As you can imagine, Boom Island's head brewer Kevin Welch is a whiz with the mash tuns and fermenters. But what you might not expect is his musical bent: Welch is a former substitute French horn player with the Minnesota Orchestra. He wanted to thank many of his fellow musicians -- both for their c ... More >>
This week's beer of the week is bittersweet, both in flavor profile and because it marks the end of another Minnesota summer. The malt-forward Oktoberfest from August Schell's is back in stores across the state. The beer is modeled after Munich beers, and Schell's travels to the area on a nearly ann ... 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 >>
Oktoberfest posters always seem to be a jumble of the same cliched images: Chesty ladies with milkmaid braids, men donning those little Tyrolean hats, and elaborate steins brimming with foamy beer. But what's really underneath all those cartoonish suds? This season's namesake beer, Oktoberfest, ... More >>
Summer may have officially passed into fall, but the beer events around town are showing no signs of slowing down. This weekend marks one particularly notable celebration: Surly Brewing's 6th annual SurlyFest. Starting this Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Center brewing facility will serve as th ... More >>
Democratic northern Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan has emerged as one of the most staunch opponents of President Obama's desire to launch some sort of military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on ... More >>
Fall is on the way and that means it's time to break out the lederhosen. Oktoberfest celebrations are nearly and the folks at New Bohemia Wurst Bierhause in Nordeast are ready to kick up their heels, slap some knees and toss back a few brews. Here's the low down on their weekend long bash.See Also ... More >>
Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
Last year, 80,000 people gathered around the St. Paul Cathedral to watch international athletes tear down the city's streets on skates, slam into each other, hurtle over drops, and generally jockey to win the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.Now, just in time for the event to return for its s ... More >>
Harriet Brewing, a relative old-timer in Minneapolis's burgeoning microbrewery scene, will be releasing an Oktoberfest selection at its tap room Thursday. See Also: Smokehouse Brewpub opens Thursday Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities Harriet offered its first samples to friends and media Tuesday ... More >>
See Also:Tonka Beer: Saving Minnesota lakes, one beer at a timeTop 5 local Oktoberfest beersOpen water, the sweet scent of barbecued meats, and the opportunity to be one of the first to sample a new fall seasonal beer: Kruisetoberfest, an upcoming special-release event on Lake Minnetonka, showcases ... More >>
Summit releases Unchained #7 week of July 11Though the mid-July release is still nearly a month away, Summit is already touting the seventh beer in its Unchained Series, Honeymoon Saison. Details about the beer have been announced, as have a collection of release-week events at area watering ... More >>
Calm? Collected? Oh, brother. If you're still trolling web sites and department stores for stocking stuffers now, you're beyond desperate, and possibly beyond help. If you're arguing with postal workers about whether that French designer scarf you mailed to Munich will arrive at its intended dest ... More >>
U2's entire US tour, including their stop in Minneapolis at the TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, is being postponed until 2011 due to Bono's recent back injury. Bono was discharged from a hospital in Munich today after undergoing emergency back surgery last Friday, and will be entering a rehabilitati ... More >>
From the bottom of the bottle to the top of the throne.
Chicago and Madison cry softly into their helmets.
With the death of Pontiac, we look back at one of the most rock'n'roll cars ever made.
Should House Dueling Pianos' bar manager, Chris Raph shattered the Guinness World Record for fastest bartender Thursday night with a list of 662 cocktails poured in 60 minutes.
Watch Chris Raph attempt to break the current world record for most cocktails prepared in 60 minutes--tonight!
Over 500 cocktails to be served.
Want to be part of a new Guinness Book of World Records attempt? Head over to Shout House Thursday night as bartender Chris Raph tried to take the world record for most cocktails prepared in 60 minutes.
Basically the dude has a serious sore throat.
Meet Herkimer's new brewmaster
It's Not Torture, but This Latest Mideast Thriller's As Conventional As They Come
'What you are seeing here are the crippled products of madness, impertinence, and lack of talent,' declared Adolf Ziegler, president of the Reich Culture Chamber, of 'Entartete Kunst' (translation: 'degenerate art'), the 1937 Munich exhibition meant to exemplify works unbefitting of Nazi Germany. Sh ... More >>
Spielberg's weighty take on vengeance is a tad lopsided
A thousand spin cycles have passed since the Bush administration touted the lend-a-hand, can-do spirit of the coalition of the willing. Since the heady, happy days of the fall of Baghdad, the reconstruction of Iraq has stumbled. What we have in Iraq, according to Donald Rumsfeld, is a failure for ... More >>
They don't speak German and they sing about butter: Friends Like These moonlight as a fake krautrock band
Chris Marker dissects the corpse of the Sixties revolutions
A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle
Long after the advent of the personal Web page, local zines and journals keep striving to change the world of writing with print runs of 200 copies
A treasure trove of antiquarian books, and the nun who keeps them from harm's way
Ruminations on motherhood
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.