About Author: ryan

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Ryan Anderson (that's me!) is the editor & founder of MNBeer. MNBeer launched in the fall of 2005 and quickly became Minnesota's resource for craft & local beer news, events & education. My history as a "writer" date back to the early 90s with a print zine called Sally's Lowrider that morphed into (arguably) the Fargo/Moorhead area's most celebrated zine, Carothers Brothers, whose six issues largely poked fun at the area's mid-90s punk rock scene with sarcastic wit and punk rock naïveté. During that time I also contributed some reviews to Alternative Press' Demorandum, which probably sounds cooler than it actually was. Sometime in the late 90s I became an editor of Yahtzeen, Fargo's longest-running print and web zine and had the pleasure of interviewing a number of fairly cool people including (but not limited to) Sean Tillman, Mike Watt and others. Yahtzeen suffered from technology issues, and perhaps being a little big for our britches and died in the early 00s. I still maintain that if we had the proper resources, we would have continued to be more interesting than Pitchfork, one of the very few indie webzines to survive the early 00s. Oh, and I know who Indieshite is/was, so there.

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  • Fulton is releasing another Garage Series beer in their taproom on Saturday at noon. You’ll also find this limited release on draft at various locations. Maitrise (“May-treese”; translates from French as “expertise” or “mastery”) is a “new world imperial farmhouse ale” created from a blend of American and German wheat […]

    Fulton Maitrise IFA Launch Saturday

    Fulton is releasing another Garage Series beer in their taproom on Saturday at noon. You’ll also find this limited release on draft at various locations. Maitrise (“May-treese”; translates from French as “expertise” or “mastery”) is a “new world imperial farmhouse ale” created from a blend of American and German wheat […]

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  • Our friends at Summit embarked on their first collaborative journey earlier this month. They joined Karben4 Brewing in Madison, WI to brew a hoppy red session ale specifically for Madison Craft Beer Week. Should you find yourself in Madision on May 4th, it will be released at at Merchant restraurant […]

    MACCD Daddy: Summit & Karben4 Collaboration Project

    Our friends at Summit embarked on their first collaborative journey earlier this month. They joined Karben4 Brewing in Madison, WI to brew a hoppy red session ale specifically for Madison Craft Beer Week. Should you find yourself in Madision on May 4th, it will be released at at Merchant restraurant […]

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  • If you haven’t already heard, there’s a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would allow breweries to sell growlers on Sunday. It’s a small step – it’s not full-blown Sunday sales, but it would at least put Minnesota breweries on the same level as Minnesota farm wineries, who are allowed […]

    Sunday Growler Sales

    If you haven’t already heard, there’s a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would allow breweries to sell growlers on Sunday. It’s a small step – it’s not full-blown Sunday sales, but it would at least put Minnesota breweries on the same level as Minnesota farm wineries, who are allowed […]

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  • Here’s some last minute release info for Surly Schadenfreude, their seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager. Thirsty? Old Chicago Dulutn as well as several Twin Cities locations will have Schadenfreude on tap in just a few short hours, starting at 3pm on Friday, April 18th. Old Chicago Roseville • Old Chicago Blaine […]

    Surly Schadenfreude Release Today

    Here’s some last minute release info for Surly Schadenfreude, their seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager. Thirsty? Old Chicago Dulutn as well as several Twin Cities locations will have Schadenfreude on tap in just a few short hours, starting at 3pm on Friday, April 18th. Old Chicago Roseville • Old Chicago Blaine […]

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  • Today marks the beginning of Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel Aged Week. I highly recommend that you stop in at least one night and enjoy some of Town Hall’s barrel-aged goodness. You won’t be disappointed. I joined a small group of bloggers & journalists for a taste of three of […]

    Town Hall Barrel Aged Week

    Today marks the beginning of Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel Aged Week. I highly recommend that you stop in at least one night and enjoy some of Town Hall’s barrel-aged goodness. You won’t be disappointed. I joined a small group of bloggers & journalists for a taste of three of […]

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  • All Pints North tickets go on sale on Monday at Noon. In case you’re unfamiliar with the festival, this festival is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in Duluth. And to be honest, it’s my favorite Guild festival. There’s something about the enthusiasm in the air – though […]

    All Pints North Tickets on Sale Monday

    All Pints North tickets go on sale on Monday at Noon. In case you’re unfamiliar with the festival, this festival is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in Duluth. And to be honest, it’s my favorite Guild festival. There’s something about the enthusiasm in the air – though […]

