Like all good things, Beaver Island Brewing Company was conceived over several pints after a night of home-brewing. Co-founders Nick Barth and Matt Studer shared a passion for local beer, believing the best beers are the ones that everyone can relate to. Solid. Well-crafted. With a thoughtful twist.

While Nick and Matt loved to brew and thought they could make pretty decent beer in a garage, they knew a production brewery might be a little out of their wheelhouse. So over a few more pints, the two were able to coax professional brewer and now BIBCo brewmaster Chris Laumb to join the team. And so began the crafting of award-winning local beers. 

Location was key, and timing worked out to occupy the storefront of the ever-famous Bo Diddley’s space in downtown St. Cloud. This space was a perfect platform to share the beer that we brew with heart from the heart of Minnesota.

But we’re not just here to brew great beer; we’re going to build a better community. That’s why the same dedication and passion we put into every pint extends to how we give back to the community that has supported us in so many ways. This beer unites us. So come on in and join us for a round of DAM. FINE. BEER.