If you're a beer nerd, this is a weekend of amazing events, new beers, tap takeovers, and, most likely, a ringing headache come Monday. See also: Beer, cider, spirits, and food trucks: NE Brewer's Block Party is this weekend
Boom Island Brewing has been crafting Minnesota-made, Belgian-inspired brews since 2011. Earlier this year, the brewery completed an expansion that increased production and taproom capacity and included space for a soon to be annual event -- Boom Days. From July 18 to 20, the weekend leading up to ... More >>
The world of cuisine has a few truly sure-fire pairings: Cabernet and filet mignon, caviar and champagne, dishes and beverages with histories so thoroughly intertwined that they've become soul mates. But there is only one true pairing, and it knows no class or caste -- the people's champ, if you wil ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
Minnesota beer talk is often overshadowed by the IPA and, in recent Beer of the Week honorees, by heavier, cold weather beers. Well, this week's spotlight falls on Brimstone from Boom Island, the veteran (by Minnesota standards) brewery founded in 2011 which recently moved to a larger facility on Wa ... More >>
Hold onto your pint glasses: This weekend brings quite a few beer-related events. On Friday, Schell's continues the anniversary celebration of their pilsners with another tap takeover, this one at the Acadia Café from 5 to 8 p.m. The four varieties they'll be pouring are Schell's original 1984 Re ... More >>
Your wildest waffle dreams may soon come true. Last week, Minnesotan couple Shana Antonissen and Tony McMullin launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their groundbreaking food truck concept, "91Waffle." Their idea is to serve sweet and savory waffle sandwiches out of an '89 Ford Diesel ambul ... More >>
The Flying Dutchman Amsterdam Bar & Hall $9 Few things are more brilliant than a bluebird sky against a blanket of white, so dazzling your newly developed mole-person eyeballs see spots for hours. Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones who got a chance to escape to far-off fantasy lands like "Mexico ... More >>
As much as we're supposed to cheer for Boreas, King of the Winds, at the climax of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, it's hard not to want to hang with the Vulcan Krewe. Their mischief, roaring fires, shenanigans, and predilection for drinking seem more our speed. Also, they're trying to kill winter, an ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is a British-inspired Extra Special Bitter called Parapet from Northeast Minneapolis-based brewery NorthGate Brewing. NorthGate specializes in session ales, meaning that their beers generally have a lower ABV than the high-velocity ones we've become accustomed to. T ... More >>
The Midtown Greenway Coalition just announced its annual Progressive Dinner on the Greenway, a night filled with food, bikes, beer, and fun. See also: USA Today names Midtown Greenway a top urban bike path
Last week, Schell's Brewing Co. won the prestigious best of the worst category in Deadspin.com's roundup of best cheap beer in the country, but this week they're receiving some awards that they might actually want to hang up on their wall. Shell's Brewery managed to snag a trio of medals at this yea ... More >>
It's clearly the summer of beer, or so our events list would suggest: Town Hall releases its latest brew, and the Twin Cities Beer Festival takes the Mall of America by storm this Week in Food. 8/7 Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>
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 >>
We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.
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 >>
Earlier today, the concert tour industry trade publication Pollstar announced their listing of the world's Top 100 Club Venues for 2011. Three Minneapolis clubs made the worldwide list, with First Avenue ranking 6th, the neighboring 7th St. Entry finishing 82nd, and the Cabooze coming in 94th. Th ... More >>
Why not ring in the new year with a different kind of bubbly? Jason Alvey, owner of the Four Firkins specialty beer store, helped us select a sixer for New Year's Eve--and any night, for that matter.
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 >>
Farina in his record roomIf you love house music, you know Mark Farina. The jazz-house pioneer got his start in Chicago and San Francisco in the late '80s and has stayed true to his funky flavors of mellow house, downtempo and hip-hop ever since. He self-released the seventh installment of his fa ... More >>
Clearwater Beer Festival offers an alternative to sold-out local festsDidn't get tickets to tomorrow's Surlyfest? Missed out on Summit's silver anniversary tickets too? Maybe you're just looking to get out of town. Well, beer fans, don't despair. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a beer festival opp ... 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 >>
As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>
Deus Brut des Flandres--one of several beers made like champagne!New Years Eve is a night for frivolity and toasts. Effervescent festivities call for an equally effervescent beverage. For most this means champagne. But many, like me, aren't so keen on the vinous variety of bubbly. We would pr ... More >>
Goodbye Ringo--or should we say, au revoir or adios?On the heels of Sauce's closure, another West End tenant will shut its doors: The Star Tribune reports that Ringo has announced it will close after service on Dec. 18. The news is disappointing, though not surprising--here's why:
Mezzotint by Graham, based on a lost portrait by Major John JohnstonCome meet the Gov'nah: Sam Adams comes to Forum. This week is all about celebrating--beer, Brits, birds, and Boston. Better get on it. Here's your Week in Food: Tuesday 10/19 It's cool to get geeky--especially when there's be ... More >>
What's the hops?This Saturday and Sunday, the Blue Nile is devoting all its taps to "that little herb called humulus lupulus," for Hop Heads Only. While we appreciate insanely hoppy beers for their fragrant, grapefruit aromas, and bitter bite, we also dig their brash attitude. According to th ... More >>
Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>
Via William Mitchell College of LawNo question, the man is lightning rodWilliam Mitchell constitutional law professor Peter Erlinder is no stranger to controversial causes in the United States, but his latest gambit leaves him on the hook far from home: He's been arrested in Rwanda for denyin ... More >>
Your best bets on the big screen this weekend.
Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.
Thinking about catching a flick this weekend? Here's what to see...
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
Live music? Pot roast? Cupcakes? Beer? A meat raffle? For free?
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
Two humans travel from Mount Wookie to Mars
An absentee father seeks nursing in 'L'Enfant'
The geezer-rock comedy Still Crazy tries to pour another round of modern-day limey schmaltz
Belgian Waffle: Brussels's Compagnie Pierre Droulers leap above the pack in an otherwise indulgent edition of Montreal's International Festival of New Dance.