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Surly Nation Heads West

Starting May 2016, several selections from Twin Cities-based craft brewery behemoth, Surly Brewing, will be available on draft and shelves in 3 new states. After dominating the Minnesota craft beer…

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Get Your Tickets For All Pints North 2016

What is quickly becoming the midsummer classic of the Minnesota craft beer scene, All Pints North Summer Brew Fest is entering its fifth year. This festival, held in picturesque Bayfront Festival Park, in Duluth, showcases the finest in brews that make up the Minnesota craft beer universe.

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Summit 30th Anniversary Double IPA

The double IPA is an aggressively hopped, but still drinkable pale beer, with all the usual suspects… tropical, fruity hops, bracing bitterness, and a clean malt backbone. It clocks in at 8.5% ABV, but is still quite drinkable.

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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….

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Waconiator Doppelbock – Waconia Brewing Company

Waconiator is Waconia Brewing’s take on a traditional German doppelbock. It is a smooth brew and goes well with a chilly spring day.

Lift Bridge Brewery Irish Coffee Stout

Lift Bridge’s Irish Coffee Stout

You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate this labor of love, but you’ll certainly feel the luck. Great with desserts, including chocolate cake and cheesecake.


Q & A: Meetinghall Brewery in Dundas

More and more breweries are opening outside of the Twin Cities and throughout Greater Minnesota.

One such planned operation is Meetinghall Brewery in Dundas, a small city nestled against Northfield, about 45 miles south of Minneapolis.

Head brewer and purveyor Andrew Burns recently chatted with Minnesota Beer Activists about the brewery’s plans.


Better Beer Society Unveils New Classes for BBSU

After providing years of education on beer to craft beer fans who are thirsty for more knowledge (get it?), the Better Beer Society has unveiled a new format to their…