Urban Growler hopes for June opening
A number of things need to come together before Urban Growler Brewing can open its doors for business at 2325 Endicott St. in south St. Anthony Park, says co-owner Jill Pavlak, but the target date is June.
Pavlak and partner Deb Loch have received their Brewer’s Notice (“our federal license to manufacture and sell beer”) and the brewing equipment is being built.
“We are expecting it to arrive in the end of April,” Pavlak says.
The couple are awaiting a building permit from the City of St. Paul for some remodeling to the building. They plan to delay the kitchen build by a few months as it would delay the opening of the taproom, Pavlak said. When the taproom opens, the brewery plans to temporarily employ food trucks to provide meals to patrons.
Pavlak and Loch will speak at the screening of the film The Love of Beer at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, 332 N. Robert St., on Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. The film is a documentary about women in the Pacific Norwest craft beer industry fighting to end stereotypes surrounding beer production and consumption. The event is free.
There are still some founding memberships and investment opportunities available, Pavlak says. You can learn more about that at the brewery’s new website, www.urbangrowlerbrewing.com.