Earlier this month, Pryes Brewing (pronounced "prize") hit local bars and restaurants with flagship beer Miraculum IPA, a citrus, hoppy take on the popular style that originated in England. The brewery is located in Minnetonka, sharing space and equipment with Lucid in what has been termed an "alternating proprietorship," a unique arrangement where Lucid and other breweries share the business needs while getting established. Space in the building opened up when Lucid's partners, Badger Hill and Bad Weather Brewing announced plans for their own breweries and taprooms.
The partnership is a perfect fit for Pryes, which was originally scouting buildings in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood before zoning restrictions (being too close to a school) caused the brewery to reconsider that plan. They've settled into Minnetonka and are now on tap across town at locations such as Butcher & the Boar, Pat's Tap, and Mac's Industrial.
The Hot Dish spoke with co-founder and chief marketing officer Benjamin Schuster to get a feel for what makes Pryes beer different in a rapidly shifting marketplace.
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Pryes Brewing's Miraculum is a Citrusy, Dry-Hopped Minnesota IPA