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 produce 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 when the last surviving Yoerg son passed away and the brewery was destroyed by a historic flood. In 2016 The Yoerg Company was brought back to life, and here is their story.
A visit to the Yoerg Brewing Company is like taking a Time Machine back to the 1940s and '50s when the local 'Saloon' was the 'Cat's Meow'. Located on the Dayton's Bluff hillside just outside of Lowertown, The Yoerg Brewing Company has returned. We are brewing the legendary Yoerg Beers on premise as well as working with some of the finest, and rarest Old World European Breweries (in many instances, Yoerg is the only place serving their beers in the Midwest). A superb wine by the glass program with 16 unique, artisan wines under $8.00 a glass. We also have a splendid food menu of old world treats; Bratwursts from the legendary Usinger's in Milwaukee, a wonderful selection of pub pizzas, cheese and charcuterie plates, pickled eggs, soft Bavarian pretzels, Dutch Pretzels (hand rolled) and an atmosphere unmatched in the city. We've been called "the most photographic" pub in the Twin Cities for good reason. There really is nothing else like it.
The Royal Kingdom of Beer. Belgium is a tiny country, with a little more than 350 breweries, but this is the center of the world for serious beer production. There is a reason craft breweries the world over try to emulate Belgium's beer styles, because there is nothing else like them. Here at the Yoerg Brewing Company, we have the finest collection of rare Belgian beers in the State with a mind blowing selection that is ever changing.
Here are four elite Rieslings from four different growing areas and four of Germany's greatest estates. Each domaine a legendary treasure in Germany, this is Riesling chiseled in stone, with fruit so bright and fresh it literally jumps out of the glass.