That whole etymology has been upended by the widespread advent of “brew pubs”. Craft breweries are now everywhere due to a legislative change led by Surly Brewing to allow micro-breweries to brew and sell their beers on sale (draft and growlers) as well as serve food (used to be you couldn’t sell both). Within 20 miles of here, there must be more than 50 craft breweries, most selling food. There aren’t really “taverns” anymore. So these days, most Minnesotans don’t care if they’re in a “tavern” or a “bar”. Many would be surprised to know that they can’t get mixed drinks at their ”tavern”, and most wouldn’t care, especially since “taverns” have given way to craft brew-pubs. And man...there are some truly excellent beers that come out of those places.When your snowblower has more miles on it than your car
Thats funny right there I don’t care who ya are.
BTW we have taverns around here and the difference is they only sell beer. Gotta go to a bar to get liquor.
The latest thing these days are craft distilleries. We’re getting some really great whiskeys too.
Surly Brewing and their "brew pub" is a pretty unique experience on a nice Minnesota summer evening. It's one of Guy Fieri's favorite places. Their published credo is:
-Brew Remarkable Beer
-Give a Damn
-Don't Be a Dick
Words to live by. Kind of sums up the entire Minnesota ethos.