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All Tied up in Blue (Laws)

In 2011, it had been over 90 years since anyone could buy a pint directly from a Minnesota brewery due to Minnesota’s new taproom law this was about to change. …

Prohibition

Time Warp….Again

Been watching HBO on Sunday nights lately? Curious about how Steve Buscemi was able to run an empire from the boardwalk in Atlantic City? Now is your chance to enjoy…

Civilization Brewing

As we wade through the depths of human history, there has been one bright light guiding us forward.  It spread agriculture and spawned permanent civilizations.  It kept us safe and…

Why Do We Love Beer?

Very few people wake up one morning and decide they love India Pale Ales or Imperial Stouts much less young first time drinkers. Craft beer is in many cases similar…

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Brewing Comes Full Circle on the North Shore

As most of Minnesota’s craft breweries are packing up for a weekend on the north shore at Duluth’s All Pints North beer festival there is no better time for a…

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Reconnect With a Beer!

Every morning we wake up, watch, listen to, or read the news only to find that the discourse in our country has devolved into something that most of us can…

Unintended Consequences: The Maine Law and Lager

As the Minnesota legislature contemplates a massive tax increase on brewers and distillers we may be reminded of a time in the 1920’s when state and federal governments decided to…

The Minnesotan Who Gave Us Prohibition

In these days of massive budget deficits it would sound pretty strange if a politician authored a bill that would cost the Federal government $150,000,000 in beer excise revenue and…

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