Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Stillwater

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Lift Bridge Brewing Company is a Minnesota-based craft brewery located in Stillwater, Minnesota. It is Minnesota's 7th largest Craft brewery, well known for its flagship beers Farm Girl Saison® and Hop Dish® IPA. Lift Bridge currently distributes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. In 2017 the brewery produced 19,000 barrels.

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. was founded in 2008 by homebrewers: Brad Glynn (now Chief Operating Officer), Dan Schwarz (Chief Executive Officer), Trevor Cronk (Vice President) and Jim Pierson (Chief Financial Officer). Originally brewing only for friends and family, they eventually began brewing bigger batches and sold their first keg of beer in September of 2008. In 2010 they moved into their current brewery space, eventually opening a taproom in 2011 taking advantage of a law allowing craft beer brewers to sell pints directly from the brewery. It is currently the oldest operating Taproom in the State of Minnesota. January of 2018 Lift Bridge announced expansion into a new facility that will be open sometime in 2019, that will carry Lift Bridge into a future filled with more delicious beer.

In 2014, Lift Bridge became one of the first breweries in Minnesota to brew non-alcoholic craft root beer. Originally, the product was only available in the taproom until it was canned for retail distribution in 2017.

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  • Small but cozy, great live music and a nice selection of craft beer. Overall had a great time tried a few beers that were tasty except for the one that was 12.5% I’ve had beers this strong before but....  more »
  • As a Brit I love a good draught beer and just had Lift Bridget’s amazing dark beer called Fireside Flannel - just superb and so drinkable! Super friendly staff and all very knowledgeable about their.....  more »
  • I liked the outdoor space but inside it seemed a little stressful inside, no other way to put it, just a lot going on in a little space. The service was good and personal, but at the cost of a longer line and we did wait. I liked the beer and we tried several, favorites being the saison and the sour. There were games outside and this place is very kid friendly. They have a large screen for the Vikings games or other sports. I would go again.
  • What a fun taproom! Great seasonal and flagship options, as well as their new(er) hard seltzers! There are patio tables and bags set up out front for nice weather.

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