I wish I could summarize in a quick catchy tagline what this brewery is all about, but it’s far too complex to throw a catchphrase at it. Yes, we are about great beer, yes we are about community, but it goes so much deeper than that. We figured the best way to dig in and tell you all about it is to write our story.
While the idea of opening a new brewery has been in the works for nearly three years, the concept of what type of brewery we wanted to create was inspired, believe it or not, from the first day we met. In October 2006, I went to Gasthof’s Oktoberfest in Northeast Minneapolis with some friends. It was there I laid eyes on Aaron, donning authentic leather lederhosen (which I came to find out he had just purchased while in Munich for the actual Oktoberfest a few weeks prior). He was a sight to be seen and I knew from the moment I saw him he must have some character. Our eyes locked and our first clink of the stein together was a Hefeweizen. It was that night that we met that he told me of his dream to open a winery. You’ve probably heard about the story of us starting a vineyard, winery and then a brewery in Waconia, MN. If not, you can learn more about what we’ve been up to since we met in 2006 HERE.