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Bill to Repeal Minnesota Ban on Sunday Liquor Sales Clears First Big Hurdle

Step 1: Pass House Commerce – Complete Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) passed an amended bill to repeal Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales (H.F. 30) through the House Commerce…

Tanzenwald Brewing Company opening in Northfield

There’s no place like home — or, well, some place fairly close to it. For Steve Pittman and Jenaveve Bell Pittman, who grew up in the La Crosse, Wis. area,…

Beers to enjoy as the weather chills

Quick! There’s not much time left until frost is a daily word again and snow is on the horizon. Some beers are firmly in the fall category, some in the…

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Harpoon Brewery entering Minnesota

An East Coast favorite will soon be available in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Massachusetts-based Harpoon Brewery is partnering with J.J. Taylor Distributing Company, bringing the New England-brewed beer to…

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Minnesota Breweries Win Medals at 2016 Great American Beer Festival

Five Minnesota Craft Breweries Earn Medals at Great American Beer Festival Five Minnesota craft breweries were recently honored at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver — the nation’s…

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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….

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…

Why You Should Care About That Grain Belt Sign

You’ve probably already heard that Schell’s has bought the iconic Grain Belt Beer sign that overlooks the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. They plan to restore and re-light the sign by 2017. And if you’ve heard that, then you’ve almost definitely heard that Schell’s is planning to brew a new beer to celebrate this acquisition – a copper lager by the name of Lock & Dam Lager under the Grain Belt brand.

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