• Eastlake craft brewery taproom
    April 1, 2016

    The Taproom: The New Face of the Alcohol...

    Despite having been in existence for nearly half a decade now (at least in MN), taprooms (and now tasting rooms for distilleries) are still new to a l...
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    March 9, 2016

    Better Beer Society Unveils New Classes ...

    After providing years of education on beer to craft beer fans who are thirsty for more knowledge (get it?), the Better Beer Society has unveiled a new...
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    February 22, 2016

    Expertly Crafted Beer

    This is not going to be one of my normal posts about news in the beer industry or an educational guide about how to do something. There are very few.....
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    February 3, 2016

    Why You Should Care About That Grain Bel...

    You’ve probably already heard that Schell’s has bought the iconic Grain Belt Beer sign that overlooks the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. They p...
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    December 20, 2015

    The Truth About Glass Rinsers

    There has been a lot of talk lately about glass rinsers. They are popping up all over the state in craft beer bars and have gained a lot of interest i...
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Get Down…With The Wonderstuff

To commemorate a the release of their sublimely sippable “Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner” in 12-packs, they’ve released what can only be described as this Prince meets Michael McDonald at Saints North. But enough of my rambling. I give you…Wonderstuff.

Sociable Cider Werks

What (Minnesota beer) I’ve been drinking …

Featured: Boom Island Brewing Company, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Indeed Brewing Company, Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Sociable Cider Werks. Because of my geographic location (I live in Northfield), I tend…

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Surly Nation Heads West

Starting May 2016, several selections from Twin Cities-based craft brewery behemoth, Surly Brewing, will be available on draft and shelves in 3 new states. After dominating the Minnesota craft beer…

All Pints North 2015

Get Your Tickets For All Pints North 2016

What is quickly becoming the midsummer classic of the Minnesota craft beer scene, All Pints North Summer Brew Fest is entering its fifth year. This festival, held in picturesque Bayfront Festival Park, in Duluth, showcases the finest in brews that make up the Minnesota craft beer universe.

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Summit 30th Anniversary Double IPA

The double IPA is an aggressively hopped, but still drinkable pale beer, with all the usual suspects… tropical, fruity hops, bracing bitterness, and a clean malt backbone. It clocks in at 8.5% ABV, but is still quite drinkable.

Eastlake craft brewery taproom

The Taproom: The New Face of the Alcohol Industry

Despite having been in existence for nearly half a decade now (at least in MN), taprooms (and now tasting rooms for distilleries) are still new to a lot of people….

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Waconiator Doppelbock – Waconia Brewing Company

Waconiator is Waconia Brewing’s take on a traditional German doppelbock. It is a smooth brew and goes well with a chilly spring day.

Lift Bridge Brewery Irish Coffee Stout

Lift Bridge’s Irish Coffee Stout

You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate this labor of love, but you’ll certainly feel the luck. Great with desserts, including chocolate cake and cheesecake.

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