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Community Keg House closes, looks for buyer

Updated: July 14, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Community Keg House, the recently opened pour-your-own-pint taproom in Northeast Minneapolis, closed Tuesday.

The beer community-focused taproom, which featured a rotating selection of craft beers from around the state, opened in January in the Grain Belt complex’s Keg House Arts Building off Broadway Street. Co-owner and general manager Nate Field designed Community Keg House as a showcase of the Minnesota craft beer scene.

The owners said in a message to patrons that they’re looking to transfer ownership to another party to take the business on.

“We have loved building Community and all the people who have worked and occupied this space. It saddens us to close the Keg House greatly. We live and work in Northeast. We love Northeast. It meant a great deal to see so many support our efforts,” the business wrote in the message. “We have a turnkey operation here and we feel confident another party could make this space awesome.”

The nearly 4,000-square-foot taproom at 34 13th Ave. NE. in the Sheridan neighborhood also operated a full kitchen, offering panini sandwiches, nachos, salads and soups to pair with beer.

Instead of a traditional bar, Community Keg House had four rotating themes each with four taps, along with some brews in permanent residency. Rather than bar tenders, patrons could work with “tap tenders” to learn about certain beers and pour their own glass.

Field said in an email that many potential buyers have contacted them, adding that Community Keg House may become a more traditional bar and restaurant concept under new ownership, but nothing has been finalized yet.