Lakes & Legends Brewing Company to open in Minneapolis late summer 2015

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    New Craft Brewery will Focus on Belgian and Farmhouse-style Ales Using Seasonal Ingredients and Unique Flavor Profiles

    Minneapolis, MN (April 6, 2015) – Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, a new craft brewery focusing on Belgian and Farmhouse-style ales, will begin construction this month on a taproom and production facility located in Minneapolis' Loring Park neighborhood. Lakes & Legends will produce a large lineup of artisan beers using seasonal ingredients and unique flavor profiles. The company’s mission is to introduce customers to styles and flavors of beer that are relatively new to the Minnesota market.

    “Minnesota’s craft beer scene is exploding, and we’re excited to be a part of that. Our focus is on Belgian and Farmhouse beers, beers that we love to brew and drink ourselves, and we're excited to complement the other styles being brewed in the region,” said Ethan Applen, co-founder and CEO of Lakes & Legends. “We believe that our beer will appeal not only to existing beer fans, but also to those who might not have found the styles yet that appeal to them.”

    Located in the Loring Park neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, Lakes & Legends will be known for a lineup of flagship beers complemented by frequent, unique releases throughout the year, drawing on inspiration from local and global flavors and foods. Customers will be able to enjoy Lakes & Legends beers in the large taproom, or purchase growlers and 750mL bottles on-site to go. Lakes & Legends will also be distributed locally and regionally.

    "Living in Minnesota we are surrounded by many diverse elements that will inspire Lakes & Legends’ beer,” said Derrick Taylor, co-founder and head of sales and marketing for the brewery. “We have four distinct seasons, a beautiful mix of landscapes, and a great connection to our food through agriculture. In my mind, Minnesota is the perfect place to make beer. I couldn't be more excited to have a business in Minnesota and join the great beer community we have here."

    Lakes & Legends was started by co-founders Ethan Applen and Derrick Taylor. A USC Marshall grad and self-described food geek, Applen's background is in startups and entertainment, holding positions at Disney and most recently Warner Bros., where he focused on the generation of new lines of business and innovation. Taylor, a Minnesota native and proud Twin Cities resident, has a background in marketing and event production, most recently coming from Red Bull where he managed marketing and events across the Midwest and on an international scale (including the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul). Lakes & Legends' head brewer is Andrew Dimery, who was recently head brewer at Bluegrass Brewing Company in Louisville, KY and previously worked at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis, IN.

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