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  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Fifth annual Savor Minnesota event in Shakopee celebrates local wine

    If locally produced wine is your thing, or you don't know a lot about it and want to, then mark you calendars for April 26 when Savor Minnesota takes over Shakopee's Canterbury Park, turning it into a celebration of locally grown grapes and locally produced food. This will be the event's fifth year ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Indeed expands to St. Cloud, Bemidji, and beyond

    Indeed Brewing Company has announced a new distribution deal that will bring its beer into more Minnesota markets including St. Cloud, Willmar, Little Falls, the Brainerd lakes area, and Bemidji. "We would like to become one of Minnesota's staple craft breweries," says Indeed's Rachel Anderson, "s ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Border Battle Beer Festival settles lineup

    In a battle of hops and malts, purple and green, cheese and... uh, lutefisk, Minnesota and Wisconsin brewers will head off against one another for the Border Battle Beer Fest 2. On September 7 at Somerset Amphitheater in Wisconsin, eight breweries from each state (16 in total) will be pitted against ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Minnesota contributes to the thriving craft beer industry: By the numbers

    Minnesotans aren't shy about their love of good craft beer. These days, it seems like everyone's trying to perfect their own special basement brews. However, for those of us who aren't lucky enough to get our fermentation fix on our own, buying craft beer -- both local and national -- is the way to ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Weekend Events

    Finally, it's Friday, it's the start of Art-A-Whirl, and it's time to celebrate the end of Craft Beer Week with a cold brew or two... or more. With dozens of events, tappings, and releases going on all weekend, we picked a handful of events that are sure to be filled to the brim with fun and hops.

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    May 13, 2013

    10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Monday Events

    From ales and porters to stouts and lagers, we're crazy about craft beer. And this week, we're especially excited because it's American Craft Beer Week. To celebrate this week-long festival of tasty libations in our neck of the woods, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild are presenting 10,000 Minutes o ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Muddy Pig to host Arts & Craft Beer Boutique on Sunday

    Mothers' Day is right around the corner. And just in time, the Muddy Pig serves up something that both you and Mom will truly treasure -- beer and artful gifts. On Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bar will be collaborating with Founders Brewing Company and 14 local artists to present the Arts ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Save the Growler group of MN breweries want to make more beer and still sell growlers

    With the beer business booming in Minnesota, local beer makers are looking to ensure that legislation isn't passed that would infringe on their ability to peddle their wares directly to the consumer market without the aid of a middleman. The campaign is called Save the Growler, and the for ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Fulton's Brian Hoffman says brewery is already at capacity

    Over the past few years new breweries, brewpubs, and contract brews seem to spring up monthly. As so many new companies start up, the market share continues to show room for growth. The Hot Dish sat down with Fulton Brewery's co-owner Brian Hoffman and two pints of the Ringer to talk about Minneso ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Surly founder Omar Ansari on the MN brewing scene and "what makes a Surly"

    When Minnesotans think of the recent boom in microbrewing, it's hard not to think of the 2005 upstart Surly Brewing, whose distinct marketing, award-winning, and high-demand beers have helped lead the revolution. The brewery has taken the reins on the growing scene, with Surly founder Omar Ansari se ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Minnesota-brewed beer is big at this year's State Fair

    Last year around this time I reported with great fanfare that one vendor at the State Fair had decided to put a selection of craft beers on tap. Among them were brews from several Minnesota beer makers. Minnesota beer would finally get a bigger presence at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. It was bi ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012
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    February 8, 2012

    Crispin Cider sold to MillerCoors

    ​As part of its effort to expand into the increasingly popular craft market, MillerCoors has purchased Minneapolis-based Crispin Cider Co., reports the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal.  The full details of the deal, including the selling price of the company, have not been re ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Surly's "Power of the Pint" party this Saturday

    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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Lucky Bucket and Millstream beers arrive in Minnesota

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minnesota Craft Beer Week is May 13-21

    Here's what's in store for next week's festivities:​The second annual Minnesota Craft Beer Week will take place May 13-21 with all sorts of brew-related festivities. More than 40 events are on this year's Craft Beer Week calendar, taking place all over the metro. Participants pay $5 for a Cr ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Winterfest 2011 reveals trends for Minnesota beer

    Mark RobertsBeer fans savor MN suds at Winterfest​The 2011 Winterfest beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild took place last Friday night at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. As beer festivals go, Winterfest is an intimate and elegant affair, if you can call 800 p ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Winterfest showcases the best of the best of Minnesota-brewed beer

    The best of Minnesota beer at Winterfest​Winterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Winterfest 2011 tickets are sold out--but you can still win 'em

    Seven hundred tickets sold out in less than a minute. Seriously.​In spite of its chilly name, Winterfest is the hottest craft beer event of the year: Tickets for the 10th anniversary, 2011 event sold out in less than a minute! But you don't have to miss out. The Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    August 27, 2010

    Affordable wines made for grilled food

    Nothing like a steak off the grill​Most people who drink wine are not going to pop open a 2000 Chateau Montrose St.-Estephe, a 1998 Fox Creek McClaren Vale, or a 2005 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen for their casual grilling event with friends. If you do pop these open, make sure I am invited. Fo ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    The most important concept in great wine: the winemaker

    Mark VlossakMark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery​Of the five most important facets of wine--terroir, vintage, appellation, wine producer, and winemaker--the last is arguably both the most and least important. The winemaker is the most critical factor in what comes out of the bottle, yet all win ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Wine 101: Who made your wine--and why it's important

    St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard Site​Can you name five wine producers? Many casual wine drinkers might mention Robert Mondavi, Sutter Home, Beringer, Coppola, or Kendall Jackson. But what about Monchhof, St. Innocent, and Felsina? In the fourth of a series of Wine 101 topics (which includes terro ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Meek Family Estates: Minnesotan now makes world-class wines in Washington

    Michael MeekMeek Family Estates Yakima Valley​I met Michael Meek two years ago as he was about to release his first vintage of Meek Family Estates. As a resident of Minnetonka, Michael realized that to make world-class wines you need to head west, and his location in Yakima Valley, Washington ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Odell Brewing enters the Twin Cities market

    ​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 >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Wine 101: Vintage

    One question I love to ask wine drinkers is: "What is 'vintage'?" Some people respond with "old," or the year the wine was bottled, or the year the grapes were picked. In this Wine 101 post, I'll explain the importance of vintage talk about how winemakers can create good wine in almost any year. ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Wine 101: Terroir

    Ernst LoosenWehlener Sonnenuhr on the Mosel River​On a bottle of wine there is so much information, with some items being extremely important while some meet just meet legal requirements. Over the next five Wine 101 blogs I will explain five of the most important wine concepts in the world: t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    5 Great Bottles of unusual wine

    Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary wine? Here are bottles made in odd places or from obscure grapes, recommended by Solo Vino.

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    December 21, 2009

    Iowa wine industry growing

    Iowa's capitalizing on some of Minnesota's cold weather grapes to support its growing wine industry.

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    December 18, 2009

    Cans are the new bottles in the world of beer

    Cans are replacing bottles as the go-to container for craft beer brewers, including locals like Surly and 21st Amendment.

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    July 27, 2009

    Coming soon: Indian Island Winery

    More wineries are coming to Minnesota. Schweet!

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    May 13, 2009

    Brau Brothers, Flat Earth, and Lift Bridge present new school of microbrews

    Three young microbreweries try their hand at estate beers, fruit-infused concoctions, and...the "Facemeltör"?

  • Restaurants

    May 6, 2009

    Minnesota's craft beer renaissance

    Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture

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    April 15, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
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    January 27, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Minnesota wines

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    Land of 10,000 wines? Not quite. But Surdyk's rec ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008
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    May 30, 2007

    For These Pigs, Only a Microbrew Will Do

    The spent grains from Twin Cities brewers have Dalroy Stachowski's swine wallowing in hog heaven

  • Restaurants

    April 4, 2007

    Port is the Answer?

    In which Dara seeks great Minnesota wine in all the wrong places, and finds it anyway

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    November 8, 2006

    Reviews You Can Use

    Want to put your newfound wine smarts to the test? City Pages' guest taster issues his recommendatinos for bottles sure to please.

  • Restaurants

    November 8, 2006
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    October 12, 2005

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Want to taste your way through another country? Local restaurants are a good first stop

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    October 22, 2003

    The Wide Whirl of Wine

    Dear Dara explains why you can't always get what you want

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    December 20, 2000
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