Former Marine Sergio Manancero founded his brewing company in 2016. A testament to Manancero’s own roots—he’s the son of Uruguayan immigrants—La Doña is the Twin Cities’ first Latin-owned brewery, and it’s meant to be a new kind of destination. After operating out of a van and borrowed brewing space for two years, he landed his first location in 2018—La Doña Cervecería in Minneapolis’ Harrison neighborhood. It features a taproom, art gallery, outdoor patio, and soccer field. In 2019, Manancero will look to expand La Doña’s offerings, adding a soccer league, salsa nights, and concerts.