Northbound Brewery Array
Northbound Brewery - 2716 E 38th St, Minneapois, MN 55406
Northbound Brewery is a full-service restaurant with an on-site craft brewery hosting a 22 kW solar PV array on the roof and pergola. This grid-tied system produces about 20% of the businesses electrical needs. Co-owner Jamie Johnson notes that brewing is an energy intensive process. The flat roof is covered with panels and the pergola was added over the patio to support more, and make the installation more visible.
The restaurant is bike friendly. The brewery grows some of its own hops. The patio serves mostly organic from a local garden.
If you stop by the brewery as a part of the Sustainable Home Tour you can get a 1/2 price beer.