• Legislation allowing taprooms to sell beer brewed onsite at microbreweries in Minnesota has led to growth of this industry. 
  • Over 480,000 sq. ft. is occupied in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro by microbreweries with taprooms.
  • This industry shows no signs of slowing down as an additional 7 microbrewery with taproom operations are in the works to open in 2016.
  • The craft brewing industry has contributed $1.3 billion to the Minnesota economy.