Pros of social distancing: your coworker’s the cutest and you don’t have to wear pants. Con: one of you keeps begging to get out of the house (somewhere, anywhere) and it isn’t your pooch.
If you’re in need of a little pandemic pick-me-up, hop in the car with your woofer to grab a beer or some grub from one of these dog-friendly Twin Cities breweries. (Starred breweries are on our pupcoming Summer Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass, too.) These places have welcomed your pup for years and now’s the time to return the ruv.
Alloy Brewing Company’s* growlers, snacks, and merch are online for curbside pick-up. Sunday Funday special: From noon to 8 p.m., get select growlers filled for $15.
Family-owned Bauhaus Brew Labs* is now offering delivery and drive-through service so you can fetch a German-inspired crowler or six-pack from your car. They’re also giving a free growler for every $25 gift card purchase.
The cleanest fun: Bent Brewstillery*—Minnesota’s first brewstillery—is offering a free 3 oz. bottle of its house-made hand sanitizer with every $20 to-go purchase. If you can’t make it to the taproom, call for delivery or stop at your local liquor store. Then wag over to its Facebook or Instagram for weekly giveaways.
What’s more classic than pizza and beer? Get both at the curb at Day Block Brewing*. Order a $10 growler and a ‘za online. Pooch wants the pupperoni.
Eastlake Craft Brewery* offers free same-day delivery if you order before noon. You can also schedule next-day delivery or fetch your order curbside. Bonus: If your two-legged pack is feeling peckish, add a custom, bake-at-home pizza from dog-loving Jakeeno’s to your order.
Forgotten Star Brewing Co* is taking curbside orders in advance via email or phone. Not sure what you want? Peruse the crowler menu posted outside the taproom, and then snap a pic with your stash and tag another business you ruv and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card.
Insight Brewing* has also started a beer delivery service. Best mail day ever.
For-benefit corporation La Doña Cervecería* is taking curbside orders. You can also support ‘em with a gift-card purchase or a trip to your local liquor store.
Lake Monster Brewing* is taking orders online that you pick up at the door and has a tail-wagging deal: buy any two crowlers, get a third one free.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company* is offering to-go order of beers, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks for the whole pack.
Modist Brewing will deliver to your door starting March 27.
Saint Paul Brewing* is doing growlers to go at its taproom location.
Sisyphus Brewing* lets you order online, then call 612-444-8674 when you’re at the curb and they’ll bring out the goods. Just keep your paws to yourself.
Surly Brewing Co.’s* cooked up a sweet takeout and delivery menu of Beer Hall faves like brisket and salmon, including a family-style BBQ meal kit. If you have our Summer Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass, you can even score FREE Leashless Lab treats for your pup! Type “PUP PASS” in the special instructions on any item you order before adding it to your cart.
Waldmann Brewery* is offering both crowlers and a full menu of great German-American meals to-go, with free delivery within much of St. Paul. Or stay home with your pooch and subscribe to Waldmann’s one-month home delivery beer subscription.
Bonus for folks pup North: Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth is doing curbside pickup of its wood-fired pizzas and pretzels, and will deliver crowlers to ZIP codes along the North Shore.
For even more beer, here’s a map of every Minnesota craft brewery offering beer to go:
Know another dog-friendly brewery to add to this list? Bark at us in the comments!
Want more ideas for dog-friendly fun during the pandemic? Here are 20 things to do with your pup indoors.
(Photo by Tim McG Photo & Video/Bauhaus Brew Labs)