Schram Haus

The owner of Schram Haus hopes to have the brewery open by May.

Schram Haus Brewery is one step closer to opening.

The Chaska City Council unanimously approved the on-sale taproom and Sunday sale license, and off-sale intoxicating liquor license for Schram Haus Brewery, during its meeting on April 1. The approval is contingent on approval by the Chaska Police Department’s background investigation and that a fee is paid, according to city documents.

The building, which is located at 3700 Chaska Boulevard, is nearly complete, said owner Aaron Schram. Crews just need to finish up a couple of electrical and plumbing components.

“Our systems are all set to go,” Schram said, adding that the brewery needs to be inspected by both the Minnesota departments of health and agriculture.

Department of Health officials were slated to visit the brewery on Wednesday (after the newspaper’s deadline). However, it looks like getting an inspector out from the Department of Agriculture might take more time than expected, he said.

Schram estimates the brewery has 1,000 pages of applications and said they are eager to open its doors to the public.

“We could be brewing soon if inspections go well,” said Schram. If all goes well, he hopes to be able to sell beers in May.

Staff Reporter

Alex Chhith is a staff reporter at the Chaska Herald. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dogs (Cody and Sam), catching up on the Game of Thrones and finding new restaurants. Follow her on Twitter @AlexChhith.