The Yoerg Brewing Company is open for business
378 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
Classic Old World Saloon menu - The state's best wine program (100 different wines by the bottle under $40, 8-10 wines by the glass - all under $8.00), a superb selection of old world beers on tap - a rotating selection of Yoerg's classic Bavarian inspired beers -
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.