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Minnesota Breweries

This info was copied from the MNBeer in order to gather info for the 2010 National Homebrewers Conference in one place for the brewers. If you want to use any of this information, please see MNBeer.

Minnesota Breweries

Logo Address Notes
Summit Brewing Co. Summit Brewing Co.
910 Montreal CIR
St. Paul, MN

Summit got its start in St. Paul in 1986 and has become one of Minnesota’s best known craft beers. Summit Brewing Company recently celebrated their 20th birthday.

Surly Surly Brewing Co.
811 Dusharme DR
Brooklyn Center, MN

Surly Brewing Company is one of Minnesota’s newest breweries and has seen many national and local accolades. Surly beer is available in cans, growlers and on draft.

Cold Spring Brewery Cold Spring Brewery
219 Red River AVE N
Cold Spring, MN

Gottlieb Gluek launched the Mississippi Brewing Company in Minneapolis in 1857. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Gluek Brewing Company. Unlike many others, the company survived Prohibition. In the 60s, Gluek was bought by G. Heileman and the Minneapolis brewery (22nd and Marshall) was torn down. Then in the late 90s, the Cold Spring Brewery became Gluek and Gluek re-erged in Minnesota. In 2008, the company was renamed Cold Spring Brewery. The brewery currently has a capacity of 250,000-300,000 barrels per year. Cold Spring beer can be found on draft and in bottles.

Flat Earth Brewing Co. Flat Earth Brewing Co.
2035 Benson AVE
St. Paul, MN

Flat Earth Brewing Co. is the newest brewery in St. Paul. They poured their first beer for the public in the beginning of 2007 and we expect many more good things to come from them. Flat Earth beer can be found on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.

Lake Superior Brewing Co. Lake Superior Brewing Co.
2711 W Superior ST
Duluth, MN

Lake Superior Brewing Company was the first brewery to open in Duluth since the old Fitger’s Brewery closed in the 70s. They’ve been around since 1994 and you’ll find their beers in bottles and on tap around Duluth, the Twin Cities and beyond. Lake Superior beer can be found in bottles and on draft.

Lift Bridge Brewery Lift Bridge Brewery
Stillwater, MN

Lift Bridge Brewery is Minnesota’s newest brewery. With the help of Flat Earth Brewing Company, these five guys have been putting out some great new beers.

Pig’s Eye Brewing Co. Pig’s Eye Brewing Co.
St. Paul, MN

Pig’s Eye was originally part of St. Paul’s Minnesota Brewing Company. The brand and recipes were recently resurrected by the former brewmaster and VP of sales and is contract brewed by City Brewing in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Pig’s Eye beer is available in cans and on draft.

August Schell Brewing Co. August Schell Brewing Co.
1860 Schell RD
New Ulm, MN

Schell’s is the second oldest family-run brewery in the US and the oldest in Minnesota. They survived the Sioux Uprising, Prohibition and Bud, Miller and Coors virtually taking over beer production in the US. In recent years, Schell’s has also taken over production of Minneapolis’ Grain Belt beer. Schell’s beer is available on draft, in cans and in bottles.

St. Croix Brewing Co. St. Croix Brewing Co.
PO Box 16545
St. Paul, MN

St. Croix Brewing Company’s claim to fame is their Maple Ale which was introduced in 1985 as the first commercial American beer fermented with pure maple syrup. You can find their beer in bottles and on draft in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Brau Brothers Brewing Co. Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

Brau Brothers Brewing Co. was formed in the spring of 2006 in the tiny town of Lucan, in southwest Minnesota. Though relatively new, the Braus are no strangers to the beer business. Before starting Brau Brothers Brewing Co., they ran The BrauHaus, a brewpub in Lucan. Brau beer can be found in bottles and on draft.

Finnegans Finnegans

They may only produce one beer, but 100% of their profits go to help the working poor and at-risk youth. This is the Twin Cities answer to “socially conscious” beer. The beer is contract brewed by St. Paul’s Summit Brewing Company. Finnegans can be found in bottles and on draft.

Finnegans Vine Park Brewing Co.
1254 W 7th ST
St. Paul, MN 55102

A “hands-on” brew-it-yourself-on-the-premises experience brewery. They are home brewing for many people, kind of a gateway to in home homebrewing. With an annual output of “ninety-nine barrels of beer”, Vine Park is the smallest microbrewery in the country not connected to a brewpub.