There are several types of breweries: Micro, Regional, and Major. Breweries may also do contract brewing for other labels. There are also Brew on Premise breweries where "homebrewers" can make beer in a commercial grade environment. There are lots of breweries, but I am primarily interested in smaller breweries in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame.

Of beer an enthusiast has said that it could never be bad, but that some brands might be better than others ...
-- A.A. Milne

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Breweries (also look at BrewPubs)
Cedar Brewing Company Micro Blairs Ferry Road NE (at C Ave.) 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Voice: 319-378-9090
Millstream Brewing Company
Est. 1985
Micro Amana, Iowa
Phone: 319-622-3672
Stone City Brewing
Est. 1996
Micro 220 South Dubuque Street
Solon, Iowa
(between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City)
Phone: 1-800-231-1077, 319-644-1360
Fax: 319-644-3846
Breweries (also look at BrewPubs)
Ambleside Brewery Company Micro
Master Brewer: Dave Anderson
757 Kasota, 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-378-8877
August Schell's Brewing Company Regional / Contract 1204 Harmon Pl. 
New Ulm, Minnesota 
Phone: 507-354-5528, 612-371-0203
Cold Spring Brewing Company Micro 219 N. Red River Ave. 
Cold Spring, Minnesota 
Phone: 612-685-8686
James Page Brewery Micro
Master Brewer: James Hoeft
1300 NE Quincy Street 
Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
Phone: 612-378-0771
Lake Superior Brewing Company Micro 600 E. Superior St. 
Duluth, Minnesota 
Phone: 218-720-3491
Mill Street Brewing Micro 57 S Hamline Ave. (at Grand Avenue), 
St. Paul, Minnesota 
Phone: 612-689-0353
Minnesota Brewing Company
Sorry, Closed in 2002
Major / Contract 882 W 7 Street 
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 
Phone: 612-228-9173
Pete's Brewing Company Micro 882 W 7 Street 
St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Phone: 612-920-2492
Stroh Brewing Company Major 
brewer of Stroh's, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz, and Augsburger
707 Minnehaha Avenue E. 
St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Phone: 612-778-3100
Summit Brewing Company Micro 2264 University Avenue W. 
St. Paul, Minnesota 
Phone: 612-645-5029
Vine Park Brewery Brew on Premise operation
Proprietor: Daniel Justesen
1254 West 7th Street, 
St. Paul, Minnesota
Phone: 651-228-1355
Breweries (also look at BrewPubs)
Appleton Brewing Company Micro 1004 S. Olde Oneida, Appleton, Wisconsin 
Phone: 414-731-3322
Brewery Creek Inn, Restaurant, & Brewery Micro 23 Commerce St, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 53563
(on Hwy 151)
Phone: 608-987-3298
Capital Brewing Company Micro 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, Wisconsin 
(5 miles west of Madison off University Blvd)
Phone: 608-836-7100
Gray's Brewing Company Micro 2424 W. Court St., Janesville, Wisconsin 
(Hwy 11 West)
Phone: 608-752-3552
Green Bay Brewing Company Micro 313 Dousman St., Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Phone: 414-863-6777, 888-604-2337
Harbor City Brewing Company
(warning! site appears to be MS-IE centric)
Micro 535 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
(1 mile west of downtown)
Phone: 262-284-3118
Heilemann Brewing Company Major LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Hinterland Brewing (same as Green Bay) Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Joseph Huber Brewing Company Mini 1208 14th Ave., Monroe, Wisconsin 
Phone: 608-325-3191
LaBelle Brewing Company Micro 750 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomonowoc, Wisconsin 
Phone: 414-569-1957
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Micro 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Phone: 414-372-8800
J. Leinenkugel Brewing Regional 1 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 
(corner of Jefferson Ave. & Bridgewater St.)
Phone: 715-723-5558
Miller Brewing Co. Macro 4251 W State St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53208
(from I-94, exit Hwy 41 North to State Street, 
Phone: 414-931-2337
Milwaukee Ale House   233 N. Water St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(on Water between Buffalo St. & Chicago St.)
Phone: 414-226-2337
New Glarus Brewing Company Micro PO Box 759, New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574
(20 min. south of Madison on Hwy 69, Cty W & Hwy. 69) 
Phone: 608-527-5850
Nicolet Brewing Company   2299 Brewery Lane, Florence, Wisconsin  54121
(located in Florence Industrial Park)
Phone: 715-528-5244
Pioneer Brewing Company   320 Pierce St., Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615
(2 blocks south of Main/Hwy 54 at corner of 4th & Pierce)
Phone: 715-284-7553
Rowland's Calumet Brewing Company 25 N Madison St., Chilton, Wisconsin 53014
(on Hwy 57)
Phone: 920-849-2534
RWS Brewing Micro 223 Maple Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin 
Phone: 414-896-7766
Slab City Brewery Micro W3590 Pit Lane, Bonducl, Wisconsin 54107
(Shawano County)
Phone: 715-758-2337
South Shore Brewing Company Micro 806 W. Main, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
(west of downtown)
Phone: 715-682-9199
Sprecher Brewing Company Micro 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, Wisconsin 53209
(north of downtown Milwaukee off of I-43, between Capital Dr. and Hampton Ave.)
Phone: 414-964-2739
Stevens Point Brewery Company Mini 2617 Water St., Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
Phone: 715-344-9310
Tyranena Brewing Company   PO Box 736, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551
(corner of Co. V and Owen St.)
Phone: 920-648-8699
Viking Brewery Micro 234 Dallas St. W., Dallas, WI 54733-9706
Phone: 715-837-1824 
Tours: Saturdays 1pm, if not at some event
Wisconsin Brewing Company Micro 1064 N 63 St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 
South Dakota
Breweries (also look at BrewPubs)
Sioux Falls Brewing Company
Outside the Region
Breweries (also look at BrewPubs)
Bass Major England
Beamish Major Cork, Ireland
Bitburger Major Germany
Carlsberg Major Copenhagen, Denmark
Fullers Major Chiswick, England
Goose Island Beer Company Micro 1800 West Fulton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Grolsch Major Holland
Guinness Major St. James Gate, Dublin, Ireland. 
FAQt and Folklore
Hacker-Pschorr Major Munich, Germany
Holsten Major Germany
Newcastle Major Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Okocim (part of Carlsberg) Major
Paulaner Major Germany
Pilsner Urquell, and other Czech beers Major Pils, Czech Republic
Spaten Major Munich, Germany
Spring Street Brewing Company, maker of Wit
American Microbrewer of Classic Belgian Recipe Beers
Micro New York, New York, USA
Warsteiner Major Warstein, Germany

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