Touring the Steel Toe Brewery in 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 ourselves, but with the patience that it took to make just one kind of beer, it was easy for me to shelf the w hole idea pretty quickly.
For the owners of the Steel Toe Brewery that dream became a passion.
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Read on to learn more about Steel Toe Brewery tours and beers…
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Starting a micro brewery like Steel Toe Brewery takes time.
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 as a brewer, Jason 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 experiences, and a well thought out business plan, Jason and Hannah eventually 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 Steel Toe Brewery:
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. Prost! Hannah, Owner/Enabler
Every Friday at 6 and 7 PM the Steel Toe Brewery offers guided tours.
Jason explains his beer making process, the equipment and the procedure in detail. This made for a very informative beer tour, almost as good as the Leinenkugels Beer Tour. After some Q&A we made our way back to the front of the brewery where we had a couple more beer samples and were able to make our purchases.
With a ‘Growler’ bottle of Provider beer (Silke’s favorite) and two new t-shirts in tow we felt we had accomplished our objective. If you are into micro-breweries or just want a good beer with great taste, give the Steel Toe Brewery a try. You will not be disappointed.
The Steel Toe Brewery opened it’s doors August of 2011.
Be sure to check out the Steel Toe Micro Brewery on your next visit to the Minneapolis, MN. Steel Toe Brewery is located at 4848 West 35th Street in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
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