- Arbeiter Brewing
- Lawless Distilling
- Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
- Venn Brewing
Look for article on
Du Nord Craft Spirits
in an upcoming edition
of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger.
In 1919, as a great flu pandemic was winding down, Minnesota’s representative in congress Andrew Volstead, helped pass a Constitutional Amendment, HR 6810, also known as prohibition. After Jan. 17, 2020 the sale of alcohol was prohibited in the United States. The Amendment wasn’t repealed by the 21st Amendment until December of 1933.
In Minnesota, the laws remained strict (3.2 beer became the norm) and it wasn’t until 2011 that breweries were legally allowed to sell pints of beer onsite. Since than, a number of small micro-breweries have opened taprooms and welcomed grateful beer drinkers. (Micro-distilleries couldn’t open cocktail rooms until 2014.)
Then, in 2020, another kind of prohibition caused by another worldwide flu epidemic, required that bars, restaurants and taprooms be closed around Minnesota. And in Minneapolis, civil unrest during the summer riots along Lake St. destroyed and damaged many beer halls. But now, a few are starting to open, with precautions such as requiring masks and social distancing.
3550 E 46th St, Minneapolis email@example.com Taproom open Venn Brewing has already opened the doors of their taproom. Connie Sisco, one of Venn’s owners and the brewery’s director …
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House3016 East Lake Street612-584-4398Tasting room just openedUrban Forage Winery and Cider House creates wines and hard ciders made from local ingredients. The idea for …
2619 28th Ave. S.612-276-1000 When Nathan Karnitz was attending graduate school at Carlson School of Management, he submitted a business plan to start a distillery in Minneapolis. Once graduated, …
3036 Minnehaha Ave.612-438-2437Taproom opening soon When three friends working at Northern Brewery, a home brewer supply company, first started talking about opening their own brewery and taproom, …