A small craft beer bar with big ambition debuts in northeast Minneapolis Tuesday. New Bohemia Wurst & BierHaus is opening quietly for lunch at 11 a.m. in a former Panera Bread. In June, co-owner Jeff Bornmann told me he hopes to open more locations in the Twin Cities with an eye toward nationwide expansion.
The bar currently has 34 craft beers on tap, many of the them coming from local and regional breweries: Lift Bridge, Badger Hill, Fulton, Harriet, Indeed, Lucid, Bell’s, Founders and Dark Horse to name a few. They’re also offering flights ($8-$12). View the beer menu here. There’s some great pedigree behind the beer portfolio. Jason Alvey of the Four Firkins consulted on the menu and Catherine Pflueger, formerly of the Happy Gnome, will manage the place.
Pegged as a Euro-style beer hall, the food is mostly sausages (18 to be exact) and fries. Beyond the Belgian frites, they’re offering German potato salad and Krautsalat (slaw). Check out the menu here.
Bornmann definitely has the backing for a potential expansion beyond Minneapolis. One of his partners is Noel Bowman of Las Vegas ice bar, Minus5.
Details: 233 E Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612-331-4929, www.newbohemiausa.com.
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Wed. and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thu-Sat.