MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement.
“I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”READ MORE: Don Shelby Recovering After Stroke Waylaid His Stage Performance As Sinclair Lewis
In May of 2011, Gov. Mark Dayton singed the Surly Bill into law. Before the law, Minnesota brewers were not allowed to serve pints of beer on site.
After the law took effect in 2012, microbreweries started spreading rapidly. Now there are more than 50 in operation.