale area which has given us the opportunity to sample all the local breweries near St. Cloud, MN, and frankly, they all are great!

Breweries near St. Cloud MN

best breweries near st. cloud MN - Spilled Grain in Annandale

If you are from St. Cloud, then you are used to driving longer distances to get what you need (or want). While the following 7 breweries aren’t all right next to each other, they are close enough!

1. Pantown Brewing Company

Pantown Brewing Company has been on the scene since 2013 and has produced a number of award-winning beers. They constantly have 24 beers on tap and weekly beer releases every Wednesday and are based in downtown St. Cloud.

Pantown hosts a number of fun events, including Tuesday Trivia Night, Thursday Cribbage League, and Friday Food Trucks.

We love the classic Cream Ale, Drop Forge Milk Stout, and their Fizzy Lifting Drink Hard Seltzer.

Address: 408 37th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303

Phone: (320) 428-0007

Website: https://www.pantownbrewing.com/

2. Spilled Grain Brewhouse

We’re a little biased. Our cabin is not too far from Spilled Grain, which makes me a bit of a diehard fan. It is our favorite brewery in the central Minnesota.

Spilled Grain Brewing Company is one of Minnesota’s most awarded traditional breweries, paired with a historic taproom.

Their handcrafted beers are to die for, and we often get a bunch to go.

We love their Bungalow Island Stout, Hipster Haze Hazy IPA, and Belly Flop Pilsner.

Address: 300 Elm St E, Annandale, MN 55302

Phone: (320) 274-1129

Website: https://www.spilledgrainbrewhouse.com/

3. Beaver Island Brewing Co.

Beaver Island Brewing Company makes some Dam. Fine. Beer! They are located in the famous Bo Diddley’s space in downtown Saint Cloud. We love their community focus and the live music, which includes a Bluegrass and Beer series.

We love their Axe Dragger MN IPA (made with MN ingredients), Minnesota Classic Vienna Style Lager, and seasonal Check Pils.

Address: 216 6th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: (320) 253-5907

Website: https://www.beaverislandbrew.com/

4. Back Shed Brewing Company

Back Shed Brewing Company is a relative newcomer to the craft brewing scene. They tested out their craft in the back of their shed before opening their tap room.

Back Shed events almost every evening, with a Bean Bag League on Tuesdays, Trivia Night on Wednesdays, Euchre League on Thursdays, and occasional live music on the weekends.

We love their Alternator Altbier, Old School IPA, and Hybrid Learning Cider-Graff.

Address: 624 Sundial Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387

Phone: (320) 371-0636

Website: backshedbrewing.com

5. Third Street Brewhouse / Cold Spring Brewing Company

Third Street Brewhouse, located in Cold Spring, MN, is one of the largest craft brewers in the state. You can even find their beers at professional sporting events.

They offer guided tours at the brew house and live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday from May to September.

Our favorites? We love Minnesota Gold Lager, Hop Lift IPA, and Oktoberfest Session Marzen.

Address: 219 Red River Ave N, Cold Spring, MN 56320

Phone: (320) 685-3690

Website: thirdstreetbrewhouse.com

6. Bad Habit Brewing Company

Bad Habit Brewing Company is based in St. Joseph, MN in a brand-new facility close to campus. The Brewer’s Lounge is the only exclusive private event space in downtown Saint Joseph and is great for hosting parties.

You have to try their Always Hazy in Philly Hazy IPA, Bennie Light Ale, and beer alternatives like their Mimosa Orange Juice Seltzer.

Address: 25 College Ave N, St Joseph, MN 56374

Phone: (320) 271-3108

Website: http://www.badhabitbeer.com/

7. Granite City Food & Brewery

Did you know that Granite City’s first location was in St. Cloud? They now have over 30 locations with great bear and a polished casual American restaurant.

Try their seasonal Tropical Smash New England IPA, or signature beers like The Bennie German Bock, The Duke Pale Ale, or The Northern American Lager.

Address: 3945 2nd St S, St Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: (320) 203-9000

Website: gcfb.com

8. Whit’s Craft

Whit’s Craft is not technically a brewery. It is a unique tap house that opened in late 2023 where you pour your own beers, ciders, wines, and seltzers. There are 40 taps in all.

Address: 505 W St Germain St Suite 100, St Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: (320) 774-1020

Website: https://whitscraft.com/

Best Breweries Near St. Cloud MN – Recap

There you have it. Eight of the best breweries near St. Cloud MN.

So what are you waiting for? Click on one of the addresses above and go enjoy a cold one!

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