Did you know that April 7 is National Beer Day?  What a great thing to celebrate, right?!  April 7 marks the day in 1933 when, for the first time in 13 years, it became legal for people in the United States to buy, sell and drink beer.  It's reported by historians that on April 7, 1933 one point five million barrels of beer were consumed!  Thus, April 7 is National Beer Day with April 6 being dubbed - what else - New Beer's Eve!  I did a little on-line research of breweries and taprooms in Minnesota.  If you're so inclined, jump in the car and take a road trip to sample some unique brews.

Bent Paddle Brewing Company - located in Duluth, the Bent Paddle is a 30-barrel craft brewery and taproom.  Using water from Lake Superior, they brew their famous Cold Press Black, Bent Hop Nitro and Harness IPA.

Fulton Brewery - Minneapolis.  Fulton's owners started a home-brewery in their garage back in 2006 and opened the first taproom in Minneapolis in 2012.  Their signature beer is Lonely Blonde, and they offer other great beers Sweet Child of Vine, The Ringer, and War and Peace Coffee Stout.

Steel Toe Brewery - St. Louis Park.  Another brewery and taproom that got started as a small home-brewing hobby.  Patrons brag about their Rainmaker Red Ale and Dissent Dark Ale.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company - Minneapolis. Located in a former bank building, fans of Dangerous Man find their Chocolate Milk Stout a favorite thirst-quencher.  If I were celebrating National Beer Day, this would be the place I would visit just to try their Peanut Butter Porter.  Doesn't that sound yummy?

So there you have it.  Four Minnesota breweries to try on National Beer Day - or any day for that matter.  But remember, take a sober driver with you and don't drink and drive!  Cheers!