Quarantining means saying goodbye to our weekly gatherings with friends and family… or does it? Many Minneapolis bars have pivoted during this time and now host virtual happy hours to keep the weekly buzz of seeing your loved ones alive and well. Here are five of our favorite virtual happy hours hosted by Minneapolis bars.
Indeed Brewing Co.
Pull up a virtual barstool, friends, because Indeed Brewing Co. is still open for business. Brews are available for roadside pickup, but make sure to tune into Indeed’s virtual happy hours to get the same experience as settling into a barstool and catching with your favorite bartender. Their annual Whirlygig, unfortunately, has been canceled offline due to COVID-19, but the virtual festivities will still commence. Stay Home, Stay Whirly kicks off on May 15.
Many quarantine buffs haven’t been using this time to learn a new skill or craft. Tattersall Distilling is ready to get your mixology skills up to expert levels by the time lockdown is over. On Facebook and Instagram, the distillery is educating customers on how to make the best cocktail that will melt all your worries and quarantine blues away.
ONE: Fermentary & Taproom
As the weather starts to warm up in Minnesota, that usually marks the beginning of beer and festival season. ONE Fermentary & Taproom’s Hygge Hoopla beer fest has turned virtual this year to make sure that beer connoisseurs stay safe and healthy during this time. ONE is giving Minneapolis beer snobs another reason to shout why craft beers are superior to the rest.
Surly Brewing Company
During an unprecedented time, Surly is using this as an opportunity to pivot and play in how to market new releases on their impeccable brews. At the end of the April, Surly took to Facebook to announce the launch of their Raise (a) Hell Lager. Surly has always been a big name in Minnesota brewing, but their clever use of social media happy hours to stay connected with customers is just another reason why their brews are among some of Minneapolis’ best.
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
When it comes to staying connected as a community, Fair State Brewing is making sure that its customers have it all. From hosting brew tastings on Zoom to virtual happy hours, this brewing company is putting community first.
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Bonus: Beer Choir
The Beer Choir is a community-orchestrated movement that pairs hoppy brews with angelic voices. The group has been hosting virtual happy hours every Thursday and Sunday on Facebook Live to get the comradery strong and their voices from getting rusty.
If one good thing came out of this pandemic, it’s virtual happy hours. Virtual happy hours are something we want to make a habit of. Who doesn’t like drinking in their jammies? Prost!