Hayes’ Public House embarks on third expansion in three years

Pugs Hayes has a brewing problem. That is, he can’t brew enough beer to keep up with consumer demand for Hayes’ Public House‘s Irish- and British-style beers. In early March, Hayes announced that for the third time in three and a half years, the brewery would be expanding its operations. “Currently we are brewing on a … [ Read more]

Taking center stage: The beer revival in middle Minnesota

Breweries in the heart of Minnesota are popping up faster than holiday décor in big-box stores, but do they have what it takes to make it long-term? You probably have a mental image of what an outstate Minnesota beer drinker looks like. It’s a guy. He’s middle-aged, a little paunchy, wearing a jacket with his … [ Read more]

Hayes’ Public House Expanding

Less than two years after becoming Buffalo, Minnesota’s, first-ever brewery, Hayes’ Public House is making news again: Their beloved brews will soon be available on tap at a handful area establishments. Hayes’ Public House opened in November 2013 as the low-key, three-barrel system-equipped Irish-pub dream of Pugs Hayes: welder, brewer, business-degree holder, and former mentee … [ Read more]

Five Local Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Green beer is…green. Imports are good. But you can’t beat a locally made Irish-style craft beer. We at The Growler have picked out a few of our favorite Irish brews, made right here in Minnesota. Have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick’s Day! FINNEGANS: Irish Amber // ABV 4.75% The Irish Amber is FINNEGANS flagship … [ Read more]

Hayes Public House in Buffalo, Minnesota

Now Open or Damn Close profiles the first-ever brewery in Buffalo, Minnesota. by Brian Kaufenberg Hayes Public House The Hayes Public House in Buffalo, Minnesota has been five years in the making. Originally conceived as an Irish Pub by owner and founder Pugs Hayes, who grew up in his grandmother Stella’s restaurant, it has evolved … [ Read more]