Mpls. Brewery Opens With Senator’s Help

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A local business is just getting over the red tape from the federal government shutdown earlier this year.

And, they’re celebrating with a toast.

The new Freehouse Brewery celebrated their grand opening in Minneapolis Saturday.

The business finally got their brewery permit from the Treasury Department after about a month delay.

It’s something they say couldn’t have been done without the help of Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

“Minnesota is becoming the capital of breweries for the nation,” Klobuchar said. “We have over 50 of them, small craft breweries, and they are jobs right here in our state.”

Freehouse Brewery says it has created 150 new jobs.

Owner Stephanie Shimp says it was especially important that they were able to open before the holidays.

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