Read’s Landing Brewing changes hands, not the beer

In Read’s Landing, an unincorporated river town at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Chippewa, life is in constant flux. But since 2011, one business has remained a constant presence in town—Read’s Landing Brewing Company. Located inside a historic brick building overlooking the river, the small brewpub was opened by Bob Nihart, an Apple Valley resident whose … [ Read more]

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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Landing at Read’s Landing Brewing Company

Straight from the Source explores the past and present of beautiful Read’s Landing. By Doug Hoverson Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society and Doug Hoverson   While still scenic, Reads Landing isn’t what it used to be. Once a thriving river town, only one of the buildings pictured in an 1873 photo of Upper Main … [ Read more]