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|About||3 guys from the small town of Ashby MN grew up on beer and decided that a brewery in our small town might be a good way to liven things up.|
Three of us “buds” got together in March 2017 and tasted Justin’s dark “Risbrudt” porter. We decided that it was the best beer we had tasted and prompted Justin to start making more beer. Every beer he made was a home run. So how do we get it out there in the mix of other microbreweries?
Both Mike and Greg grew up in Ashby and feel strong ties to the community and saw these things to offer:
1. People all pulling together to see a little town in rural America survive
2. Microbreweries = marketability so lets promote our beers to promote our town
To this end, we have purchased the old lumber yard office as our brewery, purchased a three barrel system for brewing, and use the company of MaltWerks in Detroit Lakes, (50 miles away) to promote local ingredients and a "farm to foam" approach to our beers.
To come up with a marketing plan for our brews, we decided to showcase the local folklores of our community or what we are calling "Ashby Sagas".
Each Beer has a local story behind it and we encourage you to read, visit, and drink what we believe is good Minnesota Beer tied with good Minnesota community values and good Minnesota stories.
We hope you like our beer, like our philosophy, and invite you to come up and spend time in our little town and brewery.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the state will not allow Greg Smedsrud to continue to be an owner of ABC and also maintain the City Restaurant/ Club 74, where ABC Brews can be poured. Greg still believes in the philosophy of the brewery and promotes the goodwill created by the stories and brews of ABC Brewing.