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 already clean and 64oz. We reserve the right to refuse refilling of dirty growlers. We do NOT accept other breweries’ growlers for trade.

We also sell 750mL crowlers. They’re prefilled before we open and available till they’re gone.

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.

All of our beers are gluten-reduced all the time. We add an enzyme to our fermentations that breaks down the naturally occurring gluten in our brewing grains into simpler proteins and amino acids, effectively negating any existing gluten. However, because our beer is made with barley, wheat, oats, and rye, we can’t call them, “gluten-free.”

We don’t lab test all of the beer we make for gluten but the ones that we have tested passed the Celiac-safe standard of 20ppm gluten with flying colors. We’ve had many guests with gluten sensitivities and intolerances drink our beer with no problems at all – However, you will have to consume at your own risk.

Beer is best friends with food! We don’t have a kitchen ourselves, but we book food trucks 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 cold-brew coffee by the can from High Brew Coffee. Cold-Brew For Those Who Do, 100% natural, Direct Trade Certified, low in sugar and twice the caffeine.

SODA: We’ve got a selection of 1950’s-style soda pop from Northern Soda, hand-crafted in small batches and sweetened with real cane sugar. Our locally-made line-up includes Root Beer, Cream Soda, Ginger Pop, Pontoon Punch, and Cherry Citrus.

FANCY WATER: Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher is sparkling water that’s zero-alcohol, zero-carb, zero-calorie, and gluten-free, but chock-full of Citra, Equinox, and Centennial hops, as well as a pinch of brewer’s yeast and a dash of magic.

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

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

TRIVIA MAFIA: Sundays at 6PM

MUG MONDAYS: Mondays 4PM – 10PM
On $5 Mug Mondays, we’ll fill a giant beer mug for you with any regular $6 pour (including 12oz pours) for $5 all day long.

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, clearly marked with Venn Brewing signs. On most days, the first 3-4 spots are occupied by our rotating food truck; once the truck arrives, any open spot is fair game. (Please don’t move the orange traffic cones from any spots – duh.) Parking spots are reserved for guests currently in the taproom; if you leave Venn but your car doesn’t, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll get towed. We hate for things to be complicated, but sharing our space with the transit center makes things… interesting.

Let’s be real: sometimes a visit to the taproom is too much fun, and driving home afterward isn’t a safe choice. If you need to make the responsible decision of getting a ride home, please just check in with bar staff and let them know the make, model, and color of your car so we can account for it at the end of the night. We do ask that you collect it before noon the next day, and also that it isn’t left in one of the first four stalls (aka the Food Truck spots).

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 inside and out.

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. 
In the spirit of keeping things simple, we don’t offer reservations, and we don’t offer a full rental of the taproom or patio during normal hours of operation – but you can still host your party with us! You’re welcome to arrive before your guests and stake a claim to the space you want; if your group is larger than 40, or arriving within an hour of that day’s posted opening time, feel free to send an email to events@vennbrewing.com so we can make sure to be properly staffed behind the bar.
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.