Jim Beam Brands Co.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Northstar Bartenders Guild: Winter Gala

    You haven't lived until you've found yourself in the middle of the action at a North Star Bartenders Guild party. The best craft cocktail shakers in the Twin Cities are all done up in their finery and making drinks not just to impress you, their honored guest, but to show off a bit and impress their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Parlour featured in Playboy

    Here's your excuse to pick up the magazine for an actual article. In the July issue of the titular publication, Playboy selects the Best Bars in America for 2013. Right there, sandwiched between the boobs and butts is our own, swarthy heartthrob barman, Jesse Held.See Also:Parlour's Panty Dropper, 5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    More Sausage & Bourbon News from Butcher & the Boar

    It's as though the news from the folks over at Butcher & the Boar just won't quit. From major local and national award nominations, bakers going out on their own, extended beer garden hours, or just one of their monthly beer bashes, the people over at B & B know how to keep the party rolling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Butcher and the Boar has new beer garden happy hour-hours

    It seems as though every time we take a peak at what the folks over at Butcher & the Boar are up to, they've got something pretty cool up their sleeves. This time Chef Jack Riebel and crew are extending the happy hour-hours out in their much coveted beer garden. Talk about a great reason t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Top 13 country songs about whiskey

    Today's a big day in whiskey history. As legend tells it, it was on this day in 1983 that Merle Haggard set a new world record for purchasing the largest round of whiskey, after buying 5,095 shots of Canadian Club at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth at an appearance to promote his "C.C. Waterback" du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: December 10-14, 2012

    As we climb over heaping mounds of snow, locking arms as we try not to fall, we Minnesotans will not be deterred from sampling the local food scene. Here are this week's top food stories from the Hot Dish. ~Kieran Folliard's 2 Gingers Whiskey hits the big time after being acquired&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    2 Gingers Whiskey acquired by Beam Inc.

    Just a year after veteran pub owner Kieran Folliard introduced his wildly successful 2 Gingers Whiskey to the free market, the premium spirit is now carried in more than 2,100 drinking establishments all over the state and the brand has sold nearly 20,000 cases of it product, making 2 Gingers the fa ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 27, 2012

    Artisan food for mass consumption

    Should we still call it "artisan"?

  • Restaurants

    November 23, 2011

    Pittsburgh Blue knows how to rock a steak

    Edina's restaurant scene beefs up

  • Restaurants

    May 18, 2011

    Sopranos Italian hits some high notes

    J.P. Samuelson joins the Crave team

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Babies, booze and a boulder in The Best of Hot Dish: April 11-15, 2011

    What's in your bottle?​The three B's that characterize this week at the Hot Dish Blog are not what you would expect. We're talking babies, booze and a boulder as we wrap up a week rife with alcohol news and one wily and destructive boulder. Here's a list of the B-posts:How to get Jim Beam's great- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Jim Beam's great grandson serves new whiskey at Prohibition's Men of Distinction

    Bourbon, cigars and men​Prohibition at the W Minneapolis hosts its Men of Distinction evening on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., bringing Jim Beam's great grandson to the bar. He'll serve up his company's latest bourbon whiskey--Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. In addition to the libations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Crystal Castles at First Avenue, 3/11/11

    Photos by Ben Clark​Crystal CastlesMarch 11, 2011First Avenue, Minneapolis"Alice Glass has a broken ankle. The doctors told her to cancel the rest of this tour, but Alice said 'Fuck that!'" That was announced over the PA system just prior to Crystal Castles set Friday night at First Avenue. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Top 5 drinks of 2010

    A year of cocktails...​This year in beverages saw a wealth of cocktail options across the Twin Cities. There were the fruity, the fragrant, and the fierce--in other words, something for every kind of drinker. We highlighted the white liquors in summer, the brown in winter, tasty brews and even a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    MST3K presents 'Mitchell' at the Turf Club's Clown Lounge

    ​For those who lament the 1999 demise of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Comedy Central's weekly "watch-along" of bad, little-known films with running, mocking commentary by Joel Hodgson or Mike Nelson, and two or more robots, you now have reason to live again. The Minnesota-based show has a new--al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Top 5: bourbon cocktail recipes for National Bourbon Month

    bhamsandwich/flickrThe mint julep is our friend.​Yes siree, September is National Bourbon Month, and we are here to celebrate our favorite amber fluid--the only one native to the USA-- with you.Made with corn, and named for a county in Kentucky, bourbon making is no free-for-all, there are very sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Bradstreet's Bradstreet Cocktail is a lesson in mixology

    The Bradstreet Cocktail--it's not just a drink, it's an arts-and-crafts project​Bradstreet Cocktail$10Bradsteet Crafthouse601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, 612.312.1821At Bradstreet they take drink-making very seriously. With five types of ice, house-made syrups and bitters, and drinks mixed so preci ... More >>

  • Arts

    June 30, 2010

    Bye Bye Liver is a drunken good time

    Audience participation encouraged

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Craftsman's Manhattan: Drink of the week

    ​ Craftsman Manhattan $9 Craftsman Restaurant 4300 E. Lake St., Minneapolis 612.722.0175 website Craftsman Restaurant is known for its housemade everything--items pickled, cured, braised, and reduced. What many do not realize is how beautiful their cocktail menu is, as well.

  • Restaurants

    December 30, 2009

    The best new Twin Cities restaurants of 2009

    Sea Change, Anchor Fish & Chips among favorite new spots

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Times New Viking blasts through 7th St. Entry

    The Ohio three-piece tore through its set with all the verve one has come to expect.

  • Restaurants

    January 7, 2009

    The Twin Cities' best places to renounce those foolish New Year's vows

    It's time to rethink the wisdom of depriving ourselves come January

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008
  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Home for the Holidays with the Hold Steady

    The latest, greatest success from the Twin Cities returns to the wellspring of its creativity

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Dust Bowl Jubilee

    Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues

  • Restaurants

    March 7, 2007

    Raising the Bar Bar

    Is it just beer goggles, or does the Nordeast Bulldog have the best bar food ever?

  • News

    May 17, 2006

    Nightlife, Next Exit

    Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style

  • Restaurants

    September 22, 2004

    Social Studies

    It is a happy, happy thing indeed that the happy hour endures

  • Arts

    February 11, 2004

    Mo Money, Mo Problems

    If Malik Mo-Man Mohamed really is a rising Somali rap star, why doesnt anyone know where he is?

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    The Hunted Man Awards

    A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001

  • Music

    November 10, 1999

    Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

    Storming the stage with postpunk pirates Lifter Puller

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    The Player

    From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.