The fun is set to come to Pine Island as the city recently approved for a new brewery and taproom to open.

Tessa Leung and Ann Fahy--Gust outlined a plan for the Pine Island City Council to change the old Pine Island Cheese Mart into a taproom and brewery, according to the Post Bulletin. South by Southeast will look to bring a great atmosphere to southeast Minnesota spring/summer of 2020.

According to the brewery's website, they want to provide great beer and service to the area, at a beautiful location. Here is a quick "about" section from their website.

"Our vision is simple; provide excellent craft beer and service to Southeastern Minnesota and offer a beautiful family-friendly taproom and event area for guests.
South by Southeast Brewing seeks to fill the regional brewing gap by providing a rural ambiance and flavor while delivering on the promise of being the regional brewing representative. Our flagship products – Blonde Ale, Golden Ale, Red Ale, Light Amber Ale, Scottish Ale and Stout along with four seasonal beers – Spring – Maibock, Summer – Light, Fall – Golden Brown, Winter – Spicy Winter Warmer will fill the needs of the SEMN area restaurants, caterers and off sale markets by being consistently available, of high quality and craft beer affordable."

Fahy-Gust is a retired brewmaster with over 30 years of brewing with some of the industry's biggest names like Coors, Guinness and Scottish Courage. Leung is a business owner, restauranteur with over 20 years of experience in retail food service and business including catering and fine dining.

Fahy-Gust will be responsible for all the brewing operations and distribution and Leung responsible for the managing of events, sales, and marketing.

Leung is the CEO of Grand Rounds Brewing Co. in downtown Rochester. You can learn more about all things Grand Rounds Brewing with James Rabe on their local podcast on Newstalk 1340 KROC-AM and 96.9 FM.

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