To do beer and business a bit DIFFERENTLY.
To Brew bright, American Style Ales with Local Ingredients.
To bring amazing craft ales to beer drinkers everywhere, even out-of-the-way places.
To Create jobs in rural communities.
To partner with other Small and Rural businesses, preserving and strengthening small towns.
To serve as an outlet for a love of rural America, family, local business, brewing, and delicious beer.
Revelation Ale Works is an ultra-rural craft brewery, focused on doing beer and business a bit differently. Founded in 2017 in Hallock, MN, a town of 981 people, the revelation that craft beer can build communities is what drives us. Our family-friendly taproom has a constant rotation of 10 taps plus a couple more for house-made pop and Deanne’s Kombucha in the completely remodeled historic Johnson Standard building in the heart of downtown. We’re beyond excited to serve you by bringing great brews and community-minded business to rural Minnesota.
After home-brewer, Ryan, and his wife, Lindsey, hummed and hawed for several years over opening a brewery, Ryan's brother, Josh, pushed them over the edge in autumn of 2015. The revelation came when the idea of serving small-towns in big ways could be the aim of craft brewing. Plus, more beer! It's a REVELATION!
We purchased the crumbling Standard Station building downtown in 2015 and began remodeling to accommodate a 7 barrel brewing system and a taproom.
After more than a year of labor, we received all our operating licenses and began brewing in early 2016. Josh became the brewer, Ryan the president, and Lindsey the operations manager. And the doors opened on February 2016.
*self-distribute our ultra-rural beer to over 100 location in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada,
*employ 16 people and added two employee owners : Tylden and Dad (Mark),
*expanded from a 7 to 15 barrel system and purchased another building on the main drag in Hallock,
*create a draw to rural Minnesota and a reason for people to visit, spend, and stay in Hallock,
*and drink a lot of INCREDIBLE BEER with a lot of INCREDIBLE PEOPLE!
Hallock went from 8 vacant buildings downtown to zero, so thank you!
When you have a Revelation, it makes a noticeable impact in the sustainability and quality of life in small towns!