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Pika’s 2016 Minnesota Craft Beer Predictions

Join me in this completely unjustifiable and made-up look ahead at 2016. Let me know in the comments section if you think I’m correct, or I need to get my…

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The Truth About Glass Rinsers

There has been a lot of talk lately about glass rinsers. They are popping up all over the state in craft beer bars and have gained a lot of interest in the media as of late.

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10 Must Try Minnesota Beers This Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us, the liquor store shelves are inundated with winter warmers, Christmas ales, and other seasonal specialties. Choosing the right beers for your gatherings this holiday season can be…

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8 Holiday Gifts for the Craft Beer Lover

Trying to find a gift for that one person in your family that is hard to shop for? We have you covered. Here are a few great gifts for everyone who enjoys craft beer:

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Summit Union 5: Old Blaggard Barleywine

Summit has just released their latest Union Series beer, Old Blaggard English style barleywine.  Head brewer Damian McConn has headed this one up, creating the fifth Union brew in the…

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Lakes and Legends – Minneapolis’s Newest Brewery

With Lakes and Legends grand opening celebration this Saturday, I thought I would stop in and see what the new brewery located in Loring Park had to offer. I was…

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Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Announces 2016 Festival Line Up and Ticket Packages

At noon, Tuesday, December 1, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild will release online ticket sales for packages to its 2016 craft beer festivals at http://www.tempotickets.com/mcbg. The ticket packages deliver 10 percent discounts over purchasing tickets individually.

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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.

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