Review: Craftapped Craft Beer Community

Craftapped gave me a three-month membership at no charge to review it’s service, which focuses on connecting craft beer lovers in the Twin Cities with venues. All opinions are my own. Site contains affiliate links where I earn a free beer voucher if you sign up using my link.


Craftapped is a social revolution built by beer lovers, for beer lovers.” That’s the slogan, and it’s quickly clear it’s how they really feel. Craftapped is a new service available in the Twin Cities area that allows you to try beers at area partner establishments (bars, taprooms and restaurants). With the program, subscribers get four vouchers a month, each good for one free beer that can be used at a different location, with new locations constantly being added. In addition, there are many member happy hours where Craftapped provides the first beer. I’m going to my first member event tomorrow (Thursday), so if you’re at Wicked Wort, please say hi! Join here to get in on the fun.

I’m into my second month of membership and it’s great. One month is $9.99 with one month free. No fewer than eight beers for less than $10, the happiest hour (er, two months) in the Twin Cities! The best part is that with the membership you have to redeem at a variety of places. While I love exploring new venues, it’s very easy to get stuck in old habits. But with Craftapped vouchers in hand, I have no excuse not to explore that restaurant in St. Paul or tap room in Northeast that I haven’t been to yet. No excuse, yes beer.

Craftapped voucher

Photo courtesy Craftapped

One warm Saturday I visited Bauhaus Brew Lab for the first time and headed to a nearby taproom, Indeed, which I haven’t been to in far too long but I like. Two free beers in one neighborhood! I’m planning to use a warm weekend day and my vouchers in March as a reason to explore Wayzata.

RELATED: Day trip to Waconia, where a few member establishments are reviewed.

Thanks to Craftapped for getting me out there trying new establishments and beers. It’s great to have this service available in such a beer-forward area, and I love the idea of bringing the beer lovers of our community together. If you would like to try Craftapped, check it out and get started here. Gift subscriptions are also available.

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Friday links

belowfreezing Valerie Dennis | KaleAndAleNot only was it bitterly cold a few weeks ago (as evidenced by this photo) but now we got about 10 inches of snow at my house in a little more than half a day. Think: Shoveling many inches while it’s still snowing! Ugh. Is it spring yet?!!?

Anyway, on to more fun things…

The headline says it all: “How to make a week’s worth of vegan meals for under $30 from Trader Joe’s.”

Growler magazine recently focused on travel, including how to plan a beer trip to a destination/event around beer and 5 great under-the-radar beer cities.

Also, I just activated my CrafTapped account and will be using it and reviewing it sometime this spring. If you are using it, let’s meet up for a drink! If you haven’t heard of it, it connects craft beer drinkers with breweries, bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities to try out new beers, recommend possible beers they will like and host happy hours to meet other like-minded folks. Cool idea, huh? (Note: link is affiliate, if you sign up using it I get a free beer. Which I’ll share with you, promise.)

And, how cool is this? Calling all excellent home cooks: Bon Appetit wants your recipes. Would you give this a try?