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The logo for Oliphant Brewing, owned and operated by Trevor Wirtanen and Matt Wallace. (Submitted image)

Brewery plans to open downtown Somerset


Somerset may soon have a new brewery at 350 Main St. if all goes according to plan for Trevor Wirtanen and Matt Wallace of Oliphant Brewing.

After Wirtanen and Wallace assuaged a neighbor’s concerns at its May 1 meeting, the Somerset Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend the village board issue a conditional use permit for the brewery.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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