Lake Monster Brewing has announced a partnership with real estate developer First & First to open a new microbrewery and taproom at the Vandalia Tower complex located at 550 Vandalia Street in Saint Paul. Construction will begin soon and Lake Monster plans to begin production at the new brewery early next year and to open the taproom next summer.
Lake Monster Brewing has been producing beer at Sand Creek Brewing in Black River Falls, Wisconsin under the supervision of Lake Monster Brewmaster Matt Lange. Their two flagship beers – Empty Rowboat IPA and Calhoun Claw Pilsner are available across the Twin Cities.
“We’ve been very happy with the quality of beers and the growth of our brand under our current brewing arrangement, but the plan has always been to build our own brewery in the Twin Cities,” said Lake Monster Brewing Founder and President Matt Zanetti. “We are very excited to be partnering with First & First on this project creating a home for Lake Monster in Saint Paul.”
“Brewing is continuing to boom in Saint Paul and I congratulate Lake Monster on joining this diverse and growing industry in our city,” said Mayor Chris Coleman. “I look forward to celebrating with Lake Monster when they open next year.”
In addition to increasing Lake Monster’s production capacity and opening their own taproom, the new brewery will provide the opportunity to expand into brewing many other styles of beer.
“The new brewery will give us a chance to experiment and try out a whole bunch of new styles and recipes, many of which will only be available in the taproom,” said Lake Monster Brewmaster Matt Lange. “As a brewer, this is where I get to have some fun.”
The Lake Monster Brewery in the Vandalia Tower Complex will sit near I-94 and University Avenue, one block south of the Green Line. Lake Monster will join several breweries and taprooms to make the Green Line the most delicious section of mass transit east of the Mississippi river.