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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.

ABR Week Events

ABR Week Events

True to form, the fine folks from Hohenstein’s have amassed a great week of events leading up to Autumn Brew Review. So much going on… click here for the PDF.

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Surlyfest Saturday

Surlyfest Saturday

If I have any computer skills whatsoever, it would appear that tickets to Surlyfest on Saturday are still available. The event runs from 2pm – 6:17pm. A $40 ticket gets you a commemorative half-liter SurlyFest stein and 4 beer tickets. ...

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Brews and Canoes: Beer Tasting and Awards Celebration

Brews and Canoes: Beer Tasting and Awards Celebration

What are you doing Wednesday?  Consider checking out Brews and Canoes at Aria in Minneapolis. Tickets are $30 in advanced and $40 at the door. Join the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Chowgirls Catering, and nine great breweries for ...

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Brau Brothers Hopfest!

Brau Brothers Hopfest!

Brau Brothers Brewing Company will play host to their 1st Annual Hopfest this weekend, September 5-7. Each day music will be played on a stage set up outside the brewery in the parking lot, tours will be offered, the kitchen ...

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#MNStateBeer – Tweet from the Fair & Win

#MNStateBeer – Tweet from the Fair & Win

Wanna’ win a “Drink beer from here” shirt? We’ve got a handful of these shirts from our friends at HopCloth and it’s time we give them away! These shirts are super-soft ringspun cotton and feel really nice. …so let’s have ...

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Land of 10,000 Beers Opens Today

Land of 10,000 Beers Opens Today

…and so does the Minnesota State Fair, of course. Really though, we’re mostly just excited about the beer. And while the Land of 10,000 Beers Exhibit in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building isn’t the only craft beer venue at the fair, you’re ...

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Minneapolis Town Hall Nordeast

Minneapolis Town Hall Nordeast

Fun news from The Journal – the former site of Little Jack’s in Northeast Minneapolis is going to be redeveloped into housing, and more importantly, a new project from the folks behind Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. Located at 201 NE ...

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Bent Brewstillery Taproom Opens Thursday

Bent Brewstillery Taproom Opens Thursday

Doesn’t that look nice? Thursday is your chance to check it out. As you might remember, when Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions merged, the taproom was closed for renovation. Now, not only is the taproom back, but their distillery is ...

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Summit Unchained 17 – Harvest Fresh IPA

Summit Unchained 17 – Harvest Fresh IPA

Considering that Unchained 16 hasn’t yet hit your pint glass, we’re probably jumping the gun here (better to jump the gun than a shark, though)… regardless, here are some details about Summit Unchained #17, “Harvest Fresh IPA” courtesy of brewer ...

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Surly/Lervig Collaborative Black Ale – 1394

Surly/Lervig Collaborative Black Ale – 1394

Look what the cat dragged in… Here’s some artwork for a collaborative beer from our friends at Surly Brewing Company, Norwegian brewery Lervig and Norwegian black metal band 1394. The label describes a black ale brewed with coffee. A Norwegian ...

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Summit Unchained #16 Herkulean Woods

Summit Unchained #16 Herkulean Woods

Look for Summit’s 16th Unchained Beer, Herkulean Woods sometime near the end of the month. This is brewer Christian Dixon’s first effort in the series and damn, it sounds interesting. There’s a video with details below, but essentially he started ...

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