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Summit Unchained #20: Sticke Alt

An Alt is a fun style. It’s a traditional German beer that’s brewed with an ale yeast strain, rather than a lager strain. After fermentation, Alts are conditioned cold, which gives a clean, lager-like flavor profile to the beer, making this style a unique hybrid. Lundell has gone one further and made this a Sticke Alt.


Minnesota Craft Brewers Win Medals at Great American Beer Festival

“These honors reinforce that Minnesota brewers create exceptional craft beers,” says Dan Schwarz, President of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. “We are proud of our Guild members for representing the strong state of craft beer in Minnesota at this prestigious competition.”

Surly Brewing Darkness 2015

Surly Brewing Barrel-Aged Darkness

The new golden version of the 2015 Surly Darkness label pictured below confirms that there will indeed be two versions of the beer. There will be a classic version and a rye whiskey barrel-aged version.

Bad Weather Brewing Grand Opening

Bad Weather Brewing Announces St. Paul Grand Opening

The new St. Paul facility will allow Bad Weather Brewing to expand production capabilities to meet increasing demand. The taproom will provide an exciting place for craft beer lovers to enjoy a rotating list of unique offerings, in addition to Bad Weather flagship WINDVANE and seasonal favorites OMINOUS, FIREFLY RYE and MIGRATION. Four new beers will be available on opening day to compliment the current lineup.

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Rochester to Expand Off-sale Hours for Liquor Stores and Craft Brewers

I respect our new Rochester brewing businesses and don’t want to see them hurt by unnecessary regulation,” said Council Member Michael Wojcik.


AB InBev Looks to Buy SABMiller

Are you a Bud drinker or a Miller drinker? Soon there may be no difference. Rumors have swirled for years about a merger of the two macro brewers. It looks…


Rochester Brewers Want to Stay Open for Consumers, Liquor Store Owners Opposed

Local control of liquor laws, are they really all they are supposedly cracked up to be? For years the idea of giving the option of Sunday liquor sales to Minnesota municipalities has been bounced around. The problem with municipalities and the passing of reasonable liquor laws is that they are easily influenced.

Voters that Support Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota by percent

New Poll Shows Sunday Liquor Sales More Popular Than Ever Among Minnesota Voters

A recently released poll from Public Policy Polls shows overwhelming support for Sunday liquor sales from registered voters in Minnesota.

Minnesota voters of all political ideologies believe that Sunday liquor sales should be allowed in the state. Polls show that not only is a repeal of the Sunday liquor ban supported by a majority of voters, but that the issue is gaining momentum.