Sean Gray created some amazing artwork for our beer! He captured our motto that good brewing starts with honoring the traditions of brewers who have gone before us. Our beer is brewed using the highest quality water from the historic Glenwood Inglewood wells to produce beer that is classic yet uniquely distinct. Using tried and true brewing practices, we seek to create a new tradition in the Twin Cities that brings friends and families together to share time and beer with one another.


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The Beer

Utepils is a Norwegian word that describes the anticipation for the first beer enjoyed in the sunshine with friends after a long, cold winter. We know a thing or two about Utepils in Minnesota, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate sunshine than with our flagship beer, Utepils Pils. It’s brewed with Czech-grown barley and hops; fermented with a Czech lager yeast strain.

The Picture

Sean captured an Utepils moment with five friends raising a glass of delicious pilsner. The stained glass frame features a mix of hops and barley, the core ingredients of beer. The rushing creek and green grass are a nod to our biergarten, and the Siberian iris is always one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. Sunshine. Friends. Beer. Is there anything better?


Minneapolis brewery, craft brewery Explore Minnesota recently published an article on their website showcasing the top breweries opening this summer and Utepils Brewing received a nice shout out! The experience of owner Dan Justesen and head brewer Eric Harper is highlighted as Utepils Brewing is featured alongside other burgeoning breweries throughout the state.

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Minneapolis Craft BreweriesTo say the last two weeks have been hectic around here might be the understatement of the year. Not only did we reach our investment goal of $1.225 million ahead of schedule (officially putting into motion the construction and building portion of our project), some of you might have heard that we changed our name.

As of November 19th, Bryn Mawr Brewing is now Utepils Brewing® (note the new branding and website). Your response to this news has been overwhelmingly awesome! The countless phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media posts (some in support and others less-so) have really given us a gauge on how passionate this community is about their beer and about this project. At last count, our announcement on Facebook had over 60 “likes” and 25 shares – that’s simply incredible considering you have yet to even taste how good our beer will be.


Minneapolis Craft Brewing, Minnesota BreweriesThis week we shared the exciting news that Eric Harper will be joining the Utepils team as head brewer! Growler Magazine picked up on the story and wrote a fantastic article.

Read the article here!

Well folks, the ink just finished drying on the lease, the keys to the front door have been cut, and nearly all of the lights are working. Even though the bathroom needs a little cleaning, we couldn’t be more excited about finally having a place to officially call home! What began as an idea friends in a pub, has gained quite a few more believers and this is just another milestone in making our dream of starting a brewery in Minneapolis come true. (more…)

The Line Media The Line Media published a piece on craft breweries opening soon in the Twin Cities and Bryn Mawr Brewing was one of the five breweries featured! The article digs into our location, brew list, and investing campaign that is currently taking place.

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bmb2What’s cooler than owning a brewery? If you’re asking us - nothing. It’s honestly the coolest thing ever! You get to call the shots on everything from which types of beers to brew to what type of polish to use on the fermenters. Not to mention enough free beer to make you the envy of any warm blooded human. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

Unfortunately, qualifications for this sacred position are usually pretty stringent - such as years of relevant industry experience and an expansive portfolio of brewing samples. Everyday beer lovers need not apply. (more…)


On August 1st, Bryn Mawr Brewing was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune! The article looks at the redevelopment of the Glenwood Inglewood Water bottling facility and plans for our brewery. Dan even got quoted once or twice!

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south21Ask an everyday beer drinker where their beverage of choice comes from and they’ll likely respond with one of these smart responses: “…the liquor store”, “…the bar”, or “…my fridge”. That’s cute. Now, pose that same question to a Brewmaster and prepare yourself for a windfall of information on precisely where they brew, how long they’ve brewed there, and why they started brewing there in the first place.

bmb_logo_fornowsiteMinneapolis Eater has placed Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. on its list of The Nine Most Anticipated New Twin Cities Craft Breweries and Taprooms. We're so excited about this recognition and can't wait to live up to the hype!

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MSPBJ-Logo-Nameplate (Medium)Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal sits down with Co-Owner Dan Justesen to talk about plans for his new brewery and its role in the development of the @Glenwood location.


"We want to be within the 10 largest in the state. Our goal is to go big or go home..."

Link to MSP Business Journal Article