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.
We know -- it's hard to muster the strength to leave your house when there's a minus in front of that all-important temperature digit. But trust us that it's worth it this week, whether you're rallying to go to the (outdoor) beer festival in St. Paul on Saturday or just driving over to the Four Firk ... 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.
Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>
Sometimes our Week in Food just blends together perfectly, and this is a perfect example: Saturday is the City Pages Beer Festival, and Sunday is the Minnesota Cheese Festival. Is there any more perfect complement to beer than cheese? The rest of the week doesn't look bad either...
The 20th-annual City Pages Beer Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis near 10th and Hennepin on Saturday, June 2. The festival is your ticket to free, unlimited beer samples from dozens of brewers, including Lift Bridge, Finnegans, Goose Island, Lucid, Lucky Bucket, Northern, Sierra Nevada, and m ... 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 >>
The newest Twin Cities celebration of sudsRumors have been swirling for months about the Minneapolis Beer Fest, but information has been hard to come by. It was almost as if the sponsors wanted to keep it a secret. The rumors were that it would be big. The first person to mention it to me, a ... More >>
Tickets go on sale July 15thThis is the 11th year for Autumn Brew Review, the big fall beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and held in September on the grounds of the old Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast. Each year the Brew Review features the best that Minnesota brewe ... More >>
Mark RobertsBeer fans savor MN suds at WinterfestThe 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 >>
Great River Road Wine TrailWine...with a view.Book a holiday flight for just $20--a wine flight, that is, sampled via vintners along The Great River Road Wine Trail at this weekend's Holiday Food & Wine Festival.
The Great River Road Wine Trail is made up 10 wineries located near the Mississ ... More >>