The Waconia Brewing Company Story

View of the original brewery

The last known brewery in Waconia closed its doors in 1890 and for over 100 years, the residents of Waconia didn’t have a brewery to call their own. The Waconia Brewing Company opened its doors in October of 2014 and the city again, has a local brewery to enjoy!  We’re family-owned and operated and pride ourselves on crafting quality beer and providing an enjoyable taproom experience to our customers who come from near and far.

Our Brewing Equipment

Waconia Brewing has five key flagship beers and a constant tap rotation of seasonal selections and limited time offerings.

Our beer is brewed on a San Diego based Premier Stainless 3 vessel lO-barrel Brewhouse. We house 9- 20BBL Fermenters, 1- 10BBL Fermenter and 1- 5BBL fermenter, and have 8- 20BBL Brite Beer tanks and 1- 5BBL Brite Beer tank for serving. For our more popular beers we double batch which takes 10-12 hours to fill one 20BBL tank. For a frame of reference, 31 Gallons equals one BBL.

Four of our flagships and some seasonal brews are canned on our Cask 3 head SAMS canning line and are available at many different liquor stores throughout the metro area.  Ask your retailer to carry us if they don’t already!

Our Taproom

We have a cozy family friendly taproom that has something for everyone. There are beers and seltzer for the adults, root beer for the kids and popcorn and games for all. Come out, stay for a pint or grab a growler for home. Our taproom servers will ensure you get the best beer we can offer to match your style preference or mood. Cheers!