Before St. Paul was Minnesota’s capital city, it was a settlement with a tavern at its center on the banks of the Mississippi River. The settlement was known as “Pig’s Eye” for the area’s first inhabitant, Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant, and his tavern. Though the name was changed years later, after Father Lucien Galtier founded the Log Chapel of St. Paul, the city’s legacy as a destination for thirsty explorers continued. This 11-mile craft beer bicycle tour is just the latest chapter.
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