Wayzata is ready for its own brewing destination


The microbrew epidemic currently gripping the Twin Cities (and much of Minnesota) shows no signs of slowing, with Wayzata having just approved its own brewery and taproom, and distillery.

Thanks to a nod from the suburb's planning commission, the city council gave a "thumbs up" to Wayzata Brew Works with a unanimous vote, according to the Sun Sailor.

Pending final review of the company's liquor license application, it looks like Wayzata will soon have its own brewing hotspot.

Brew Works plans to set up shop in the far-east corner of the Boatworks building, a 64-000 square-foot office complex overlooking Lake Minnetonka, Sun Sailor writes. The brewery would undoubtedly help Wayzata realize its 10-year plan to spice things up along its lakefront district, which is detailed in this Star Tribune piece.

Or maybe the city just doesn't want to miss out on the Minnesota beer boom. Star Tribune blogger Ryan Tuenge predicts 2015 will be a big one for the state's brewing landscape. Tuenge expects even more breweries, and a change in Minnesota's Sunday liquor sales ban that would be a boon to the industry.

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