Excelsior Brewing Co., located in the city of same name just west of Minneapolis, has recently expanded, tripling their square footage and increasing production capacity remarkably. The new digs include a larger taproom, a new 12-ounce bottling line, and room to grow. Previously the company was push ... More >>
The growth of craft brewing in Minnesota is a wide ranging phenomenon. It's not just for bars and brewers -- it's an industry-wide movement that affects production, retail, and tourism. Rebecca Pfeiffer, founder of the Taste of Twin Cities tour company, noticed all of the new breweries opening and ... More >>
Another brewery emerges from the Twin Cities craft-beer boom
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 >>
You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer. We've compile ... More >>
Whether you're celebrating the gorgeous weather or marriage equality today, there's just something about the way an ice-cold craft beer can soothe that summer-starved thirst that's been hanging around all spring winter. Here are today's smattering of events around the Twin Cities and greater Minneso ... More >>
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 >>
Cossetta's overhaul hopes to wake up the city's sleepy downtown with classic Italian cuisine
It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!
The Surly bill that passed last year, helped to substantially increase sales opportunities for Minnesota brewpubs by making it legal for them to sell pints of their beer in onsite taprooms, like the one recently opened at Fulton Brewery. But unfortunately, the law doesn't do anything to help brew ... More >>
The Twin Cities have a great and growing beer scene. I've spent the last year traveling the upper Midwest visiting breweries and tasting brews. I've been to about 130 and can say with some authority that the beers brewed in the Twin Cities are among the best in the region. We've got some great brewp ... More >>
New bill proposes changes to brewpub licenseAnother new beer bill has made its way to the state Legislature. In addition to the Sunday sales bill and the so-called Surly bill, we now have S.F. No. 1013 that proposes changes to the brewpub license. If passed, the bill would allow the state's b ... More >>
Oysters and absinthe are coming our way.Downtown St. Paul goers now has one more reason to rejoice: The loveliest of French bistros, Meritage, is starting construction on its expansion that has been two years in the planning. Owners Russell and Desta Klein are taking over the former card shop ... More >>
Spring well brewed ale from Great Waters Brewing Co. wants you to drink it.
Three young microbreweries try their hand at estate beers, fruit-infused concoctions, and...the "Facemeltör"?