• Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Town Hall Brewery's Barrel Aged Week starts today

    After closing shop for a 14-week remodel, Town Hall Brewery, the Seven Corners institution and a senior brewpub in the state, reopened last week -- just in time for their annual Barrel Aged Week, a celebration of limited edition barrel-aged beers. See also: Take a peek inside the remodeled Town Hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Minnesota Made: Kieran Folliard of 2 Gingers Whiskey [VIDEO]

    The last time we checked in with videographer Chris Jones he'd just finished documenting a whole hog roast with a local backyard barbecue expert. This week, we caught up with Jones fresh off an interview with Kieran Folliard of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey.Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Irish native ... 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

    December 24, 2013

    How to dominate eggnog, classic and with a twist [RECIPE]

    Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city, the decorations were lit, everything was so pretty. The presents were wrapped with (varying degrees of) care and the table was set for a feast we would share. The roads, they were frightful -- the highways a mess -- it's a wonder we didn't coll ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2013
  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities bars for spirits

    We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    2 Gingers Whiskey acquired by Beam Inc.

    Just a year after veteran pub owner Kieran Folliard introduced his wildly successful 2 Gingers Whiskey to the free market, the premium spirit is now carried in more than 2,100 drinking establishments all over the state and the brand has sold nearly 20,000 cases of it product, making 2 Gingers the fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Summit Unchained #11: Old 152 release October 22

    What the heck is a Kentucky Common? It's the next release in the Summit Unchained Series called Old 152, that's what. For this one brewer Eric Harper has dug back in time to pull out a uniquely America beer style, one that had for the most part been relegated to the history books. Popular in and aro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2012
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    February 20, 2012

    Town Hall Brewery's Barrel-Aged Beer Week starts tonight

    If you like your beer with wood, then this week Minneapolis Town Hall Brewpub is the place for you. The first beer of the brewpub's 2012-Barrel Aged Beer Week will be tapped tonight at 6, kicking off a week-long celebration of big brews that have spent time in bourbon and whiskey barrels. A new beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Celebrate National Irish Coffee Week (RECIPE)

    ​The fourth week in January is also known by another, more proper name: National Irish Coffee Week. To celebrate, we wanted to share a recipe from the place thought to serve the best Irish coffee in the states, the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, where the recipe was perfected back in 1952.This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Glenmorangie Lasanta, a Scotch to fight the fall chill

    ​Glenmorangie Lasanta $14 St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill 6501 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park 952.345.0505; As many delicious cocktails as there are in these Twin Cities, something about the chilly damp weather in fall always brings me back to my first love: whisky, spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    The Vieux Carré: A New Orleans classic makes a comeback

    The Vieux Carre: Back to stay​About 15 years ago, a renaissance started in the cocktail world, and it's stronger than ever today. All around the world bartenders are dusting off vintage drink books, discovering recipes long since forgotten and finding that many popular cocktails began as somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The Macallan 55 at St. Paul Grill: a super fancy drink of the week

    Fifty-five years old and $750 a glass.​The Macallan 55$750 a glassThis Drink of the Week should probably be described in the voice of Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, so image that. The Macallan 55 is a Highland single-malt scotch whisky, meaning this little sip has been aged i ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    St. Paul Grill Scotch Club offers prix-fixe pairing dinner

    Pair scotch with food at the St. Paul Grill. ​The St. Paul Grill's celebrates the first anniversary of its Scotch Club by offering a prix-fixe dinner menu from May 16-26. The four-course dinner is available to Scotch Club members for $49.95, plus tax and gratuity--if you're not yet a member yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Try Kieran Folliard's new whiskey tonight--for free!

    Tony NelsonKieran Folliard pours his new whiskey!​Just in time for St. Patrick's day, our Knight in Shining Irish, restaurateur Kieran Folliard, is releasing his new 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. Folliard's Big Ginger cocktail--two shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey mixed with ginger ale and garnished ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 9, 2011

    Kieran Folliard expands his Irish empire

    Restaurateur introduces new whiskey and specialty meats

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    January 19, 2011

    Whiskey in a can causes controversy even before it hits shelves

    Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.​Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people. And we thought Four Loko was bad... ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Psycho Suzi's liquidation sale--all liquids must go--this Week in Food.

    Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. ​ Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Haskell's wine sale: 10 recommendations

    Haskell'sHaskell's Wine Sale on Now​Wine shop sale week continues with the annual Haskell's Fall Sale. I hope you were able to attend the free tasting last Saturday. A lot is going on at Haskell's over the next month. Here are some of the events, plus recommendations on great wines to look fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009
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    December 8, 2004

    Single Malt: Innumerable Bottles

    The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look

  • Restaurants

    March 11, 1998