• 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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    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.....
  • Grain-Belt-Sign
    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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    December 18, 2015

    10 Must Try Minnesota Beers This Holiday...

    With the holidays upon us, the liquor store shelves are inundated with winter warmers, Christmas ales, and other seasonal specialties. Choosing the ri...
Summit's 30th Annivesary: West London-Style Ale

Summit Brewing Releases West London-Style Ale

Summit Brewing has been releasing some unique beers in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. They started with a Double IPA and followed that up with Keller Pils. Now, introducing the…

Lost Falls Distillery

Lost Falls Distillery is for Sale

We have to throw in the towel. Not enough investors to make it work. The whole shebang is on sale for 15k ASAP. All the best,

Autumn Brew Review

Autumn Brew Review Tickets Are Now On Sale

Tickets for the 16th annual Autumn Brew Review on September 17, went on sale yesterday. Craft beer fans can purchase the $45 tickets online: http://www.tempotickets.com/abr2016. Tickets historically sell out fast…

All Pints North

Still Spaces for All Pints North Volunteers

There are still a few shifts and roles that need filling for All Pints North next weekend This is a great way to attend one of the best fests of the summer.

Nisswa Minnesota

Nisswa Minnesota Breweries Petition City Council to Allow Sunday Growler Sales

The brewers of Nisswa Minnesota want to be able to sell growlers of their beer on Sundays. The only problem, the Nisswa City Council won’t allow it.


A six-pack plus one to try for Fourth of July

As we look to celebrate our independence on July 4 and the mercury nears its peak, a few staples quickly come to mind, including our favorite topic around here: beer.

SW Craft Bar Cask Ale

SW Craft Bar Brings Traditional Cask Ale to the Green Line

Formerly known as Señor Wong, SW Craft Bar continues their rebranding with the addition of a cask system and beer engine. Having already expanded their craft beer selection to 25 lines, the addition of cask beer will give customers added variety.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dad that Loves Craft Beer

Father’s Day is nearly here. Dad isn’t always easy to buy for. And let’s face it, he only needs so many ties. Luckily your father likes beer. We have some great gift ideas for the dad that loves craft beer.