Twin Cities Area Brewpubs and Taprooms plus Minnesota Breweries-in-Planning 2017

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islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 11:56 Sun 3/26/2017

Here’s more information about the upcoming Boomtown Brewery in Hibbing (outside of the Twin Cities area). It explains the Eveleth/Hibbing confusion: The owners already are operating a restaurant called Boomtown in Eveleth, and the brewpub they’re planning for Hibbing will have the same name. I suspect that the Eveleth restaurant (as well as Whistling Bird in Gilbert under the same ownership) also will serve Boomtown beers. http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/boomtown-concept-coming-to-downtown-hibbing/article_66237d6a-103b-11e7-88ba-b75bf92657d3.html

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 14:41 Wed 3/29/2017

An update on Hoops Brewing in Duluth, with a planned opening "in late May or early June:" The taproom will be the second largest in the state (after Surly) but will not have a kitchen. The plan is to have 15 to 30 beers on tap at a time, and there’s capacity to brew 60 to 80 different styles of beer per year. Unfortunately for those of us outside of Duluth, distribution will be minor and local, at least initially. It sounds like it’s going to be a great addition to the already strong Duluth beer scene.

https://www.perfectduluthday.com/2017/03/29/new-canal-park-beer-hall-among-largest-minnesota/

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 21:58 Fri 3/31/2017

Stone Saloon, the historically-minded St. Paul BIP, has changed its name to Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery. Hat tip to Chaz. Seems like the sort of place that might brew a kellerbier... http://waldmannbrewery.com/

56 Brewing, the existing Nordeast Minneapolis brewery, has sold its last growler at its current, taproom-free location. It will be moving to a larger location a few blocks from its current site, and the new location will have a taproom. Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative will be moving into the current site of 56 (which also was the original site of NorthGate). Broken Clock does plan to open a small taproom for the first time on that site. Once 56 opens its new taproom, the Twin Cities area will be home to just two breweries (by my count) that don’t sell beers by the glass for consumption onsite or at an associated site: Vine Park in St. Paul, with its unique brew-it-yourself business model, and Cosmos in Hugo, which I guess is saving space for that rock star hotel. With the coming additions of 56, Broken Clock, and HeadFlyer, Nordeast Minneapolis should have a dozen taprooms open by the end of the year plus the Fulton production site and four distilleries with cocktail rooms. Somebody must be planning a "Nordeast MPLS Twelve Taprooms of Christmas 2017 Bar Crawl."

Chaz also reports that Half Pint in Waseca "will soon begin construction with a plan to be open in the fall." Waseca is about 1.25 hours south southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Here’s Dara’s coverage of the plan from 2014: http://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/mn-s-first-farm-taproom-half-pint-brewery/

Outside of the Twin Cities area, Reads Landing, the brewpub in, well, Reads Landing, has new ownership: http://growlermag.com/reads-landing-brewing-changes-hands-not-the-beer/

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 20:17 Sun 4/2/2017

A brewpub in Eagan, Union 32 Crafthouse, is in the works. From the "Managing Partner’s" LinkedIn page: "Union 32 Crafthouse - will be a unique brewpub opening in Eagan, MN this June. We will be brewing our own beer and making great food, as well as celebrating and selling other Minnesota crafted beers, ciders, wines, and spirits. Hence our name: Minnesota was the 32nd State to join the Union." I’m highly skeptical of the June opening timeframe. Hat tip to Chaz. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-redpath-85420bb7

Shakopee Brew Hall in Shakopee is aiming for a summer opening. Hat tip to HeadRetention at the other site.

Sources say that Unmapped in Minnetonka is aiming for a May or June opening.

Hayes’ Public House, the existing brewery in Buffalo, is expanding again: http://growlermag.com/mill-hayes-public-house-embarks-on-third-expansion-in-three-years/

The Twitter page for Hot Break Brewing, the BIP in New Brighton, has been removed, as has the Facebook page for Anoka Brewing in Anoka. Perhaps the explanations are name changes or retreats from social media, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the plans have been scrapped. Hopefully more information will be coming on those plans.

