Surly Brewing cleared one of the several hurdles that stand in the way of their “Destination Brewery” with a grant approval from The Met Council.
The Metropolitan Council approved $545,300 to assist with environmental investigation and soil remediation for the proposed site.
Two more grants are needed for the brewery to become a reality. A ~$1.5M grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and another ~$500k grant from Hennepin County.
UPDATE: The largest piece of the puzzle fell into place on Thursday morning. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced that it had awarded the city $1 million in cleanup funds for the 7.4 acre site.
The new brewery is tentatively planned for a vacant industrial lot near Malcolm Avenue and 5th Street SE, in Minneapolis.