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Minnesota Brewing
882 Seventh Street West
Saint Paul MN 55102


Opened: 1991

Closed: 2002

Annual Production: 2,000,000 bbl

Contributor: Paul Madsen

Minnesota was most famous for their "Grain Belt" brand (now owned by August Schell), but they brewed beer under contract for a great many beer marketing companies:

...and probably quite a few more.

Minnesota Brewing closed due to bankruptcy in July 2002.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: October 1, 1996 (#1846)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Capital Liquor, Grand Island NE
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden-amber, good head. Pretty clean aroma. OK body, slightly malty but mostly character-free.

    • Date: September 28, 1996 (#1818)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Brown-amber. Malty brown aroma. Bah. Nasty. And not a hint of "Roasted Black Barley".