Q: Which styles of beer do you produce?

A: We proudly focus on brewing European-style lagers and ales with a few fun Minnesota favorites. Browse our rotating beer selection for more details.


Q: Do you serve wine, cider, or other alcoholic beverages besides beer?

A: In the state of Minnesota, we are only allowed to serve the alcoholic beverages that we produce on site. We do not produce wine or cider in our facility and are only able to offer beer as an alcoholic option. We do offer hard seltzer.


Q: Do you offer non-alcoholic beverages?

A: Yes. We offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, including, but not limited to, soda, diet soda, kombucha, sparkling water, and apple juice.  We also offer various juice boxes for those who are kids at heart.


Q: Do you sell growlers?

A: Yes we do! Pre-filled 64 oz. jugs (growlers) and 750 ml jars (crowlers) are available for sale during our regular hours of operation until 10 p.m. 

You can also pre-order online here. By law, all “off-sale” beers must be consumed off the brewery’s property. Check our Taproom for hours of operation.


Q: Will you fill my own growler instead of swapping it out?

A: Currently we are only selling our own Utepils Growlers & Jars. We will fill stainless steel 64 oz growlers as long as they are clean and sanitized. 


Q: Will you fill growlers from other breweries?

A: Currently we are only selling our own Utepils Growlers & Jars. We will fill stainless steel 64 oz growlers as long as they are clean and sanitized. 



Q: Do you offer reimbursement for growlers?

A: No. We do not offer a refund on glass or a “growler deposit.” If you return a growler, or  jar, and purchase a new one, we do offer a “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” card for draft beers in our Fernweh Taproom. Limit one card per guest, per day.


Q: How long are growlers good for?

A: Our growlers are good UNOPENED for up to four weeks. Once opened, growlers should be consumed immediately for the best beer experience.  Every time the cap is removed, the beer loses carbonation and flavor. If 64 ounces seems like just too much to consume, we offer jars (glass crowlers) which are only 750ml or about 26 ounces. Enjoy Utepils in the right size for you! 


Q: Do you offer food?

A: Food trucks park in front of Utepils on a nightly basis. Please check our food truck schedule for a full listing of trucks. We also offer chips, pretzels, and beef sticks if you’re in need of a quick snack.


Q: Can I bring in outside food?

A: Yes. Utepils has an open food policy. You can order delivery or bring in any treats and snacks you would like, but note that we do not supply any extra plates, napkins, or utensils so plan accordingly. We do kindly ask you to please tidy up your space after you have finished.


Q: Can I bring in outside alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages?

A: No. In the State of Minnesota, we are only allowed to serve the alcoholic beverages we produce on site. We cannot allow any other alcoholic beverages on our premises.  We do also sell a number of non-alcoholic beverages. 


Q: Do you have gluten-free options?

A: We currently have a rotating flavored hard seltzer “Party Water” that is gluten-free.  We also have a few non-alcoholic options. Our beer however is not gluten-free, nor is our brewery a gluten-free facility.



As our goal is to keep you, your family, and our staff safe. To Keep your experience a good time, we have implemented a few new policies and procedures to comply with local and federal requirements regarding COVID-19. You can view our full requirements and rules on our COVID-19 page.


Q: How many people does your Taproom seat?

A: We don’t want to cramp your style. All seating is socially distanced to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We can only currently have seating in our Main Taproom, Bay 10 & our Beer Garden. Remember to be respectful of everyone. 


Q: Do you take reservations?

A: We are currently operating on a first come first served basis.


Q: Do you take reservations for the patio?

A: At this time The Beer Garden is first come first served.


Q: Am I required to wear a mask?

A: Currently masks are requested when ordering It’s pretty simple. Ordering a beer? We ask that you pop a mask on. Sitting down enjoying a beer with friends? You can remove your mask.



Q: Are kids allowed?

A: Yes! Our Taproom is family friendly and offers non-alcoholic options for all ages.


Q: Are dogs allowed in the Taproom?

A: No. We are first and foremost a production facility that has a strict no-pet policy inside our building. However, well behaved dogs are welcome to sit with you outdoors in our Beer Garden.  Please walk them back via the path around the building and check in with the bartender.


Q: Is your Taproom handicap accessible?

A: Yes. We have a ramp from the entrance to the Taproom as well as a lift located at the end of the bathroom hallway. If you have more questions about how our team works to provide a convenient, enjoyable experience for every member of our community, contact us today. 


Q: What if I forgot to close my tab?

A: No problem! That’s why we give your card back to you, but please be aware we have the right to charge a 20% gratuity fee for any unclosed tabs by the end of the night.


Q: Do you offer Wi-Fi?

A: Yes. The password is available at the bar.


Q: Do you allow party buses?

A: No.  We are currently not allowing party buses as a precaution for the safety of our staff and our guests.  We will review this rule and others as the dangers of COVID disappears and we will gladly welcome the return of your party bus.


Q: Can I take a tour of your brewery?

A: We currently do not offer guided tours.  However, you’ll walk right through our state-of-the-art brewhouse and our cellar of fermentation tanks holding over 2,000 kegs of beer as you enter the taproom! 


Q: Can I leave my vehicle overnight?

A: Utepils Brewing does not own or control the parking lot outside of our building. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your vehicle in the parking lot overnight.  


Public parking is available on the streets near the facility, if you need an overnight parking space. We ask that you please also respect tenant-specific parking lot signage and refrain from parking in front of our dock doors. This space is reserved for food trucks and deliveries only.


We understand that sometimes it is not safe to drive, so if you expect to pick up your vehicle relatively early the next morning, there is no issue leaving your vehicle in the lot.  Our staff is happy to call a taxi for you to protect you and others on the road, if you or your guests feel unsafe driving.



Q: Can I schedule an event at Utepils?

A: For event requests, please send a detailed email to: events@utepilsbrewing.com.


Q: Can I reserve space in your brewery for a private event?

A: We offer a limited number of spaces for private rental. Please contact events@utepilsbrewing.com for more information and pricing.


Q: Do you have a private event space?

A: We have a brand new space called Bay 10 that’s open for reservations. Send an email to events@utepilsbrewing.com for more information.




Q: Will you sponsor our sports team?

A: We don’t play favorites at Utepils. That’s why we look for ways to occasionally support local sports leagues as a whole instead of sponsoring individual teams. We want to be everyone’s home bar as a neutral meeting place.


Q: Do you make donations?

A: Situationally, we do make donations. Please contact us for consideration.