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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.

Fair State Celebration


In case you hadn’t heard, several Minnesota breweries were honored by RateBeer recently. The list includes the likes of Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery and Surly Brewing Co. Fair State had the distinction of beating out over ...

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August Schell Brewery has Closed on the Grain Belt Sign in Minneapolis


We’ve just received word that that our friends at August Shell Brewing Company in New Ulm (owners or the Grain Belt brand) have closed on the purchase of the iconic Grain Belt sign in Northeast Minneapolis. The brewery plans to ...

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