Minnesota 13 documentary to debut at MSPIFF

Bottles of 11 Wells Minnesota 13 unaged whiskey

Photo by John Garland

The grain that made Minnesota moonshine famous is getting its night on the red carpet. Minnesota 13: From Grain To Glass will debut at the 35th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF).

The filmmakers describe the documentary as a “film that explores the little-known story of an elite moonshine produced in the heart of Minnesota during Prohibition, and the modern-day attempts of a new St. Paul micro-distillery to resuscitate the brand as a premium whiskey.”

The film is partially based on Elaine Davis’ book, Minnesota 13: Stearns County’s Wild Wet Prohibition. It features archival photos and interviews with historians, as well as current footage of 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul and their attempts to give the grain its due in their white whiskey (pictured, above).

The film will be screened Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 17 at 1:45pm at the St. Anthony Main Theater, and a Q&A with Directors Kelly Nathe & Norah Shapiro will follow.

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