We don't currently fill other breweries growlers/personal growlers for two reasons -
1) We pre-fill growlers using our our semi-automated bottler to ensure our growlers last longer and have minimal oxygen pickup (biggest spoiler of beer). After all, we want to make sure your experience in a pint at the brewery matches your experience at home. The bottler we fill them on uses a Co2 purge and counter pressure fill. This takes a lot of time to setup and will not work for one growler at a time.
2) While some customers understand growlers filled off the taps are subject to a very short shelf life. We have a minimal amount of taps to fill growlers and during busy times (like a big party/celebration, Friday night or any other busy time), it can really hurt the speed at which we would be able to pour beer and serve other customers - providing a different kind of negative experience. For that reason we can't guarantee we would be able to effectively fill other breweries/personal growlers at any time, we elect to keep growlers to a pre-fill status only.
To help with the situation, we provide a full cash refund for the growler deposit if you don't want to refill your LTD Brewing Co. growler.
Do you sell growlers on Sunday's?
You bet we do! Growlers are available for off-sale purchase from Noon-8:00pm
Why do you stop sales of growlers at 10:00pm even when you are open later?
Unfortunately state law prohibits LTD Brewing from selling “off-sale” growlers past 10pm.
What is a growler deposit and is it refundable?
A growler deposit encourages the re-use of glass making it a much more sustainable way of distributing beer. Growlers deposits are $5 and cash refundable (assuming the growler is not broken when returned).
Can we drink growlers in the taproom
Growlers are only available for “off-sale” and cannot be consumed on premise.
Do you take reservations?
Unfortunately we don’t take reservations, it is on a first come, first serve basis. Even when we are busy, space usually becomes available without a long wait. Please let us know if you have a large party planning on coming in (party bus, pub crawl, etc.) so we have the appropriate staff ready.
Can I rent out the brewery when you are open or not open?
Unfortunately, our growth has taken up all available space and we can no longer rent out part of the brewery. Even when we are busy, space usually becomes available without a long wait. Please let us know if you have a large party planning on coming in (party bus, pub crawl, etc.) so we have the appropriate staff ready.
Do you have live music in the taproom?
Yes! Every Friday night starting around 7:00pm until approximately 11:00pm. We never charge a cover. The full schedule can be found on the Events section of our website on the calendar.
Do you serve food in the taproom?
No… not really; we have unlimited free popcorn (self serve), however you are strongly encouraged to bring in food from anywhere outside of the brewery whether it is your own fondue, carry out from a local restaurant or having food delivered. We have menu’s from every local restaurant in the taproom.
Do you have food trucks at the brewery?
No… luckily we have a ton of awesome restaurants within half of a block of our brewery, some will even deliver at no charge. We have an abundance of menu's from all places close by.
Do you have any other alcoholic beverages?
No… unfortunately the only alcohol we can serve is the beer we produce on-site. (MN state law)
Can I bring my dog inside the taproom?
Unfortunately, not inside the taproom. While we absolutely love dogs and have a dog friendly patio during the nice months of the year, the Hennepin County Department of Health does not allow us to have dogs inside the taproom as our brewery does not have a barrier dividing the serving area from the production facility. City pages published a very nice summary here.
Can I bring my own food into the taproom?
100% You betcha! Anything you want to bring in, please do, whether it is your own fondue, carry out from a local restaurant or having food delivered. We have menu’s from every local restaurant in the taproom.
Do you host a trivia night at the brewery?
Yes! We love trivia here at LTD Brewing Co! Trivia takes place every Wednesday from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. The prizes are $40 gift card for first place, $20 gift card for second place and absolutely nothing for third place. There are no limits to team size and brain power only (the use of smartphones/technology is prohibited).
What is "Firkin Friday"
The “Firkin Friday” is a special small batch of beer we produce to “expand your experience” in beer – it features unique infusions or ingredients not typically paired with beer. We release the beer every Friday when we open at 2:00pm. The beer typically is gone that night (sometimes within a couple of hours), so come out early if you want to ensure your chance at trying it. We post the Frikin Friday every week on Friday via our facebook and twitter page. Check back every week for the new release!
Is your taproom "kid friendly"?
Yes! We love kids. There are kids board games & puzzles as well as house made root beer and root beer floats for kids. We also have an old-school Nintendo 64 to play on.
What does "LTD" stand for?
A lot of people ask us, "What does LTD stand for?" Our response: "Limited batches. Unlimited possibilities." Using a small, flexible system allows us to constantly rotate and experiment with new styles and ingredients. Whenever you come into LTD Brewing you are likely to have a different set of beers than what you tried last time.
Can I buy a keg of root beer from you?
Yes! You can purchase a keg of root beer directly from us, however we do not currently have the capacity to sell kegs to liquor stores.
Are you expanding?
We have continued to expand our capacity in every way possible however the building is fully leased out at this time.