3 years ago

The story behind Minnesota’s own Enki Brewing

Longtime friends Dan
Norton and John Hayes were running partners, coworkers and drinking buddies. In
2012, they found a 100-year-old creamery building in Victoria, Minnesota, and followed
their dreams of creating their own brewery and taproom. Since 2013, they have
been brewing 20-barrel batches of beer and delivering it to local bars,
restaurants and liquor stores.

Along with flagship
beers Tail Feather IPA and CACAO Porter, Enki produces a wide variety of
year-round and seasonable beers that have become hugely popular in the taproom
and at local establishments, including Victoria’s Gold Cream Ale, Hootnanny
Hefeweizen and Warming Hut Brown Ale.

Wondering where the
name Enki comes from? 7,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, ENKI, the
Sumerian god of flowing water, brought fresh waters down the Tigris and
Euphrates Rivers to the Fertile Crescent, prompting the growth of nutritious
grains – from spelt to farro, teff, kamut, chia and quinoa. It was there that
people would congregate, forming the beginning of civilization. They quickly
found that grains and water, along with the mystical powers in the air,
spontaneously produced a delicious and invigorating beverage – that we know as
beer. Ever since, beer has been the sustenance of life and the spirit of

Look for Enki beer on
tap at Lunds
& Byerlys Kitchen
and at The
Mezz at Lunds & Byerlys in Edina
, as well as at select Lunds
& Byerlys Wines & Spirits

Source: Enki Brewing