The growth of craft brewing in Minnesota is a wide ranging phenomenon. It's not just for bars and brewers -- it's an industry-wide movement that affects production, retail, and tourism. Rebecca Pfeiffer, founder of the Taste of Twin Cities tour company, noticed all of the new breweries opening and ... More >>
A night at the Harriet Brewing taproom is always pleasant. Tie in beautiful September weather and the music of Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold, and a bit of magic happens. And so it did at last night's Rauchfest tasting party. As beer drinkers across the world know, the end of summer is the time for Ok ... 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 >>
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. 4/2 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The beloved brewpub sets up a second shop
Raise a pint to local breweries
In a move that may ruffle some feathers, Stub & Herb's has announced that they are choosing to abandon many of their popular out-of-state beers, and instead shift to a hardcore focus on local brews. News broke from the horse's mouth on the message boards over at beeradvocate.com:
For the very best DabblerWith the rise in popularity of beer festivals, Twin Citians have one more reason to revel in our summers. This week, as part of Highland Fest, the second annual Beer Dabbler Showcase will bring more than 40 craft and microbreweries together for you to sample, and th ... More >>
On Sunday, celebrate all things beer at the second annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. The event is now the largest craft beer festival in the state, with 78 breweries participating, including Louisiana's Abita, Oregon's Widmer, Vermont's Magic Hat, Kansas's Tall Grass, an ... More >>
The liquid libations created by Odell Brewing are making a big splash this week as they launch in the Twin Cities market. Starting today, the Colorado-based brewery's founder, Doug Odell, and head brewer, Joe Mohrfeld, will be attending a whopping *30* different beer-related tastings/dinners/ ... More >>
Annual Blessing of the MaibockTown Hall Brewery1430 Washington Ave. S., Mpls.612.339.8696Saturday May 1st, 5pm This weekend, those crazy beer-meisters at Town Hall Brewery unleash a fresh creation on the eagerly awaiting masses. The Annual Blessing of the Maibock celebrates the German-style ... More >>
They call it the Olympics of Beer--the biggest commercial beer contest in the world. The biannual Brewer's Association World Beer Cup, held last week in Boulder, featured 3,308 entries and was judged by 179 experts from 26 countries.St. Paul's Summit Brewing Company took first place in the Classi ... More >>
New basement brewing law turns out to be a big ol' "PSYCH!" on home brewers.
More than a thousand homebrewers will descend on Minneapolis next summer. Will you be one of them?
Monday is the darkest day of the year...this may be the only good thing about it
Three young microbreweries try their hand at estate beers, fruit-infused concoctions, and...the "Facemeltör"?
Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture
Sweet! Town Hall Brewery's Chocolate Raspberry Milk Stout is this week's Drink of the Week.
How can we put this gently ... Minnesota's not as cool as it might seem, brewery-wise.
Is beer the new breakfast? Summit's new Horizon Red Ale makes a compelling case.
Up-and-coming craft brewer offers a taste of Stillwater in every glass
Meet Herkimer's new brewmaster
Need a drink? Yeah, It's been that kind of month. So how about a local surly ale?
The spent grains from Twin Cities brewers have Dalroy Stachowski's swine wallowing in hog heaven
Far from the ladies' nights and the three-for-ones lurks a truly strange brew