Lowertown Letdown: Birch’s now the second brewery in the neighborhood up for sale

Birch’s Lowertown, opened on September 11, 2018 in Market House Collaborative, is up for sale // Photo by Aaron Job St. Paul brewpub Birch’s Lowertown has been listed for sale, just over one calendar year after they opened for business in the neighborhood’s Market House Collaborative building. The Growler became aware of Birch’s Lowertown’s intention to sell their brewery via a classified ad listing on ProBrewer, an industry-insider resource. The short ad, credited by name to Birch’s Lowertown brewmaster and co-owner Brennan Greene, contains a photo of the Lowertown location’s brewing facility and the following message. “Turn key brewery installed and ready to brew. Lightly used for 1 year, current existing brewery looking to sell. Located in downtown St Paul, Minnesota. 10bbl brewhouse, 1,500bbl capacity.” When reached for comment, Greene clarified that while the brewery is indeed for sale, Birch’s Lowertown has no intention to close at the moment, and if he and co-owner Burt Joseph can’t find a buyer interested in purchasing the entire brewing facility and taproom, business will continue as usual for the foreseeable future. “The bottom line is, we’re just kind of wanting to s...

New bars, restaurants, and breweries opening in the Arts District

The Las Vegas Arts District just south of Downtown, got its official name back in 1998 as an 18-block zone for artists. Now 18B, representing the 18 blocks in the Arts District, is home to a smattering of restaurants and bars, with more on the way. Bound by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street, parts of Las Vegas Boulevard, and Colorado Avenue, Charleston Boulevard bisects the neighborhood that hosts the monthly First Friday that takes over the art galleries in the area. On the way, microbrewery and taproom Beer District Brewing, the wine-focused Garagiste, a tasting room from Henderson’s CraftHaus Brewery, four new food-and-beverage businesses on Third Street anchored by Atomic Liquors brewery from Lance Johns of Atomic Liquors fame, HUDL Brewing Co. with a 10 bbl brewhouse, Good Pie from Vincent Rotolot, Main St. Provisions from Justin Kingsley Hall, and The Charleston with Berlin, a German street food-inspired restaurant, and South Carolina’s C3 Coffee Bar. Brew House System, Nano Brewery Brewhouse, Fermenters Tanks, Uni Tanks – Coff,https://www.coffbrewing.com/