Jason Sowards

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    January 15, 2014

    Beer of the Week: Harriet's Dark Abbey Ale

    This week's beer of the week is Harriet Dark Abbey Ale, a Belgian-style dubbel from Harriet Brewing. Fitting with their Belgian-heavy line-up, the beer offers a mixture of medium-dark brews and stronger Belgian styles. It first hits with a sweetened, roasted malt reminiscent of a malty brown ale, bu ... 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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    April 3, 2013

    Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minneapolis mayor

    In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Beer maker Nathan Berndt: Brewing "the Indeed way" in Northeast

    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 >>

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    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 15, 2012

    Harriet Brewing's founder Jason Sowards: "Craft beer is art"

    As more and more Minnesota breweries spring up each day, it's going to take a while for each to find its niche. But Harriet Brewing, located near the busy intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue, already knows its role as a community-centered beer. Started as a home-brewing project by then- ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Harriet Brewing Rauchfest 2011

    Rauchfest rounds out September beer fests​September will be a busy month for Twin Cities beer fans. There are so many events and happenings that they are doubling up on days. September 10th brings both Surlyfest and the Summit Silver Anniversary bash. The 17th is Autumn Brew Review, the big ev ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Harriet Brewing launch party at the Blue Nile

    Free Harriet Brewing beer at the Blue Nile​Harriet Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in the Twin Cities metro, is having a launch party next Wednesday, February 9, at the Blue Nile. Harriet officially opened its doors last Saturday with growler sales at the brewery. Judging from photos ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    The Best of Hot Dish: January 3-7, 2011

    Courtesy of TheBeezKneezDeliversMmmmm honey and a bee costume to keep you warm...‚ÄčIt's the first Best of Hot Dish for the new year, and the restaurant openings and scandal are practically boiling over. That's a good thing, as it will keep our minds off the chilly temps and persistent precipitation ... More >>

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    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 >>