The increasingly blurry line between brewpubs and breweries

Brewpubs and breweries both have “brew” in their titles and both places serve beer; and that’s largely where the similarities between the two business models end—or at least where they used to. Brewpubs and breweries are separate entities, each with its own definition and set of possibilities and limitations, and each offering owners very different business opportunities. However, the legislation passed in … [ Read more]

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Barley John’s Brew Pub Breaks Ground on New Production Facility in Western Wisconsin

On the heels of winning their third straight Great Snowshoe Award at Winterfest last week comes news that Barley John’s Brew Pub is expanding its operation, adding a production brewery and taproom. Exciting news, yes. Not as exciting for local fans of Barley John’s: the new facility is being built across the river—not the Mississippi, but … [ Read more]

Minnesota Beer Politics: A Primer

3 hot issues that will be debated in the year ahead By Drew Kerr Omar Ansari has spent his share of time navigating the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol in an attempt to convince lawmakers that breweries should be allowed to share their products directly with the masses. This year, with a battery of … [ Read more]