The Creative Enterprise Zone in St. Paul will soon be home to another brewery. In early 2015, Lake Monster, currently contract brewing in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, will open a brewery in the Vandalia Tower. Known for Empty Rowboat IPA and Calhoun Claw Pilsener, Lake Monster will add more beers t ... More >>
It's been a good few months since a new brewery opened in the metro area, so the timing was just perfect for Lake Monster Brewing to come to the surface a few weeks ago. The company is operating with a slightly different model than most of our local breweries. "Our initial intention was to open ... More >>
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 >>
Two criminals who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase after escaping a correctional facility in Wisconsin and kidnapping an elderly woman are still on the loose, and they could be in Minnesota. The escaped inmates are James Cody Misleveck, 18, and James R. Newman, 29, and they have exte ... More >>
Since they started selling beer a little over a year ago, the guys at Fulton Beer have taken heat in the beer-nerd community for calling themselves a Minneapolis brewery while brewing their beer in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Last August they took a first step toward answering this criticis ... More >>
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