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    Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2015 Lineup

    published Apr 16, 2015

    Summer Set Music & Camping Festival returns to Somerset, Wisconsin, on August 14-16, with a sizable and varied lineup including Action Bronson, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lizzo, tUnE-yArDs, Hippo Cam... More >>

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    The Best Taprooms for Live Music in Greater Minnesota

    published Apr 16, 2015

    The growth of taprooms in the state of Minnesota has led to far more than just a growth in beer options. They have become neighborhood gathering centers, and no two are alike. Each taproom reflects ... More >>

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    5 Saisons to Try Right Now: Lift Bridge's Brad Glynn Shares His Picks

    published Apr 16, 2015

    Lift Bridge Brewing launched in 2008 with Farm Girl saison -- a style not commonly found in the Midwest and deemed risky as a flagship, because not many people knew what it was. Oh, how the times ha... More >>

  • Brews and Buses

    published April 8, 2015

    It's hard enough keeping up with all the new breweries, not to mention visiting them all. GetKnit Events is looking to save the day, at least for... More >>

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    Ever Wondered What the Electric Fetus Tastes Like? Try It in Beer Form for Record Store Day

    published Apr 14, 2015

    Record Store Day isn't all about split 7-inches and excessive lines to grab rare vinyl. It's a chance to take in the killer local music scene and support your local record store. Dangerous Man Bre... More >>

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    Music in the Zoo Reveals 2015 Concert Schedule

    published Apr 14, 2015

    Temperatures have hit 70 and it's officially outdoors season in Minnesota again. Along with the sunshine comes the announcement of the lineup for the popular Music in the Zoo concert series, this year... More >>

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    Catching Up with Jeff Kamin, Host of Books & Bars and Must Talk TV

    published Apr 13, 2015

    Since 2004, Books & Bars participants have made their way through more than 150 books. Much has changed over those 11 years, including event locations and the attendees. Through it all, one thing ha... More >>

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    Indeed Announces Whirlygig 2015 Lineup

    published Apr 13, 2015

    Next month, Art-a-Whirl will descend on northeast Minneapolis, bringing a wave of arts, live music, and food trucks that gets bigger every year. Indeed Brewing Company just announced plans for thei... More >>

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    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner Is Embracing Change While Trusting His DIY Instincts

    published Apr 10, 2015

    "It's bleak," jokes Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, referring to the release of his band's upcoming untitled record. The album is nearly ready, but needs more funding to get it out the door. As a result,... More >>

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    Dangerous Man to Expand, Brew More Beer and Add Growler Shop

    published Apr 10, 2015

    The lines at Dangerous Man Brewing Company in Nordeast may get a little shorter. The taproom-only beer hall has plans to expand, making room for more brewing and adding a separate counter for grow... More >>

  • Firkin Fest

    published April 1, 2015

    Firkin Fest not only predates most Twin Cities beer fests, it one-ups them by featuring unique beers from across the state. A firkin is a... More >>

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    New Loring Park Brewery Lakes & Legends Will Open This Summer

    published Apr 08, 2015

    A new space on LaSalle Avenue in the Loring Park neighborhood will bring local craft beer closer to downtown. See also: Sisyphus Brewing in Loring Park will open its taproom Friday Brothers-in-law... More >>

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    First Ave Brings Out Special Guests to Celebrate 45th Anniversary

    published Apr 06, 2015

    First Avenue's 45th Anniversary Featuring Har Mar Superstar, Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Sims, and the Cactus Blossoms First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, April 3, 2015 Friday night's 45th Anniversary... More >>

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    GetKnit Visits Every Brewery in St. Paul This Weekend

    published Apr 06, 2015

    There was a time when a brewery crawl could hit every stop in town, from Summit in St. Paul to Surly in Brooklyn Center. These days, it's tough to even make it through a city. GetKnit, an event and ... More >>

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    Fulton Lonely Blonde and Sweet Child of Vine Tallboys Coming Soon

    published Apr 03, 2015

    In early May, Fulton's Lonely Blonde Ale and Sweet Child of Vine IPA are getting another look: In addition to the 12-ounce, 6-pack bottles, the brewery is going to sell its two flagships in 16-ounce... More >>

  • Rare Beer Fest

    published March 25, 2015

    Think all beer festivals are the same? Get a commemorative sample glass, fill it up, drink, and repeat? Same beers, different setting each time?... More >>

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    Anoka Will Get Its First Craft Brewery and Taproom This Summer

    published Mar 30, 2015

    Breweries don't just serve beer, they serve a bit of local culture. 10K Brewing is getting ready to bring their "Nice Beer, Nice People" motto to downtown Anoka as the city's first brewery. The name... More >>

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    MN Beer Activists: Sunday Sales Fight Is Like David vs. Goliath

    published Mar 24, 2015

    Our alcohol laws are outdated, and a 2013 poll shows Minnesotans agree: It's embarrassing when we have to tell Wisconsin visitors that we'll need to stockpile beer on Saturday night. Local consumer... More >>

  • Bob's Burgers

    published March 18, 2015

    Bob's Burgers is hitting the stage this Thursday, and it's likely to be animated... just in a different sense of the word. With a blend of... More >>

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    Brooklyn Park Is Getting Its First Craft Distillery

    published Mar 20, 2015

    "The craft spirit industry is where craft beer was ten plus years ago," says Tyson Schnitker. Schnitker and his wife Mary are two of the latest entrants into the vibrant craft spirits scene. In the co... More >>

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    The 10 Best Minnesota Stouts

    published Mar 18, 2015

    Here in the agricultural and frozen Midwest, a good stout beer is a no-brainer. So who makes the best? See also: The 10 Best Minnesota IPAs Unfortunately, some high quality beers didn't even place... More >>

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    Northeast's Newest Brewery Will Offer Subscriptions for Beer

    published Mar 16, 2015

    Naysayers who think microbreweries have saturated the market and there's nothing new to offer should look no further than 56 Brewing. The new brewery is set to open in late March or early April in N... More >>

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    Sociable Cider Werks Hoping Cans Will Bring Cider to a New Audience

    published Mar 13, 2015

    Craft cider is getting easier to come by in Minneapolis, as Sociable Cider Werks' new canning line is up and operational. See also: A Cider Boom Is Coming, with Dan Kelly's and Republic Igniting t... More >>

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    5 Sour Beer Favorites of Indeed Brewer Adam Theis

    published Mar 05, 2015

    Craft beer is an exploration. Every time you have something figured out, there's a new style: West Coast hybrid, a classic gem from Europe, or an entirely new flavor profile. Sour beers have made a ... More >>

  • Winterfest 2015

    published February 25, 2015

    This year, Winterfest is going big. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that Minnesota brewing has gone big. The annual festival dedicated... More >>

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