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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….

Better Beer Society Unveils New Classes for BBSU

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 format to their…

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…

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 in the media as of late.

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Better Beer Society & Happy Gnome host Beer Trivia Night

MN Beer Bowl 2016 at The Happy Gnome Sunday Jan. 31st, 3:00-6:00pm Do you think you’re beer savvy enough to win a game of beer trivia? Better Beer Society and…

Schell’s Apparent Horizon

“With Apparent Horizon, we wanted to put a twist on the fruity acidity normally found in a Berliner Weisse. The Substantial addition of rye to the base of the beer creates a spicy dryness and an interesting aroma of sourdough, rye, and pumpernickel.” – Jace Marti

History of Oktoberfest

Today is the greatest in beer drinking holidays. It’s the start of Oktoberfest in Munich and marks the beginning of the world’s biggest beer event. The season also brings out…

A Salute to Four Firkins

The news of the closing of the Four Firkins stores in St. Louis Park and Oakdale has come as saddening news to craft beer lovers in the Twin Cities. The…

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