City Pages recently interviewed the four men behind Minneapolis’ newest brewery, Insight Brewing. Head brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt and co-owners Brian Berge, Kevin Hilliard, and Eric Schmidt are bringing years of apprenticing and volunteering at breweries around the world right here to Minnesota when Insight Brewing opens its doors.
“‘The four are taking a risk, opening the largest start-up brewery in the state with a capacity of up to 40,000 barrels (or one-and-a-half-Surlys) though, of course, they’re starting much smaller than that number in terms of actual production. The four recently started work on their brewery site just off Highway 280 on East Hennepin in Minneapolis. Their beers will pull from traditional styles, ranging from a 2.8 ABV session beer to barrel-aged and experimental styles much higher in alcohol.”