The Steel Toe Brewery of St. Louis Park, Minnesota
With an awesome name like Steel Toe Brewery we wondered how it all got started.
My Dad, as a gift, gave me a magazine about home brewing your own beers. It seemed like a novel idea to open a micro-brewery but with the patience that it took to make the final product it was easy to shelf the whole idea. For the owners of the Steel Toe Brewery, Jason and Hannah, that dream became a passion. Not just to own a micro brewery but to generate a few well crafted beers as well.
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The fermentation of this idea of starting a micro brewery came after Jason created 3 different brews right in their home.
Taking it to the next level the owner of the Steel Toe Brewery headed off to the World Brewing Academy for 3 months of schooling. After graduation he landed a job with the Pelican Pub and Brewery in Oregon as a Cellarman and eventually worked his way up to Head Brewer. Bringing their brewing experience and a well thought out business plan, Jason and Hannah found their way back to Minnesota.
The origin of the name for this brewery got me wondering and I found what I wanted to know right on the Steel Toe Brewery website.
Here is an excerpt from their site:
WHY STEEL TOE? Jason has worn steel toed boots for most of his work career. It’s not a colored-collar thing, its a hard-work thing. That’s what we’re about. Your ‘steel toes’ might be stilettos, loafers, wing-tips or hiking boots, it doesn’t matter. It’s just about what makes you feel like you’ve earned the rewards at the end of the day, namely a great craft beer.
The Steel Toe Brewery opened it’s doors August of 2011. They are located at 4848 West 35th Street in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Be sure to check out the Steel Toe Micro Brewery on your next visit to the Twin Cities. You can learn more about their beers by reading our The Steel Toe Brewery Tour article.
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