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Under Pressure Brewing and Blendery


8806 7th Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55427


Wed: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thurs – Fri: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm



Know Better Beer

Lori Ertl and co-owner John Keenan have known each other since they were 15. Together with one of their sons, Tyler Marchiniak, they set out to open a warm and inviting brewery, centered around community. Lori first began brewing beer as an extension of her love for cooking. She spent five years as a homebrewer, winning 41 medals at BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program)-sanctioned competitions, before deciding to go large-scale. Lori, John and Tyler began working with officials in Golden Valley in 2015 to obtain an ordinance for their brewery. Four years and 14 sites later, they finally found the perfect home for their business and on February 1, 2019, Under Pressure Brewing officially opened their doors. Their motto: Know Better Beer!

Features & Amenities

Growlers and pint glass with logo
Pint flight with friends
View of library and fireplace

The Brewery

Under Pressure Brewing is Golden Valley’s first brewery and blendery, offering modern brews in a laid back, medieval-style setting. They offer over 20 beers on tap and an equal number of blended beers. Not sure what to try? Choose one of their sample flights or go all in with an 8-pint flight that’s perfect for sharing with friends.

Stepping into the large and welcoming taproom is a bit like stepping back in time to an English castle, complete with suits of armor and a giant tapestry adorning the wall. A large fireplace is flanked by a library of classic books, as well as a collection of games for all ages. Grab a bite to eat from a visiting food truck or bring in your own food from home or a nearby restaurant. All are welcome at this family friendly, and dog friendly, brewery.

Lord of the Rings trivia night
People dressed as knights in armor
Turkey leg eating contest


From Wyvern Knights demonstrating armored combat to brat eating contests, you’re sure to be entertained at UPB. Join them every Thursday night from 7 – 9 pm for themed trivia nights. Be sure to check their event calendar for the latest happenings.

Picture of empty brewery with tables and chairs

Event Space

UPB welcomes large gatherings of all types, from birthday celebrations to wedding receptions. Book the private party space or the entire taproom. Contact them at underpressurebrewing@gmail.com.