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Breweries - Top 25

Ranked by barrels produced | List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Source: Company representatives and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Abbreviation: IPA--India pale ale
Note: The list does not include breweries whose products are brewed in another state, or those that had not produced beer as of the end of 2011. McCann's Food and Brew, which appeared on last year's list, ceased operations in July 2012.
Brewery
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Headquarters
Barrels produced in MN in 2011
Type of brewery1
Employees in MN/
worldwide
Top local executive
Styles produced
Products produced
Most popular products
1
August Schell Brewing Company
1860 Schell Road
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-354-5528 • schellsbrewery.com
1860
New Ulm
125,000
Regional brewery
55
56
Ted
Marti
Lagers and Ales
18
Grain Belt Premium, Schell's Dark, Schell's Firebrick, Schell's Octoberfest, Grain Belt Nordeast
2
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-265-7800 • summitbrewing.com
1986
St. Paul
104,535
Regional brewery
58
58
Mark
Stutrud
Ale, lager
13
Extra Pale Ale, Saga IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Summit Seasonals, Unchained Series
3
Cold Spring Brewing Company
219 N Red River Ave.
Cold Spring, MN 56320
320-685-8686 • coldspringbrewingco.com
1874
Cold Spring
101,500
Regional brewery
24
24
Doug
DeGeest
Light lager, lager, wheat, ale, bock, hard lemonade, stout
10
Northern, John Henry, Olde Johnnie, Cold Spring
4
Surly Brewing Company
4811 Dusharme Dr.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
763-535-3330 • surlybrewing.com
2006
Brooklyn Center
17,585
Regional brewery
18
18
Omar
Ansari
IPA, American brown ale, saison, lager, imperial Russian stout, English bitter, mild ale, Oktoberfest
14
Furious, Bender, Cynic, Coffee Bender, Abrasive
5
Finnegans, Inc.2
609 S 10th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-568-8537 • finnegans.org
2000
Minneapolis
5,354
Contract brewing company
5
5
Jacquie
Berglund
Ale
2
Finnegans Irish Amber, Finnegans Blonde Ale
6
Blue Diamond Brewing Company
25 Dale St. N, Ste. 112
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-221-0899 • bluediamondbrewingco.com
1992
St. Paul
5,080
Contract brewing company
3
3
Frank
Yarusso
Ale, lager
5
Brewer's Cave Golden Caramel, Roasted Black Barley Ale, Blue Diamond Lager & Light
7
Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd.
701 Xenia Ave. S, Ste. 120
Golden Valley, MN 55416
952-215-0660 • gcfb.net
1997
Golden Valley
3,700
Brewpub
568
3,274
Steven
Wagenheim
Lager, American wheat ale, bock, IPA, stout, Oktoberfest, double IPA, Belgian strong ale, Belgian wit
5 core brands plus seasonal
Northern Light Lager, Brother Benedict's Bock, Duke of Wellington IPA
8
Brau Brothers Brewing Company
910 E Main St.
Marshall, MN 56258
507-747-2337 • braubeer.com
2006
Marshall
3,000
Microbrewery
10
10
Dustin
Brau
Ale, lager
10
Moo Joos, Bancreagie, Sheephead Ale, RingNeck Braun Ale, Old 56 Light Beer
9
Fitger's Brewhouse
600 E Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-279-2739 • brewhouse.net
1995
Duluth
2,500
Brewpub
60
60
Tim
Nelson
IPA, stout, porter, wheat, pilsner, bock
120
El Nino IPA, Starfire Pale Ale, Lighthouse Golden, Big Boat Oatmeal Stout, Apricot Wheat Ale
10
Lift Bridge Beer Company
1900 Tower Dr.
Stillwater, MN 55082
888-430-2337 • liftbridgebrewing.com
2008
Stillwater
2,106
Microbrewery
6
6
Dan
Schwarz
Fresh hopped ale, American pale ale, saison ale, Belgian ale, seasonal
15
Farm Girl Saison, Crosscut Pale Ale, Chestnut Hill, Hop Dish IPA, Commander, Biscotti, Irish Coffee Stout
11
Lake Superior Brewing Company, LLC
2711 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55806
218-723-4000 • lakesuperiorbrewing.com
1994
Duluth
1,800
Microbrewery
4
4
Don
Hoag
Pale ale, kolsch, stout, red, barley wine, Oktoberfest, bock, brown ale, hefeweizen, IPA, Black IPA, Amber ale
12
Special Ale, Kayak Kolsch, Mesabi Red, Oatmeal Stout, North Shore Wheat
12
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-339-8696 • townhallbrewery.com
1997
Minneapolis
1,500
Brewpub
60
60
Pete
Rifakes
Dortmunder lager, oatmeal stout, American-style IPA, scotch ale, British bitter, fruit-infused styles, seasonals annually
45
Masala Mama IPA, Hope and King Scotch Ale
13
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
800 LaSalle Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-2739 • rockbottom.com
1976
Louisville, Colorado
1,400
Brewpub
95
4,000
Lou
Hernandez
IPA, stout, lager, red, ale, hefeweizen
1
Rock Bottom Wheat Rock Bottom Stout, Rock Bottom IPA, Rock Bottom Red Ale, Rock Bottom Kölsch
14
Flat Earth Brewing Company
2035 Benson Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-698-1945 • flatearthbrewing.com
2006
St. Paul
1,200
Microbrewery
7
7
John
Franco
Warner
Claseman
Ale, lager, stout, porter
14
Angry Planet Pale Ale, Northwest Passage IPA, Cygnus X-1 Porter, Element 115 Lager, Belgian Pale Ale
