Kinney Creek Brewery
Kinney Creek Brewery
4.5
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
We are a locally owned and operated micro-brewery, fused with deep Rochester MN roots. We proudly brew our beers and hard seltzers and serve it in a friendly Tap Room. We at the Kinney Creek Brewery invite you to experience our craft brew and hard seltzer lineup. Located in Rochester MN we strive to provide a selection of craft and hard seltzers brews that will make your tail wag.
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Jennifer R
Highlands Ranch, CO9 contributions
Dec 2013
This beer was awful. I have never ever said that before about a brewery, and I have been to many breweries and on many brewery tours. The beer was just horrible. I am a beer Connossier and live in Denver. I drink a lot of craft brew. I am a home brewer. It's not very hard to make decent beer. We all got samplers, and tried them all. All very poor. we left a lot of the beer on the table. The atmosphere was fun. They had cool games, a neat keg Christmas tree, and great live music! But I would never return here due to the beer. It had a skunky aftertaste for most of them. The light beer was the only one I could tolerate or drink. Not a lot of body on any of them. I wonder if he uses a plastic secondary fermenter or an odd soap that is not one step cleaner and contaminates the beer.
Written December 22, 2013
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AliJo36
Rochester, MN313 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I have been here twice in a week trying the new Med City Seltzer’s. They have about 10 different flavors with grapefruit, spicy pineapple, and root beer being my favorite. Very nice bartenders and great environment. Will definitely visit again soon!
Written October 8, 2019
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Hey AliJo36, thank you for your review. We are so thrilled you enjoy our seltzer’s and atmosphere! It means a lot to us! We hope to see you again, really soon!
Written October 16, 2019
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rettup
Wisconsin505 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Not sure how this place stays open. We tried it twice about a year apart. Beer tastes bad both times. Seems like the Brewer is not quite sure what they are doing.
Written October 4, 2015
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tammygladys32
Motley, MN37 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Seemed like it could be a fun place. Lots of games and cool atmosphere. Beer wasn’t very good. Bartender didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. Wouldn’t stop again.
Written August 20, 2018
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Tammyglads32, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we truly appreciate your input! We are sorry that the beer wasn't up to par with your likings. If you have any insight as to how the beer could be best for you, let us know! We are glad however, you enjoyed the atmosphere and games! We do hope you stop again soon.
Written August 22, 2018
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Rockindogs
Oak Grove, MN27 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Our group of 6 stopped by on a Saturday night. Busy place, some type of event just ended. We found a stand up table which was fine. Pulled over a couple stools. A waitress was right on the spot and took our order. Quick brought beers and and iPad to pay. Very convenient and she was super nice. Beer was great and they have a good selection. Would definitely go back.
Written January 22, 2018
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Rockindogs, Thank you so much for your time and review! we truly appreciate your input! We are glad you had a great time here and look forward to seeing you again! :)
Written January 23, 2018
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RhetCompChristina
Rochester, MN21 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
I've come here multiple times with friends; it's a great low-key hangout spot. There are fun lawn/bar games (like giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and hammerschlagen, in addition to some board games and an old arcade game on the side) and there are tons of tables, so it's a good place to bring a large group. Bit of a dive vibe but really clean. No food (besides some popcorn in the corner) but they don't care if you order or bring food in.

The staff are super friendly and attentive; often they'll ask if I need a refill before I get to the bottom of a glass. In all honesty, I do find the beers pretty hit or miss—there are some beers I've downright disliked, and in general, beer-wise, this isn't my favorite microbrew in town. But they always let you taste them first, and there are a couple (like Sunny Days and Vixen) that are pretty dependable.
Written April 18, 2017
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Hi, Thank you for the review! Come to check us out again. We made lots of changes and now, we also have Hard Seltzer on Tap. Hope to see ya again.
Written July 27, 2020
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gilster1
22 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I stayed in Rochester for 4 days and came to this place to enjoy local craft beers on 3 of those nights. Very friendly and personable bar tender. IPAs and stouts were both top notch. Love the oil cans they sell to take home. Highly recommend this place.
Written January 8, 2016
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Hi Gilster...Thank you for the review! Hope to see ya again. Cheers!
Written July 27, 2020
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Anthony H
Milwaukee101 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
All the beers we sampled in our flights were dark beers. Delicious! Our favorite was the bourbon barrel aged Darca-doo Imperial Stout. The owner/brewmaster was there and gave us a short tour and talked beer making with us for some time. The Darca-doo is my favorite beer so far on this beer vacation.
Written November 6, 2015
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Chris A
Havre, MT7 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Nice place, good atmosphere, friendly staff (and patrons), and really good beer. Definitely worth a visit if you like craft beers and are in the Rochester area.
Written October 23, 2015
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Cindy B.
Minneapolis, MN76 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Quiet for a Friday mid-afternoon, but received a good history from the owner about development of the brewery, laws and ordinances to overcome, and the establishment of newer Rochester breweries. We sampled a flight of 4 for $6. Favorite beer was an IPA -Tessellation. Visitors can bring home a growler or 750 ml can. Wood-fired pizza truck parked outside; it smelled great, but we didn't sample.
Written October 16, 2015
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