The 22nd annual City Pages Beer Festival was a wet affair, but the steady rain wasn't enough to deter us and our fellow beer-lovers -- especially after the first dozen samples. The festival featured a variety of brewers, local and national, along with live music from Viva Knievel, Brian Boru Iris ... More >>
Inevitably linked with Bon Iver bandmate and musical mentor Justin Vernon in any press coverage of his music, Sean Carey's managed to build up his own formidable catalog of ethereal folk-pop when he's not busy touring the world as part of the famed Eau-Claire-based ensemble. The latest installment, ... More >>
The Nomad World Pub has made a fine addition to the string of stellar bars and clubs along Cedar Avenue on Minneapolis's West Bank. Countless local and national acts have rocked the Nomad's intimate stage over the years, with the venue consistently offering up-and-coming area acts a place where they ... More >>
On March 29, the Minnesota History Center will host Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, a charitable beer festival that doubles as an awareness/fundraising event for Pints for Prostates. Thirty breweries will be on hand, including ten locals, each of whom will highlight rare, one-off, and vintage beers. ... More >>
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 >>
The 20th-annual City Pages Beer Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis near 10th and Hennepin on Saturday, June 2. The festival is your ticket to free, unlimited beer samples from dozens of brewers, including Lift Bridge, Finnegans, Goose Island, Lucid, Lucky Bucket, Northern, Sierra Nevada, and m ... More >>
Why not ring in the new year with a different kind of bubbly? Jason Alvey, owner of the Four Firkins specialty beer store, helped us select a sixer for New Year's Eve--and any night, for that matter.
Beer Dabbler sold out, but you can still get ticketsOnce again Twin Cities beer fans have demonstrated their insatiable desire for good beer and their willingness to support those that provide it. Advance tickets for the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival event scheduled for Saturday in Mears Park ... More >>
What's the hops?This Saturday and Sunday, the Blue Nile is devoting all its taps to "that little herb called humulus lupulus," for Hop Heads Only. While we appreciate insanely hoppy beers for their fragrant, grapefruit aromas, and bitter bite, we also dig their brash attitude. According to th ... More >>
Best Mountain Lion QB everThere's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise. The first time time those two paired u ... More >>
If you love beer, you've probably had dreams like this: You're wandering around a big, open space, surrounded by hundreds of great beers, and you can drink any of them you want! You can make that dream a reality at City Pages' 18th annual Beer Festival, coming up on Saturday, June 5, in dow ... More >>
Cans are replacing bottles as the go-to container for craft beer brewers, including locals like Surly and 21st Amendment.
Want to put your newfound wine smarts to the test? City Pages' guest taster issues his recommendatinos for bottles sure to please.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists