This week's Beer of the Week comes to us from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO. They're best known for their year-round amber ale, Fat Tire, but the brewers at New Belgium have recently developed a whole new series of beers that focus on bold flavors and uncommon styles.Bryan Simpson from New ... More >>
Everyone seems to have enjoyed Cocktails at the Castle last night at ASI (if you missed it this time around, they'll be hosting another one soon), but it's the weekend now and the weekend is time for beer. Top billing goes to the very first Great Minnesota Food Truck Rally at Harriet Brewing th ... More >>
Surly, the Brooklyn Center brewery with the ravenous cult following and huge presence in the local beer scene, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the Varsity Theater. The star of the party is, as always, the beer, and Surly looks to keep up its tradition of doing something differ ... More >>
Think Facebook is good for nothing? Think again.SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE] A St. Paul's man stolen car was found by his daughter, who is studying abroad in Antwerp, Belgium, thanks to a photo she saw while scrolling through the ... More >>
Most people can't imagine venturing into a career with their sibling, but it's safe to say that California sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have what it takes. From growing up in Los Angeles, to playing in their former band Mika Miko, to branching off and touring the world as Bleached, they've be ... More >>
The proliferation of beer fests in and around the Twin Cities is getting intense. You can't turn around anymore without tripping over at least one celebration of suds. They are getting so thick that most weekends offer more than one to choose from. I've spent the last three Saturdays imbibing at som ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
If you're already a fan of their happy hour specials, fish tacos, and garlic confit burger, you'll be pleased to learn that Republic at Seven Corners plans to add another 25 taps to its already wide selection of draft beers by May.
Gotye and Kimbra's music video for "Somebody That I Used to Know" is perhaps the break-up experience of the year. Watching will leave the viewer wrapped up in tantalizing, emotional excitement, or at least fascinated with this man's teeth. Overtly nostalgic for the '80s, the song is also a gateway i ... More >>
Cask-conditioned beer enjoyed under a tent on an early spring afternoon; this can only be Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome. The annual celebration of British-style real ale returns to the St. Paul beer bar on March 24. Cask-conditioned beer is naturally carbonated by refermentation in the keg. The res ... More >>
In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal the 18th-century satirist famously suggested that poor children in Ireland be eaten, rather than become a burden to their parents and country. Nearly 300 years later, science journalist John Bohannon made his own modest proposal, espousing that instead of for ... 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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneOne of the largest releases in the Twin Cities this week is the newest effort by bossa nova-inspired quintet Buffalo Moon, Selva Surreal, which City Pages writer Jeff Gage says "sounds like the work of a band that's figured out its true identity." Jeff also interviewed the band ... More >>
We're not even going to lie to you: If beer isn't your bag, this is the week to stay home. Practically every day is crammed with a beer dinner, pairing, sampling, or class on how to create the stuff yourself. Something about October must bring out everyone's inner brewmonster. 10/10 Brooklyn Brewi ... More >>
Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>
Cool penguins, cold brews at the zooCancel your plans for Friday night--chances are this will be way more fun. City Pages has four tickets to the Brew at the Zoo event that evening (a $180 value)--and you can win them for free! Brew at the Zoo is a beer-tasting event at the Minnesota Zoo tha ... 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.
No jokeA year ago, Steve Moore went viral. A video of his band, Rick K. & The Allnighters, had lain dormant on YouTube for years before an enterprising joker retitled it "this drummer is at the wrong gig." As of this writing, the video has been viewed 10,685,489 times. Shortly after the v ... More >>
Jana FreibandChocolate for breakfast? Totally acceptable on Easter Sunday.If you're a fan of epic Sunday brunches, hollow chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and the summer's sickest brews, this week is for you. Sure, one of those things is not like the others. You celebrate Easter your way, we' ... More >>
Two months ago, Gimme Noise announced our first ever cover art contest, the prize being a print of Michael Gaughan's beautiful painting of Eyedea that we commissioned for the annual "Year In Music" issue in December.Well we received a lovely little email today from a (super awesomely-named) ge ... More >>
Can American beer drinkers best the Germans? Wonder how your beer consumption compares to those of your counterparts in Belgium or Burkina Faso? The World Heath Organization recently released its comprehensive Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (2011), which revealed some interesting ... More >>
chocomize.comSidle up to the barLike to mix and match? Well, we hope you have a lot of free time on your hands, because custom chocolate bar companies offer billions of flavor combinations for you to sift through. Yes, we said billion. Categories like fruits, spices, nuts, confections, and even ... More >>
Say cheese at Ginger Hop. Beer is the name of the game this week, punctuated with wild game, cheese, and pork five ways this Week in Food. Monday 1/10 There are more than 800 kinds of beers made in Belgium. Get a start on trying them all at Blue Nile, which will devote half of its taps to Bel ... More >>
www.flatearthbrewing.comBeers gone wild!If you love your beers rare, wild, and sour, check out Where the Wild Beers Are, the the third-annual gathering for fans of wild and sour beers, Sunday from noon to 4 pm at Stub & Herb's. The event is essentially a "beer potluck" for obscure, funky be ... More >>
Tickets for the Red Stag Supperclub's Farm Fresh Feast are now availableMonday, October 11 will mark the inaugural Farm Fresh Feast at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis. This special farm to table dinner event will feature a prix fixe menu by Red Stag Chef Jason Blair, which ... More >>
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