With summer and prime brewery season in full swing, you may have noticed cozy seating areas at your favorite Twin Cities breweries. Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) has outfitted “living rooms” to make guests at Inbound Brew Co., Lakes & Legends Brewing and Lake Monster Brewing feel right at home while they sip their pint.
“The patrons at Inbound enjoy our hotspot space every day,” explains Emily Elmer, the tap room events manager at Inbound Brew Co. “They play board games, hang out with their dogs and enjoy one other’s company. The unique thrifted furniture invites people right in. Everyone who visits is happy to enjoy a cozy space that also supports Goodwill’s mission to eliminate barriers to employment and independence; it’s a win-win.”
Each spot designed by GESMN has a completely different feel, with Inbound hosting a more modern design that’s perfect for Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood and the exposed cork wall in the brewery. Lakes & Legends Brewery takes on a more up-north Minnesota feel, taking advantage of the great natural lighting that you would enjoy at the lake.
“We’ve truly enjoyed partnering with Goodwill and supporting their great cause,” says Maggie Stern, general manager of Lakes & Legends Brewing. “We always say that our taproom is an extension of people’s living rooms, and Goodwill really captured that with the space they created. Our customers love lounging in the space while enjoying a beer. They feel right at home.”
When you donate and buy furniture and décor like the pieces you see at these breweries, you help connect Minnesotans to jobs.
Stay tuned to see what new Goodwill living room locations will pop up this year!