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Fair State Brewing Expands

Fair State Brewing Coop’s Massive Expansion

If you subscribe to the adage of ‘If you’re not growing, you’re dying”, Fair State Brewing Cooperative has been secretly working out and taking steroids. To an excited gathering at…

Bursting at the Seams: Bemidji Brewing Co

154 miles west of Duluth, 217 miles north of the Twin Cities, and a mere 130 miles east of Fargo you’ll find Bemidji Brewing Company. From humble beginnings of a Kickstarter campaign to help finance their nano brewing system which produced their first kegs in October 2013 (which sold out immediately), Bemidji has grown out of its current space.

Montgomery Brewing’s Secret Ingredient: Friendliness

Maybe the whole town of Montgomery is full of friendly people.

Sisyphus Brewing Mural Defaced

Just days into the new year, the 10×10 mural painted on the building that houses Sisyphus Brewing at the corner of Ontario and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis was defaced. The artwork was created by local artists Adam Turman and Josh “Jawsh” Lemke just over a year ago and paid for by 186 backers of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Pika’s 2016 Minnesota Craft Beer Predictions

Join me in this completely unjustifiable and made-up look ahead at 2016. Let me know in the comments section if you think I’m correct, or I need to get my…

13 Things Your Taproom Server Wants You to Know

On every shift they work, Minnesota’s taproom servers greet wave after wave of new customers who are exploring craft beer for the first time.  They see the amazement and confusion…

MNCBG Winterfest Needs You

  [adrotate group=”1″] Want to work your way into MNCBG Winterfest? Here’s how! VOLUNTEER! The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Winterfest 2015 is at Union Depot in St. Paul on Friday, Feb…

Vikre Distillery Duluth Minnesota

Duluth’s Vikre Distillery

Joel and Emily Vikre (pronounced veek-ruh) have turned what was once a cluttered storage space into a warm, inviting, two-level cocktail room and distillery.

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