This week we're sipping FOCOllaboration, an American pale ale with a copper color and a thin but consistent head. The joint project of New Belgium and Odell Brewing, FOCOllaboration Ale is one of the best beers we've had recently from this pair of the biggest and brightest names in Fort Collins, CO. ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week comes to us from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO. They're best known for their year-round amber ale, Fat Tire, but the brewers at New Belgium have recently developed a whole new series of beers that focus on bold flavors and uncommon styles.Bryan Simpson from New ... More >>
Minnesota's craft brew scene is booming right now. However, the 1990s also saw an increase in Minnesota beer production, only to then see most of those companies wither on the vine. One of the survivors, Town Hall Brewery not only has supplied talented staff to many of the current start-ups, but the ... More >>
We've gotten used to being at the top of national rankings. But according to a new report from Allstate, there's one thing we're not so good at: driving. And between 2012 and 2013, we got worse. See Also: - Minnesota drivers crashed into 33,000 deer last year - Michael Andrist is a bad driver (PHOT ... More >>
There's no doubt about it, the Minnesota brew scene is booming. Indeed Brewing Company, which first opened its doors last winter, was the first brewery in northeast Minneapolis. Now there are three. The Hot Dish caught up with co-owner Nathan Berndt to talk about the company he helped found with lon ... More >>
Back in May, Walk Score, the website that assigns walkability grades to addresses across the country, branched out into Bike Score. For that first phase, Bike Score looked at just ten cities and rated them between 0 and 100. Minneapolis topped the list with a 79, nine points higher than runner-up Po ... More >>
See Also:Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)It's going to be that much harder to evade the salacious stunts of Prof this October and November as he forges out on a Midwest tour. Need proof? Over t ... More >>
Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>
Get a peek at the downtown brewery this weekend.If you're looking for a reason to cut out of work and start your weekend a little early on Friday, Fulton Brewery has an excellent one: growlers go on sale starting at 4 p.m. The guys behind the brand will also be offering free beer samples and a pe ... More >>
Have you ever had moments where you weren't sure if you were awake or asleep? I kinda feel like that all the time these days. Van sleep isn't the best. Don't get me wrong, its cozy, but you can't sleep super deeply when Harley Davidsons cruise right by your window or the Walmart ... More >>
It's been a couple weeks since my last entry and in that time, I've been less of a musician and more of a doting uncle, or a mediocre but proud best man, or a sleep walking kamikaze. Hopefully that will all make sense if you read this.
Note to self (and you): If you don't want your van to smell like someone pooped their pants, don't allow your mother to give you a dozen hard boiled eggs to eat on the road. They stink up the van like nobody's business.Okay. Good. Now we both know. My name is Peter and I play tu ... More >>
Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>
Pioneers in craft brewing.Tonight, The Happy Gnome welcomes Doug Odell, from Odell Brewery in Fort Collins, Co., who will be on hand to answer questions, and try a choice new brew-- 420 IPA --made with the help of Minnesota distributors, and named for the 400 pounds of malt and 20 pounds of ... More >>
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>
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 >>
The bluegrass quintet will release Palomino on April 13.
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On two farms in Iowa, preservationists are fighting a battle against the disappearance of countless plant and animal breeds. If they lose, the costs to the planet could be incalculable.
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