That world I want to share with you is, World of Beer which sits in the lowertown neighborhood of downtown St. Paul. Before I begin, I absolutely understand that this happens to be a national chain, but I couldn’t say no! My wife and I, with some friends of ours were out on the town a few months ago when we came across World of Beer for the first time. Even though we were able to walk right in, it was only open for a private “soft opening” event. My eyes lit up when I saw all the beer, from all over the world and it was a must that we return.
Fast forward to October, tickets to NEEDTOBREATHE, Mat Kearney and Parachute at the Roy and a stop at World of Beer. It was time to check out the menu and check out some beers. It happened to be Happy Hour when we stopped in (3-7pm is pretty awesome) with $4 draughts and $5 Tavern Shares. Perfect!
My wife and I went for a local Tin Whiskers Wheat Stone Bridge to start and ordered 4 items from the Tavern Shares. We went for the Beef Barbacoa Tacos (described as street tacos), Chimichurri Meatballs, Southern Fried Pickles and a Margherita Flatbread. Let’s break these courses down for you.
The Tin Whiskers is an awesome wheat creation and a little later I had a Rogue Nectar which was oh so yummy. Definitely more to go back for to enjoy! As for the food, we’ll start with my least favorite item of the four… Who am I kidding, I didn’t really have one, but I will start with the tacos, not exactly as described. Ok, so the tacos aren’t exactly authentic street tacos, but damn were they good. Beef was very tender and juicy and the Sriracha Lime Aioli was outstanding.
World of Beer
356 Sibley Street
St. Paul, MN 55101