Kind of like we need current pictures of the brewery.
Thanks Brittany! We do plan to do something ... soon??
We started to have Open Houses in
Home Made Root Beer since 1994
For more, take a look at a growing list of kudos and special events.
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.
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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