Owner: Mudslide Falls On Historic Minn. Brewery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The owner of a historic brewery in flood-ravaged southern Minnesota says a mudslide came down Thursday and crashed into the building’s apartments.

Kevin Breeggemann, the owner of the building, said that it dates back to the 1860s. He and others were trying to reopen a brewery there.

The building holds five apartments, and eight residents had to be evacuated following the mudslide.

Like other communities in southern Minnesota, Jordan was drenched after days of heavy rain. Residents had to deal with road closures, landslides and flooded crop fields.

According to the brewery blog, they had hoped to brew in the building starting this spring. It would have been the fist time in 80 years that beer had been made there.

  • http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/06/21/natl-guard-working-to-keep-henderson-dry/ Nat’l Guard Working To Keep Water, Mud Out Of Henderson « CBS Minnesota

    […] five apartments were evacuated. And for now the brewery, which was set to re-open after 80 years, is on hold. Lee is worried about another […]

  • http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/06/10/a-year-after-jordan-flooding-brewery-still-exposed-to-elements/ A Year After Jordan Flooding, Brewery Still Exposed To Elements « CBS Minnesota

    […] The heavy rains last June caused the hill the 150-year-old brewery is built into to flood into the back of the brewery building, pushing in walls. We were with Breeggemann and his business partner a day after the mudslide. […]

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