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Todd Haug Separates from Surly Brewing

Surly Brewing Company’s longtime Head of Brewing Operations, Todd Haug, has resigned his position at the iconic Minnesota brewery. “I’d like to thank our family, friends, and fans – Surly…

GABF - Grand Round Brewing Co

Our first time pouring beer at GABF – Grand Rounds Brewing Company

By Steve Finnie & Grand Rounds Brewing Company The anticipation of getting on a plane to Denver, Colorado, to pour four beers we brewed in Rochester, Minnesota, was substantial. Three…


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…


Northern Brewer / Midwest Supplies Acquired by AB InBev?

Beverage Business Insights is reporting that Minnesota-based homebrewing company Northern Brewer / Midwest Supplies seems to have been acquired by ZX Ventures, a global incubator and venture capital arm of…

Tin Whiskers Owners Cheers

St. Paul Extends Off-sale Liquor Hours for Stores and Breweries

St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert led the charge in making shopping hours a little more reasonable for busy shoppers in the capitol city. The measure to extend the…


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…


Lake Monster Brewing: Bottles to Cans, Just Clap Your Hands

This month, Lake Monster Brewing begins selling it’s beer in 12 oz cans in stores around the Twin Cities. The St. Paul brewery was using 12 oz glass bottles to…


Surly Brewing Paints the Town Black

In an effort to create even more buzz and knowledge around one of the hottest beers in the country this year Surly is hosting Paint the Town Black. The rolling release…