Harriet Brewing Company opening in Minneapolis isn’t just the latest entry into the burgeoning Minnesota beer scene, it’s also the first new non-brewpub brewery in the city of Minneapolis since the Grain Belt Brewery closed in 1975. The brand-new brewery is housed in a nondescript commercial building on Minnehaha Avenue south of Lake Street, just a few doors down from Patrick’s Cabaret and the Hub Bike Coop.
Yes. Yes. Yes. But why Harriet and not Hiawatha Brewing Co? Really, what’s up with locally named breweries opening up in locations outside of that name. Fulton in downtown Mpls? Crazy.