56 Brewing is a Microbrewery and Tap Room in Northeast Minneapolis located at 3055 Columbia Ave NE. We are a collaborative group of beer enthusiasts, some of us 15+ year NE Minneapolis residents, who value the city, the community, the people and the establishments as a place to work, live, bike, connect, play, grow and have fun.

Our motto is “we make beer we like to drink”. Our goal is quality, consistency, and the ability to rotate beer styles efficiently. We strive to use only locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, always in our seasonal variations and infusions.

Our focus is on community and beer lovers alike, highlighting NE Minneapolis and the brewery culture.





CSB – Community Supported Brewery




56 is a Community Supported Brewery. Our CSB allows people to receive the products at a discount and keeps you privvy to the latest and greatest brews as they become available. Visit our CSB page to find out more information. CSB memberships.  They may be purchased from our on-line store or in person at the brewery.





Our Space:


We have turned an industrial, brown space into usable green gardens and patio spaces – intentional synergy with the ground and brewery or as we like to say, “Garden to Growler”. We grow and showcase hop varieties at the facility and local indigenous spices, herbs, flowers and plants in gardens that we use in pilot beer creations. We strive to be environmentally friendly, to offset the carbon footprint of our facility and to utilize a rainwater collection system for our gardens and plants.

In a nut shell

  • Barrel aging
  • Local brewery
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • CSB program
  • Local community18222485_1324082644351998_6419485077245272901_n
  • Local collaboration
  • Local visions and dreams
  • Local opportunities
  • Local gardens
  • Local politics
  • Infusions
  • RnD, specialty seasonal