Our passion is contagious
Brewing traditions were made to be broken.
Like all breweries, we have a story, but our story is not about us, it’s about you. From our memories and experiences in some of Europe’s old-world pubs, town squares, and breweries, we recreated a space where family and friends come together for conversation, laughter and each other’s company while enjoying a great hand-crafted beer.
In 2011, as Minnesota's only craft brewery focused on Belgian-style beers, Boom Island rolled out its first kegs. Our founder and head brewer worked alongside European brewmasters learning old-style brewing methods. Today, we continue to follow those traditions, brewing Belgian beers in that thousand-year-old timeless craft, while diversifying our beer selection to satisfy a wider variety of preferences.
Boom Island expanded its brewery and taproom, relocating to Minnetonka in the summer of 2019. Here, we strived to create a comfortable, old-world environment. A classic patio reminiscent of street side cafes draws this experience outdoors; while indoors a stack of wine and bourbon barrels, used to age our limited release beers, separates you from the fermenters and brewhouse. In the taproom you are surrounded by natural light, 100-year-old reclaimed barnwood beams, and a 30-foot bar where staff are eager to share their extensive beer knowledge in this warm atmosphere.
At Boom Island, our passion expands beyond beer, with live music and the Twin Cities’ most popular food trucks adding to the atmosphere. We continue our long-standing tradition of community support through fundraising and special events. Our story is about welcoming you; extending old-world comfort where you are immersed in the entire brewery experience, enjoying the best that you and our beer deserve.