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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Roundhouse Brewery

As craft breweries continue to open across the country, it’s becoming clear that the trend isn’t just about beer. There’s a larger craft movement at hand. Take Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd, for example: at the center of a revitalized former rail yard, the brewery is helping bring jobs back to the Northern Minnesota city’s core. […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Modist Brewing Company

There are lots of things in a taproom designed to draw a drinker’s attention. Things like clever tap handles, splashy artwork, unique beers, and an inviting atmosphere. The floor of the brewhouse? Not so much. But that’s the first thing that catches the eye at Modist Brewing Company, the soon-to-open, highly anticipated North Loop brewery […]

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Now Open (Or Damn Close) Angry Inch Brewing

It’s been an unexpected journey for Jon Erickson and Josh Hebzynski from homebrewing in their garage to claiming a spot on Holyoke Avenue in downtown Lakeville, Minnesota. After years of planning, refinancing, and building their brewery, Angry Inch Brewing is set to open later this month. Their journey began when Hebzynski spotted a homebrew kit […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Hydra Beer Company

Just as the mythological seven-headed hydra rose from the swamps of Lerna, so rises Hydra Beer Company of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Their beer has been on shelves since May 2015 thanks to contract agreements with Sprecher and Brau Brothers, and they opened their own taproom space at the end of the year. But now […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Disgruntled Brewing

“Disgruntled kind of describes me,” says Brett Doebbeling, co-owner and head brewer at Disgruntled Brewing, soon to open in Perham, Minnesota. Although he’s successfully run his own drywall company for the past 15 years, before that Doebbeling says he “was always kind of a disgruntled employee thinking I could do it better on my own.” […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): u4ic Brewing Incorporated

When u4ic Brewing Incorporated opens this weekend in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, it will follow the now familiar path of being helmed by a homebrewing hobbiest-turned-full-time brewer that many of the state’s new breweries share. Jeff Luskey started homebrewing in 1989 and has spent the last 25 years refining recipes and honing his craft, even purchasing […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Wicked Wort Brewing Company

Starting a brewery wasn’t a spur of the moment decision for Wicked Wort’s Steve Carlyle. As with most brewers, the idea had been building for some time. But it wasn’t until 2014, when he was enjoying beers at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, Michigan, that he got serious. Blackrocks is a unique taproom, built into a […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Nutmeg Brewhouse

At a brewpub, “You get the best of both worlds: beer and food,” says Dave Jones of the soon-to-open Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville. Tying worlds together is Nutmeg’s big-picture concept—a brewpub that explores the former British Empire from a culinary point of view, uniting foods from all corners of the globe while pouring their own […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Lake Monster Brewing

“A taproom gives us a home base, it gives us an identity, it gives us the local connection—a lot more than we’ve had to this point,” says Matt Lange, head brewer and co-owner of Lake Monster Brewing. “It’s going to be huge.” Lake Monster started in 2013 by contract brewing their Calhoun Claw Pilsner and […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Lakes and Legends Brewing Company

Ethan Applen and Derrick Taylor hope to bring a slice of the Belgian countryside to downtown Minneapolis’ Loring Park neighborhood when they open Lakes & Legends Brewing on December 5. The brothers-in-law are in the final stages of building out their 12,000-square-foot brewery on the first floor of a new luxury apartment building on Lasalle Avenue. […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): September 2015

Spotlighting four Minnesota breweries getting close to opening their doors 10K Brewing Brother and sister Jesse and Ashley Hauf are about to open the first brewery in Anoka, Minnesota, but the siblings aren’t the only ones contributing to the family affair that is 10K Brewing. [Read more…] OMNI Brewing Company “Omni” means “all” or “of […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Urban Forage Winery & Cider House

A featureless, white stucco storefront along East Lake Street in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood will find its way into the history books this fall as home to the first winery in Minneapolis–St. Paul since before Prohibition. Husband and wife Jeff and Gita Zeitler are the founders of Urban Forage Winery & Cider House, which will be […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Foxhole Brewhouse

Ryan Fuchs didn’t set out to become the head brewer at his own brewery—at least not initially. His story and that of Foxhole Brewhouse, which is set to open in mid- to late-August in Willmar, Minnesota, first took root in the same fertile ground that has birthed countless startups and small businesses: his garage. Or, […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Lupine Brewing

It’s only fitting that a brewery, whose name relates to wolves, should find a home in the heart of “Big Woods” country in Delano, Minnesota. Lupine Brewing was started by Hanover, Minnesota, resident James Anderle, his childhood neighbor Eric Sergeant, and his current neighbor Mike Dumas. “I spent 25 years in corporate America, in the […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Spilled Grain Brewhouse

On a quiet morning in Annandale, Minnesota, in 1980, eight-year-old Dan Seaberg had no idea that something was about to happen that would lead to the inspiration for the name of a brewery he’d open with three co-owners more than 30 years later. “I was playing outside and I heard this loud crash,” Seaberg said. […]