First Anniversary Weekend


We’ve got a weekend full of fun so plan accordingly. Friday, June 22 Our official one-year anniversary weekend begins… Taproom hours: Noon-11pm SPECIAL TAPPINGS Noon: We debut Yas Queen, a mango, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, & red dragon fruit Berliner AND Island Fudge, an Imperial Stout with vanilla, cacao, coffee, & hazelnut, the other collaboration we brewed … Continued

Summer Hours


The days are longer and now so are our hours… Effective June 1st the Barrel Theory taproom will go into summer hours mode. Yup, we’re extending our hours just a lil bit. Check it out! New times are in bold. Tue: 3pm – 10pm Wed: 3pm – 10pm Thu: 3pm – 10pm Fri: Noon – 11pm Sat: Noon – 11pm … Continued

Threat Level Midnight Bottle Release

Bottle Release

All the details you need to know on the latest bottle release from Barrel Theory. On Saturday, May 26th, head brewer Timmy Johnson and the team at Barrel Theory will release Threat Level Midnight, an Imperial Stout with maple, coffee, & vanilla. What Do I need to know? Door opens at 10:00am for bottle purchasing … Continued

Minnesota Niice at Lawrence Beer Co.

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A collaboration for a cause… You’ve seen our logos, you drink beer from glassware featuring our logos, and you even wear our logos. The man who created those designs is Jesse Green. Jesse was an avid outdoor enthusiast and all around great human originally from Woodbury, Minnesota and residing in Boulder, Colorado (and even better, … Continued

Barrel Theory Bingo


Because giving back is very important. You may remember back in June we participated in Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride and we made super cool Barrel Theory rainbow logo shirts for the event [see photo below]. We sold these shirts for $20 cash and all proceeds went to The Aliveness Project. The Aliveness Project … Continued

Crowlers, Growlers, & You


Remember when we had glass growlers? As you know, we offer our beer to-go in Crowlers and have have been mostly phasing out 750ml glass swing-tops and have 86’d 64oz glass growlers entirely. Since switching to Crowlers, we’ve been crediting tabs or refunding deposits on the glass when empties are returned. We will be phasing that … Continued

Hot Lunch with Mucci’s Italian


Doughnuts are cool but hot lunch is the coolest. The crew from Mucci’s Italian will be in the house on Sunday, March 4th for a hot lunch-style pop-up. Head brewer, Timmy Johnson decided to pay homage to a hot lunch favorite–Italian Dunkers. It’s a Barrel Theory Pale Ale and also a recreation from Chef Chris Uhrich. … Continued

Operation CoHoperation


We’re headed to Big Lake… One thing we mentioned that we are looking forward to in 2018 is collaborations. And the time has come. You may have seen out there on social media but let’s make it official… Our friends at Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake, MN and the team at Barrel Theory are getting … Continued

El Gato Diablo Bottle Release

Bottle Release

Hey! We’re ready for our next bottle release. On Sunday, February 11th, head brewer Timmy Johnson and the team at Barrel Theory are super excited to debut El Gato Diablo, a Mexican Stout with vanilla, cacao, ancho & pasilla chiles, and cinnamon. It’s roasty, it’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s what you’re looking for. The beer … Continued

A Look Back at 2017


Remember 2017? As we close out the first month of 2018, we can’t help but look back on the year that was 2017. A lot of really great things happened for Barrel Theory in that year. The most important thing? We opened. Here’s a quick look back at some cool things that happened over the … Continued