We’re distributing to Minnesota in June via Artisan Beer Company!


We’re adding our 27th state to our national distribution footprint and celebrating with four kickoff events in the Twin Cities this June.

May 20, 2016 — Orange County, CA

For the first time, Southern California’s our beers will be available statewide in Minnesota. Artisan Beer Company will distribute a unique selection of barrel-aged, wild, and sour beers to the North Star State starting June 1st.

“I’m extremely proud to have our beers finally available in Minnesota,” commented Patrick Rue, our Founder & CEO. “For years, I’ve been hearing there’s a steady stream of beer enthusiasts from Minnesota crossing state lines into Wisconsin to find our beers, so I’m pleased that access to our beers will be more conveniently found in their home state.”

Entering Minnesota was a natural fit for the brewery, “due to its reputation as an educated beer market and in order to round out our coverage of the Great Lakes region,” commented Jonas Nemura, Sr. Director of Distribution & Operations. It took several years and a long vetting process with many strong options before The Bruery & Bruery Terreux partnered with Artisan Beer Company. “They combine a passion for specialty beer with a scope & depth of service that we believe will serve us well in the Twin Cities and beyond,” added Nemura.

Chris Martin, General Sales Manager, Artisan Beer Company has seen a hungry market in MN. “Local craft beer consumers have been waiting many years for the opportunity to purchase these award winning and unique California beers,” said Martin. The partnership aligns both our goals of “maintaining high standards and of providing quality craft beer” statewide.

At launch, Minnesotans can expect to find several distributed beers from both The Bruery & Bruery Terreux in local craft beer establishments. Among the beers coming to market will be Jardinier™, our hoppy and sessionable Belgian-style table beer made with noble hops (91 Pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Poterie™, our solera-blended eighth anniversary ale 100% aged in bourbon barrels. Bruery Terreux brands at launch include Saison Rue®, our effervescent farmhouse-style ale brewed with rye and Brettanomyces (98 Pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Tart of Darkness®, our sour stout aged in twice-used bourbon barrels that packs a roasty punch with quenching sourness.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Director of Brand Marketing Benjamin Weiss from June 1st through 4th at events in both St. Paul and Minneapolis. “Minnesota has been going through an incredible craft beer renaissance over the past decade,” said Weiss, “and we’re excited to add our beers to the mix, continuing to diversify the already amazing regional offerings.”

For updates about launch events and beer releases, follow @thebruery and @brueryterreux on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Launch event details are available on The Bruery Facebook Page.



Beers available statewide at launch include:

from The Bruery

Jardinier™, Belgian-style hoppy pale brewed with noble hops
Or Xata®, horchata-inspired blonde ale with cinnamon, vanilla, rice, lactose
White Oak, bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style and golden ale blend
Poterie™, eighth anniversary bourbon barrel-aged old ale blended using the solera method

from Bruery Terreux

Saison Rue®, farmhouse-style ale brewed with rye and fermented with Brettanomyces
Gypsy Tart™, tart and malty Flemish-style brown ale
Humulus Terreux™, hoppy and funky pale 100% fermented with Brettanomyces
Tart of Darkness®, sour stout aged in twice-used bourbon barrels

Draft specialties only at launch events include

Humulus Lager®, a very hoppy lager brewed with rice and three lbs of hops per BBL
Mash™, bourbon barrel-aged English-style barleywine
Confession™, sour blonde with Riesling grapes from Fess Parker Vineyards
Melange No.3™, blend of bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout and bourbon-barrel aged wheat-win
Tart of Darkness® with Cherries & Vanilla, barrel-aged sour stout with cherries and vanilla
Saixon™, farmhouse-style ale with Brettanomyces and three generations of German hops


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