Barrel Theory Beer Company will open a new brewery in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood this winter, next door to Dark Horse Bar & Eatery. The brewery’s 4,000-square-foot main floor will house a 10-barrel brewhouse with a 90-seat taproom with curated food offerings from Dark Horse Bar & Eatery.
Borrowing its name from Liebig's Law of the Minimum, the brewery will start off distributing to a small number of draft accounts, but the majority of its product will be sold in the taproom through growlers, crowlers, and 750ml bottles. Taproom offerings will not typically conform to traditional style categories but will include various hop forward IPAs, fruited Berliner Weisse-style ales, barrel-aged stouts, and barrel-aged mixed fermentation beers from head brewer and co-founder Timmy Johnson, previously of Surly Brewing Company, according to the brewery’s news release.
Co-founder, along with Johnson and Todd Tibesar, and fellow Surly Brewing alum Brett Splinter is excited to be in St. Paul. “We are beyond excited and humbled to be able to share our vision for quality product and customer experience,” he said. “We couldn’t be happier to be doing this in Lowertown Saint Paul, a community we’ve always hoped to call home.”