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Eating Spent Grain: Primer

Spent grain in cooking primarily contributes a textural aspect. As a dried garnish atop a beef barley soup, it adds a bit of crunch. It adds a chewiness, a touch of roasty nuttiness, and some nice structural and textural changes to a loaf of bread. It can be used in soup or pancakes, ground into flour, used wet or dry, and even incorporated into cookies and pastries.

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Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad that likes beer

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Here are a few Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad that enjoys beer. So, pretty much every Dad. Odds are good that Dad likes…

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Target begins selling liquor in Minnesota

According to Sam Black at Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Minnesota’s own Target Corporation is set to begin selling wine, liquor, and beer in the land of 10,000 lakes. The retail…

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Democratic Visions on Minnesota Liquor Law

Mary Stanik: Minnesota Liquor Law Author, Democratic Visions commentator, and Minnpost contributor Mary Stanik gives her thoughts on the failure of a 2014 Minnesota legislative bill that would have permitted…

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Crowdfunding a brewery

Another week, another brewery, another crowdfunding campaign. It seems like not a week goes by without hearing about a new brewery in planning and the launch of their crowdfunding campaign….

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Finch’s Beer Co. flies into the Minnesota beer market

Finch’s Beer Co. is making their Minnesota debut this week with a calendar full of events and tastings. Finch’s Beer Co. has been brewing quality craft beer in Chicago since…

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Video: Getting to know Live The Dream Brewing Co

After a decade of home brewing college pals Jem Hale and Blake Verdon are ready to start making their brewing dreams a reality in Hopkins, MN. I cornered co-founder Blake,…


Inaugural Posters and Pints art show, beer tasting, and fundraiser

Posters and Pints is an art show, beer tasting and fundraiser. This inaugural event to showcase the booming Northeast Minneapolis Arts and Brewery district will be held at Uppercut Boxing…

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Legalize Sunday liquor sales in MN

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