Article by Jake Laxen of the St. Cloud Times

ST PAUL – Construction started for Bad Weather Brewing Co.'s new brewery and taproom in December.

And the 12,000-square-foot facility just a few blocks from the Xcel Energy Center is scheduled to open at the end of summer.

"We're hoping to be a top spot for Wild games and concerts," Bad Weather co-founder Joe Giambruno said. "We are really excited to get things rolling."

Bad Weather launched in March 2013 in Minnetonka, sharing equipment with Lucid Brewing and Pryes Brewing — Badger Hill Brewing Co. also used the facility before getting its own brewery and taproom in Shakopee.

 

Giambruno said the plan was always to move out of that space, but they are about three years ahead of schedule on their original business plan.

"We picked a spot that was a blank slate for us to work with," Giambruno said. "We really get to make the space our own."

The brewery's trademark has been using Lucas Gluesenkamp illustrations for its labels. Giambruno said a Gluesenkamp mural will decorate the taproom.

Bad Weather got its name from co-founder Zac Carpenter, who used to homebrew with his father on rainy days.

The brewery offers a red ale called Windvane, a German ale called Migration, a winter ale called Ominous and a rye ale called Firefly.

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