Minnesota’s third-largest city is five years into its economic development initiative— Destination Medical Center.
The American Homebrewing Association has recently announced seven rising homebrewing destinations in the US.
“Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture and vice-versa,” says Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Some cities are legendary for such pro-am symbiosis, while others are gaining well-deserved reputations as up-and-coming homebrew hot spots.”
About a 90-minute drive from Minneapolis, Rochester sits on the banks of the Zumbro River and offers a distinct blend of quiet suburb and fast-paced innovation. The city of more than 100,000 is the famed home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, which itself brings more than 2 million people to the city each year. But those who only know Rochester as a medical mecca are in for a pleasant surprise.