Breweries opening in Minnesota 2013/2014

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mnstorm99, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. jsdavis422

    jsdavis422 Aspirant (226) May 15, 2012 Minnesota
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    I agree even if they moved to a 12 oz bottle format, that would help a ton... I (like you) would prefer cans, but a six pack of Size 7 is still much more tempting than a bomber.
     
  2. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    It's at 558 Vandalia -- I think it's called "Vandalia Place" now (c.f. Watertower Place, was a King Koil factory.) I was just talking to a guy who leases a space in there this morning, and he says that at least one brewery plan had been negotiating a lease, but he's not sure of the status. Could be one of at least several BIP plans for St. Paul that I know of (or even one of the fifteen or so that I am still not aware of! :grimacing:)

    It's too late to edit my original response to you, but: Amity Brewing plans to can their beer.

    A small update on Bank Brewing in Hendricks. Still waiting on Federal approval but they are ready to bust -- more on this interview at the Jack of All Brews blog:
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  3. Jackofallbrews

    Jackofallbrews Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Hey thanks for reposting this!

    I'm going to interview Aaron Schramm about the addition of brewing to their vineyard in Waconia. I'll try to post a link here when I've got that written up.
     
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  4. Shag

    Shag Initiate (197) Jun 27, 2007 Minnesota
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    So, distribution only, no taproom? Or in addition to a taproom?
     
  5. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,889) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    Can we convert this thread back to the New Breweries Opening thread instead of the Price of Bombers thread? Just saying.
     
  6. Pug

    Pug Disciple (385) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Good for Bank! Who knows when / if I'll ever get out there, but I like that they are there - just like I am able to get up to Jack Pine a handful of times per year on the way up to the cabin since it's just off the road.
     
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  7. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,828) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    So there are at least three breweries planned for Waconia.
     
  8. Otis32

    Otis32 Initiate (141) Jan 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Have spent a lot of time some years pheasant hunting up and down HWY 75. Looks like I know where to end the day now.

    Thanks for keeping this thread up as well.
     
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  9. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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  10. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    There are so many plans in the works for St. Paul that it is confusing, but I do believe that one to be Wabasha.* Their initial plan includes a taproom and growler sales, with more of the features that we've come to expect from new area breweries as they gradually build their business and expand.

    *Note: If you check out 'Street View' on Google, you can see them working on the building, from last summer. :sunglasses:
     
  11. tonye

    tonye Initiate (27) Oct 28, 2009 Minnesota

    Yes, that's the place. I drive by there pretty regularly, so I always look for any activity. But I never see any; shades are closed; lights are out. Good to hear that it's still in the works. Thanks!
     
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  12. Beerbelly22

    Beerbelly22 Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2012 Minnesota

    www.opinionbrewing.com
     
  13. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    A few more updates:

    - Stone Saloon project is slowly taking shape.
    - Urban Growler will be open for visits (but not fully operational) during the Green Line launch celebration, June 14th.
    - Some local area press coverage for Waconia Brewing.
     
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  14. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Weekend Update:

    Shakopee Brewing Company hasn't updated social media in some time, but read more about their progress here.
    Oliphant Brewing (Brewers Association lists St. Paul, but it is Somerset, WI) has beer out in the wilds of Wisconsin...


    New to the radar:
    Anandale - Spilled Grain Brewhouse
    St. Michael - Pondscum Brewing

    More to come...
     
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  15. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (567) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    So this Oliphant thing is open? In Germany? Shit, I mean Wisconsin? Their website is all kinds of effing cornfusing.
     
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  16. Pug

    Pug Disciple (385) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    My head just exploded trying to read that. But, Somerset for sure.
     
  17. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Yep! When I first found their page I thought it was a HomeStuck site with homebrewing as a side project.

    Two more:

    Otsego, MN - Reckless Twins Brewing
    St. Paul, MN - Character Brewing
     
  18. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (246) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Really? Hey bartender...can I have a Pondscum!
     
  19. Jackofallbrews

    Jackofallbrews Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Minnesota

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  20. Beerbelly22

    Beerbelly22 Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2012 Minnesota

    Pondscum- Yikes...
     
  21. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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  22. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (317) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    I get the theme, but does nearly every beer have to have the word "dream" in it?

    And what happens when they brew a wet hop beer?
     
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  23. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,889) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    Then they collaborate with the marketing team at Big Wood to come up with a name that would appeal most to twelve year old boys.
     
  24. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    ^ This is the correct answer!
    Andrew posted an update, too, and there's this:
     
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  25. BeerBoy

    BeerBoy Initiate (139) Aug 6, 2003 Wisconsin

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  26. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

  27. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Aspirant (280) Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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  28. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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  29. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    When it comes to being punny guys, Big Wood is too legit to quit. :sunglasses:
     
  30. ekimmel

    ekimmel Initiate (43) Apr 22, 2014 Minnesota

    So besides Waconia Brewing and Schram who else is opening a brewery in Waconia? I'd be surprised if we didn't already have 3 wineries and the new J. Carver distillery.

    Chaz?
     
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  31. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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  32. KV12482

    KV12482 Initiate (153) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Not a new brewery but I was told that Lucid is looking for a new location and then opening a taproom.
     
  33. Pug

    Pug Disciple (385) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Who the heck is North Lake out of Ham Lake? I assume they contract out to Cold Spring or Schell's.
     
  34. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (63) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    I hear their commercials on the radio......... I believe.
     
  35. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    From the 24-rack format to the typeface, motif, color scheme and even the web design, it screams Cold Spring ca. 1997:

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  36. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (148) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    A quick TTB search shows COLAs for both Minhas and something out of Memphis, TN, which I'm guessing is that brewery City Brewing acquired some years back.
     
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  37. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,583) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Merely the thought of Minhas rendering a Cold Spring-esque "Honey Lager" unto the market makes me weep for humanity.
     
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  38. 4four4

    4four4 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2007 Minnesota

    This stuff is brewed at Minhas.

     
  39. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,828) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Schram Vineyards, Winery & Brewery in Waconia is officially open. Got state approval to sell beer at 1645 today and sold their first pint to me shortly thereafter. Sounds like the struggle with state officials literally went to the eleventh hour. Beer available on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Sunday is wine only. If your partner or buddy is not into beer, well there is wine, very good wine. Also bramble, a fruit infused honey wine. I bet real braggots are not in the too far distant future. Not really a taproom as we in the state have grown accustomed to, but a pavilion with a vineyard and attached grassland and a view of a lake. Plenty of seating and limited privacy around the property but rain would put a severe restriction on that. Really relaxing and quiet from the busyness and noise of the city. Does not sound like growlers are going to be happening because the state does not know how to handle this situation.
     
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  40. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (87) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    Anyone else hit up LTD brewing yet? Stopped in yesterday and had a flight, beer was very underwhelming to put it nicely. Their batch 1, a brown ale was one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. I'll give them a few months before I stop in again for another chance.
     
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