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Jack Pine's new, bigger brewery is opening this weekend

They're celebrating with 20 beers on tap ????

Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, Jack Pine Brewery will open its new taproom in the Brainerd Lakes Area this weekend.

Jack Pine, which got its start in Baxter in 2013, was getting too big for its current space, so they decided to move a few miles away to the north side of Baxter into a new, 7,400-square-foot brewery and taproom, a news release says.

This new building will give Jack Pine the space to make a lot more of its award-winning beer, with plans to increase its annual production from 900 barrels to 2,000 barrels – that's equal to 27,600 cases of beer.

And, with this new space and production capacity, Jack Pine will start canning. Owner and brewer Patrick Sundberg says "cans were an easy choice" because of how portable they are, especially with all the outdoor activity options in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

“Cans are one of the most frequently recycled packages and are perfect for the lake, the golf course, and around the campfire," he said.

You'll be able to get Jack Pine in cans at liquor stores in the area later this summer.

They're celebrating with 20 beers on tap

The new brewery is located on the north side of Baxter at 15593 Edgewood Dr. N, right off Highway 371 near the Arrowhead Lodge. The location is easier to get to and is more visible, too, the Growler reported.

The brewery will celebrate its grand opening on Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. with live music and 20 different beers on tap.

Jack Pine will also be open Sunday, but closed on Memorial Day. After that, regular summer hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday from noon-11 p.m., and Sunday from noon-8 p.m.

With the new space, Jack Pine also plans to have a bunch of new events, including yoga, trivia nights, live music and food trucks. For more information, click here.

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