Brewing on Premise
We are now brewing beer on premise. Our brewer is Matt MacInnes who has a real delicate touch with lagers. Our small brewing system was built by John Blichmann who is located in Lafayette, Indiana is considered one of the finest brewing engineers in the Country. Our fermenters are from SS Brewtech out of Portland Oregon and our Brite Tanks are from Stout Manufacturing, also located in Oregon. Everything is American made from American sourced materials. Here is a what is currently being brewed -
Utilizing a Hefe Weisse Yeast, German Pilsener malts and two different wheat malts, this is a classic German-styled Hefeweizen, with a super creamy palate and subtle notes of clove, citrus and banana.
Using the same Hefe Weizen yeast and German Pilsner malts, we substitute a portion of the Wheat malts with Rye Malt from Bavaria. That same creamy palate stands out right off the bat with overtones of pumpernicket (instead of wheat). Delicious and very unique.
One of Bavaria's great treasures are their Kellerbiers (Cellar beer). These are big, lusty lagers, completely unfiltered and rich as a beer can be. These are rarely bottled in Germany and are usually only enjoyed on premise.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Minnesota's first commercial brewery, the Yoerg Brewing Company was founded ten years before Minnesota became a state in 1848. It was one of the cornerstone businesses that helped build the city of Saint Paul. Anthony Yoerg was the first in the Midwest to ferment his beers Bavarian style (in caves along the Mississippi River downtown Saint Paul) and they were the main reason Saint Paul breweries were as revered as those from Milwaukee and St. Louis before Prohibition. The brewery closed in 1952 because they refused to compromise their standards when the competition started cutting corners. Well, 64 years later, the legendary Yoerg Beers are back.
From a 1906 Postcard of the baths along the Mississippi River showing the
Yoerg Brewery in it's prime on Ohio and Ethel streets.
The staff sits down for a picture showing off all their blue ribbons in 1895.
"Just a reminder of the "good old days" - the Yoerg Brewing Co. force (and most of the brewery's equipment) in 1873. The master brewer, Joe Slaby, is next to Mr.Yoerg, third from the left. The two boys seated in front are Henry and Frank Yoerg. Frank, the one with white buttons on his breeches, now is president of the company. the boy at the extreme right is another son, Will Yoerg. The building in front of which they are seated still is in use as part of the present Yoerg plant at Ohio and Ethel streets."
THE SAINT PAUL DISPATCH (1934)
Here is the original Yoerg Saloon, located at the corner of Isabel and Humboldt. It closed at the start of Prohibition.