Northeast Minneapolis is set to get a different kind of taproom.
Community Keg House, a self-serve or “pour-your-own-pint” taproom, is opening this fall in the former Grain Belt Breweries building. The concept hopes to solve beer enthusiasts’ frustration with impersonal and confusing experiences at the typical bar.
“The average patron is given a long list of beers and at best a brief overview of a given beer. Many patrons feel lost in a sea of choices with little information to back up a given selection,” reads the taproom’s website. “At Community Keg House we’ve done something different. We bring you closer to the beer!”
Patrons of Community Keg House will buy an empty 16-ounce glass, which will get them into the pour room where a 17-foot long communal table will have four themed zones, each with four taps. Similar to a wine tasting rather than a beer hall, patrons in the pour room will be able to ask questions of “tap tenders” about each brew and sample them before filling their glass.
Example themes include IPAs and local breweries. The beer selection will emphasize the Minnesota brewery scene, in addition to having two ciders on tap at all times.
Community Keg House will open this fall at 34 13th Ave. NE in the Sheridan neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis.