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    December 10, 2013

    Top 5 local winter seasonal beers

    The one upside of the sub-zero temps we are currently experiencing is that a windchill advisory is a very good excuse for holing up at home, preferably with a mix-and-match sixer of craft beers. Our local winter seasonals come in a range of styles, but all have depth, fragrant spice, and, true to th ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Top 5 local stouts

    Stout. This popular style of typically dark beer is easy to identify because its personality is just how it sounds: rounded, bold, and friendly. An important factor in the making of a stout, is getting a nice deep roast on the barley or malt used to brew it. Stout is also usually higher in alco ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Indeed Hullaballoo, Oktoberfest at Gasthof's, and more

    This Saturday, Indeed Brewing hosts its second annual Hullabaloo, a one-day, all-day celebration of craft beer. Among the many beers they'll be pouring that day, Indeed is releasing two special brews: Haywire double American black ale and Mosaic fresh hop. There will also be live music and food from ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: 612Brew Oktoberfest, Boarfest, and more

    It's officially October in Minnesota and that means there's no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations going on in the Twin Cities. Top billing for this weekend goes to 612Brew's Oktoberfest which is being held tomorrow at their Northeast brewery. There will be a full line-up of bands including Fo ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Harriet Brewery's Rauchfest, Autumn Brew Review, and more

    Feeling left out because you missed SurlyFest last weekend? There's still room for you at Harriet Brewery's annual Rauchfest, a similar celebration of craft beer, good food, live music, and local artists. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the brewery will be pouring its exclusive Rauchfest Lager, O ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 23-27, 2013

    This week we took a half-step into fall. Sure, we love hitting our favorite food trucks in the lingering 70-degree days of late summer, but we're also getting antsy for pumpkin beers, apple picking, and Oktoberfest. Here's a list of the best of this week's Hot Dish stories.

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    September 25, 2013
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    September 24, 2013

    Top 5 Oktoberfest beers on tap now

    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 >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Harriet Brewing ready for Rauchfest 2013

    A night at the Harriet Brewing taproom is always pleasant. Tie in beautiful September weather and the music of Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold, and a bit of magic happens. And so it did at last night's Rauchfest tasting party. As beer drinkers across the world know, the end of summer is the time for Ok ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: SurlyFest, New Bohemia's Oktoberfest, and 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 >>

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    September 18, 2013
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    September 13, 2013

    Weekend Brew Round-up: MN Cheese Festival, Herkimer Oktoberfest, and More

    The Minnesota Cheese Festival returns to the State Fairgrounds this weekend and promises to be a better-organized event this time around, with four sessions spread over the course of two days plus additional staff and vendors. People naturally think of pairing wine with cheese, but the festival ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    August 30, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: August 26-30, 2013

    It's been a week full of scorching hot Twin Cities food news. Here's the top stories from Hot Dish. ~Find out what happens when the folks from Travail bring a new pop-up restaurant to north Minneapolis.~Read our story about gluten-free dining in the Twin Cities and take a tour of the ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    New Bohemia to host Oktoberfest

    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 >>

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    October 1, 2012

    October arrives filled with fests this Week in Food

    Oooh October. The first of the month ushers in a month of great eating: pumpkin beers, end-of-season bounties (squash!), and all the candy your cavities can handle. Ease yourself in with a week of fun fall events. 10/1 The first day of October has us thinking about one thing: Oktoberfest at the Bl ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Black Forest Inn Oktoberfest starts today

    We have lots of Oktoberfest celebrations to look forward to next month, but the grandaddy of them all is at Black Forest Inn, and they get a leg up on the competition by starting the festivities relatively early. The celebration starts tonight at 6 p.m. and goes all the way until October 7. Her ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Schell's: brewing German-style beer for 152 years

    August-Schell Brewery is Minnesota's oldest operating brewery and the second-oldest family-run brewery in the United States (Yuengling in Pennsylvania is first). The New Ulm-based brewery has seen a lot of hard times, surviving the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Prohibition, and a number of other historic ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Harriet Brewing releasing Oktoberfest Thursday

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Excelsior Brewing "Kruisetoberfest" will release new beer on a boat

    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 >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Summit Backyard Bash is Saturday

    Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    The Best of Hot Dish: October 10-14, 2011

    Be sure to jump in a pile of these.The crisp autumn air and bare tree branches bring both melancholy and a cozy nesting vibe to life. It's a perfect weekend for reflecting. In case you aren't sure what to reflect upon, here are some of the top stories this week from Hot Dish. Jamie Malone of Sea Ch ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Top 5 local Oktoberfest beers

    Sure, we're a state full of Scandinavians, but that doesn't mean we can't party like the beer-swigging Germans when October rolls around. Which beers should be filling your stein this time of year? Five local breweries offer the Oktoberfest experience for a limited time, and we're ready to weigh in.

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    October 5, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    Oktoberfest has arrived this week in food

    Everyone is German at the Black Forest Inn​Fans of all things German and sausagey will be pleased with this week's offerings, which skew heavily toward a meat-and-beer theme thanks to Oktoberfest activities. 9/25 If you made it through the weekend without attending the Black Forest Inn's Okt ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Black Forest Oktoberfest offers 10 days of Deutsch-style fun

    Don't be caught like a deer in the headlights: plan your Oktoberfest celebration!​The Black Forest restaurant kicks off its famous 10-day Oktoberfest celebration this weekend. On Friday, they'll host their annual Prost! Night (with celebrity keg tapper and KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard). Sa ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011
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    August 15, 2011

    Lyn-Lake Oktoberfest, Labor Day Weekend Block Party lineups announced

    ​In my recap of the Pizza Luce Block Party from this weekend, I remarked that the free fest might end up being the highlight of the summer concert season. But it looks like we'll have a few other worthy contenders before the season is up -- two more late summer block party lineups have been reveal ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Schell's vs. Summit Oktoberfest beers

    Beer vs. Beer: Minnesota Oktoberfests​Raise your (liter) mug! Between the soft pretzels and the schweinshaxe, we've been drinking a lot of Oktoberfest this fall. Trouble is, without sipping 'em side by side, we can never remember which ones we like better. The Hot Dish pitted two local brewe ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Twin Cities Oktoberfest offers beer and lederhosen this weekend

    ​Beer! Brats! What more magic words of encouragement do you need? It's time for Twin Cities Oktoberfest, which means it's time to celebrate being German. "Kiss me I'm German" doesn't quite have that ring to it, but who cares once the lederhosen, oompah music, and giant steins of beer appear on ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Pizza Nea offers free beer for Oktoberfest

    Pizza Nea via FacebookYou buy a pizza, they'll throw in a beverage. ​Every Thursday in October, PIzza Nea is offering a free Oktoberfest draft with the purchase of a pizza. If you're not a fan of German beer, you can substitute a free Moretti Italian Lager tap or a glass of wine (7.50 and unde ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    Wurst Night of Oktoberfest: Black Forest dishes up heart, tongue, and more on Monday

    from BFI's Facebook pageYou can eat the rest of this deer.​For this year's Oktoberfest, the Black Forest Inn is bringing a little something special to your table. With a renewed interest in eating all the parts of the animal, BFI' is adding tongue, heart, liver, and kidneys to their Oktoberfest br ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

    covilha via Flickr.com​ As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.

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    September 23, 2010

    Jagerfest 2010 this Saturday at Club Jager

    ​"The leaves are turning, the cool breeze is blowing, and the days are getting shorter... so let's PARTY!" This Saturday, Clubhouse Jager in the Warehouse District will host its fourth annual Oktoberfest celebration, complete with a party-starting lineup of local music, free food provided by Fox T ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Top 5 spots to celebrate Oktoberfest

    It's not yet October, but it's time to fest!​What do desperate hausfraus, meter-long bratwurst, and dachshund races have in common? They're all part of upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the Twin Cities. So squeeze into your lederhosen and polish your steins: Here are several German-beer-d ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    9/25 Just Do It!

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