New brewpub, Iron Exchange Tavern & Brewery, coming to Maple Plain

Maple Plain will soon be getting its very own brewpub, The Iron Exchange Tavern & Brewery. Complete with house-brewed beer, guest taps, a full food menu, and a house cocktail program, the project located at 1500 Howard Avenue is led by wife-husband duo Mary and Todd Murley, with Todd working as the head brewer. For … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): AEGIR Brewing in Elk River

According to Norse mythology, Ægir (pronounced AH-year) was a giant who lived under the sea. He was known as the brewer to the gods and held elaborate parties where the glasses were never empty. But if the gods were unable to set aside their differences and play nice, they were banished from all future festivities. … [ Read more]

The Mill: Ursa Minor Brewing to open in Duluth’s Lincoln Park ‘craft district’

Duluth will be getting a new brewery this summer in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Ursa Minor Brewing just began the build-out of their taproom and five-barrel brewery at 2415 West Superior Street, and stated that they “hope we will be ready to start sending pints across the bar by mid-summer.” The trio behind the effort, … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Dual Citizen Brewing Company

Tim Kessler and Max Filter, cousins, St. Paulites, and co-owners of Midway’s newest brewery, Dual Citizen Brewing Company, are calling for beer drinkers to set aside any perceived differences and come together over a pint. He and Kessler named their brewery Dual Citizen as a tongue-in-cheek ode to calling both Minneapolis and St. Paul home. Filter, … [ Read more]

Now Open: Alloy Brewing in Coon Rapids

When two or more of the right metallic elements are combined into one, the alloy can be greater in strength or more resistant to corrosion. Coon Rapids’ new brewery, Alloy Brewing, is built on the premise of collaboration that creates a whole greater than the sum of its parts—from brewing, to the taproom, to the team … [ Read more]

Now Open: Karst Brewing Co.

When Eric Luoma and his wife Sandra Seha-Luoma heard about a building for sale in Fountain, Minnesota, halfway between Rochester and Decorah, Iowa, the couple thought the sleepy town would be a good place to finally retire. However, with Eric’s love of science and people and Sandra’s knack for hosting, the Luomas couldn’t resist the … [ Read more]

South Minneapolis getting new neighborhood watering hole in Venn Brewing Company

Connie and Kyle Sisco have signed a lease, and construction has begun on Venn Brewing Company, a brewery and taproom in South Minneapolis that they hope to open around the holidays. The concept for Venn has been kicked around for a couple of years, with different partners and places considered over time, but the newest … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Hoops Brewing

It’s been over one-and-a-half years in the works, and is the culmination of a highly-successful career in the craft beer industry, but master brewer Dave Hoops is set to open the eponymous Hoops Brewing brewery and beer hall, in Duluth’s Canal Park, in late June. It’s the first foray into brewery ownership for Hoops, a six-time Great … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Barrel Theory Beer Company

At Barrel Theory Beer Company, Lowertown St. Paul’s new brewery, it’s all about the wood. Hardwood floors, a long, woodburned bench seat stretching along the wall, weathered wooden tap handles, and exposed wooden ceiling joists dominate the taproom, located next door to Dark Horse Bar & Eatery. Perhaps it’s fitting that the long wood bar … [ Read more]

Wooden Hill Brewing Company, Edina’s first brewery, coming this fall

Two brothers—one a nanotechnology scientist, the other an entrepreneur with degrees in biology and medicine—are starting a brewery and taproom project in Edina, Minnesota, called Wooden Hill Brewing Company. James and Sean Ewen are currently working to transform the space at 7421 Bush Lake Road into the city’s first production brewery and taproom. Originally, the building the Ewens leased was … [ Read more]

Spiral Brewery bringing Hastings’ brewing history full circle

The brewing history of Hastings, Minnesota, is a long and storied one, dating back to 1856. But the town, situated on the Mississippi River just 20 miles south of St. Paul, hasn’t had a functioning brewery since Prohibition shuttered Hastings Brewing Company in 1918. Now, a team of five entrepreneurs are bringing brewing back to town this … [ Read more]

First Look: 56 Brewing’s new taproom and brewery to open May 5

Photos by Kevin Kramer, The Growler Just blocks away from their original California Street production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, 56 Brewing is putting the finishing touches on their new 20-barrel brewhouse and taproom before their May 5 grand opening celebration. The new facility is a major upgrade for the Community Supported Brewery, which operated a five-barrel brewing … [ Read more]

New brewpub, Union 32 Craft House, coming to Eagan this summer

Four dads, who met at their children’s school, are partnering to open a new brewpub in Eagan this June. Union 32 Craft House is taking over the former BlueStone Steak & Seafood restaurant building, located at Highway 55 and Dodd Road. “Union 32 is a play off of Minnesota being the 32rd state to join the Union,” says co-founder Dan Redpath, … [ Read more]

Yoerg Brewing building nanobrewery on St. Paul’s Westside

Minnesota’s oldest brewery brand, Yoerg Beer, was revived this summer by Tom Keim and Carole Minogue when they began contracting with Octopi Brewing in Wisconsin. But soon Yoerg will be able to call the city where the original brewery was first founded in 1848 home again. According to Facebook post, the new Yoerg Brewing will be building a nanobrewery in … [ Read more]

Meetinghall Brewery moves forward in Dundas, Minn.

Meetinghall Brewery took one step closer to opening Monday night when the Dundas City Council approved the project, which will see a 10-barrel brewhouse and taproom open on a property that dates back to the 1870s. The building that will become Meetinghall’s taproom at 15 Hester Street in Dundas, MN, was built in 1875 and … [ Read more]