Welcome To Mankato Brewery

Experience local flavor at
Mankato’s 1st Production Brewery since 1967


Since 2012

Bringing Craft Beer To Minnesota

Mankato Brewery started producing beers in 2012, and is proud to revive the brewing tradition in the Key City. Mankato Brewery is the first production brewery in the community since 1967.

Focused on creating authentic beers that reflect the heritage of the region and its people, the crew at Mankato Brewery invites you to try our beer and to Experience Local Flavor.
Featured On Tap

Saving The Galaxy One Brew At A Time

Basket Case Sour

Basket Case Sour

A smooth, easy-drinking brew made with traditional ingredients and a modern deke, perfect for consuming by the rink, when watching a game at home, or purely for the enjoyment of beer.

Sorceress Lemon Sour

Sorceress Lemon Sour

The leaves turn with the seasons, and harvests all the same. Do ol' Leaf Raker a favor and raise a can of this creamy, malty nut brown in his leafy honor!

Brown Ale
Hazy Butcher

Hazy Butcher

Before hops drove our Mad Butcher crazy he was into experimenting with hops. This brew uses thiolized yeast and enough hops to make anyone go “mad.”

Cryo Butcher IPA

Cryo Butcher IPA

What kind of dreamy, super-citrusy bomb is this? Some kind of dreamy, super-citrusy bomb beer, really. A dream inside a dream inside a dream. Oh boy, let's have a beer.

Pilot Series

Pilot Series

Our new 3-bbl brewhouse that has been up and running since June 2023. Available only in the taproom, these special brews are available while supplies last so try them when you see 'em!

MoonDogs SMaSH

MoonDogs SMaSH

MaSH out a homer at ISG Field with a refreshing MoonDogs brew this summer. SMaSH IPA delivers a light body Citra hop fastball to your taste buds.



Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4-9pm; Friday 4-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; and Sunday: 12-6pm.

Experience Local Flavor

Our Core Beers

Ruby Rhubarb Sour

12OZ can photo Organ Grinder

Organ Grinder Amber Ale

Kato Double Can

Kato Lager

Mad Butcher IPA

The crew at Mankato Brewery invites you
to try our beer and to Experience Local Flavor.

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Monday – Friday 4 – 9pm
Saturday 12 – 9pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm

Booking An Event


Interested in booking an event in our taproom?  Our taproom is available for weddings to birthdays and everything in between.  

Please contact Samantha, our Tap Room Manager, for availability and pricing. 

Sam Rubene

Taproom Lead

Sam is the face of the taproom and friends to everyone who visits our taproom. Sam is your person for any questions about taproom events or what beers to try. Make sure you say “hi” to Sam the next time you’re in.

Ben Williams


Ben runs our cellar area. You will find Ben busy managing the tanks by dumping yeast, hops and doing an awesome job cleaning! Clean tanks make happy beer! When Ben isn’t at the brewery you can find him custom building archtops, ukes, & parlor guitars. He owns Hogbac Acoustics and is an expert in acoustic instrument repair.

Alex Meyer

Assistant Brewer

You will see Alex brewing in the brewery many nights when you are stopping in the taproom. We hope you get a chance to stop in and meet Alex.

Jace Leiferman

Logistics and Business Manager

Jace works with all our distributors in each market we sell our beer. Make sure you say hi to Jace the next time you see him out.

Chris Collins

Head Brewer

Chris “Grist the scientist” Collins runs the lab, filters the beer, brews some brew, and enjoys drinks with the crew. He really likes his yeast. They are his beer babies and microbe gathering buddies. Yeasts are vitamins to Grist the Scientist.

Chris found his love for brewer’s yeast as a college student. He is proud to have graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Bachelors of Science: Microbiology program and to educate a lucky MNSU intern on beer science. He furthered his beer studies through the American Brewers Guild, Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.

He plays Dungeons and Dragons and loves maillard reactions. Make sure to come in and say “Hi” to Chris!

Tim Tupy


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.

Tim’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather started the first brewery in New Prague MN in 1884. His name was Albert Minar SR.

Tim has been a homebrewer for many years before opening the brewery. Mankato Brewery will be the first production brewery in Mankato since 1967.