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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.

Big Brew Day at Lucid Saturday

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Friends, Romans, homebrewers! Lend me your ears… er eyes. On Saturday, our friends at Lucid Brewing Co. will host a Big Brew Day celebration from 8am-5pm. Big Brew Day takes place around the country on the first Saturday in May ...

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Bauhaus at the Ballpark

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This video is an instant classic. Oh, and Bauhaus beers (Winderstuff & Sky Five) will be available at Target Field this year in section 116 (Twins Brews), 126 (Minnesota Brews) and 322 (also Minnesota Brews). They also plan to rotate ...

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612Brew Art Music & Beer

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612Brew has announced that their third annual Art, Music and Beer event as part of Northeast Minneapolis’ Art-A-Whirl. No surprise here, but the two-day event will include art, music, food and, duh… beer. Thirsty? 612 will be serving up 5 of its more ...

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Short Pour: Beer News Bites

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WCCO reports that Lakes & Legends Brewery is coming to Loring Park this summer. MPR reports that the Minnesota Dept of Public Safety predicts that the number of breweries in Minnesota will top 110 in 2015. In 2005, they reported ...

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Schell’s Stag Series No. 9

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The 9th beer in Schell’s Stag Series, is a nod to the 155 year old company’s 19th century brewing traditions. The limited edition offering is a dark lager aged in American whiskey barrels and stored in the brewery’s original lagering ...

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Summit Hopvale Organic Ale is Here!

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Back in January, we told you about Summit’s latest offering, Hopvale Organic Ale. Yesterday, Summit announced that this beer will be rolling out shortly with a series of release events. Hopvale will be available for your imbibing pleasure starting the ...

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Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival Saturday

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As of last night, tickets were still available for the Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival. And though the ticket price is decidedly steep, this is a festival that should make every beer nerd get a little giddy. For the uninitiated, ...

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Fulton Expat Returns

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Last night Fulton’s rye saison, The Expat made its triumphant return with a kick-off party at Smack Shack in Minneapolis. If you missed it, fear not. You’ll find this beer on tap at other fine establishments and, for the first ...

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March Madness: Historic Bar Brackets with Tycoons Alehouse

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Great news from Duluth – Tycoons Alehouse & Eatery has been chosen to be part of Preservation Nation’s “Historic Bar Tournament.” This nationwide competition showcases 32 historic bars from across the country and puts them head-to-head in competition to determine ...

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BBSU Starts Wednesday!

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Better Beer Society University starts Wednesday! There are still some open spots, so grab your no. 2 pencils (or perhaps your keyboard) and sign up today! Classes meet Wednesdays from March 4th through May 20th at either 6pm or 7:30pm ...

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Wabasha Brewing Co. is Open

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Wabasha Brewing Company momentarily took the seat designated as “Minnesota’s newest brewery” yesterday, pouring pints for thirsty craft beer fans in St. Paul. Starting as an idea “eight beers in” (or thereabouts), the guys from Wabasha are offering up four ...

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