The main breweries still in operation today include Schell's, Cold Spring, Stroh's (in the old Hamm brewery), and the Minnesota Brewing Co. (in what used to be Schmidt's brewery). These have been detailed in previous sections. The more recent arrivals to the Minnesota brewing scene are detailed here.
Summit Brewing Co.
Mark Stutrud, native of South Dakota, opened a small brewery in St. Paul in 1986. This was the first new brewery to begin operations in the Twin Cities since Prohobition. Setting up shop on University Ave., Summit has grown from a 50 barrel a week brewery that only sold draft kegs, to its current level of about 15,000 barrels per year (a sixfold increase in just eight years).
Summit has plans to build a second brewery in the near future, but a location has not yet been decided upon.
James Page Brewing Co.
James Page opened his doors in the summer of 1986. Currently, he produces two main beers, an Amber and a Wild Rice Beer, plus seasonal specialties. The company has diversified and also sells homebrewing equipment and ingredients.