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    May 27, 2014

    A Perfect Pint's Michael Agnew releases definitive guide to upper Midwest breweries

    For those who find it too daunting to keep up with the brew scene in the upper Midwest, Michael Agnew has a primer. The owner of A Perfect Pint and Minnesota's first certified cicerone (like a sommelier, but for beer), Agnew has compiled a guide book that examines every brewery in Minnesota, Wiscons ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Town Hall to celebrate Minneapolis Cider Week with tastings, contests, and a bike crawl

    Starting today, May 19, and running through Saturday, May 24, the 4th annual Minneapolis Cider Week will take over Town Hall Brewery. The local brewpub chain often promotes beers crafted in house, but for this unique event they turn the spotlight on cider, with a week of special offerings and a bicy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Lake Superior Brewing on the Duluth brew scene: "The place is hopping"

    The Twin Cities aren't the only booming beer scene in Minnesota right now. Just up I-35 one can find a plethora of production breweries and brewpubs springing up. The anchor of the northern Minnesota brewers is Lake Superior Brewing Company, founded in 1994 by Bob Dromeshauser. While Dromeshauser ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Summit at 26 years: 'We're very true to ourselves'

    See also: Summit Backyard Bash is Saturday Minnesota has seen a recent boom in local brewers, with startups ranging from Fulton to Harriet to the upcoming openings of Pour Decisions and HammerHeart Brewery. As the local scene gets ever more crowded, City Pages is taking the time to hear what local ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Twin Cities Beer Fest this Saturday at the MOA

    In the mood for a beer fest this weekend? Of course you are. If you missed out on tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin, there is a fest you can hit right here at home. Last summer's Minneapolis Beer Fest is making a comeback with a new name and a new location. Now sporting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Drink and don't drive: Metro Transit offering free rides on St. Patrick's Day

    ​As the infamous Dad Boner of Twitter fame says, "we can't wait for the weekend, you guys."And this Saturday, of course, is St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint drinking. Planning to tip a few back? Know that you can leave that troublesome car at home without having ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: February 6 -February 10, 2012

    This week at the Hot Dish the stories were extra hot to warm the coldest of days. Here are a few of the week's top reports. ​~We know many of you want to get your lovin' on for Valentine's Day; here's our picks for the most romantic restaurants for you and your snookums.~We also know tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Crispin Cider sold to MillerCoors

    ​As part of its effort to expand into the increasingly popular craft market, MillerCoors has purchased Minneapolis-based Crispin Cider Co., reports the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal.  The full details of the deal, including the selling price of the company, have not been re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    More detail on the Crispin/MillerCoors deal

    Initial reports of the sale of Crispin Cider to MillerCoors contained scant detail. Little information was given beyond the fact of the sale and that Crispin, along with its affiliate Fox Barrel, was to be run as a unit of Tenth and Blake the craft-and-import division of the mega-brewery. The lack o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The Hot Dish's top 10 summer posts

    ​Happy Labor Day weekend! Some may call this the unofficial end of summer, but let's not be hasty. We still have a few weeks of warm weather left, and you can even relive the best of summer by catching up on our most popular Hot Dish posts, including guides to the State Fair, a look at Minneso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    More bars may go dry if shutdown doesn't end

    More taps may run dry if the shutdown doesn't end soon.​A few weeks ago, when the Independent in Uptown was forced to close its doors, we explained the process by which bars and restaurants get alcohol: They can only buy through certified distributors, and they must stay up to date on their ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    State shutdown suspends MillerCoors sales

    No more Miller Lite?​If you love the MGD, you better stock up while you can. The state shutdown is temporarily shutting down the sale of MillerCoors products in Minnesota. According to state officials, the brewing conglomerate failed to renew its license before the shutdown began. They have been t ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    September 23, 2008

    Former Leinenkugel president dies at age 87

    leines.jpgBill Leinenkugel, who expanded the markets of the Chippewa Falls brewery his family founded in 1867, died Monday after a struggle wit ... More >>