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    September 19, 2015

    History of Oktoberfest

    Today is the greatest in beer drinking holidays. It’s the start of Oktoberfest in Munich and marks the beginning of the world’s biggest be...
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    July 29, 2015

    Modist Brewing Company

    “It’s getting to a time where there’s so much beer out there… the quality isn’t always there and you wouldn’t know, but you’d know if yo...
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    June 25, 2015

    A Salute to Four Firkins

    The news of the closing of the Four Firkins stores in St. Louis Park and Oakdale has come as saddening news to craft beer lovers in the Twin Cities. T...
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    March 26, 2015

    Certified Cicerone Exam – The Road...

    It’s late on a Saturday night and you wander into a neighborhood bar with two of your friends. It’s a quaint little room dimly lit by over...
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    August 7, 2014

    Eating Spent Grain: Granola

    Spent Grain Granola Spent grain is healthy and full of protein and fiber. Granola is healthy and full of protein and fiber. Combine the two and you ha...
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Summit Unchained #20: Sticke Alt

An Alt is a fun style. It’s a traditional German beer that’s brewed with an ale yeast strain, rather than a lager strain. After fermentation, Alts are conditioned cold, which gives a clean, lager-like flavor profile to the beer, making this style a unique hybrid. Lundell has gone one further and made this a Sticke Alt.


Minnesota Craft Brewers Win Medals at Great American Beer Festival

“These honors reinforce that Minnesota brewers create exceptional craft beers,” says Dan Schwarz, President of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. “We are proud of our Guild members for representing the strong state of craft beer in Minnesota at this prestigious competition.”

Surly Brewing Darkness 2015

Surly Brewing Barrel-Aged Darkness

The new golden version of the 2015 Surly Darkness label pictured below confirms that there will indeed be two versions of the beer. There will be a classic version and a rye whiskey barrel-aged version.

Bad Weather Brewing Grand Opening

Bad Weather Brewing Announces St. Paul Grand Opening

The new St. Paul facility will allow Bad Weather Brewing to expand production capabilities to meet increasing demand. The taproom will provide an exciting place for craft beer lovers to enjoy a rotating list of unique offerings, in addition to Bad Weather flagship WINDVANE and seasonal favorites OMINOUS, FIREFLY RYE and MIGRATION. Four new beers will be available on opening day to compliment the current lineup.

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Rochester to Expand Off-sale Hours for Liquor Stores and Craft Brewers

I respect our new Rochester brewing businesses and don’t want to see them hurt by unnecessary regulation,” said Council Member Michael Wojcik.


History of Oktoberfest

Today is the greatest in beer drinking holidays. It’s the start of Oktoberfest in Munich and marks the beginning of the world’s biggest beer event. The season also brings out…


AB InBev Looks to Buy SABMiller

Are you a Bud drinker or a Miller drinker? Soon there may be no difference. Rumors have swirled for years about a merger of the two macro brewers. It looks…


Rochester Brewers Want to Stay Open for Consumers, Liquor Store Owners Opposed

Local control of liquor laws, are they really all they are supposedly cracked up to be? For years the idea of giving the option of Sunday liquor sales to Minnesota municipalities has been bounced around. The problem with municipalities and the passing of reasonable liquor laws is that they are easily influenced.