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StormKing Brewpub and Barbecue is all about a passion for great food, drink and a really great time. Quality ingredients, care and passion are at the heart of everything we make. It’s what makes our beer, barbecue, and cocktails stand out from the rest.

Our mission is to create a space for everyone, bringing community together as your friendly neighborhood bar. Come as you are and enjoy Texas BBQ and beer brewed right in our taproom!

The Food

Executive chef

Jordan Smith

As some former StormKing patrons know, Jordan fell in love with barbecue way before he ever went to Texas. Market BBQ on Nicollet Ave in Minneapolis will always have a special place in his heart, but it was after a trip south that he decided he was ready to commit. Just like with NY Style pizza, he wanted to eat it in his home town, so he got to work. Excellent meat from clean sources, super fun giant smoker, and a bit of a rub that allows the natural flavors of the meat to shine, not be diminished. If you love meat, you will love this barbecue.

head brewer

Tim Ott

Tim’s journey into beer began during one of his early semesters of college that was full of uncertainty and Mexican macro lagers. Looking at the longneck bottle in his hand, he decided to pursue a career in beer.

One BBA and 4 years of brewing experience later, he headed back to school to learn even more about beer at the Siebel Institute of Technology. After a quick 7-month brewing layover in the US Virgin Islands, Tim came to us to head up StormKing’s in-house brewing program. 

His passion for beer lies in pushing the boundaries of what the brewery can do and what beer can be, as well as continuously improving his processes and recipes to perfect easy-drinking beers that are ideal for pairing with StormKing’s amazing barbecue. 

In his words, “beer is very easy to make, but incredibly difficult to master” and he believes Matt Brynildson was correct in saying, “A good brewer will go to their grave thinking they could make a better beer.”

The Beer

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