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  • What do you get when you combine 14 local breweries, food trucks and a boxing gym in northeast Minneapolis?  The Spring Ale Fest! April 6th will mark the 2nd Annual Spring Ale Fest.  This year the fest will be held indoors at the Uppercut Gym in Northeast Minneapolis (1324 Quincy […]

    Spring Ale Fest – April 6th

    What do you get when you combine 14 local breweries, food trucks and a boxing gym in northeast Minneapolis?  The Spring Ale Fest! April 6th will mark the 2nd Annual Spring Ale Fest.  This year the fest will be held indoors at the Uppercut Gym in Northeast Minneapolis (1324 Quincy […]

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  • As a coffee nerd and a beer nerd, this is one I’ve been waiting for for a bit. It’s no surprise that I like Indeed’s beer and when I heard that they were collaborating with Dogwood Coffee I knew I had to try this beer. If you’re not familiar, Dogwood […]

    Indeed Burr Grinder Coffee Ale Release

    As a coffee nerd and a beer nerd, this is one I’ve been waiting for for a bit. It’s no surprise that I like Indeed’s beer and when I heard that they were collaborating with Dogwood Coffee I knew I had to try this beer. If you’re not familiar, Dogwood […]

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  • Fulton’s Imperial Coffee Stout, War & Peace, makes its return Saturday at their taproom. War & Peace is infused with whole bean Guatemalan Organic dark roast coffee from Peace Coffee. You’ll be able to have it on draft or take home a 750ml bottle for $15 if you visit the […]

    Fulton War and Peace Release (Bottles, too!)

    Fulton’s Imperial Coffee Stout, War & Peace, makes its return Saturday at their taproom. War & Peace is infused with whole bean Guatemalan Organic dark roast coffee from Peace Coffee. You’ll be able to have it on draft or take home a 750ml bottle for $15 if you visit the […]

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  • Fulton has a couple of special beers for you tonight should you find yourself in St. Paul, specifically at The Muddy Pig. Tonight at 5pm they’ll tap a cask of Worthy Adversary that’s been cuddling (that’s a proper term…) in a cask with maple wood and vanilla beans. They’re also […]

    Fulton Fun at The Muddy Pig Tonight

    Fulton has a couple of special beers for you tonight should you find yourself in St. Paul, specifically at The Muddy Pig. Tonight at 5pm they’ll tap a cask of Worthy Adversary that’s been cuddling (that’s a proper term…) in a cask with maple wood and vanilla beans. They’re also […]

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  • Just in time for the first Sunday in Lent, Surly Brewing Co. is launching its newest seasonal beer this weekend, PENTAGRAM! The beer will be released at Butcher & The Boar this Sunday, February 17 from 5pm – close. To celebrate the launch, Butcher & The Boar will also serve a […]

    Surly Pentagram Release Party Sunday

    Just in time for the first Sunday in Lent, Surly Brewing Co. is launching its newest seasonal beer this weekend, PENTAGRAM! The beer will be released at Butcher & The Boar this Sunday, February 17 from 5pm – close. To celebrate the launch, Butcher & The Boar will also serve a […]

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  • 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.

    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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  • Among other things, the 2013 Taste of Northern Minnesota  will feature beers from out friends at Bemidji Brewing in (obviously) Bemidji, Minnesota. Taste of Northern Minnesota is part of Bemidji’s Brrrrmidji Polar Daze events and will feature other main dishes, soups, sides, deserts, coffees, wine and other beverages. Date:  Thursday, […]

    Taste of Northern Minnesota Featuring Bemidji Brewing Beers Jan. 24th

    Among other things, the 2013 Taste of Northern Minnesota  will feature beers from out friends at Bemidji Brewing in (obviously) Bemidji, Minnesota. Taste of Northern Minnesota is part of Bemidji’s Brrrrmidji Polar Daze events and will feature other main dishes, soups, sides, deserts, coffees, wine and other beverages. Date:  Thursday, […]

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  • 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 with an early logo, 612Brew is a soon to be […]

    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 with an early logo, 612Brew is a soon to be […]

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  • Quick reminder. Winterfest tickets go on sale at NOON TODAY!!! http://www.mncraftbrew.org/festivals/winterfest

    Winterfest Tickets on Sale at NOON TODAY!

