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Video: Todd Haug on European brewing collaborations

Surly Brewer Todd Haug gives a rundown of some of his recent European brewing collaborations. Todd covers Long Of Tooth, an Old Ale which was made with De Proef Brewery…

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Active Tasting — A Guide to Expanding Your Palate

There is a time and a place for analyzing and scrutinizing beers and there is another time and place for just drinking and not giving it much thought. The reason that we analyze and frequently over-analyze these beers is that we are actually getting acquainted with our own perception as much as we are with the liquid in our glass. I call this process “Active Tasting.”

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Bad Weather Brewing Company to build Saint Paul brewery and taproom

Bad Weather Brewing finds a new home on iconic West Seventh Street in Saint Paul   Bad Weather Brewing Company Co-founders Joe Giambruno and Zac Carpenter began their brewing company…

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Urban Growler to celebrate Grand Opening with ribbon cutting ceremony in Saint Paul

A full lineup of Urban Growler beer will be available. The first taproom kitchen in the metro will be taking orders, and music will be playing.

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Du Nord Craft Spirits releases Fitzgerald Gin, asks Minnesota to decide final recipe

Fitzgerald Gin, Formula No. 1, is a classic London dry style gin. Like any London dry style gin the lack of sugar lets the botanical elements impart most of the flavor and aroma. The traditional juniper flavor stands front and center in Fitzgerald Gin, Formula No. 1. It is supported by flavors of citrus, angelica root, and licorice root.

Sunday liquor sales at the Minnesota State Fair

Sunday liquor sales is a hot topic at the Minnesota State Fair

During an election year the Minnesota State Fair is unofficially considered the beginning of the political season. At the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” political parties set up booths booths, politicians and…

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Beer + Education + Fun = Land of 10,000 Beers at the Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota State Fair  will again be the host the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Land of 10,000 Beers, centrally located in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building from Thursday, August 21 through…

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Wander North Distillery Announces Ribbon Cutting in NE Minneapolis

Signature Vodka Already Headed to Stores Years of planning and preparation are paying off for Brian Winter and Wander North Distillery. The new craft distillery has just announced the ribbon cutting…