1. Junkyard Brewing Company, Moorhead
Junkyard’s beer is brewed in small batches (it’s a nano-brewery) but the flavors are big and bold. Brothers Dan and Aaron Juhnke offer a rotating weekly selection of 10 (occasionally wildly) experimental offerings, from favorites like The Coal Miner’s Daughter (a roasty, rich Russian Imperial stout) to the beer nerd cult classic Free Candy, a Belgian style quadrupel ale. The buzzy taproom is the place to be in Moorhead (sister city to Fargo, ND) and live music and sidewalk stargazing (sometimes complete with telescope) kick things up a notch.