Whether you're celebrating the gorgeous weather or marriage equality today, there's just something about the way an ice-cold craft beer can soothe that summer-starved thirst that's been hanging around all spring winter. Here are today's smattering of events around the Twin Cities and greater Minneso ... More >>
Now that its Wall's End Brown is pouring at Grumpy's in Northeast and their license has officially been approved by the Minneapolis City Council, Northgate Brewing is looking toward a promising future. The Northeast Minneapolis brewery is preparing to release its first round of seasonal be ... More >>
The "Iron Chef" of Minnesota home brewing is about to get under way. Starting this Thursday, October 11, a select group of experienced brewers will go head to head to become the state's first Top Brewer. Twenty-four competitors will square off in the qualifying round that will narrow the field to fo ... More >>
Oooh October. The first of the month ushers in a month of great eating: pumpkin beers, end-of-season bounties (squash!), and all the candy your cavities can handle. Ease yourself in with a week of fun fall events.
The first day of October has us thinking about one thing: Oktoberfest at the Bl ... More >>
Harriet Brewing, a relative old-timer in Minneapolis's burgeoning microbrewery scene, will be releasing an Oktoberfest selection at its tap room Thursday.
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Harriet offered its first samples to friends and media Tuesday ... More >>
As we reported earlier this week, Minneapolis really loves its craft beer, and the new beer bar and restaurant moving into the old Panera Bread space on Hennepin in northeast Minneapolis has high hopes that will translate to big-time success, reports the Star Tribune.New Bohemia Bar and Re ... More >>
No foolin': if the first week of April is any indication, we're ramping up to some seriously exciting food events in the Twin Cities this spring. Get out there and start sampling this Week in Food.
As we mentioned last week, it's Great Waters Brewing Company's 15th anniversary, and it's celebr ... More >>
Surly Furious was named RateBeer's best IPA. Surly is the 11th best brewery in the world, and Surly Furious is the best India Pale Ale in the universe, according to RateBeer's Best of 2012 results.RateBeer's rankings are based on analysis of over 3.5 million beer reviews. More than 140,000 beers ... More >>
This abnormally warm winter is about to get even warmer, as January marks the start of the winter beer fest season. Area beer lovers will have three sampling opportunities beginning January 21 with the St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo. The following Saturday, January 28, brings the Beer Dabbler Winter Carn ... More >>
Unchained #8: Black Ale release is October 24Those who believe that Minnesota craft-beer pioneers August Schell and Summit Brewing Company are sitting back and resting on their laurels now have another reason to re-think this position. Last week both breweries announced the latest releases in ... More >>
Smokehouse BrewpubThe layout of the bar where ground-floor investors can drink till they're on the ground.Smokehouse Brewpub co-owner Jamie Robinson had the space. He had the lease (21 years). He had the concept. But he just didn't have the cash.
"There's no big investor money out there in ... More >>
Awash in tasty German brewsThe lead-up to a long weekend of Fourth of July tomfoolery is heavy on beer events, which will be handy for stretching out your stomach in anticipation of hot dogs and potato salad. Embrace it.
Shaking off the Prohibition-era laws with Surly.Tuesday, May 24, was a historic day for Minnesota craft beer brewers, as efforts spearheaded by Surly Brewing to pass the so-called Surly Bill became law, allowing breweries producing less than 250,000 barrels of beer a year to sell pints on site.
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Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>
Victory!Raise a glass, beer lovers--the Surly bill is now officially law.
With one fell swoop of his pen, Gov. Mark Dayton has made it legal for brewers to sell pints of their own beer in the state of Minnesota.
"We just appreciate all the support from the craft beer scene, the Minnesota Be ... More >>
The Surly destination brewery dream that started it all.Beer lovers, rejoice!
Moments ago, the House passed the Surly bill by a landslide vote of 127-5, a moment many craft beer fans feared would never come to pass. Minnesotan brewers are now one giant step closer to opening taprooms on-site at ... More >>
Michael AgnewFirkin Fest 2011 promises to be bigger and better than last yearWhat the firk is a firkin, you ask? A firkin is an English quarter-barrel of beer. These days when we talk about firkins, though, we're usually talking about the traditional, cask-conditioned ales that are served fro ... More >>
Beer vs. Beer: Minnesota OktoberfestsRaise your (liter) mug! Between the soft pretzels and the schweinshaxe, we've been drinking a lot of Oktoberfest this fall. Trouble is, without sipping 'em side by side, we can never remember which ones we like better.
The Hot Dish pitted two local brewe ... More >>