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The craft beer craze sweeping across the Twin Cities recently tapped south Washington County with the area’s first brewpub.

Located in the former Red Rock Saloon in Newport, Derrick and Autumn Lehrke’s Opinion Brewing Company is the first of its kind of use in the area. They plan to brew their own beer and serve it in their bar.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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