September 11-15, 2017


Minn. Distillery First in Twin Cities Since Prohibition

A new distillery — the first in the Twin Cities since Prohibition — is poised to become the latest specialty business that is shaking and, yes, stirring things up in the former Hamm’s Brewery complex on St. Paul’s East Side, which had stood empty since 1997. Bob McManus and Lee Egbert have renamed their Mill City Distilling company based in Minneapolis to 11 Wells Spirits to reflect their new roots in St. Paul where one of the nation’s bestselling beers was once brewed. At the brewery, 11 wells tapped into the fresh water below. (StarTribune)