Our Story

Once connecting Detroit to Yellowstone National Park, US Highway 16 was established in 1926 and spanned 1,600 miles of hard-packed dirt. Though sections through Minnesota were paved by 1940 and included many scenic stops, the towns that grew along the highway fostered hard-working families committed to community. Highway 16 was retired in Minnesota upon the completion of Interstate 90 but much of the original route remains as a network of county roads through southern Minnesota.

The handcrafted beers we make at Take 16 Brewing Company are exemplary of and a tribute to the rich history we share with other communities along old Highway 16. In fact, we are not only named in honor of the route, our brewery is located on the old highway in downtown Luverne.

Other communities along the old byway, those in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming, share Highway 16 heritage. Whether you are in LaCrosse, Blue Earth or Sioux Falls, you share in this heritage. Join us in raising a cold bottle of Luverne Lager, toasting history and the motorists who bumped along the original, dusty highway seeking adventure.


Our Brewer

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Luke Rensink

Luke is a beer savant. He started brewing while in college and his beers were so popular, he soon founded Heist Brewing. Luke is keenly in tune with the tastes beer fans love!

Committed to producing high quality beer, using local ingredients whenever possible.


Our Tap Room

Our tap room is located right on Main Street in Luverne.   With indoor and outdoor seating and great view of all the Main Street activity, the tap room is a great place to gather with family and friends, socialize, see and be seen.   You can enjoy a pint or flight and we also offer water, soda, and small snacks to make it family friendly.   You can browse the awesome selection of branded merchandise and grab a growler, crowler, or grumbler to go.   Be sure to check our events page for events in our tap room and new event space.

Tap room Hours:

Wednesday - Friday  4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday  Noon to 10:00 pm

Sunday  noon to 6:00 p

To view a menu of beers currently on tap click here


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Tap room and event rentals

Our tap room and event space are available for private parties, meetings, and special events.   Our tap room seats 49 and our event space can accommodate approximately 100.   For availability, rates, and other questions in regards to rental, please complete the contact form or give us a call at 855-582-5316.



Contact us

if you have questions or feedback about our beer, we'd love to hear from you.   please use this form to contact us about event rental, also.





Take 16 Brewing Company
509 E Main Street
Luverne, MN 56156

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Take 16 merchandise