Dangerous Man Brewing is a family-friendly destination microbrewery and taproom focused on producing high-quality, small-batch beers in a warm and welcoming environment. They brew 2,000 barrels of beer per year, many of which are one-time creations inspired by nature, music, food, art, and local ingredients. It's not every day that a bank finds new life as a taproom, but Dangerous Man's taproom was formerly the NE Bank Building. Some interior features still exist, like the tall pillars and an iron bank door. Above the doorway. the bank's name can still be seen etched into the brick.
Owner and founder Rob Miller, along with his wife Sarah and countless friends, family, and volunteers, spent a year building the taproom and brewery by hand. Everything about the taproom and space has a local touch—from being a design-and-build-project by Rogue Arc of Minneapolis, repurposed beams from nearby buildings to epic pieces of art, sculptures, and blown glass lights from local artists. The Dangerous Man taproom has a rotating offering of beers. Flagship beers are almost always on tap, as well as new recipes, and a variety of dark, light, hoppy, sour, and strong beers. Expect to find 12-16 beers on tap at any given time. Food trucks post at the taproom Thursday through Saturday (except for the coldest winter days), and patrons are encouraged to bring in their own food from home or takeout from neighboring restaurants.
Unique to the taproom is their cheese program. Dangerous Man Brewing's resident cheesemonger selects three varieties of cheese each month that pair well with the beer. Ask for a cheese board at the bar to give them a try. The selections are also available for sale in pre-packaged two-ounce portions in the Growler Shop.
For those not beer-inclined, the taproom offers soda from Spring Grove, Spruce, and Wisco-Pop, kombucha from NessAlla, and cold press coffee from Big Watt. A kid's favorite is the strawberry WiscoPop.
Whether you choose to strike up a conversation with your neighbor at the communal table, play one of their board games at a high top, or peek inside their brewhouse from the bar, everyone is welcome.
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