Opening Day at Pour Decisions Brewing Co.
Customers lined up for samples and to buy bottles of the new Roseville micro-brewer's craft beers.
Dozens of people lined up Saturday for the official public debut of Roseville's new micro-brewer, Pour Decisions Brewing Co.
The brewery, the Roseville project of two U of M beer hobbyists, sold pints and growlers to the public for the first time from its 1744 Terrace Drive location. And that was much to the delight of beer nerds like Brad Reno.
"It's exciting to have a brewery within walking distance of home," Reno, of Roseville, said. "With all the great beer in Minnesota, it is about time Roseville got one."
Angela Heins, of Roseville, was also pleased to see Pour Decisions arrive. "I think it is pretty cool," she said. "The beer is good, so how can you go wrong? I hope they (Pout Decisions) do well."
The brewery received final inspection approval from the city of Roseville on Oct. 3. In July the Roseville Council created a special "taproom" liquor license for the brewery and in late August they debuted their brews at the State Fair.
Pour Decisions sold growlers of its flagship brews, The Pubstitute, a "dark Scottish light"," and The Patersbier, a "Belgian Monk's daily ale.
The brewery released 200 bottles of the Acerbity, a Berliner Weisse.
Mark Johnson, one of Pour Decisions' customers, said he came to the brewery's public debut because he "likes to support local business and I like craft beer. I go to a lot of these releases."
Brad Ashton, of Brooklyn Center, echoed similar sentiment, saying, "I'm here to support local beer." He bought two Berliner Weisses and one Berliner-brett. "It was good to see them (Pour Decisions) finally open up," he said.
Meanwhile Kristen England, a co-owner of Pour Decisions, was pleased see the public's enthusiastic response to the micro-brewery's official debut. "All I have to do is make good stuff to keep them ( customers) here," he said.
For more background on Pour Decisions, click on this link to see this Roseville Patch story.