Keg and Case Market

Keg and Case’s hand-crafted ales and lagers are catapulting the craft beer industry to the next level. Get to relax in a comfortable taproom with a view of the market while sipping on sessionable libations and beers made with interesting, locally sourced ingredients.

Keg and Case West 7th Market is a culinary and retail marketplace located on the former site of the famous Schmidt Brewery, making it a true community hub for both locals and visitors.

Local vendors, fast food joints, a microbrewery, and a well selected market selling a wide variety of handcrafted regional items can all be found inside the market. Music, movies, pop-up markets, and other activities are held outside in a lively park throughout the year.

The venue’s history dates back to 1855, when a family named Stahlmann established a brewery in a cave on the property they named the Cave Brewery. The Schmidt Brewery was the latest enterprise to call this location home. The successful St. Paul brewer Jacob Schmidt bought the land in January 1901 and commissioned the services of Bernard Barthel, an architect from Chicago, to develop his grandiose concept of a “Gothic-influenced” edifice with “several outbuildings.” Later that year, the brewery became the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company and added a new plant and malt house to its facilities.

Craig Cohen, a longtime resident who took a keen interest in the building’s past, decided to follow his business inclinations in 2014 when he and some friends bought the Keg and Case.

Before Schmidt’s beer could be distributed on train carriages, it was stored in this building. The floor of the building is still punctured by the railroad rails. Cohen set out to provide a new venue for food-centric business owners to set up shop and connect with customers with the goal of preserving as much as possible while building on previous efforts.

The historic structure, now known as the Keg and Case West 7th Market, features 33,000 square feet of renovated retail space. Windows that were previously bricked up have been replaced with glass, and the building’s plumbing and mechanical systems have been brought up to date. The building serves as a focal point for the bustling West 7th district, attracting locals and tourists alike with its indoor market and eateries, as well as its 80 metered parking spots and outdoor event space.

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