TAPROOM FAQ

 

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. If you don’t see the info you need below, give us a shout: info@vennbrewing.com

We sell 64 oz glass growlers and 64 oz stainless steel growlers. You can be the proud owner of a glass Venn growler for $5; the fancy stainless version is $50, but comes with the first fill free. If it’s on tap, it’s available for a growler fill!

We DO refill other breweries’ growlers, but only if they’re clean. We reserve the right to refuse refilling of dirty growlers. We do NOT accept other breweries’ growlers for trade.

We also sell 750mL crowlers of select beers. These are filled before we open and available till they’re gone. Inquire with your beertender as to what crowlers we’ve got for you today!

The latest we can sell growlers and crowlers is 10 pm, and they all have to be off the premises by then, too. They also need to stay snugly closed until they’re off the premises. That’s all state law, friends.

Beer is best friends with food! We don’t have a kitchen ourselves, but we book food trucks on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to park right out front and provide tasty nosh – check out the FOOD TRUCK CALENDAR for the full schedule.

To stave off hunger, we do have locally sourced bar snacks from the fine folks at Von Hanson’s Meats! Six flavors of seasoned pretzels and hearty meat sticks are behind the bar.

We’re lucky to be located within delivery distance of many great neighborhood restaurants – ask your friendly beertender for our book of menus, give your restaurant of choice a shout with your order, and let bar staff know what you ordered and from where so we can help facilitate lickety-split delivery right to your table. Don’t forget to request napkins or utensils when you place your order with the restaurant.

Want to bring your own grub? We’re cool with that, too – just make sure you’ve got all the utensils and serving ware you’ll need, ’cause we don’t keep any on hand.

For those looking for something other than Venn beer, we’ve got something for you too!

KOMBUCHA: Our friends of Southeast Minneapolis’ own Northstar Kombucha brew small batch seasonal kombucha tea using organic ingredients to create an effervescent probiotic drink, and we’ve got it in 16oz bottles at Venn, just for you. Perfect packaging for here or to go.

COFFEE: Java drinkers celebrate! We’ve got another local Twin Cities option by the can, Blackeye Roasting Co. Smooth, flavorful cold brew coffee with a powerful kick! It’s nutty, bold and oh so smooth.

SODA: Looking for a bubbly, non-alcoholic soda made locally and with real ingredients? We’ve got bottles of Minneapolis based Spruce Soda Co. in Lemon Juniper Blueberry, Ginger Beer, Hopped Cola, or Orange Blossom Tonic.

JUICE: Lastly, for the little ones (or the big ones), we’ve got bottled juice as well.

Monday: 4PM – 10PM
Tuesday: 3PM – 11PM
Wednesday: 3PM – 11PM
Thursday: 3PM – 11PM
Friday: 2PM – Midnight
Saturday: 12PM – Midnight
Sunday: 12PM – 9PM

TRIVIA MAFIA: Sundays at 6PM

You can easily make your way here by light rail, bus, bike, or on foot.

If you plan to come by car, we’ve got 14 spaces reserved in the parking lot. Parking in the lot requires validation shown in your dashboard from our staff. Without validation, your car will get towed. We hate for it to be complicated, but sharing our space with a transit center makes things interesting. Should you decide to leave your vehicle overnight, please plan to return in the morning to retrieve it so you don’t get towed. Any vehicle with validation from the previous day will be allowed until we open the following day.

On-street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood, but please pay attention to the posted parking rules. We love our neighbors, so please be cool to them and respect their property if you’re parked on their street.

Whatever your mode of transportation, please make plans to arrive and depart in a responsible fashion.

SNOW EMERGENCIES & PARKING IN THE VENN LOT:
In the event of a major snowstorm (6 or more inches), the 14 Venn spaces in the parking lot will be plowed after hours. If a snow emergency has been declared by the city of Minneapolis and you have been hanging out at Venn, we ask that you find a safe way to take your car with you at the end of the night so the parking lot can be plowed after we close.

During a snow emergency, cars left in the lot after Venn has closed WILL get towed.

We love doggos! Leashed pups with well-behaved humans are welcome. Please keep a close eye on your furry friends and come prepared to take care of their various needs. We want to be able to host our furry friends, but the privilege to do so is dependent upon them being adequately looked after. Be cool. Don’t be a dick.
It’s stickler time again, folks: you’re welcome to bring in water bottles, but we can’t have anything alcoholic open in the brewery except for our own delicious beer. That means no liquor, no wine, no cider, and no other brewers’ beers consumed on our premises. Once again, all state law that we’ve gotta enforce. 
We don’t have one. The quickest way to reach someone at the taproom is through Facebook Messenger or with an email to info@vennbrewing.com, both of which are checked on a regular basis.