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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Bemidji Brewing's taproom is open for the second big weekend. They will hold their open house on Friday at 4 p.m.

Starting a 'brew-conomy': New brewery and taproom ready to tap beer


BEMIDJI - As the grand opening of the new downtown beer brewery nears, the founders of the brewery are preparing to brew more than just craft beer.

Bemidji Brewing Co. is slated to celebrate its grand opening Friday, and according to Tina Hanke, one of the four founding members of the brewery, the new business will not only create an exciting gathering place for locals downtown, but will help to boost the area's economy.

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