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This Years Upcoming Events

We started to have Open Houses in 2010 
and We Plan to Keep Doing Them This Year Too.
4th Sunday of the Month (May-Sept), 1 -5pm
Special events include special music and pressing apples


Welcome to

The Sales Department of
Glewwe Castle Brewery, 
Prior Lake, Minnesota USA

Home Made Root Beer since 1994


Wow!  Our popularity is overwhelming us!

and it did not slow down in 2013.
In 2012, We started off with another stellar review by Eric's Gourmet Root Beer in February 2012.

For more, take a look at a growing list of kudos and special events.


We  have been making home brewed beverages since 1994.  In the Spring of 2004, we were approached by the Prior Lake Farmers Market to sell our Root Beer.  This was a new venture.  After some research, the family decided that we could take a shot at "the big time".  The up-side potential seemed to outweigh the down-side potential.  So, on May 15, with the frost almost off the morning grass, father and son bundled up our equipment and set up a modest booth at the opening day of the PLFM.  Check out our historical archive for more mundane comments on our past.  And how about a BBQ sauce made from root beer.

The PLFM is open 8am-Noon on Saturday mornings.  In general, the market runs from mid-May thru mid-October.  Currently, the farmers markets are our only regular sales outlet.  The PLFM is located in downtown Prior Lake on Main street, just west of Hwy 13 at County Road 21.  Free parking is available at several lots along Main Street and behind the VFW.  This is an experiment that is growing at a surprising rate.

In 2008, we broadened our outreach with the Eagan Market Fest, next to the Eagan Community Center, off of Pilot Knob road between Yankee Doodle road and Lone Oak road.  The Eagan Market Fest is run by the city of Eagan and blends the farmers market with musical shows and other community events.  The EMF is Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm from early July until mid-September. Unfortunately, after 3 years we are unable to continue this market due to other obligations.

We are also at the New Prague Farmers market.  The NPFM starts in mid-May on Saturday mornings from 9am-Noon in the parking lot of the Community Baptist Church, just east of downtown New Prague.  And starting in mid-June, when the traditional farmer's produce starts to become available, the NPFM will also be open Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-6pm.  The NPFM runs until mid-October.

Another market is at the St. Francis Farmers market in Shakopee.  The market is a cooperation between St. Francis Medical Center and Park Nicollet. This market starts in mid-June on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of the St. Francis Medical Center, just southeast of downtown Shakopee on Marschal Avenue. The market runs until mid-October. Unfortunately, after only one year we are unable to continue this market due to other obligations.

In 2012, we broadened our outreach with the Market in the Valley Farmers Market, next to the Golden Valley Government Center (under the water tower), just north of Hwy 55 at Winnetka Avenue.  They blend the farmers market with musical shows and other community events.  The market is Sundays from 9pm-1pm from June until end of September.

Our newest adventure started in 2013, as we broadened our outreach to Dakota County with the Farmington Farmers Market, next to the Farmington Government Center (downtown on 3rd Street).  They offers residents and visitors many fresh, locally grown and produced items with other community events.  The market is Thursdays from 2:30pm-6:30pm from mid-June until end of September.


We prefer you contact us at any of the farmers markets, but if you are unable, please see our contact information.  In addition, we have looked into other venues, such as craft fairs, to provide our product during the "off season".  If you want a tour of the facilities, or just want to stop by, please make an appointment (see our contact information and directions to get here).  We have hosted tours for scouting troops, church seniors, retired police officers, and even a "girls night out".  Ask to be on our distribution list and we will gladly keep you informed of future sales.

And with the demand (and my wife wanting her kitchen back), we have built our own brewery building "out back".  In June of 2012, we even put in Air Conditioning to prevent a bottling washer revolt. Actually, it was to keep the Swiss chocolate from melting, but the bottle washers enjoy it too.


Current Products

Root Beer      Creme Soda      Orange Soda

Ginger Ale      Raspberry Ginger Ale     Ginger Beer     Black Cherry

Sales Information

Please notice pricing and products may vary as depending on venue.


At the Market Only
Small Cup (~ 8 oz) $1.00
Large Cup (~ 16 oz) $1.75
Bottle Openers $1.00
Poker Chip
Gift Certificate
$2.00
Small Bottles to Go (~ 12 oz)
Single Small Bottle
$2.00
4-pack of small bottles
 - with bottle returns
$7.00
$6.25
6-pack of small bottles
  - with bottle returns
$10.00
$9.00
24-case of small bottles
  - with bottle returns
$40.00
$36.00
Large Bottles to Go (~ 22 oz)
Single Large Bottle
  - with bottle returns
$3.50/ea
$3.00/ea
12-case of large bottles
  - with bottle returns
$36.00
$32.00
mini-Growler (16oz)
  - refills with bottle return
$5.00/ea
$2.00/ea
Growler (1 litre)
  - refills with bottle return
$8.00/ea
$4.00/ea

And we reuse beer bottles!

We are looking for 12 or 22 oz long neck beer bottles.  We are not concerned about color, so brown, green, or clear bottles are fine.  The primary restriction is that they can not have a "twist-off" lip (unfortunately, that eliminates most US brewery bottles, such as Budweiser, Miller, and Coors).  Sorry.  But examples of acceptable bottles are Schell's, Samuel Adams, and New Belgium.  Also, another restriction is that we also won't take painted on labels (eg, Corona).

Looking for a kegger for your next special event?

We also offer the use of 5 gallon kegs and taps for your party needs.  The cost is $40 for the keg of your favorite soda.  If you need a tap, we will rent everything you need for $5/day (CO2 tank & cooler box with tap).  Delivery charges apply if you want us to set up and pick up your order.  We do reserve the right to ask for a damage deposit of $50 for the keg/tap.

We also handle special orders.  We have helped out non-profit organizations (eg., scouting troops, schools) with refreshments and demonstrations.  Or maybe that special celebration could use a custom label for bottles.  We even have unique bottles to choose from.  Contact us with your request and let us see if we can help.

We are also doing research and development on other products.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.


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Last modified May, 2013
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