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  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    This Rum-Aged Beer Is a Winter Warmer: Indeed's Rum King 2014

    While the coming of colder weather is sometimes a bummer, at least that means more imperial stouts. The annual Rum King from Indeed, a black and boozy pour, is a complex, layered beer to bring some warmth as the earth goes barren for the winter. See also: It's a Fair State Brewing Grand Opening at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Summer Beer Dabbler heads to Midway Stadium this weekend

    Want to drink beer at Midway before Midway is no more? Here's your chance: The sixth annual Summer Beer Dabbler takes place on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Midway Stadium. The festival is a boozy doozy, with over 80 breweries, live music, food trucks, and, naturally, a baseball theme. And since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The 14 open and opening Minnesota distilleries to look out for

    While microbreweries have boomed in Minnesota, entrepreneurs and drinkers state-wide have been slower to get into another craft craze: spirits. Now, thanks to a 2011 law change and a host of passionate micro-distillers, Minnesota is about to catch up.Our cover story this week looks at what to expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Dashfire Bitters, a new kind of craft bitters for the home bartender

    There was a time when bitters meant one bottle, paper packaged, often languishing in the refrigerator door. Not only are bartenders now creating cocktails with the aid of a myriad of tiny vials, home bartenders can also pick and choose from a variety of drink accoutrement. Still, a majority of store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Top 5 unexpected stocking stuffers for food fans

    Opening up the stockings Christmas morning is full of comforts from childhood: orange, apple, chocolate, maybe some socks, which is all useful, if snoozy. Why not surprise the food fan or bar chef in your life with some of these affordable and fun finds? They get to experiment wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Indeed Brewing's beers now available in stores [VIDEO]

    After opening its Northeast taproom in August and starting distribution of its kegs to some local bars, Indeed Brewing announced it will also start selling six-pack cans of its two flagship beers: Midnight Ryder American black ale and Day Tripper pale ale.So where can you buy it this weekend, and wh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    The Growler, local beer magazine, launches today

    Not many cities have their own beer-focused magazine. Although there may be others, Philly Beer Scene is the only one I'm aware of. But the Twin Cities are about to join that rarefied group. The Growler, a new brew-centric, bi-monthly published by beer-fest producer the Beer Dabbler launches today w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Lucky Bucket and Millstream beers arrive in Minnesota

    Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.​Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    A great wine club for free

    Mike ThomasThomas Liquors Wine Education series​There are several wine clubs in the Twin Cities, though many are more focused on socializing than on pouring wines with any character or providing educational instruction. But one very good wine club is offering you a chance to learn about South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The most important concept in great wine: the winemaker

    Mark VlossakMark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery​Of the five most important facets of wine--terroir, vintage, appellation, wine producer, and winemaker--the last is arguably both the most and least important. The winemaker is the most critical factor in what comes out of the bottle, yet all win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Wine 101: Who made your wine--and why it's important

    St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard Site​Can you name five wine producers? Many casual wine drinkers might mention Robert Mondavi, Sutter Home, Beringer, Coppola, or Kendall Jackson. But what about Monchhof, St. Innocent, and Felsina? In the fourth of a series of Wine 101 topics (which includes terro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Beer Dabbler is on tap Saturday at Highland Fest

    For the very best Dabbler​With the rise in popularity of beer festivals, Twin Citians have one more reason to revel in our summers. This week, as part of Highland Fest, the second annual Beer Dabbler Showcase will bring more than 40  craft and microbreweries together for you to sample, and th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2010
  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2005

    Wide World of Whine

    Controversial documentary 'Mondovino' just might drive you to drink

  • Restaurants

    July 10, 2002

    Days of Wine and Chocolate

    Pairings perhaps too explosive for the general public

  • Restaurants

    December 29, 1999