Fresh hop season in Minnesota is short. The aromatic beer ingredient is touchy when used fresh, and a brewer must get it into the kettle as fast as possible. And while Minnesota grows more of the stuff every year, most hops need to be shipped in to meet the demand, which makes finding fresh hop beer ... More >>
Michael MeekMeek Family Estates Yakima ValleyI met Michael Meek two years ago as he was about to release his first vintage of Meek Family Estates. As a resident of Minnetonka, Michael realized that to make world-class wines you need to head west, and his location in Yakima Valley, Washington ... More >>
Need a drink? Yeah, It's been that kind of month. So how about a local surly ale?
William Finnegan's Cold New World maps the topography of dispossession