Update 5/3/18

Rustech Brewing in Monticello, MN announced Wednesday the date of their Grand Opening -- May 26 of Memorial Day Weekend.


Original Post 3/22/18

Rustech Brewing in Monticello, MN is almost set to open!

As a resident of Monticello and advocate of Minnesota's craft beer community, I've been eagerly following Rustech Brewing's progress.

The brewery and taproom -- which will be Monticello's first -- is 90% complete says Penny Burt, wife of manager and founder Bill Burt. "March has been busy with exciting progress. Within the past week and a half, [the] sign went up on the building, new heating and A/C unit went in, sinks were installed and...[the] brew equipment [arrived]." I happen to drive by the space -- located at 105 W 3rd St downtown Monticello -- every day on my way to and from work, and I can attest to regular scenes of busyness and progress.

Rustech Brewing
Rustech Brewing
Rustech Brewing

A projected open date is set for the end of April, though Penny says that all depends on "brew time and state inspections."

Photos of the interior and logo seem true to the brewery's proposed steampunk theme, and with a promise of eight beers miminum on tap at all times, I have high hopes for Rustech Brewing.

Rustech Brewing

Stay tuned for an official open date; maybe I'll run into you there!