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  • While Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery wasn’t my first brewpub experience in the Twin Cities (I think Hops was my first visit), my first visit was probably my most memorable. From the first drop of cask-conditioned Masala Mama I was hooked. I’ve always loved the location, the brewers, Pete, (almost all […]

    Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Re-Opens Tonight

    While Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery wasn’t my first brewpub experience in the Twin Cities (I think Hops was my first visit), my first visit was probably my most memorable. From the first drop of cask-conditioned Masala Mama I was hooked. I’ve always loved the location, the brewers, Pete, (almost all […]

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  • This is too funny not to share. Here’s our pal Damian from Summit Brewing Co. reviewing cheap wines for a BuzzFeed video. Don’t miss the “Blue Hawaiian” from Boone’s Farm. It’s um… very blue.

    Cheap Wine Reviews with Damian from Summit

    This is too funny not to share. Here’s our pal Damian from Summit Brewing Co. reviewing cheap wines for a BuzzFeed video. Don’t miss the “Blue Hawaiian” from Boone’s Farm. It’s um… very blue.

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  • Badger Hill Brewing Co. is rolling out a new IPA and you may just want to try it. Traitor IPA is a year-round offering. Badger Hill’s new Head Brewer Michael Koppleman has been pounding away at this beer for two years, tasting and tweaking to get it where it is […]

    Badger Hill Traitor IPA

    Badger Hill Brewing Co. is rolling out a new IPA and you may just want to try it. Traitor IPA is a year-round offering. Badger Hill’s new Head Brewer Michael Koppleman has been pounding away at this beer for two years, tasting and tweaking to get it where it is […]

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  • Today, Fitger’s Brewhouse has announced that they’ve signed a 20-year lease with Fitger’s On the Lake. After nearly 20 years in the Fitger’s Brewery complex, it’s nice to hear that they’ll bee there for another 20 years! What could this mean for beer fans? An longer lease opens the door […]

    Fitger’s Brewhouse Signs 20-Year Lease

    Today, Fitger’s Brewhouse has announced that they’ve signed a 20-year lease with Fitger’s On the Lake. After nearly 20 years in the Fitger’s Brewery complex, it’s nice to hear that they’ll bee there for another 20 years! What could this mean for beer fans? An longer lease opens the door […]

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  • Today our friends at August Schell Brewing Company begin to bottle the latest in their Noble Star Series, North Country Brünette. This beer is 5.4% Berliner marzen weisse. Brewed in June of 2013, this beer has been aging for about 10 months. Once the beer is bottled, they’ll give it […]

    Schell’s Noble Star #3: North Country Brünette

    Today our friends at August Schell Brewing Company begin to bottle the latest in their Noble Star Series, North Country Brünette. This beer is 5.4% Berliner marzen weisse. Brewed in June of 2013, this beer has been aging for about 10 months. Once the beer is bottled, they’ll give it […]

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  • Couldn’t resist. Note the date.

    Surly ∞ight Artwork

    Couldn’t resist. Note the date.

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  • Excelsior Brewing Company is hiring an Area Sales Manager/Sales Ambassador. Think you’re up for it? Read on! The Area Sales Manager represents the face, voice and part of the brain trust behind making Excelsior Brewing synonymous with craft beer in Minnesota. Primary focus centers on increasing the sales, recognition and […]

    Excelsior Brewing is Hiring

    Excelsior Brewing Company is hiring an Area Sales Manager/Sales Ambassador. Think you’re up for it? Read on! The Area Sales Manager represents the face, voice and part of the brain trust behind making Excelsior Brewing synonymous with craft beer in Minnesota. Primary focus centers on increasing the sales, recognition and […]

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  • Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers. As a kid growing up in west-central Minnesota, I was always surprised by the number of North Dakota plates we’d see at our puny mall on Sunday afternoons. Though I didn’t really understand it at the time, our neighbors […]

    St. Patrick’s Day Rally for Sunday Sales

    Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers. As a kid growing up in west-central Minnesota, I was always surprised by the number of North Dakota plates we’d see at our puny mall on Sunday afternoons. Though I didn’t really understand it at the time, our neighbors […]

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  • March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and our friends at Finnegans are celebrating this with their new “reverse food truck” with a kick-off at Kieran’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 15th. Irish and wanna-be Irish celebrators will be able to donate food and cash to help fight hunger. […]

    Finnegans Reverse Food Truck

    March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and our friends at Finnegans are celebrating this with their new “reverse food truck” with a kick-off at Kieran’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 15th. Irish and wanna-be Irish celebrators will be able to donate food and cash to help fight hunger. […]

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