In 1999, we began brewing beer in Lucan, Minnesota population 220. It was a very small setup, with a smaller brewing area than the footprint of the fire truck. With a two bbl system, we struggled to keep up production despite the fact that all of our beer was consumed on premise.
In time we simply grew with the craft beer industry. Soon after start up, we started filling growlers as the law allowed. We also graduated from simple gateway beers, (Pale Ale, Pilsner, Strawberry Wheat) to more complex and flavorful ales and lagers. Seasonals came and went, and over time we learned through trial and error, with indispensable help from our friends and guests.
In 2006, Brau Brothers Brewing was born, and we moved our production to the red shed on the edge of Lucan. A bottling line was added to our newly minted 15 bbl system and we were in business. We soon began distributing to the nearby area. The next spring, a hopyard and barley field were added to brewery. Estate beers were then mixed in with a stable of year round and seasonal beers.
In 2013, we made another move, this time to Marshall Minnesota. A taproom was added to the brewery, and the additional space allowed us to expand our distribution area. Today we proudly distribute Brau Bros Beer to the upper midwest, as we continue to build our team, learn as much as we can about beer, and enjoy spending time with our fellow beer lovers!
All of our brewed beers are made with you in mind. Haven’t had our beers yet? Stop on in and try them for yourself.
You will not find a more dedicated crew. We take beer seriously, and are willing to work very hard in brewing it.
Both imported and domestic hops and malts can be found in our coolers, grist rooms, and silo. Complex & unique beers take complex and unique ingredients.
We proudly brew our beers with locally grown hops and barley. When breweries take responsibility for their beer, from grain to glass, unique and quality beers are produced that are distinct to our region. For this reason, we collaborate with small producers – from small town distilleries for barrels, to nano coffee roasters for beans, we pride ourselves on finding friends in rural places.