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  • Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers.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    Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers.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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  • The short version? Look for Summit Brewing Co.’s 15th Unchained beer, Fest Bier starting next week with a kickoff at Black Forest Inn on Monday the 10th at 5pm. Fest Bier is the first lager of the Unchained and draws inspiration from  Brewer Nate Siats love of German beer.“This beer […]

    Summit Unchained #15 Fest Bier Next Week

    The short version? Look for Summit Brewing Co.’s 15th Unchained beer, Fest Bier starting next week with a kickoff at Black Forest Inn on Monday the 10th at 5pm. Fest Bier is the first lager of the Unchained and draws inspiration from  Brewer Nate Siats love of German beer.“This beer […]

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  • March is almost here, and despite the waist-high snow in my front yard, I have hope for spring as spring seasonal beer releases start to take place. Indeed Brewing Company is helping to bring at least a small smile to my face with the release of their Let it Ride […]

    Indeed Let it Ride IPA Release Tuesday

    March is almost here, and despite the waist-high snow in my front yard, I have hope for spring as spring seasonal beer releases start to take place. Indeed Brewing Company is helping to bring at least a small smile to my face with the release of their Let it Ride […]

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  • What do you get when you throw three brewers known for their affinity for metal into a brewery, crank the stereo to eleven and let them do their thing? According to Surly Brewing Co.’s Todd Haug, the group was compelled to create “The most metal beer ever.” describing BLAKKR as […]

    None More BLAKKR

    What do you get when you throw three brewers known for their affinity for metal into a brewery, crank the stereo to eleven and let them do their thing? According to Surly Brewing Co.’s Todd Haug, the group was compelled to create “The most metal beer ever.” describing BLAKKR as […]

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  • I caught a little flack for dissing W. Axl Rose & the song “Patience” with Fulton’s last bottle release. I’ve yet to apologize (I’m more of a “Nighttrain” kind of guy.), but I’ll be much nicer with their latest release, War and Peace. A little secret? I’ve never read Russian […]

    Fulton War & Peace Release Saturday

    I caught a little flack for dissing W. Axl Rose & the song “Patience” with Fulton’s last bottle release. I’ve yet to apologize (I’m more of a “Nighttrain” kind of guy.), but I’ll be much nicer with their latest release, War and Peace. A little secret? I’ve never read Russian […]

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  • While Town Hall Brewery is getting a a little nip and tuck this season, their baby sister, Town Hall Lanes, will serve as host for the brewery’s annual Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-Off this year. $10 gets you a pint of Town Hall beer and access to a variety of […]

    Town Hall Lanes Chili Cook-Off Sunday

    While Town Hall Brewery is getting a a little nip and tuck this season, their baby sister, Town Hall Lanes, will serve as host for the brewery’s annual Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-Off this year. $10 gets you a pint of Town Hall beer and access to a variety of […]

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  • Our friends in Duluth have a black beer throwdown going on right now. Starting at noon today, the fine folks at Tycoon’s will be pouring sixteen different black beers today. From the sound of it, it’s not only the largest collection of black beers ever assembled in Duluth, but also […]

    Black Friday Throwdown in Duluth

    Our friends in Duluth have a black beer throwdown going on right now. Starting at noon today, the fine folks at Tycoon’s will be pouring sixteen different black beers today. From the sound of it, it’s not only the largest collection of black beers ever assembled in Duluth, but also […]

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  • For the sixth year running, The Blue Nile turns their taps over the dark side for one day, celebrating porters and stouts. Look for sample sets -  3 4-ounce pours for $7. Here’s the line-up this year: Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout Surly Cacao Bender (Coffee chocolate vanilla brown porter) […]

    StoutFest VI at The Blue Nile Saturday

    For the sixth year running, The Blue Nile turns their taps over the dark side for one day, celebrating porters and stouts. Look for sample sets -  3 4-ounce pours for $7. Here’s the line-up this year: Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout Surly Cacao Bender (Coffee chocolate vanilla brown porter) […]

