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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.

Day Block Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Starts Today

Day Block Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Starts Today

Day Block Brewing Co. is turning 1 and they’re not f#%&ing around! They’ve planned five days of festivities with beer releases, prizes, music, bacon flights, pickle flights, Hot Scotchies and more. Beer releases: Coffee Porter, Black IPA, Imperial Stouts and ...

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Leech Lake Brewing is Closing

Leech Lake Brewing is Closing

Sad news from the Walker, Minnesota area. According to their Facebook page, Leech Lake Brewing Company wasn’t able to get the investors needed to expand the brewery, so they’ve decided to liquidate. As you’ve no-doubt assumed, the $1000 limitless growler ...

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Coming Soon: Bauhaus Brewlabs Über Düber

Coming Soon: Bauhaus Brewlabs Über Düber

Bauhaus Brew Labs is coming at you with another winter seasonal offering – Über Düber. Über Düber is described as a “hoppy bock.” This beer is loosely based on a traditional German bock, albeit hopped up a bit. They’re added ...

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On Tap: Fulton Insurrection IIPA

On Tap: Fulton Insurrection IIPA

Here’s one to watch for… Fulton Insurrection has returned. They haven’t brewed it for a couple of years and you’ve never been able to get it in 12 oz. bottles until now. This beer features over 3 pounds of Nelson ...

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Friday 5ive: The Ice in Me

Friday 5ive: The Ice in Me

No Foreigner. No Vanilla ice. Just five songs with references, however vague, to ice. Did you commute in and around Minnesota Thursday? Did it suck? These songs, in my book, do not. Enjoy!   Rock*A*Teens – Black Ice Hüsker Dü ...

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MNCBG Season Four Pack Tickets on Sale Today

MNCBG Season Four Pack Tickets on Sale Today

Today at noon is your first chance to get your hands on 2015 Winterfest, All Pints North and Autumn Brew Review tickets. All of these festivals sell out, but as you know Winterfest and Autumn Brew Review tickets disappear at ...

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Friday 5ive: 5ive Who Passed in 2014

Friday 5ive: 5ive Who Passed in 2014

I’ve always enjoyed the “year in review” shows that find their way onto the tubs starting January 1st. Of particular interest has always been the list of people who have died over the course of the year. It’s not so ...

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Drink Up: Schell’s Dawn of Aurora

Drink Up: Schell’s Dawn of Aurora

What was your favorite Minnesota beer series of 2014? Noble Star? Summit’s Union or Unchained Series? Though there were certainly no losers this year, Schell’s Noble Star Series was probably my favorite with a solid set of Berliner Weisse offerings ...

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2014: A Great Year of #MNBeer

2014: A Great Year of #MNBeer

2014 was a busy year for beer. So busy, in fact, that I second guess myself as I sit down to write this… did I forget anything? Let’s hope not. It was a banner year for new breweries and a ...

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Badger Hill Brewing Open in Shakopee

Badger Hill Brewing Open in Shakopee

Coming in as what could very well be the last brewery to open in 2014, Badger Hill Brewing Co. in Shakopee is now open for business! Though their official grand opening will be in January, current posted hours are 3-10 ...

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URSA Black IPA Release Today at Fulton’s Taproom

URSA Black IPA Release Today at Fulton’s Taproom

Our friends at Fulton are releasing their Black IPA, URSA, today in their taproom. The beer was made with locally grown hops from Mighty Axe Hops. Today starting at 5pm, stop in for the special tapping  Ben, Brian and Eric ...

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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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