    Quick reminder. Winterfest tickets go on sale at NOON TODAY!!! http://www.mncraftbrew.org/festivals/winterfest

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  • Description from Top Brewer: This event is a celebration of the local craft beer scene.  Never before has the community been brought together to choose what beer will enter the local market.  This event unites local breweries, beer lovers, homebrewers, and craft beer bars in one harmonious event, by showcasing […]

    Top Brewer Minnesota

    Description from Top Brewer: This event is a celebration of the local craft beer scene.  Never before has the community been brought together to choose what beer will enter the local market.  This event unites local breweries, beer lovers, homebrewers, and craft beer bars in one harmonious event, by showcasing […]

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  • And Now for Something Completely Different In terms of craft beer in Minnesota, Surly & MNBeer sort of “grew up” together, launching around the same time and watching the beer scene grow steadily. I’m sure some of you remember tasting their beers for the first time at Winterfest in 2006 […]

    Building the Brewery: Surly Brewing Co.

    And Now for Something Completely Different In terms of craft beer in Minnesota, Surly & MNBeer sort of “grew up” together, launching around the same time and watching the beer scene grow steadily. I’m sure some of you remember tasting their beers for the first time at Winterfest in 2006 […]

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  • Just a reminder that Summit Brewing Company will launch their Oyster Stout during Oyster Fest at Meritage in St. Paul this Sunday, September 30th. I was there last year for the festival (and Lift Bridge’s Oyster Stout) and it was a blast! It’s funny how similar the oyster-head world is […]

    Summit Oyster Stout Premieres at Oyster Fest

    Just a reminder that Summit Brewing Company will launch their Oyster Stout during Oyster Fest at Meritage in St. Paul this Sunday, September 30th. I was there last year for the festival (and Lift Bridge’s Oyster Stout) and it was a blast! It’s funny how similar the oyster-head world is […]

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  • Nestled between North Shore brewing giant Fitger’s Brewhouse, and their offshoot, Tycoons Alehouse, sits a comparatively smaller and less renowned pub. Carmody Irish Pub sits just three blocks from Fitger’s, and is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself heading north. Carmody is a very small brewing operation, with […]

    Carmody Irish Pub & Brewery, Duluth

    Nestled between North Shore brewing giant Fitger’s Brewhouse, and their offshoot, Tycoons Alehouse, sits a comparatively smaller and less renowned pub. Carmody Irish Pub sits just three blocks from Fitger’s, and is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself heading north. Carmody is a very small brewing operation, with […]

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  • It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in the back room of the Four Firkins and sampling a beer from a brewery-in-planning called Fulton. Man, how time flies! And just in time for the first official day of Fall, Fulton is releasing their seasonal double-red ale, The Libertine […]

    Fulton Libertine Release Events

    It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in the back room of the Four Firkins and sampling a beer from a brewery-in-planning called Fulton. Man, how time flies! And just in time for the first official day of Fall, Fulton is releasing their seasonal double-red ale, The Libertine […]

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  • Badger Hill Brewing Co. has been bottling recently. We’re excited to announce that you’ll see their  MSB (Minnesota Special Bitter) and Three Tree American Rye in bottles in the Twin Cities next week. Foundation Stout will follow! Congrats to Badger Hill! You can read the full press release below.

    Badger Hill Beers Available in Bottles Next Week

    Badger Hill Brewing Co. has been bottling recently. We’re excited to announce that you’ll see their  MSB (Minnesota Special Bitter) and Three Tree American Rye in bottles in the Twin Cities next week. Foundation Stout will follow! Congrats to Badger Hill! You can read the full press release below.

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