The rise of the beer/bacon pairing has become standard on many menus throughout the Twin Cities. On Thursday we get a chance to raise our taste bud standards a notch with a beer/prosciutto pairing. This is not any ordinary prosciutto; Prosciutto di Parma is one of the world most distinguished prosciutto’s. This is no ordinary pairing, either. Cured and Crafted is an event the will pit 8 of the best chefs in the metro area against each other in a cook off that will crown one the King of Parma.
We’ve seen an uptick in ciders and sour beers in the local market in the last couple of years which is a welcome addition to our beverage selections. With perfect timing, Sociable Cider Werks opened up in Northeast as the first cidery in Minneapolis.
“It’s humbling to be selected for a triple gold. It’s nice to know that a small shop like ours stands out” said Du Nord co-owner and distiller Chris Montana.
Beginning this weekend, some Minneapolis breweries will opening taproom operations thanks to the repeal of legal restrictions passed last legislative session.