Dangerous Man Brewing Co. owner Rob Miller fills a growler in his new Minneapolis brewery. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)
Surly Bill that legalized taprooms is fueling continued growth in Minnesota’s beer industry.
Minnesota is undergoing a “beer boom” and catching up with the rest of the country. In just the last two years, the number of breweries in the state has nearly doubled to 53, driving a proliferation of local beers.
The “Surly Bill” that passed the Legislature in 2011 is a major factor. Surly Brewing Co., which lobbied for the change, is one of the larger breweries in the state, but the law also opened the door for many smaller beer makers. It offered them a better shot a profitability, allowing brewing establishments to sell their beer by the pint right on site.
via MPR News.
Dangerous Man is the newest addition to a NE Minneapolis “Brew District”
MPR News: There’s something serious brewing in northeast Minneapolis. The bar story of 2012 was the explosion of taprooms in the Twin Cities. As the New Year begins the pace isn’t slowing.