ENKI® Brewing has announced that the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded the brewing company a grant of approximately $44,000. The grant will be used to expand the production and distribution footprint, as well their quality assurance program.
Sen. Dave Osmek (R -Mound) introduced the first Senate version of a Sunday liquor sales bill, SF58. SF58 would allow off-sale transactions from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Sundays. Expect another version at some point from long time Sunday sales champion Sen. Roger Reinert (D -Duluth).
Tickets for 2015 Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild festivals are on-sale beginning at noon, Monday, January 5th. These events are among the best in region, and the bulk purchase is your best way to make sure you have your spot. These events will sell out, so if you can swing the cash it is worth it.
Du Nord Craft Spirits, one of Minnesota’s first micro-distilleries, is now the first licensed cocktail room in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. The cocktail room will open to the public on January 9, and will serve craft cocktails made using Du Nord’s Fitzgerald Gin and L’etoile Du Nord Vodka.
Red Wagon Pizza Co serves 36 beers on tap, offers an eclectic list of 20 moderately-priced wines by the glass, and has lines dedicated to sours and ciders. A certified beer nut, Peter curates the 36 tap lines himself.
Brewer Paul Gecas answers our questions, giving us an idea of what to expect when the Gun Flint Tavern & Brewpub opens this Friday, Dec 5th, at 5pm.