At Clockwerks, we have a passion for session beers — flavorful, drinkable, well-balanced styles that make you want to take another sip, and then another. Think solid lagers, traditional bocks, session IPAs, and various light-bodied ales. Our session beers feature a balance between malt and hop characters with a clean finish at 4–6% ABV.

In addition to our session beers, we'll have 1–2 big flavor, seasonally special styles in rotation.


The dynamic duo behind Clockwerks Brewing is one part Lonnie Manresa and one part Brett Michlitsch. 

Brett, our head brewer and a software engineer by trade, has been brewing beer for almost as long as he's been drinking it — nearly 20 years. He is a certified BJCP beer judge, horror film fanatic, soccer fan, and father of two. It will be easy to spot Brett in the taproom — he'll be the one in the big rubber brewer's boots at the brew kettle behind the bar.

Lonnie, our Operations and Events Manager, has been honing his hospitality skills for over 15 years right here in Minneapolis. He is an all-around food and beverage enthusiast who has worked at several of Minneapolis's top fine dining establishments. He's also a world traveler, musician and music lover, and special events master of ceremonies. Lonnie is currently studying for his Cicerone exam.

Both are craft beer lovers. Both are thrilled to be building a friendly and cozy place to gather for good craft beer, conversation, and the occasional mafficking.

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