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  • Starting at 8pm, Stub & Herbs will celebrate the eve of Surly Darkness day with a whole lotta’ Surly and a whole lotta’ dark beers. Here’s the list thus far, along with 5 minutes of Photoshop madness just because I love you. Surly: Darkness 2012 Darkness 2013 El Hefe Negro […]

    Darkness Eve at Stub and Herbs

    Starting at 8pm, Stub & Herbs will celebrate the eve of Surly Darkness day with a whole lotta’ Surly and a whole lotta’ dark beers. Here’s the list thus far, along with 5 minutes of Photoshop madness just because I love you. Surly: Darkness 2012 Darkness 2013 El Hefe Negro […]

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  • Head over to Stout’s Pub tonight from 7-9pm for a Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival presale party. They’ll have some great beer courtesy of Green Flash (Double Stout), Ballast Point (Big Eye IPA) and Wirtz Beverage as well as a firkin of Abita oak-aged Pecan Harvest ale and $5 wings and […]

    Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival Presale Party Tonight

    Head over to Stout’s Pub tonight from 7-9pm for a Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival presale party. They’ll have some great beer courtesy of Green Flash (Double Stout), Ballast Point (Big Eye IPA) and Wirtz Beverage as well as a firkin of Abita oak-aged Pecan Harvest ale and $5 wings and […]

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  • …and you don’t need tickets to celebrate. Hohenstein’s has come up with a huge list of specials and events. Check it out. ABR Week with Hohenstein’s (PDF)  

    It’s ABR Week…

    …and you don’t need tickets to celebrate. Hohenstein’s has come up with a huge list of specials and events. Check it out. ABR Week with Hohenstein’s (PDF)  

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  • Dave Hoops from Fitger’s Brewhouse has put together a huge beer list for Oktoberfest at Tycoons (September 20-21). He’s got 11 beers in classic Oktoberfest styles Wiesn and Märzen, and five are from Minnesota microbreweries (two of course are from Germany, and three are from the greater Midwest). It’s the […]

    Oktoberfest at Tycoons in Duluth

    Dave Hoops from Fitger’s Brewhouse has put together a huge beer list for Oktoberfest at Tycoons (September 20-21). He’s got 11 beers in classic Oktoberfest styles Wiesn and Märzen, and five are from Minnesota microbreweries (two of course are from Germany, and three are from the greater Midwest). It’s the […]

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  • Here’s another cool event to throw into this weekend’s rotation – Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival. “Meat Us In Nordeast.” The Kramarczuk’s parking lot will be tented and they’ll have live music and family entertainment as well as Kramarczuk’s always awesome food as well as local & European beers on tap for […]

    Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival & Surly Dampfbier

    Here’s another cool event to throw into this weekend’s rotation – Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival. “Meat Us In Nordeast.” The Kramarczuk’s parking lot will be tented and they’ll have live music and family entertainment as well as Kramarczuk’s always awesome food as well as local & European beers on tap for […]

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  • Just a quick reminder – Better Beer Society University classes begin on Wednesday. As a kid, I always had reservations about heading back to school. Perhaps if my parents would have sent me to BBSU, things might have been different!   We’re pleased to announce that campus will once again […]

    Better Beer Society University: Classes Begin Wednesday

    Just a quick reminder – Better Beer Society University classes begin on Wednesday. As a kid, I always had reservations about heading back to school. Perhaps if my parents would have sent me to BBSU, things might have been different!   We’re pleased to announce that campus will once again […]

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  • This Saturday, August 24, join Al and the good people at The Blue Nile’s as their taps turn to the hoppy side once again for their 5th Annual Hop Heads Only event. Not surprisingly, this event features IPAs and double IPAs, including Surly Urine Trouble Imperial Brett Belgian IPA, Tallgrass […]

    Hop Heads Only Vol. V at the Blue Nile Saturday

    This Saturday, August 24, join Al and the good people at The Blue Nile’s as their taps turn to the hoppy side once again for their 5th Annual Hop Heads Only event. Not surprisingly, this event features IPAs and double IPAs, including Surly Urine Trouble Imperial Brett Belgian IPA, Tallgrass […]

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