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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.

Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest Saturday

As I write this, tickets are still available for Saturday’s Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. In its short history, the event has quickly become Minnesota’s premiere Winter (…er Spring?) festival with a finely-curated ...

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Utepils Brewering Co. Grand Opening Saturday

If you haven’t had a chance to drop into a soft opening of Minneapolis’ newest brewery, you might just want to pay Utepils a visit on Saturday for their grand opening.  In case you’ve been living under a rock or ...

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Barrel Aged Darkness Cometh

A 12% ABV Russian Imperial Stout wasn’t enough for you, was it? Nope. You wanted a barrel-aged monster, ripe with oaky rye whiskey notes and a big of bling on the bottle, right? We know you. We do. Hang on ...

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Insight is Going Solar!

Great news from our friends at Insight Brewing Company: in 2017, Insight will become Minnesota’s first brewery to offset 120% of its energy usage with solar power. The brewery is partnering with Innovative Power Systems to build a community solar ...

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Fair State Big Bottle Drop Saturday

If you are a fan of sour beer, you may want to sit up and pay attention. It’s Friday. Perhaps you’ve just returned from a long lunch and plan to sit your ass down and argue the finer points of presidential ...

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