Tim Tupy was born and raised in New Prague Minnesota, and moved to Mankato in 1987 to attend Minnesota State University of Mankato. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. After college he worked for Hickory Tech and Midwest Wireless. For six years Tim was responsible for Product Development at Midwest Wireless.
Tim’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather started the first brewery in New Prague MN in 1884. His name was Albert Minar SR.
Here is a photo from the 1st brewery Albert Minar SR opened in New Prague.
Tim has been a homebrewer for years and had been encouraged by friends and family to open a brewery. Mankato Brewery will be the first production brewery in Mankato since 1967.
Tim and his wife Tami started LIV AVEDA Salon & Spa in 2002. They currently have over 65 employees. LIV Aveda inducted into the GMG Hall of Fame in 2018, was the 2010 Distinguished Business Award recipient and 2003 New Business Award recipient from Greater Mankato Growth.