On Saturday, June 22nd, we officially celebrate our 2-year anniversary and have a week full of excitement, special beer releases, surprises, and the debut of Second, an Imperial Stout aged in Weller bourbon barrels and cinnamon/vanilla/maple whiskey barrels (first use whiskey, secondary use aging vanilla beans/cinnamon sticks/maple). Basically, it’s a french toast inspired Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (12% ABV).


Available beginning at 3PM:
Barrel Aged El Gato Diablo (draft)
Barrel Aged Black Lotus (draft)
What the Fluff? (draft)

These beers will be on tap in the Barrel Theory taproom starting Monday, June 17th when we open at 3PM and available until they kick. Our website will reflect beer availability on draft and in Crowlers all week long. **Keep an eye on our website and social media for other surprise tappings and happenings throughout the week.**


Available beginning at noon:
Berliner/Gose slushies
Smoothie-style sours (draft)
Cocomac (bottles available for on-site consumption only)

Also, we’ll be representing at Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride in Loring Park pouring a special Pride-themed beer. At the festival and in the taproom we will be selling an all new rainbow foil pride shirt and our classic Barrel Theory rainbow logo shirt (in a new color). Shirts are $25 each (cash only at the festival, cash or card at the taproom) with proceeds going to Quatrefoil Library—a Minneapolis based organization whose mission is to collect, maintain, document, and circulate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer materials and information in a safe and accessible space.



Bottles of Second, Threat Level Midnight, & Barrel Aged Ice Cream Social* will be released at the taproom.

*See updated info regarding Barrel Aged Ice Cream Social bottles HERE.

Bottle release details:

  • Doors will open at 9AM for bottle purchasing
  • Tickets to purchase the 3 different bottles will be handed out to individuals in line beginning around 8AM
  • Once all tickets have been handed out, bottles may then be purchased in the taproom until 11AM
  • Bottles for BA Ice Cream Social and Second are $30 each and Threat Level Midnight bottles are $25 each–cash or card, no discounts
  • Limit 1 bottle per person for each brand

If you choose to line up for the bottle release, please be respectful of our neighbors, keep noise to a minimum, keep the sidewalks clear and accessible to the public, and please clean up after yourself.

Available beginning at noon:
Cocomac (draft)
Second (draft)
Threat Level Midnight (draft)
Barrel Aged Ice Cream Social (bottles available for on-site consumption only)
Berliner/Gose slushies
Smoothie-style sours (draft)


The taproom will be closed so our amazing staff can have a chance to recover after everything that’s going on for anniversary week.  Normal hours resume on Tuesday, June 25th.

Cheers! Expect a busy weekend in Lowertown with Jazz Fest, Saints home games, and our anniversary celebration–so plan accordingly. We look forward to celebrating with you.

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