Enki Bewing

7979 Victoria Dr., Victoria, MN, 55386, United States
(952) 446-5214
Latitude: 44.85936, Longitude: -93.66187

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 5.00
88.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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Thursday 11th of July 2013 10:33:06 AM
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I'm happy to say that I finally had a chance to get out there this Wednesday during the classic car night event. The difference between the previous visits and today is extensive! They have put in a small bar with tap connections directly to large serving tanks in a cooler behind the bar. A door opens from the tap room to an outdoor Biergarten area that I think they will need to enlarge to make room for crowds. The location is fantastic: right in the middle of the quaint downtown area and walking distance from School of the Wise and Floyd's for those who want some food after visiting the tap room.

At this writing, they had two beers on tap with more planned for the future. Their first is called Citric Journey and is really not a beer that fits a current style. By color I'd call it an American Amber, but the flavor profile is much more malty and toasty than that, ending with an almost roasted note. Hops are present and contribute some bitterness and aroma, but this is not a very hoppy beer overall. Clocking in at around 7% ABV it really goes down smoothly and the alcohol is very subtle. For a first outing, I think this beer is a great start! The second beer was just released this weekend and is an unusual Auburn Kolsch. There was some issue with the filter not working right and the beer is a bit more cloudy than they wanted, but it does not affect the flavor at all. A red kolsch is an interesting idea and one I have never seen before. To me it lacks some of the fruity yeast character I expect in a kolsch and has a hint of roast that makes this taste more like an Irish red. Overall for the first two beers to come out of the brewery, these guys are putting out interesting and very drinkable beers. Their next is going to be a golden ale with the goal of having at least four beers on tap at a time. Based on this visit, I'm excited to try more.

Compared to where Enki started, there has been much change to the brewery building, but it has kept some of the old feel including the rough walls, open timbers, reclaimed stained glass and the weird gargoyle faces on the side of the building. The only issue I see with the place is that they may get popular enough to run out of space! But that is a good problem to have for a brewery. I'm very pleased with the tap room, the beers and the vibe here.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
88.3
Overall
Enki Brewing on Classic Car Night
Enki Brewing on Classic Car Night
Image credit: jackofallbrews
Uploaded: July 11, 2013 10:42 AM
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