We’ll tell you this right now. You’re going to see a lot of breweries on A Look Into. Is it any coincidence that what we like in a good craft beer is done so well by so many places in the Twin Cities? We don’t really need to think about it to enjoy a good pint and so long as you’re in need of one, we’ll tell you where to find it.
Enter Able Brewing & Seedhouse on Quincy. Before you get into the beer itself, the mantra behind it is noteworthy. Able claims they began by literally planting one seed and from that seed grew many more seeds and then a brewery built with local contributions both large and small.
The seedhouse came first and the attitude of keeping it local, keeping it sustainable and keeping it, well, good, translates into the final product.
If you’ve heard of Able before you’re probably familiar with Two Sparrows, their wheat pale ale, or First Light, their American IPA. Their classics and we like to drink them. What we love, and it’s a borderline worrisome love, is the Propers, an English style pub ale on nitro. You’ve seen the Guinness pour. The cascading bubbles, the perfect head. It’s something you have to wait for and you’re willing to do that. Propers is a lot like that and, like that of its ancestors, it finishes clean every time. Coming in at 4.2% ABV, you can slug back a few on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
We’re also nerds about the design of this place. While taprooms throughout the city all have different character to them, Able has a laser like focus on who they are and what they believe. The logo is block letters and black and white. The tables are sourced locally from Concrete Pig, glasses made specifically to highlight the beer within it and not the logo on it. It’s all so intentional, so streamlined and, in our opinion, so perfect.
It’s a community we’re happy to slide into. From the grains on the table to the dogs getting familiar with one another over a bowl of water to the friendly staff, it’s where you need to be.