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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. […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Goat Ridge Brewing in New London, Minn.

Josh Reed and his wife decided to move back home from the West Coast. Their plan to set down roots in rural Minnesota became literal in 2010, when Josh established a hop farm with 200 rhizomes on his wife’s homestead. The farm is set on a glacial ridge they nicknamed Goat Ridge, and his hops […]

Now Open (or Damn Close): 56 Brewing

A simple Twitter post from NorthGate Brewing this past summer announcing their plans to expand in a new location was the spark that lit the fire for husband and wife Kale and Kerry Johnson. Kale, a professional engineer and five-year homebrewer, reached out to NorthGate, curious to know what their plans were with the old […]

Now Open (or Damn Close): Late Winter 2015

This edition of Now Open (or Damn Close) features breweries from one end of Minnesota to the other. Voyageur Brewing The Minnesota Northwoods is a place where travelers can satisfy their need for adventure by immersing themselves in wilderness. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Lake Superior National Forest allow backcountry adventurers the opportunity […]

Now Open (or Damn Close): LTS Brewing

They say ignorance is bliss. Before the craft beer renaissance in the US, beer drinkers happily stocked their refrigerators with light lagers because it was all they knew. But craft breweries popping up every day around the country are exposing beer drinkers to the differences between a flavorful craft beer and light macro-lagers. The revelation […]