The Nordic meaning north, was given its name due to our location in the North central region of the United States…Minnesota! We chose this because it reminds us of our surroundings and being out in nature with the illusive Northern Lights. We have gone through many changes over the years, but we have stayed true to our roots! Beer.. The ultimate quest!.
Originally opened in November of 2018, right off of I-94 as The Nordic Brewing Co, Head Brewer Matthew Belz hit the ground running bringing his recipes to life. His beer is described as true to style “with a reverence for the traditional and a touch of something different.”
Boasting a state of the art, fully refurbished music venue/event hall, we have welcomed such national acts as Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone and Willy Tea Taylor, just to name a few. In addition, we have hosted intimate shows such as dinner with Elvis, weddings, birthday parties, Yule market festivals… You name it we’ve probably done it. Our location provides plenty of parking and a very private patio on the back of our building surrounded by trees and full sky views. You’ll quickly forget the hustle and bustle of downtown Monticello. Have an RV? Look us up on HarvestHost.
In January of 2022, Owner Zachery Barthel and the team went from a brewery to a full brewpub! The decor throughout the Pub mainly came from Barthel’s family farm up north in Fort Ripley MN. Mykel, his father collected all sorts of things throughout the years and hand picked most of the horns hung throughout the pub. Everything, floor to ceiling, from the poured bar top to the stonework beneath it was all done by hands of the Nordic family. We also have the city’s longest indoor vertical log!!
We added a full bar with craft cocktails and a full kitchen/restaurant!
We hired Jacob Salk to take the helm as Head Chef!
Chef Jacob is a Minnesota native who spent his younger years traveling from coast to coast to develop his own unique style/methods of cooking traditional ethnic cuisines from around the world. Jacob’s main goal for the Nordic Brewpub is to create a menu packed full of flavor that uses organic and locally sourced products, while taking a healthier approach with fresh ingredients in a scratch style kitchen!
Jacob loves to create food that tastes like good food with the aromatics of the foodiest food that is for eating.
Whether you’re from the cities on your way to the cabin, coming off the single track mountain biking trail at the Bertram chain of lakes, or one of our amazing hometown regulars, we all deserve quality for our dollar. Whether that’s a delicious meal from our Restaurant, a lovingly crafted beer from our brewery, a hand crafted cocktail from our bar, or to see an awesome show from our event hall and have it all dished up by people who genuinely care that our customers and friends have the best experience in a warm & friendly place. Every time.