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“Great beer and pizza!”
Review of Red Wing Brewery

Red Wing Brewery
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Red Wing
Certificate of Excellence
Description: The current Red Wing Brewing Company (or “Red Wing Brewery”) was founded in 2011 in Red Wing, Minnesota. We make about 6-7 barrels (bbls) of beer per week, and our beer is produced and sold exclusively at the brewery. Two of our beers are historic brands that were made for the people of Red Wing in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s: Remmler’s Royal Brew (based on the Remmler Brewery’s 1896 recipe) and Red Wing Premium. We are also bringing back another Red Wing favorite as our brewery’s own Root Beer – Good Old Zimmie’s. On tap will be a rotation of additional beer styles that are new to Red Wing and favorites among craft beer lovers. We also serve local wines, a variety of family beverages, and a dine-in or take-out lunch and dinner menu featuring handmade appetizers, pizzas and calzones.
Restaurant details
Description: The current Red Wing Brewing Company (or “Red Wing Brewery”) was founded in 2011 in Red Wing, Minnesota. We make about 6-7 barrels (bbls) of beer per week, and our beer is produced and sold exclusively at the brewery. Two of our beers are historic brands that were made for the people of Red Wing in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s: Remmler’s Royal Brew (based on the Remmler Brewery’s 1896 recipe) and Red Wing Premium. We are also bringing back another Red Wing favorite as our brewery’s own Root Beer – Good Old Zimmie’s. On tap will be a rotation of additional beer styles that are new to Red Wing and favorites among craft beer lovers. We also serve local wines, a variety of family beverages, and a dine-in or take-out lunch and dinner menu featuring handmade appetizers, pizzas and calzones.
Minneapolis
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Great beer and pizza!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were excited to try out this new Red Wing brew pub, located not too far from downtown (and easily bikeable from the Cannon Valley Trail). We ordered a sample flight of beer, then had a hard time deciding which ones to order for full pints. We loved the stout and the IPA was solid, but the Remmler's Royal lager (not normally what I would drink) was the most interesting - and tasty! (It's made using an old recipe from 1869 by Adolf Remmler from Red Wing Brewing Co.) More like a heavy amber beer than a lager, the 6.5 ABV Remmler's has a great mouth feel and huge malty taste, with a subtle bitter/hop bite at the finish. Superb!

We had hoped to buy a growler of Remmler's on our way out, but they were holding off on growler sales for another week or two to keep up with demand and make sure they had enough beer to serve with the tasty pizza. Next time we go, though, we'll be grabbing a growler or two of Remmler's for sure!

The food was also excellent. They no longer serve soup and sandwiches, deciding to focus on pizza instead. The focus pays off, with a wonderful pie made with a slightly sweet, crispy-chewy crust from a local bakery. It was one of the best pizza's we've had.

The owners are incredibly friendly. They welcome everyone at the door, and seem so happy that people love their beer and pizza. The atmosphere inside the brewpub is great, with old beer signs and other historical touches. The view out the front window isn't too great, but otherwise, this is great choice for pizza and beer, and almost reason enough to visit Red Wing.

  • Visited May 2013
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good beer and great pizza”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

I enjoyed that their beers were available in flight size glasses. I was only there for one night and really enjoyed trying several of their brews. All the beers I tried were well done. Remler's Royal was my favorite. My wife greatly enjoyed their Zimmie's rootbeer.

The pizza was top notch. We had a special pizza on the menu. It was a barbecue chicken with onions and peppers. If it's available, go for it!

It's very informal. You can sit at the bar, or order at the bar and they will bring your food to the table. Unfortunately, no outdoor seating.

  • Visited May 2013
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

A visit to the Red Wing Brewery is a must. The owners are fantastic and the beer is to die for. This place is a gem!

  • Visited February 2013
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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Good Food, Great Beer! The owners are knowledgable and friendly! We have been to the Brewery quite a few times and have never been disappointed!

  • Visited March 2013
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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“love this place!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very friendly, great atmosphere - super nice place! Love how they great you when you walk in the door!

  • Visited March 2013
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