The West Side Brewers Collective: Eight breweries, one barleywine

How much does water and brewing equipment affect the taste of a beer? A new collaboration from eight West Metro breweries may hold the answer. Brewers from Lupine, South Fork, Schram Vineyards, Birch’s on the Lake, Wayzata Brew Works, Excelsior, ENKI, and Waconia joined forces and traveled to each other’s breweries to craft the same […]

ENKI Brewing expansion to anchor redevelopment project in Victoria

ENKI Brewing and real estate development company Hartmann Communities have signed a deal to purchase the former headquarters of HEI in Victoria, Minnesota, and plan to redevelop the 43,000 square-foot building to include an expanded brewery for ENKI and a variety of retail spaces. ENKI’s plans to utilize 20,000 square feet of the building at […]

ENKI’s Brewery Expansion Has Roots in Minnesota Agriculture

  ENKI Brewing’s mission to “Make the World a Friendlier Place” has been a successful one thus far. The Victoria, MN, brewery has begun expansion after one and a half years in operation, doubling the square footage in their former creamery building and tripling the production capacity. One thing that sets ENKI apart from other brewery […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): ENKI Brewing

  Now Open or Damn Close Rounds Up the Latest Players in the Region’s Brewing Scene by Brian Kaufenberg ENKI Brewing Bikers on the Cedar Lake Regional Trail have a new reason to stop in Victoria, Minnesota, just a 23-mile ride from Minneapolis. Inside the old town creamery, a redbrick building built in 1917, ENKI Brewing Company is serving […]

Now Open or Damn Close: Pitchfork Brewing

Now Open or Damn Close Rounds Up the Latest Players in the Region’s Brewing Scene by Brian Kaufenberg Pitchfork Brewing Across the St. Croix River from Minnesota lies the quiet town of Hudson, Wisconsin and its second brewery, Pitchfork Brewing Company. Founded by Jason and Sarah Edwards and Jessie and Mike Fredricksen, Pitchfork Brewing is a […]