The lines at Dangerous Man Brewing Company in Nordeast may get a little shorter.
The taproom-only beer hall has plans to expand, making room for more brewing and adding a separate counter for growler sales. This means that fans will soon be able to pick up a refillable 64-ounce container without setting foot inside the taproom proper.
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Dangerous Man Brewing has applied to the city of Minneapolis to expand into a neighboring property at 1304 Second St. NE, formerly a photography studio. The plan is to keep the existing taproom and brewhouse unchanged, and make the adjoining property a growler sales counter. The brewery will add six additional fermentation tanks to brew more beer to meet demand. The two buildings would be connected by a doorway in the production areas.
The brewery has been immensely popular since opening in January 2013, winning awards and accolades for its Chocolate Milk Stout, Double IPA, and others.
While Dangerous Man did offer limited bottle sales on some special barrel-aged releases recently, these were sold onsite in honor of the brewery's second anniversary. The expansion will not include off-site sales for Dangerous Man.
The addition will allow for more beer and the addition of lagers, which take longer to ferment and aren't possible in the current limited space. The build out, says the brewery's Sarah Bonvallet, means "more varieties, more on tap, lots more growlers, onsite filling of growlers, ability to fill other breweries' growlers, and 750ml bottles to go."
The overall proposal would add 1,600 square feet to the existing 3,200-square-foot facility. The plan will need approval from the Planning Commission on April 13, followed by a 10-day waiting period. If all goes well, Dangerous Man hopes to begin construction in early May and have the space completed and open to the public in September.
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