Meetinghall Brewery moves forward in Dundas, Minn.

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A rendering of Meetinghall Brewery, which hopes to open this year in Dundas, MN // Photo via

Meetinghall Brewery took one step closer to opening Monday night when the Dundas City Council approved the project, which will see a 10-barrel brewhouse and taproom open on a property that dates back to the 1870s.

The building that will become Meetinghall’s taproom at 15 Hester Street in Dundas, MN, was built in 1875 and “has been everything from a Sunday school to a jail,” brewer and co-owner Andrew Burns told MN Beer Activists in March.

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A rendering of Meetinghall’s taproom // Photo via

Several members of the public expressed concern about noise levels, parking, and other issues at the meeting, while others spoke in favor of the project, according to an article in the Faribault Daily News. At the end of the discussion, the council approved the project by a vote of 4-1.

When Meetinghall opens later this year, they plan to have four year-round flagships: a kölsch, Belgian blonde, IPA, and oatmeal stout, in addition to rotating seasonals and one-offs. They also plan to distribute their flagships and seasonals to area bars and restaurants and produce a line of unique one-offs that will be distributed to liquor stores throughout the state.

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