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Breweries

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    March 4, 2014

    Dustin Brau of Brau Brothers Brewing on the craft beer boom, soda, and guilty pleasure beer

    At a recent tasting event held at the Roseville location of Cellar's Wine & Spirits, Brau Brothers Brewing Co. head brewer, Dustin Brau, talked to an audience of craft beer enthusiasts while offering up samples of several varieties of their craft brewed beers. We had the opportunity to catc ... 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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    January 15, 2014

    Local Spirits: A look at Twin Cities micro-distillers

    Meet the micro-distillers who are making craft liquor the Twin Cities' new industry

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    October 21, 2013

    Big Wood Brewery on Morning Wood and how to stand out on the shelf

    The makers of the award-winning Morning Wood coffee stout, Big Wood Brewery, clearly don't take themselves too seriously. But there's more to the name than a double entendre. Big Wood's origins tie to owner Steve Merila's past in the wood flooring industry, where he began brewing beers on the side t ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    August 28, 2013
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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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    February 5, 2013

    Finnegans: turning beer into food for 12 years

    As more Minnesota breweries are born, identifying each brand's niche is a key element. Finnegans has known this all along. Currently the fifth largest beer producer in the state, the twelve year-old company runs on the unique business model of a for-profit non-profit. The company sells its beer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    August 6, 2012

    Twin Cities Beer Fest this Saturday at the MOA

    In the mood for a beer fest this weekend? Of course you are. If you missed out on tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin, there is a fest you can hit right here at home. Last summer's Minneapolis Beer Fest is making a comeback with a new name and a new location. Now sporting ... More >>

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    July 11, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Winterfest ticket giveaway

    Winterfest is THE hot ticket of the Twin Cities beer-fest year. A showcase for members of the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild, it is open only to Minnesota breweries. They are all trying to out-do each other in a friendly competition for bragging rights to the best beer in the state, so ever brewer b ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Bemidji Brewing needs a kickstart

    Bemidji Brewing is state's newest brewery-to-be​For the Minnesota craft-beer world there's yet another new kid on the block; or at least on its way to the block. From up there near the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi comes the announcement of Bemidji Brewing Company. The brewery's three p ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    June 21, 2011

    St. Paul Summer Beer Fest this Saturday

    St. Paul Summer Beer Fest kicks off the summer season​The summer beer festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 25, with the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. In its third year, this is the biggest and best organized of all the Twin Cities' summer celebrations of suds. Formerly held in the parkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Surly asks fans for help changing laws

    Surly asks for help to get dream brewery approval​When Surly Brewing Company announced plans for a new $20-million brewery complex last week the Twin Cities beer world exploded with excitement. This wasn't going to be just any brewery; this was going to be a "destination brewery" complete with ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Harriet Brewing Co., Minneapolis's newest brewery, gets ready to launch

    Harriet Brewing Company Harriet Brewing Company opening in Minneapolis​isn't just the latest entry into the burgeoning Minnesota beer scene, it's also the first new non-brewpub brewery in the city of Minneapolis since the Grain Belt Brewery closed in 1975. The brand-new brewery is housed in a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    August 4, 2010
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    June 9, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    Quiz: Test your beer brain

    Lisa Gulya​To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, the folks at YumSugar put together a little beer-based geography quiz: Match the beer to its home state. You can take the test here. It's the perfect afternoon activity to tide you over before wetting your whistle at the next event celebrati ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Minnesota Craft Beer Week events

    ​Minnesota Craft Beer Week is here!  The Seven Corners neighborhood is home to the festivities, with Town Hall Brewery, Preston's, and Stub & Herb's being the epicenter. Here are a few choice picks of craft beer events taking place in Seven Corners and around town this week:~Monday, May 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Pabst Brewing is up for sale: Want in?

    Want a piece of Pabst? Here's your chance to win some hipster cred.

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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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    August 26, 2009

    College students: no Gopher-colored beer cans for you

    The Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin are among many colleges objecting to a Bud Light beer promotion: "Fan Cans" in college colors. And it looks like they have won.

  • Restaurants

    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

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Beer Wars movie premieres tonight

    This cool craft brew documentary will play in the TC for a one-night-only engagement!

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    April 15, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
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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

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