Blue Wolf Brewery’s conditional-use permit approved by Brooklyn Park City Council

Brewery still needs state approval, taproom license

The Brooklyn Park City Council unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for Blue Wolf Brewing’s taproom and brewery at 8515 Edinburgh Centre Drive N. at its Aug. 28 meeting.
The local brewing group that will operate the brewery has previously operated out of Champlin.

The approved floor layout for Blue Wolf Brewing. (Submitted graphic)
The approved floor layout for Blue Wolf Brewing. (Submitted graphic)

Located next to Broadway Pizza in the Edinburgh Festival Centre, the 1,700-square-foot space will host the city’s first taproom.
The taproom will only serve beer that is brewed on site. While there are no plans to serve food on the site, the owners will allow outside food to be brought into the brewery, and occasionally food trucks will be invited to the site.
While the brewery has been issued a conditional-use permit by the city, there are still two other significant barriers that exist before the brewery can open. The brewery will still need state approval, as well as a city taproom license.
Eventually, the taproom owners plan to construct a patio section in front of the building.
No bottling or canning is currently proposed for the site.
Councilmember Mark Mata said the city should explore possible ways to reduce the brewery’s water bill, in an effort to be business friendly.
Mayor Jeff Lunde said that the brewery owners should reach out to nearby restaurants.
“I asked staff to make that introduction, what you do with that is obviously your purview, but they’re pretty excited,” he said.