Joy: Brewery Visits

After a very long week I needed the weekend. I was super lame on Friday night and went to sleep early after a glass of wine. I woke up early and debated places to go solo brunch and work on my computer…but instead got an invite to join friends at Hi Lo! From there I visited my grandparents and then headed out to a few breweries.

1st Stop: Utepils – I’m not sure when it opened, but I loved the space! The parking couldn’t really support the crowd, but I didn’t get towed from what I thought was an okay spot. They were out of the IPA when we got there at 3, and they ran out of another beer after we had ordered our flight. But they seem to have plenty of capacity for brewing, so I’m sure they’ll get the quantities figured out.

2nd Stop: Sisyphus – This brewery is a small space, They don’t have a “flight” on the menu, but they do offer $2 pours, so you can get as many as you like. We opted to get one of each and split the flight. The maple stout was delicious, and the IPA on first sip was awesome, but when going back to it mid flight I wasn’t as much of a fan. I surprisingly liked their light beers.

3rd Stop: Tin Whiskers – The only St. Paul based one as I visited on my way home. I had their Dynamo Stout which is the Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout that I love. I was given a sample of a Mole Stout that was delicious, and when I went to order it…they had sold out. Hopefully they brew it again, I’m assuming it wouldn’t be until next winter, but I’m sure I’ll still be a St. Paul resident then!

I still went to bed early Saturday night and woke up feeling rested. I don’t have homework this week as I’m on “spring break” so here’s hoping I can lower my stress levels.

Do you like to stay out late and pack a ton of fun things into the weekend? Or do you like to rest and recharge for the week ahead?


  1. Sounds like a super fun day! I do not enjoy staying out late because I work up early no matter what time I go to bed. So I prefer to be home by 10:30 or so. Last night we had a couple’s baby shower to attend and then hung out with one of the couples at their house afterwards. It was a really fun night!

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