Minnesota’s oldest brewery brand, Yoerg Beer, was revived this summer by Tom Keim and Carole Minogue when they began contracting with Octopi Brewing in Wisconsin. But soon Yoerg will be able to call the city where the original brewery was first founded in 1848 home again.
According to Facebook post, the new Yoerg Brewing will be building a nanobrewery in a historic bar in St. Paul’s Westside neighborhood. According to the company, the building at 3 Isabel Street West was built in 1910 as a Schmidt Brewery “tied house” (a bar often owned by a brewery, which was required to serve it’s beer). The building still has a 45-foot long art deco bar inside, as well as some beautiful murals, which building owner Olson hopes to restore. It is also located across the street from Wabasha Brewing Company.
Yoerg plans to brew eight Bavarian-styled beers at the facility, and will have a light food menu. “We will be sharing more on this project as we get deeper into the renovation, and we expect to open between March and June of 2017,” Yoerg wrote in the post.