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Six Pack: Sisyphus Brewing Co.

Six Pack: Sisyphus Brewing Co.

As I polish off this beer…er post, we find ourselves less than 24 hours from the grand opening of Minnesota’s newest brewing, Sisyphus Brewing Co. Skip out of work at noon on Friday and head over to their taproom at ...

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Chop & Brew #22: John Kimmich from The Alchemist

Chop & Brew #22: John Kimmich from The Alchemist

It’s not MN Beer officially, but likely something that will interest beer lovers and homebrewers here in the Upper Midwest. In this episode of the locally-produced Chop & Brew webshow, a discussion and Q&A with John Kimmich, head brewer at ...

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Chop & Brew #19: NYC Homebrew Tour

Chop & Brew #19: NYC Homebrew Tour

In this episode of Chop & Brew, we hit the road from the Twin Cities to New York City for the NYC Homebrew Tour. The C&B crew join beer journalist Joshua M. Bernstein and dozens of beer tourists as they ...

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Chop & Brew #10: Boat Bitter (Brewing Session Ale at Home)

Chop & Brew #10: Boat Bitter (Brewing Session Ale at Home)

It’s summer in The Cities and we’re in need of a low-alcohol, yet high-flavor beer. Enter Wyeast Brand Manager (and Saint Paul local) Michael Dawson with the cure: Boat Bitter. Dawson has some great advice for crafting a superb session-strength ...

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Herkiwho? New Ideas at The Herkimer

Herkiwho? New Ideas at The Herkimer

The Herkimer was one of the first bars I visited upon moving to Minneapolis. Looking for a place to watch the Packer game on a brisk Sunday, I had heard good things about the crowd and the food, but was up in the air on the beer.

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Junkyard Brewing Company

Junkyard Brewing Company

...It is hard not to notice is that Aaron and Dan are young: 24 and 21 respectively. I asked about Aaron’s background and how he went beyond the macro lagers, and I got a nice story of how he was in college in Michigan on the rugby team...

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First Look: Dangerous Man Brewing Co.

First Look: Dangerous Man Brewing Co.

If you fear variety, beware of the danger lurking at 1300 2nd Street NE on January 25th when Dangerous Man Brewing Co. opens its doors to the thirsty residents of NE Minneapolis. The plethora of recent brewery openings promises variety in the beer scene, but Dangerous Man will be a place where patrons can always experience the new and exciting without ever leaving their barstool.

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First Look: 612Brew

First Look: 612Brew

You might have heard of 612 Brew.  (Pronouned “Six-One-Two” – not “Six-Twelve”).  You might have been told they were a t-shirt company.  You were wrong.  While 612Brew has been conceptualized for several years, and they have been selling t-shirts emblazoned ...

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First Look: Jack Pine Brewery

First Look: Jack Pine Brewery

For the out-of-towner, a trip to the Brainerd Lakes area typically means recreation. Cabins, kitsch, Paul Bunyan Land and maybe a trip through the ice on Pelican Lake [not that anyone ever did that in April of 1996].  Not surprisingly, ...

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Beer Bars: Ward 6, Saint Paul

  A new beer-conscious dining option on the East Side of Saint Paul has opened on a street already rich with local history. Ward 6 on Payne Avenue is now open daily for dinner as well as for brunch on ...

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Introducing Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Company

Introducing Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Company

For those of you who didn’t catch their launch yesterday, I’m excited to share a little news about a new brewery-in-progress in Duluth, Bent Paddle Brewing Company. It’s been a long journey and no doubt they’ve got a lot of ...

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Schell’s Chimney Sweep Arrives

Schell’s Chimney Sweep Arrives

Back in August, we told you a little bit about a couple of Schell’s beers set to hit the market in fall. No doubt you’ve seen their Citra Pils fresh-hop pilsner around by this point. Today marks the release of ...

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Beer Travels: Ale Asylum, Madison, WI

If you want to see what a destination brewery might look like, head down I-94 a few hours and see for yourself one brewery’s take on the concept. What could be considered – by volume only, let’s make no qualitative ...

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