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Wabasha Brewing Co.

429 Wabasha St. S. St Paul MN 55107

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It was early May 2013; we had been brewing on a one barrel system in Brett’s (Wabasha Brewing Head Brewmaster – Brett Erickson) garage for a couple years and thought nothing of it, but when every friend and family member (not to mention every acquaintance and stranger they brought with them) kept telling us we brewed great / ”the best” beer, we eventually stopped assuming they were just being nice. Against all mild and lingering hesitation, the three of us jumped off the mental and financial ledge in the short weeks after the meeting of minds in May 2013, and soon filed the ridiculous amount of paperwork necessary to sell beer, and started construction on the brewing operation and adjoining taproom. We began thinking a seven-barrel system would do, however, a lot of research coupled with a broadened perspective made us realize the cost to go with a 15-barrel production system was more effective, and it allowed us to adequately produce for the taproom and share our beer quicker through other local businesses. We finished construction, installed the brewery equipment, and filed what we thought was the final paperwork as of September 2014. Then we waited (Oct), and waited (Nov), filed more paperwork, then waited again (Dec). Finally, we got through the paperwork and city approval gauntlet, and by end of January 2015 we begin final touches on the taproom. And on February 26, 2015, Wabasha officially opened for business!