• Top 10 M+E Breweries Across the Nation

     
    POSTED April 7, 2015
     

We rounded up a list of top breweries with event space from each one of our magazines’ 10 regions.

California
Pyramid Breweries, Berkeley

Located in a renovated warehouse space, Pyramid Breweries is just a few miles from the University of California at Berkeley campus. Special events can include appetizers, buffet meals or sit-down dinners for up to 200 people.
For more on the company, head here.

Colorado
Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opened this Denver-based brewpub in 1988. A number of rooms are available and can fit as small as five people up to 1,200. Full-service catering is available on site.
For more Colorado breweries, head here.

Illinois
Temperance Beer Company, Evanston

Evanston’s first-ever craft brewery offers guests 12 types of brews and snacks foods to munch on. Groups can rent out the entire space.
For more info, head here.

Michigan
Latitude 42 Brewing Company, Portage

With a number of spaces for special events, which can include rehearsal dinners, weddings, workshops, reunions and more, this brewery can host anywhere from 55 to 150 guests.
For more info, head here.

Minnesota
Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis

Arguably one of the most popular craft breweries in the state, Indeed is available for rent on Sundays and Wednesdays and can hold 45–70 guests. Tours are available every Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
For more Minnesota breweries, head here.

Mountain
Beaverhead Brewing Company, Dillon, Mont.

The building for this brewery was originally a car dealership. Today, it’s a full functioning taproom in which those interested can host events. Parties can rent the brewery for up to four hours from Sunday through Thursday for up to 50 guests.
For more info, head here.

New Jersey
Zeppelin Hall, Jersey City

Jersey City’s Zeppelin Hall features three large rooms and a beer garden that can hold 2,000 guests. A standout on the menu is the sausage sampler.
For other New Jersey breweries, head here.

Northwest
The Portland Brewing Company Taproom, Portland, Ore.

Portland Brewing was one of the first craft brewers in the city of Portland—known to many as the city with more breweries than any other in America. Up to 500 guests can fit in the brewery with five different spaces for events. In-house catering is available with items such as curried chicken skewers and stuffed mushrooms.
For more info, head here.

Pennsylvania
Lavery Brewing Company, Erie

One of the newer breweries in the state, Lavery opened in after the owner turned his passion for home brewing into a company. Groups of 70 can fit in the pub, which started hosting events in September 2013.
For other Pennsylvania, head here.

Texas
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston

Saint Arnold is Texas’ oldest craft brewery and boasts a tasty selection of craft beers. Events with groups of up to 300 can take place any day of the week, with Sunday through Tuesdays typically being the least expensive.
For more info, head here

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Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.