15
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
2922 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis , MN 55408
612-821-0101 • theherkimer.com
1999
Minneapolis
1,000
Brewpub
30
30
Blake
Richardson
German
19
Alt Bier, Czech Pilsner, Starlight Weiss, Red Flyer Marzen, High Point Dunkel
16
Bank Brewing Company
216 S Main St.
Hendricks, MN 56136-0253
No phone number • bankbeer.com
2009
Hendricks
900
Contract brewing company
1
1
Jason
Markkula
Lager, ale
4
Walleye Chop Lager, Rooster Lager, Longbeard Winter Wheat Lager, 1876 Rye Ale
17
Great Waters Brewing Company
426 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-2739 • greatwatersbc.com
1997
St. Paul
591
Brewpub
51
51
Sean
O'Byrne
Stout, IPA, cask-conditioned, brown, porter
20-25 per year (varies)
Saint Peter Pale Ale; Golden Prairie Blond Ale; cask conditioned ales, including The Black Watch Oat Stout and Great Waters House Ale
18
Fulton Brewing Company
414 6th Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-3208 • fultonbeer.com
2009
Minneapolis
400
Microbrewery
14
14
Ryan
Petz
IPA, American blonde ale, imperial Russian stout, imperial red ale, American pale ale
1
Sweet Child of Vine, Lonely Blonde, Worthy Adversary, The Libertine, The Ringer
19
Barley John's Brew Pub
781 Old Hwy. 8 SW
New Brighton, MN 55112
651-636-4670 • barleyjohns.com
2000
New Brighton
350
Brewpub
15
15
John
Moore
English-style bitter, IPA, wild rice brown ale, porter, maibock, Oktoberfest, various bourbon-barrel beers, various other seasonals
10
Wild Brunette, Stockyard IPA, Little Barley Bitter, Old Eight Porter
20
Leech Lake Brewing Company
195 Walker Industries Blvd.
Walker, MN 56484-1364
218-547-4746 • leechlakebrewing.com
2010
Walker
300
Microbrewery
3
3
Gregory
Smith
Keg- and bottle-conditioned British-style ales, including red, Scottish, pale, extra special bitter, porter, IPA, imperial IPA, and seasonals
7
Loon's Eye Red, Loch Leech Monster Scottish Ale, Minobii ESB, 47° North IPA, 3 Sheets Imperial IPA
21
Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant
47 E Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731
218-365-4301 • boathousebrewpub.com
2008
Ely
205
Brewpub
30
30
Mark
Bruzek
Ale, lager
6
Entry Point Golden Ale, Ryetallica Rye Pale Ale, Eleven Sixty Porter, Bierded Fellers Double IPA
22
Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing
308 E Superior
Duluth, MN 55811
218-740-4747 • carmodyirishpub.com
2005
Duluth
190
Brewpub
18
18
Eddie
Gleeson
Irish red ale, stout, IPA, golden ale
6
Agnes Irish Red, Tipplers Golden Ale, Dewey Scanlon IPA, Black 47 Irish Stout, seasonals such as Miraculous IPA, Eamon's Irish, Rick's Bitter, Robbie Burn's Scotch Ale, and Corey Milk Stout
23
Steel Toe Brewing
4848 W 35th St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-955-9965 • steeltoebrewing.com
2011
St. Louis Park
164
Microbrewery
1
1
Jason
Schoneman
Golden ale, IPA, double red, stout
8
Provider, Size 7, Rainmaker, Dissent, Lunker
24
Castle Danger Brewery
3067 E Castle Danger Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-5800 • castledangerbrewery.com
2010
Two Harbors
150
Microbrewery
3
3
Clint
MacFarlane
American strong, IPA, amber, stout, hefeweizen, pilsner, cream ale, Oktoberfest, barrel-aged stout, harvest ale (wet hopped), coffee-cake stout, scottish ale, sahti
13
Danger Ale, London Crossing IPA, Castle Cream Ale, George Hunter Stout, Nordic
24
Dubrue
211 E 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55812
218-349-6605 • dubrue.com
2011
Duluth
150
Microbrewery
3
3
Robert
Blair
Ale
2
Dubrue Pub Ale, Dubrue India Black Ale
24
Vine Park Brewing Company
1254 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-1355 • vinepark.com
1995
St. Paul
150
Microbrewery
12
12
Andy
Grage
Pale ale, brown ale, porter, stout, specialty ale, lager, pilsner, bock, wheat, hard cider, wine
55
Stumpjumper Amber Ale, Rattlesnake Doppelbock, 100% Evil IPA, Big Tex IPA, Black Magic Imperial Stout

1 Categories defined by the Brewers Association: regional brewery, one that produces between 15,000 and 6 million barrels annually; microbrewery, brewery that produces less than 15,000 barrels annually; brewpub, restaurant-brewery that sells 25 percent or more of its beer on-site; contract brewing company, business that hires another brewery to produce its beer.
2 A contract brewer that gives all profits to local charities