Taking Five at Take 16 Brewing Company

Harvest Hosts is a unique RV membership program with a large network of available hosts. So far, 2377+ locations have opened their hearts and their homes and/or businesses to members of the Harvest Hosts RVing community. Through this program, members receive overnight accommodations with no camping fees in unique and interesting places across North America. In return, members must make a purchase to patronize the small business that hosts them. Of these Hosts, Take 16 Brewing Company is particularly interesting. Here, you can learn all about this brewery’s history, its operations today, its origins within the Harvest Hosts community, and what future visitors can expect to experience.

The History

Take 16 Brewing Company is located along the historic US Highway 16. Back in the early 1920s, this highway connected Detroit to Yellowstone National Park. The highway is now retired due to Interstate 90, but the old dirt roads are still used by locals. Take 16 is named after the historic highway and is also situated along it in downtown Luverne, Minnesota. While new to the Harvest Hosts program, they are not new to beer. Luke, the brewer, has been brewing beer since college and founded Heist Brewing before brewing for Take 16.

The Business Today

Take 16 is a popular spot in the downtown Luverne scene. This brewery is situated near a plethora of restaurants. Visitors love to grab food and then enjoy it with a beer on Take 16’s patio. They keep ten beers on tap and one root beer, which is fun for the kids. Their brews have a good mix of light and dark beers to serve all palates. They even serve a Cöffee Kölsch, which is produced with local coffee from 4wrd Coffee. Take 16 strives to use local ingredients whenever possible.

Visitors wishing to keep their distance can order beer online that is brought out to be enjoyed on the patio. In addition to beer sales, visitors can also purchase Take 16 merchandise like ball caps. For locals, they offer a Mug Club. Joining this program gives members access to specials, discounts, and free beer on their birthday!

Joining Harvest Hosts

Take 16 joined Harvest Hosts in 2020. Despite being located downtown, they have a large parking lot with ample space for RVs. After business hours, they are very quiet, even though they are located right in town. There can be a little regular traffic, so take that into consideration when departing. They have one pet-friendly, reservable space for RVs under 44’. They also offer free WiFi.

Take 16 Brewing Company is a local favorite in Luverne, Minnesota. Staying with Harvest Hosts like Take 16 is the perfect way to turn an average overnight stay into a memorable experience. Take 16 really embraces the traveler, which makes them a fantastic addition to Harvest Hosts. They have this to say: “Join us in raising a cold bottle of Luverne Lager, toasting history and the motorists who bumped along the original, dusty highway seeking adventure.” If you find yourself along historic Highway 16, be sure to pay them a visit.

Have you visited Take 16 Brewing Company? How was your experience? Are there any other hosts you would recommend for feature? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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  1. Anne
    11th December, 2020

    We stayed there as we passed through one night this fall and the staff was friendly, the beer was good and the parking lot was safe and quiet.

    1. Sam Leash
      29th December, 2020

      Sounds like a great time! Glad you enjoyed your stay.