A Short History of Ranier and the Building
Both of which had a long, full history before we arrived. The town of Ranier was originally a booming lumber town, Rainy Lake was a commercial fishing bonanza, the buildings in the neighborhood varied from 20-30 bars and nightlife spots to trading posts with the local Indians. The building was a originally a grocery store which later transitioned to a fishing resort before becoming the brewpub of today.
The brewpub was founded by brothers Matt and Paul Kavan who originally grew up in Minnesota, left and worked for different tech companies for awhile, and returned with the craft beer bug to combine with one of the cleanest water sources in the country to open a brewpub and see what happens. Due to beer influences from living in Belgium and other areas, the brews produced are wide ranging and diverse in styles and flavors.