4 Midwestern brewing companies outgrow their spaces, expand to new facilities

Four brewing companies in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and eastern North Dakota have outgrown their original spaces and are expanding to new locations—some just in time for the busy summer season, others with plans for completion later this year. In 2018, just one year after opening, Drumconrath Brewing Company in eastern North Dakota upgraded their three-barrel … [ Read more]

Castle Danger Brewery planning large-scale expansion

Spring is right around the corner, and Castle Danger Brewery is springing into action with plans for a new packaging facility adjacent to their existing Two Harbors brewery. According to the Duluth News Tribune, the expansion will double Castle Danger’s production capacity within the coming years. The new facility will house the brewery’s brite tanks, … [ Read more]

Blacklist Artisan Ales opens taproom in downtown Duluth

Duluth’s reputation as a superior beer destination was further solidified this November with the opening of Blacklist Artisan Ales’ new 20-barrel brewery and taproom on East Superior Street. Since its founding in 2012, Blacklist has operated out of a small warehouse without a taproom on Second Street. In January of 2016, the brewery announced it … [ Read more]

Junkyard Brewing expands with new brewhouse

It may still be 2016, but Junkyard Brewing already has its 2017 New Year’s resolution set—brew more beer. The Moorhead, Minnesota–based brewery is expanding its operations with the addition of a new 10-barrel brewhouse alongside its current three-barrel brewing system. “Our little three-barrel brewery currently has about 32 barrels of fermenter capacity, and we’re adding 40 barrels … [ Read more]

Beaver Island Brewing building production facility

Just one and a half years after opening their taproom, St. Cloud’s Beaver Island Brewing Co. is looking to break ground on a second facility geared solely toward production. With a tentative timeline to break ground at a new site near St. Cloud Regional Airport and Territory Golf Course, Beaver Island aims to have the … [ Read more]

56 Brewing announces move and plans for taproom

It wasn’t long ago that taprooms were a new, untested concept, but in today’s market there are few breweries operating without one. The lack of a taproom has been a drawback for 56 Brewing at their current space at 3134 California St NE in Minneapolis. Founders Kale and Kerry Johnson have had to turn away … [ Read more]

Bemidji Brewing opens new taproom Thursday

Look at that beautiful new front in progress! #Bemidji #bemidjibrewed pic.twitter.com/9wyAlZ2H6K — Bemidji Brewing Co. (@BemidjiBrewing) June 29, 2016 After announcing a move and expansion about a year ago, Bemidji Brewing Company has been busy moving their entire operation four blocks away to a new space at the edge of downtown (211 America Avenue NW). Co-founder … [ Read more]

Jack Pine Brewery plans move and expansion

Jack Pine Brewery opened three years ago in their current home at 7942 College Road in Baxter, Minnesota. As they’ve grown, they’ve maximized the use of their current facility, but owner and brewer Patrick Sundberg said the building and its location has limited what he offer his customers, and as a result is planning a move and … [ Read more]

Kona Brewing to build new $20M high-efficiency brewery

Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Company will break ground on a new $20 million, 100,000-barrel capacity brewery and canning facility on Friday, March 11. The 30,000 square-foot facility will include an on-site resource recovery center that will allow for the recycling of brewing byproducts and help produce electricity, heat, and clean water for the brewery. Additionally, solar photovoltaic systems … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

3 Sheeps Brewing to expand with move to new brewery

3 Sheeps Brewing announced that the Sheboygan brewery will be increasing production and distribution by moving to a new facility. The brewery will lease two buildings that total 40,000-square-feet set on a 3.4 acre lot and formerly housed a Coca-Cola distribution plant. 3 Sheeps plans to install an upgraded brewhouse in the larger of the two buildings to help meet … [ Read more]

Growth by demand: 56 Brewing to add outdoor taproom, continue growler delivery

56 Brewing didn’t expect to reach capacity at their Northeast Minneapolis brewhouse in just two months. Granted, there’s just 710 square feet of production space to work with in the former NorthGate facility at 3134 California St. NE. But the small production brewery has plans to grow beyond just selling growlers onsite. “We didn’t have … [ Read more]

First in US: Boom Island’s New Bottling Unit

Photos by Aaron Davidson Boom Island Brewing Company follows as many traditional European techniques as possible to maintain the authenticity of its Belgian-style beers, including allowing their beer to carbonate naturally through bottle conditioning. While bottling has been done by hand for the three years Boom Island has been in operation, the brewery is now … [ Read more]

Summit Celebrates Completion of Expansion Project

On Friday, craft beer pioneers Summit Brewing Company celebrated the official completion of a multi-year expansion project that includes space for its canning line, administrative and sales offices, and an industry training room for wholesaler and retail partners. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was on hand to help with the ribbon cutting and spoke about how much … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]