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Brewing History of South Central Minnesota

Once again Schell’s brewer and renaissance man, Dave Berg, comes slamming home with the goods for us.  Dave kindly sent us three links to a three part series on this history of brewing in South Central Minnesota.  KEYC is the Mankato CBS/Fox affiliate.  Enjoy!  And be sure to thank Dave the next time you see him.  All he does is make us look good.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


  1. David Berg says:

    It’s a good piece, and most of it is correct…the one glaring error relates to our contract brewing. Some of these reporters are using info from the mid-80s still! If we’re making 40 different brands, there still must be another part of the brewery I haven’t discovered yet! (and the gnomes must be doing some brewing during off hours…)

  2. Jonny says:

    Perhaps that specialty/niche “Gnome Market” is bigger than you thought, eh Dave?

    Loved the treatment — can never have too many banjos ; )

  3. Duke says:

    So the Gnomes are diversifying and moving beyond underpants into beer? Seems like a smart move given the econimic climate these days. Risky, but smart.

  4. David Berg says:

    I’ve never seen those gnomes do anything but drink beer and play cards. Come to think of it, it’s not unlike Mag-except the card playing bit…

  5. Kris says:

    WTF dude?! When’s the last time you saw me wear my pointy hat???

  6. David Berg says:

    Posting from the wife’s account again, or did I miss something?

  7. Mag says:

    Oops, ha ha, yeah. I suppose I should take her dress off too.

  8. mattm says:

    It’s days/threads like this one that make me proud to be a frequenter of MnBeer.

  9. Mag says:

    btw, if I’m a gnome, then Dave’s a troll. Booyah! Mag 1, Berg 0

  10. David Berg says:

    Ha! I wasn’t actually calling you a gnome, by the way. But I guess if the pointy hat fits…

  11. Duke says:

    Step 1, steal underpants. Step 2, silent pause. Step 3, take over the world. My guess is that the beer drinking occurs during that pause between steps 1 and 2.

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