Photos: Before and after at Bad Weather’s new St. Paul brewery and taproom

Before photos by Brian Kaufenberg, after photos by Aaron Davidson

One might expect a brewery preparing for its grand opening to be somewhere between hectic and a complete madhouse, but that’s not the case at Bad Weather. On Wednesday morning, two days before they officially open their doors, the guys behind Bad Weather Brewing Company were calm, cool, and collected.

It’s a testament to the work and planning that founders Zac Carpenter and Joe Giambruno have put into their new St. Paul brewery and taproom. Construction on the space at 414 W 7th St began about a year ago and the space will be officially unveiled to the public at their grand opening Friday, Oct. 9 from 3pm–midnight.


L to R: Brewer Andy Ruhland and founders Zac Carpenter and Joe Giambruno // Photo by Aaron Davidson

On tap for the event will be Bad Weather’s flagship, Windvane, seasonals Omnious, Firefly Rye, and Migration, plus four brand new beers: The Hopcromancer (fresh hop IPA), Batch 001 S.M.A.S.H. (pale ale), Galactic Tide (rye porter, regular and nitro), Tippin’ It Down (ESB with Earl Grey tea, regular and nitro), in addition to casks of Migration infused with mango black tea and Tippin’ It Down infused with East Kent Golding hops. They’ll also have N/A vanilla cream soda and mulled apple cider, and the Peeps Hot Box food truck will be there slinging grub.

The below before and after photos show just how far the space has come since Bad Weather took it over last fall. More information about the grand opening can be found here. Their hours going forward will be: Friday 3pm–12am, Saturday 12pm–12am, Sunday 12–8pm, Monday–Tuesday closed, Wednesday–Thursday 3–10pm.

The bar


The front entrance


The entertainment

(Yes, that’s Gauntlet Legends and Turtles in Time. Be sure to bring your loose quarters.)

The brewhouse



The mill room


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