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 13:34 Sun 4/9/2017

Three Twenty Brewing Co. in Pine City supposedly is opening this summer. Pine City is north northeast of the Twin Cities, along I-35 on the way to Duluth. It may technically be a few minutes outside of my arbitrary one-hour radius for the Twin Cities area (if you obey speed limits), but I’m going to count it. Hat tip to nograz at the other site. http://www.threetwentybrewing.com/

A brewery in Minneapolis is for sale. Check out the BizQuest post for clues if you want to play detective. Hat tip to MNHazmat at the other site. https://www.bizquest.com/business-for-sale/craft-beer-brewery-turn-key/1297499/?q=a3dpZD0xMDYmbD1TMjUmbz0x

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 16:59 Sun 4/9/2017

Originally posted by islay
A brewery in Minneapolis is for sale. Check out the BizQuest post for clues if you want to play detective. Hat tip to MNHazmat at the other site. https://www.bizquest.com/business-for-sale/craft-beer-brewery-turn-key/1297499/?q=a3dpZD0xMDYmbD1TMjUmbz0x


I should replace "Minneapolis" with "Twin Cities area." Note that the actual post doesn’t say "Minneapolis" but rather "Mpls/St Paul."

 
sthlm
beers 790 º places 147 º 19:15 Sun 4/9/2017

Originally posted by islay
An update on Hoops Brewing in Duluth, with a planned opening "in late May or early June:" The taproom will be the second largest in the state (after Surly) but will not have a kitchen. The plan is to have 15 to 30 beers on tap at a time, and there’s capacity to brew 60 to 80 different styles of beer per year. Unfortunately for those of us outside of Duluth, distribution will be minor and local, at least initially. It sounds like it’s going to be a great addition to the already strong Duluth beer scene.

https://www.perfectduluthday.com/2017/03/29/new-canal-park-beer-hall-among-largest-minnesota/

I’m really excited about this one. Thanks for the updates, islay!

 
BVery
beers 11361 º places 697 º 00:18 Mon 4/10/2017

Originally posted by islay
Originally posted by islay
A brewery in Minneapolis is for sale. Check out the BizQuest post for clues if you want to play detective. Hat tip to MNHazmat at the other site. https://www.bizquest.com/business-for-sale/craft-beer-brewery-turn-key/1297499/?q=a3dpZD0xMDYmbD1TMjUmbz0x


I should replace "Minneapolis" with "Twin Cities area." Note that the actual post doesn’t say "Minneapolis" but rather "Mpls/St Paul."


Location also is listed as Mpls/Hennepin County. St Paul is only referenced as a market area. Maybe Harriet hasn’t disposed off their stuff yet and is giving this a shot? Boom Island was suggested on the other site - might be a good guess. Maybe it’s Lucid’s old facility that they’ll sell with the Lucid name - but the claim of a pub at that site would be dubious.

 
islay
beers 3004 º places 18 º 01:07 Mon 4/10/2017

The "Location" label of "Minneapolis, Minnesota (Hennepin Co.)" is present only on the mobile version of the BizQuest site. On the full version of the site, "Minneapolis, Minnesota (Hennepin Co.)" is merely listed under "Related Searches." Other businesses with the same mobile site location listing definitively are in the suburbs (and not necessarily within Hennepin County). It appears that some business owners on BizQuest or BizQuest itself is using "Minneapolis" generically. I’m not saying that the brewery in question is not in Minneapolis proper, but I wouldn’t rule out other metro area locations. There are only a few possibilities based on the establishment year claimed, and not all of them are in the city of Minneapolis. I have no inside info here, and I’m not certain which brewery it is. I will say that it seems that the picture on the BizQuest site is a stock photo (from Sloop Brewing in New York, hat tip to SudsSavant at the other site) and thus a red herring if you’re trying to figure it out.

Added: A certain candidate brewery just so happens to list on its website a square footage figure identical to that in the BizQuest post. Seems like a Pretty Darn Big Coincidence. ;-)

 
BVery
beers 11361 º places 697 º 07:40 Mon 4/10/2017

its a coincidence