Brainerd Craft Beer
The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to six Minnesota breweries.
Add a Brainerd Lakes Area Brewery tour to your Minnesota vacation plans. The Brainerd Lakes Area is now the proud home of three new breweries offering a great selection of craft beers.
Jack Pine Brewery is tucked away in the Baxter Industrial area and is a hidden secret that is known by locals and a few visitors. Jack Pine offers several great craft beers and the selection varies through the season. Although they do not offer food service there is a very nice tasting room with standing tables and a seating area. In addition they have a nice little gift shop so you can take home a souvenir. Relaxed atmosphere, great beer, and a very friendly staff await you.
Just a short drive north of Brainerd Baxter you will find the Gull Dam Brewing Company located just south of Nisswa. The largest of the three breweries Gull Dam offers a large seating area with outdoor seating in the summer. They offer several great craft beers with seasonal selections also available. Live music and food service is often available on the weekends as well.
Finally we get into the unique town of Nisswa and right downtown you will find the newest addition to the Brainerd Lakes Brewery family, Big Axe Brewing. Big Axe offers another great selection of craft beers with seasonal beers also available. This brewery has an onsite kitchen so food service is always available with a nice selection on the menu.
Whether you are traveling to the Brainerd Minnesota Lakes area for an event, to visit family and friends, or for a Minnesota getaway our new assortment of breweries area a great addition to your trip. You can drive to all three or their are local shuttle and limousine services available to take your group on a tour. All breweries are located just a short drive or ride from the Brainerd/Baxter hotels and indoor water parks.