Brau Brothers Brewing Company opened its new taproom doors to the public a few weeks back. The new 37,000 square foot brewery is located in the former Runnings building near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 23.
A new larger production area means Brau Brothers Brewing Company will have the ability to brew more beer. “With this brewery comes additional barrel aging capacity which will allow us to dabble a bit more in unique, small batch beers. The additional overall capacity will definitely assist us in getting seasonals out there on a more regular basis. That’s one area we look forward to improving on. And this brewery also has its own laboratory, another important factor in an industry that relies on microbiology. Being able to run lab tests will help improve the shelf life and quality of the beer.” Said Dustin Brau.
For the past thirteen years Brau Brothers based their brewing operations in Lucan, Minnesota (Population 220) for the past thirteen years. They have outpaced the little city’s resources in past years and chose a former farm/sport retail space in Marshall because it is a larger facility with room for long term growth. The new facility allows them to have a more visitor-friendly space along with Marshall’s very first tap room.
The new digs are open daily (yes, even Sunday) from 11:am-11:00pm. The taproom features a vintage 1956 firetruck/barback, a couple of cask engines, and a full kitchen.