Insight Brewing Open House Sept. 26

Insight Brewing Company Open House By now, you've probably noticed all of the craft brewers and microbreweries throughout Minnesota that continue to pop up after the "Surly Bill" was passed in 2011. There were a total of 46 registered breweries around the state back in June, according to the Pioneer Press. Minnesota will soon be adding another. Insight Brewing Company, located near the crossroads of E Hennepin Ave and Highway 280 plans to open this fall. Although a date has not been set because the brewery is at least a month away from completion, an open house is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
"It's kind of meant to be a little bit of a sneak peek," co-founder Eric Schmidt said.
The 3,000-square-foot taproom is one of the biggest in the state with a "comfortable industrial" feel as co-founder and master brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt described to City Pages. It will be open to the public but it ought to have all you need to enjoy the evening.
"[The taproom] will not be complete, but it will be clean and it will have beer," Klages-Mundt said. "[People] will be able to look at the brewing equipment and tour the brewery." 
The brewery will have six beers to sample for free: the Japanese Yuzu Pale Ale, the London-style Chiswick Porter, English bitter Lamb & Flag, west coast style Curiosity IPA, sauvignon blanc wine and beer mixed Saison de Blanc, along with the potent imperial stout Gravity Well. While you're there, you can take advantage of a special offer the four founders are making called the Passport Club. You purchase a gift card and get credited up to four times as much as you put in.
"It's a way for people to buy into our taproom," Klages-Mundt said. "You'll get credit that can be used in the taproom on pints and growlers and you can use that credit that you have on a card on anyone you want."
If you're looking for something to do next Friday, why not head over to Insight to enjoy some globally-inspired brews with friends?
"It's going to be a really awesome event." Klages-Mundt said.  
Photo via: Insight Brewing Company  

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