List of breweries in Minnesota

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Breweries in Minnesota produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally, regionally, and nationally. Brewing companies vary widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, from small nanobreweries and microbreweries to massive multinational conglomerate macrobreweries.

In 2012 Minnesota's 52 brewing establishments (including breweries, brewpubs, importers, and company-owned packagers and wholesalers) employed 510 people directly, and more than 17,000 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing.[1] Altogether 57 people in Minnesota had active brewer permits in 2012.[2]

Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply Minnesota's breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by Minnesota's breweries and related industries was more than $480 million.[3] Consumer purchases of Minnesota's brewery products generated more than $177 million extra in tax revenue.[4] In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, Minnesota ranked 18th in the number of craft breweries per capita with 48.[5]

For context, at the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries.[6] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[7]

Breweries[edit]

Breweries in Minnesota may produce their own beer, produce only contract beers, or do both. Breweries which are known to produce contract beer are noted, but this specification does not exclude non-contract brewing, nor does a lack of this specification exclude contract brewing.

Minnesota breweries include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Minnesota". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brewer's Almanac--Active Brewer Permits, 2004 - 2012". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Minnesota". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--2012 Data, Minnesota". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Capita per Brewery". Brewers Association. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Beer Serves America". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2014.