Saint Paul Oktoberfest 2018

One of Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations returns to West 7th’s Schmidt Artist Lofts, featuring all of your favorite German food, drinks, entertainment, and activities. Aside from the bratwursts and beer, the opening parade and dachshund races are a can’t miss. Just like in Munich, the festival begins with a horse-drawn beer wagon parade (der … [ 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]

Sculpt, Weave & Etch: Fine Art and Craft for the Holidays

West 7th artists Maggie Thompson, Brad Menninga, D.C. Ice, Guillermo Guardia and Stuart Loughridge present “Sculpt, Weave & Etch” opening November 24 at the Landmark Gallery of the Schmidt Artist Lofts, 900 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul. The show will be open to the public: November 24 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. November 25 from 10 … [ 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]