Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul
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 >>
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 >>
Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>
Believe it or not, organic and locally-focused Northeast rice and noodle house Sen Yai Sen Lek (which translates to "big noodle, little noodle") has already been in business for five spicy, fish sauce-filled years. Thai restaurants, they grow up so fast. The sunny spot on Central Avenue is hosting a ... More >>
Back in April, Surly Brewing confirmed Prospect Park as the location of its new destination brewery, complete with onsite bar, restaurant, beer garden, and event center. But you won't have to wait until building is complete to enjoy a Surly brew on Surly grounds. Following in the footsteps of o ... More >>
On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>
In honor of its latest seasonal beer, Pentagram, a dark and malty beer aged in red-wine barrels to enhance its sour cherry and tobacco notes, Surly Brewing is throwing a release party Sunday hosted by downtown meatery Butcher & the Boar.Here's more on the story behind the beer and some of the fo ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
Summit vs. Surly: Clash of titans!Locavore beer drinkers will be facing the mother of all dilemmas this fall: Surly Brewing Company's annual SurlyFest is falling on the exact same day as the Summit Brewing Company's 25th Anniversary Party. What's a hop head to do?
Senator Linda Scheid began her career in Minnesota politics in 1976. At sunrise tomorrow morning, all the flags at state and federal buildings throughout Minnesota will be ceremonially lowered to half-mast. That's because Tuesday has been proclaimed "Linda Scheid Day," in honor of the Brook ... More >>
Celebrate the power of the pint on SaturdayWe were tempted to come up with a Seussian rhyme for all the ways and places you can enjoy a pint this week (On a boat? At a patio? In Surly's backyard?) but we'd rather sip than than stress over rhyme schemes, especially when this week offers so man ... More >>
These tanks at the Surly brewery will soon have new brothers and sisters.While the Surly bill meanders its way through the legislative process, time and beer wait for no man. Today, Surly Brewing Co. owner Omar Ansari posted some videos of the expansion of his Brooklyn Center brewery -- includi ... More >>
Omar Ansari's dad Naseem and Rep. Jenifer Loon outside the House committee hearing.The Surly Brewing Co. bill got a slightly different treatment in the House Commerce committee's basement hearing this afternoon. A new onetime opponent's voice was heard, and Surly owner Omar Ansari got a bit o ... More >>
Surly is five!Five years ago this month, Omar Ansari and Todd Haug launched Surly Brewing--a named that represents the anger they felt when trying to find good beer. They're celebrating their anniversary with a month of fan-appreciation parties, hosted by some of the bars and restaurants that ... More >>
The best of Minnesota beer at WinterfestWinterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>
Enjoy a day of DarknessIt comes but once a year, and that day is tomorrow: Surly Darkness Day, when Surly Brewery releases its popular Russian Imperial stout known as Darkness.
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A common problem at Common Roots: deciding what to order.Today Common Roots celebrates three years in business with a week-long anniversary special (July 7-14): Order two items from the dinner menu and get a third item of equal or lesser value free. The new menu looks interesting/ambitious ... More >>
If you missed Surly Brewing's recent visit to Common Roots, stop by this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., when brewmaster Dustin Brau of Brau Brothers Brewing in Lucan, Minnesota, will be pouring the Brau version of a black and tan. They call it the Black Sheep (there's one in every family, right?), ... More >>
This week in A-List extra we have a beer-tasting benefit, a cabaret show, a party for dislocate literary publication, and a farmers' market weekend opening with moms in mind.
The spent grains from Twin Cities brewers have Dalroy Stachowski's swine wallowing in hog heaven
St. Paul tavern The Happy Gnome offers nearly a hundred American craft beers, snazzy imports