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Ryan Anderson (that's me!) is the editor & founder of MNBeer. Much has changed since the fall of 2005 and I'm proud to have been a part of it all. Sometime I'll tell you about my grand theory that links craft brewing to punk rock. Just ask.

Eastlake Brewery & Taproom Opens Today

Eastlake Brewery & Taproom Opens Today

Let’s all welcome another brewery to Minnesota, shall we? Today, Eastlake Brewery & Taproom opens their doors to the public starting at 11am. Eastlake Brewery is located in the Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. I love the ...

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Summit Unchained 18: Hop Silo Double IPA

Summit Unchained 18: Hop Silo Double IPA

Summit’s Unchained Series has really been something I’ve looked forward to over the course of the past several years. This round marks a few firsts for the brewery – this will be the first Unchained offering in cans (i.e. 16 ...

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Friday 5ive: Xmas “Favorites”

Friday 5ive: Xmas “Favorites”

I firmly believe in the notion of “No Xmas Music before December.” I’m just not ready for Bing and Elvis and those guys who play the wooden flutes in shopping malls until at least December. As far as I’m concerned, ...

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Black Friday Fun

Black Friday Fun

…shouldn’t necessarily involve shopping. Here are a few beery options for Black Friday and American Express Small Business Saturday. Friday: Tickets for Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest are on sale as of 10am. Not to be missed. Friday: The Happy ...

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Surly Doomtree Day Details

Surly Doomtree Day Details

You wanted details on Surly Doomtree Day? You’ve got Surly Doomtree Day info… As you know, Surly Doomtree Day will be a special curated bar crawl around Minneapolis and St. Paul to kickoff the Surly Doomtree collaboration and the release ...

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Junkyard Brewing Taproom Grand Opening Today

Junkyard Brewing Taproom Grand Opening Today

Our friends from Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead are celebrating tonight from 4pm to midnight. Over the course of about a year, they’ve moved from a tiny brewery in the corner of a woodshop to a brand new brewery and taproom. ...

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Friday 5ive: High School Me Picks Five

Friday 5ive: High School Me Picks Five

I grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and graduated from high school in 1993. I hung out with some of the “weird kids,” kids in accelerated classes and the high school swim team. Though traditional “cool” probably wasn’t seeping out ...

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Insight Brewing Grand Opening

Insight Brewing Grand Opening

Do you remember when we only had something like seven breweries in Minnesota? It really wasn’t that long ago. Today we add another to the tally, Insight Brewing Company. Their taproom opens at 4pm today (Friday) at 2821 East Hennepin ...

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Friday Five: Some Old Pop/Punk Favorites

If you find yourself bobbing your head along with these, you’re probably not alone. Punching Screeching Weasel into Pandora earlier in the week sent me down this road. I grew up this stuff. Enjoy! Screeching Weasel – The Girl Next ...

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New Life for Minneapolis’ Grain Belt Sign

New Life for Minneapolis’ Grain Belt Sign

Yesterday our friends at August Schell Brewing Company announced that they had reached an agreement to purchase the iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on Nicollet Island. Better yet, the brewery is in the process of discussing plans for preservation and ...

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Doomtree Gets Surly

Doomtree Gets Surly

Happy Monday. As you’ve probably heard, local hip hop collective Doomtree is hosting their last Doomtree Blowout in December. And if you’ve been playing attention, you’ve noticed that one of those days was labeled as a Surly Doomtree Day. Music ...

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