The Twin Cities' recent craft beer boom has largely occurred in Minneapolis, with St. Paul left on the outside. The capital city's tougher zoning regulations have been cited as reason for hesitation among small brewers.
However, the St. Paul city council has loosened those restrictions, in an attempt to lure new breweries and taprooms.
MPR News has the scoop:
The City Council today passed a resolution that would allow small breweries located in commercial areas to sell their beer on-site, by the pint. The state legalized taprooms in 2011, but a city ordinance limits those businesses to industrial areas. Taprooms provide an important revenue stream for small breweries.
Six new breweries have opened in Minneapolis since the city loosened its own zoning restrictions in 2010.