6th Annual Holiday Market at the Schmidt Brewery

Local artists are bringing their talents to the historic Schmidt Brewery for the annual holiday market. 900 West 7th Street St. Paul. The market will run Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., November 30 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and December 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No Admission Fee. The holiday market … [ Read more]

The Most Important Beers in Minnesota History: A 12-pack of taste and influence

Since the beginning of commercial brewing here in 1849, Minnesota has produced all types of beers. Many were ordinary and some were renowned, but a small few have become true icons. These were brands that left a mark on the industry, the culture, and even the landscape of beer. Assembling a list of the most … [ Read more]

Craft Culture: Farmers of the future at Urban Organics

An inconspicuous white tube travels along the length of the ceiling, connecting two very different rooms. The first room is a cool 60 degrees and smells slightly fishy. Gray concrete floors and colorless walls make the space appear colder than it is. The neighboring room couldn’t be more different. The air smells sweet and vaguely … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Craig Cohen

When Craig Cohen and his father Jeffrey first emerged as interested buyers of the old Schmidt Brewery in 2007, their partnership was initially unexpected for many in the West Seventh neighborhood. Jeffrey, a well-known real estate developer in the 1980s, was located in Maine, and Craig had returned to Minnesota nine years prior to recover … [ Read more]

Urban Organics is giving ancient water a fresh new name: The Drink

Locals have long visited the water well at the Historic Schmidt Brewery on West 7th Street in St. Paul to get their fill of the pristine spring water held inside the deepest bedrock aquifer of east central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities Metro Area. Now, the well’s new owner is giving the ancient water its own brand … [ Read more]

Restauranteurs breathe life into the Schmidt Brewery Keg House

For nearly a decade after 2004, the Schmidt Brewery sat empty on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street—a fossil of Minnesota’s golden age of brewing. In 2013, the historic “castle” brewery and bottling house were once again filled with the bustle of people as residents filled the the newly developed Schmidt Artist Lofts. But still, a piece of the … [ Read more]

GermanFest 2014 VIP Ticket Giveaway

The first-ever GermanFest will be held in St. Paul at the Historic Schmidt Brewery on West 7th Street on Saturday, June 21 from 10am–10pm and Sunday, June 22 from 10am–7pm. Celebrate German culture with authentic food, quality beers and traditional Music. Enter below for your chance to win four (4) tickets to Friday, June 20 VIP … [ Read more]