Local beer: People sure do like it (we hear there’s some kind of “boom!”). Don’t get us wrong, we dig a well-brewed Minnesota pint as much as the next the hop head, especially when not paying full price. Grab one of these local beers without coughing up too much coin.
945 NE. Broadway, Mpls. • 612-217-0437 • www.612brew.com
It seemed like only yesterday this northeast Minneapolis brewery first opened its doors, but 612Brew turns a year old on Feb. 13. The 612 crew is hosting a V-Day Eve birthday bash, with live music and the release of its new Payback oatmeal porter. As an early-bird party favor, your first pint between 4 and 5 p.m. is on the house.
175 W. 7th St., St. Paul • 651-556-1420 • www.theliffey.com
In the spirit of St. Paul solidarity, this downtown Irish pub is teaming up with capital-city brewery Summit for a month of low-price pints. Sip 16 ounces of Summit brews, including its new seasonal Frost Line Rye — an in-betweener beer for the late-winter grind — all February for $3.50. This grueling winter just got a little less painful.
2650 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-377-4418 • www.roatoshathai.com
Thankfully, hump day has nothing to do with talking camels at this Uptown Thai joint. Instead, Wednesdays are all about Surly, as Roat Osha offers the Brooklyn Center brewery’s beers for just $4 all day. Even insurance companies with whimsical talking-animal commercials can’t offer deals this good.