Thanks to Kickstarter, Bemidji Brewery will have its first public batch of brew on tap in a few local pubs by early summer.

Tina Hanke, Justin “Bud” Kaney and Tom Hill set out to raise $15,000 on the site, but by the time their three-month online campaign ended in January, the trio had surpassed that goal by several thousand dollars. About 250 people contributed money to the hometown brewing venture, more than half of them strangers to the three.

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