Before photos by Brian Kaufenberg
After photos by Aaron Davidson
When we last visited Badger Hill’s new space in Shakopee, Minn., the trees lining the front of the building were just beginning to bud and the grass was shaking off its winter dormancy with a flush of green. The turn of the seasons stood as a perfect parallel for Badger Hill, which would experience their own rebirth in a brewery space they could call their own.
The massive 13,000 sq ft warehouse within shouting distance of Valleyfair was a blank canvas for the founders Brent, Brittany, and Broc Krekelberg to realize the vision of Badger Hill they had been constructing in their minds over the past three years. “The [new] brewery allows people to meet us. It allows us to exemplify our philosophy,” explained Broc Krekelberg. “We’re looking forward to showing people who we are.