Good beer can be found in many places. Great beer, however, is not so easy to find. Some of the best beer is made off the beaten path, out of the spotlight, by an artist with a simple passion.

A brewer with this passion brews hand-crafted small batch beers to be shared with family and friends, and they are not generally found at your average watering hole. Lucky for you, there is a taproom in the back alley of our B&B where just such beers can be found! Come share our passion for craft beer and enjoy some unique and unforgettable flavors.

A stranger is just a friend we have not met. See you soon!

Brenda & Ford


About our


One day, while sitting on the front porch of our Bed & Breakfast, we thought about how nice it would be to have a space for our guests to relax and enjoy a cold beverage. The house is wonderful, but an outdoor venue seemed like a better idea. So we converted our garage to a brewery & taproom!

It did not take long to go from a humble garage to a full-service brewing operation. Our one-of-a-kind venue, Hoppy Girl Brewing dba Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co. in Wabasha, MN is waiting for you.



Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co. may be located in a back alley, but there is nothing in the rich, complex flavors of the many styles of beer to suggest its humble origins.

Our brewmaster, Ford Pearson, is constantly refining recipes in an effort to make the perfect brews. Ford practices brewing with the precision and attention to detail of a surgeon. Speaking of medicine… few things will make you feel better than sipping Ford’s incredible beer in our relaxed and friendly atmosphere.