11 Minnesota Bike and Beer Pairings You Should Try This Year
Pair Your Ride with a Pint
Reap your reward for all of the hard work you do on the bike and treat yourself to a post-ride, barley-based electrolyte drink. Here’s some of our recommendations.
Bank Brewing and a Border Crossing
This was the first Trail Pairing we ever did back in the day. The combination of open road, convenient campground and tasty beers made this visit to Hendricks, MN extra special.
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You can do this bike and beer combo year round if your tires are fat enough. Or, you can do après ski at this Owatonna, MN brewery. Your choice.Read the Story
Stillwater: Two Breweries and Three Trails
This one is epic. A combination of the Gateway, Browns Creek and St.Croix River Crossing Loop Trail pair well with Lift Bridge and Maple Island Brewing.Read the Story
Sleepy Eye and New Ulm: The Open Road and a Couple of Trails
There’s a gravel road in southern Minnesota that connects Sleepy Eye and New Ulm. Find a reward on either end at Sleepy Eye and Starkeller Brewing and keep an eye out for mustachioed men.
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LTS and South By Southeast Brewing and the Douglas State Trail
Another epic ride, this time between Pine Island and Rochester in southern Minnesota. Maybe you’ll find out where the mystery trail goes.Read the Story
Preston: Two Trails and Almost Three Breweries
Another epic weekend of trail pairing, this time on the Root River/Harmony-Preston Valley trail system. Make sure you go for the triple crown and visit Trout City, Karst and Sylvan Brewing when you go. Your itinerary is at the end of the story.Read the Story