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Eric Harper - Utepils Brewing

Utepils Brewing® Announces Eric Harper as Head Brewer

Utepils Brewing® today put an end to the suspense surrounding the identity of its head brewer and announced that Eric Harper will be assuming the role. Harper comes to Utepils Brewing® from Summit Brewing Company and is well-known in craft beer circles, winning acclaim and World Beer Cup Gold and Silver medals as part of the Summit Brewing team. Prior to that, the University of Wisconsin graduate was the Brewhouse Team Leader at Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing Company, home of Spotted Cow.

Stone Saloon

Stone Saloon Coming Soon(ish)

Schroeder hopes to pay homage to the historic building’s roots by opening a 1800s-style saloon and brewery called the Stone Saloon, producing and serving around 550 barrels of German-style lager a year.

Happy Gnome

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…

Able Logo

Able Seedhouse + Brewery Opens

Able Seedhouse and Brewery, the newest brewery in the Logan Park neighborhood, is opening November 6th. We stopped by their soft opening the night before in order to get a sneak…

Omni Brewing Logo

Omni Brewing Opens in Maple Grove

No need for mustache wax or sleeve tattoos here (though welcome, if that’s your jam), Omni Brewing has come-as-you-are feel that offers an approachable and inclusive atmosphere for newbies and veterans to the craft beer movement

Contented Cow - Northfield

Take a (short) drive: Northfield British pub offers solid beer lineup, atmosphere

The Cow’s proprietor, Norman Butler (no relation to this writer), recently took time to respond to some questions for

The robot approves

Tin Whiskers Tiny Circuit Coffee Stout

Local brewery Tin Whiskers has just released a Coffee Stout. This caffeinated version of their Short Circuit sweet stout is a collaboration with local Coffee roaster Tiny Footprint Coffee.

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