Updated: 11:50am 2/7/14
Big Wood Brewery opens the doors to their very own taproom Friday, February 7th at 3pm. Big Wood’s Brewery and new taproom are located in White Bear Lake, right off of Highway 61 and just blocks from White Bear Lake itself making the brewery easy to find.
The taproom will fit about 80 people and serve four specialty beers (Peach Saison, Chocolate Milk Stout, Amigo Grande, and Forest Fire), their production beers (Morning Wood, Bark Bite, and Jack Savage), as well as soda and water. Food trucks will not be parked outside, but bringing your own food in and ordering from local restaurants is more than encouraged.
“Minnesotan” is the way Big Wood Brewery’s Jason Medvec described the theme of the new taproom. Many parts of the taproom are handcrafted from Minnesota-harvested wood, including the chairs, tables, and even the bar. The reclaimed wood is from local barns, buildings, and trees that have fallen during summer storms giving the room a natural and earthy feeling.
The guys over at Big Wood value the importance of supporting their fellow breweries, so you can find many of their friend’s growlers lit up behind the bar. From Fulton, to Bent Paddle, Dangerous Man, and Harriet—you’ll see them proudly representing the Minnesota craft beer industry.
When asked what they were most excited about with the new taproom, Medvec answered honestly that he was “most happy to have a place to hang out with friends.” This was the final piece to their brewery puzzle, explained Medvec, and now that everything is up and running they will finally be able to enjoy their favorite things: “People, festivals, hanging out, and talking about beer.”
Big Wood’s taproom will be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 3–10pm and Saturdays 1-10pm. Growlers, beer by the glass, merchandise, and brewery tours will all be available. 2222 4th St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Update: Photos from Big Wood’s taproom