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new minnesota breweries in 2011


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Skyview 5177:
Minnesotians, Below is the latest and greatest list of new Minnesota breweries that have been scheduled to launch in 2011 and are on Ratebeer adminís watch list. There are almost two dozen of them:

612Brew, Minneapolis, MN (Beer Marketing Co)
- Still in development stages (Cold Spring to contract brew) Latest will be Summer 2011 for availability guesstimate.

Big Wood Brewery, Vadnaise Heights, MN (nano brewery)
- First six beers available at festivals and on premise (In RB database)

Boettcher Brewing Co., Winona, MN (microbrewery)
- Has been in development stages since 2007 to revive the Peter Bub Brewery.

Boom Island Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages since October 2010. Member of Brewers Assoc.

Brainerd Lakes Beer Co., Brainerd, MN (Beer Marketing Co)
- Contract brewing with Superior Brewing Co. (In RB database)

Brewpocalypse, St Louis Park, MN (brewpub)
- Still in development stages since May 2010. Member of Brewers Assoc.

Canal Park Brewing Co., Duluth, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in building stages. Raising money problems. If financing successful, opening could occur as early as August 2011.

Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors, MN (microbrewery)
- Currently a soft drink company. Just received brewing license in February 2011. First beers available in April/May 2011

Clyde Restaurant & Brewing, Duluth, MN (brewpub)
- Restaurant/bakery open, brewpub in development stages opening late 2011.

Dubh Linn Irish Pub, Duluth, MN (brewpub)
- Restaurant open, brewpub in development stages. Beer still contract brewed by Lake Superior.

Duo Brewery Co., St Paul, MN (microbrewery)
- No longer in development. One of original developers moved to California

Harriet Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN (microbrewery)
- Now open on Wed, Fri & Sat (In RB database)

Kinney Creek Brewery, Rochester, MN (microbrewery)
- Still a home brewer

Last City Brewing Co., St Paul, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages. Possibly opening in 2012.

Lucid Brewing Co., Shorewood, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages since 2008. Currently a home brewer.

Mankato Brewing Co., Mankato, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages since 2009. Opening possibly late Fall 2011.

Minnesota Valley Brewing Co., Chaska, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages since 2010. Brewers Assoc. membership.
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Skyview 5177:
Reads Landing Brewing Co., Reads Landing, MN - (Brewpub)
- Restaurant to open in 2011, brewpub in 2012

Steel Toe Brewing Co, St Louis Park, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in building stages. Logo established, tanks installed in February 2011. First beers by Summer 2011

Steiner Brewing Co., St Paul, MN (microbrewery)
- Still in development stages since June 2009. {Problems with Financing)

Stillwater Brewing Co., Stillwater, MN (Microbrewery)
- Microbrewery open Mon - Sat 9 am to 8 pm (In RB database)
2/22/2011 10:51:32 AM

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sthlm 1230:136
Very cool. Hopefully some of these turn out to be quality brewpubs/breweries.
2/23/2011 11:59:58 AM

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incutrav 577:3
I posted a thread on BA that listed al lthe breweries in the area that had actually ordered or already have equipment. Even still, there will be almost ten new breweries open this year. Lucid will have equipment this spring. Also, not in MN, but Bradys Brewhouse in New Richmond is finally brewing some beer. If you havent tried Luccette out of Menonomonie, they make some good stuff and growlers at the Nova will be available soon.

Good list, about impossible to keep track of the all. The brewing boom of í11 is in ful swing it appears. Weíll see how many are still around in five years.
2/23/2011 1:47:37 PM

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incutrav 577:3
Castle Danger is operating and distributing kegs. Growlers by end of April. Olvalde out of Rollingstone is distributing as well (not on the above list)

Anyone know the deal with "Big Wood Brewery"? They post every so often on Facebook, but no actual beer is available to buy anywhere. Are they just a bunch of flooring/wood guys that decided it would be fun to spend the thousands of dollars in permits and equipment and not actually sell beer?
3/31/2011 10:41:13 AM

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sthlm 1230:136
I heard on the news that Canal Park Brewing is still pretty questionable, and that although they had originally put up their sign, the site is now being shopped around to other buyers.
3/31/2011 10:57:37 AM

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tyler_mn 1475:67
These guys seemingly came out of nowhere. .

I went from hearing absolutely nothing about them, to seeing the Aurochís Horn on shelves.

Looks like they just have one beer right now too.
4/7/2011 4:58:15 PM

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Originally posted by tytoanderso
These guys seemingly came out of nowhere. .

I went from hearing absolutely nothing about them, to seeing the Aurochís Horn on shelves.

Looks like they just have one beer right now too.

So how is it?
4/7/2011 5:01:32 PM

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tyler_mn 1475:67
Originally posted by OSLO
Originally posted by tytoanderso
These guys seemingly came out of nowhere. .

I went from hearing absolutely nothing about them, to seeing the Aurochís Horn on shelves.

Looks like they just have one beer right now too.

So how is it?


Havenít had it yet. We get our cases tomorrow.
4/7/2011 5:02:07 PM

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incutrav 577:3
Auroch is good if your a Braggot fan. WAY to sweet for my tastes.

Also not on the above list,Pour Decisions in Roseville has some equipment and will be putting out some product this summer.
4/8/2011 8:40:11 AM

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BDR 2534:61
Originally posted by incutrav
Auroch is good if your a Braggot fan. WAY to sweet for my tastes.

Also not on the above list,Pour Decisions in Roseville has some equipment and will be putting out some product this summer.


Interesting. I had the Auroch week week and found it good but rather on the dry side compared to the better Braggots Iíve had. But then again, those were honey bombs... Canít wait to see more from them regardless.

Pour Decisions will be walking distance from my place. Awesome.
4/8/2011 8:49:34 AM

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