Minnesota Beer News
  • Chop & Brew coming through with some breaking news that affects all homebrewers, beer judges, competition organizers, and other beer-related hobbyists/professions. This C&B video features Gordon Strong, president of the Beer Judge Certification Program, updating the 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines last weekend at the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference in Grand […]

    Chop & Brew #26: 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines

    Chop & Brew coming through with some breaking news that affects all homebrewers, beer judges, competition organizers, and other beer-related hobbyists/professions. This C&B video features Gordon Strong, president of the Beer Judge Certification Program, updating the 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines last weekend at the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference in Grand […]

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  • Tonight! Head over to The Park Tavern in St. Louis Park for the release of the third beer in Summit’s Union Series, Southern Cape Sparkling Ale.  Come meet the brewer and sample the latest in the Union Series – perfect for a rainy evening. 5-8pm. Union #3 Southern Cape Sparkling […]

    Summit Union Series: Southern Cape Sparkling Ale

    Tonight! Head over to The Park Tavern in St. Louis Park for the release of the third beer in Summit’s Union Series, Southern Cape Sparkling Ale.  Come meet the brewer and sample the latest in the Union Series – perfect for a rainy evening. 5-8pm. Union #3 Southern Cape Sparkling […]

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  • In celebration of the new Green Line, our friends at Summit are throwing down with a pub crawl of mass (transit) proportions. From 4-10pm on Saturday, hop a on board and join them in celebration of the first day of the new Green Line light rail route connecting St. Paul […]

    Off the Rails with Summit

    In celebration of the new Green Line, our friends at Summit are throwing down with a pub crawl of mass (transit) proportions. From 4-10pm on Saturday, hop a on board and join them in celebration of the first day of the new Green Line light rail route connecting St. Paul […]

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  • After a soft opening in May, Jeff, George and Jake at Tin Whiskers are ready to host a Grand Opening celebration this Thursday June 5th.  Join Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman for the ribbon-cutting at 4:00, then take in the sounds of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band while you sample […]

    Tin Whiskers Grand Opening – June 5th

    After a soft opening in May, Jeff, George and Jake at Tin Whiskers are ready to host a Grand Opening celebration this Thursday June 5th.  Join Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman for the ribbon-cutting at 4:00, then take in the sounds of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band while you sample […]

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  • Would you like to get away this summer? If you’re like me, I’m ready to shake loose of the city and head north for some great beer with fun people in a super-relaxed environment. Here’s one option – the Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen, July […]

    Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival

    Would you like to get away this summer? If you’re like me, I’m ready to shake loose of the city and head north for some great beer with fun people in a super-relaxed environment. Here’s one option – the Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen, July […]

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  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (FBWW) is holding a cool little event -  Brews and Canoes — a craft beer competition celebrating Minnesota’s outdoors and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. FBWW is taking submissions from Minnesota craft brewers that “capture the spirit of the Minnesota wilderness and honor an […]

    Brews & Canoes

    Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (FBWW) is holding a cool little event -  Brews and Canoes — a craft beer competition celebrating Minnesota’s outdoors and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. FBWW is taking submissions from Minnesota craft brewers that “capture the spirit of the Minnesota wilderness and honor an […]

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  • Need another notch in your Minnesota craft brewery belt? Tin Whiskers is opening their taproom today starting at 3pm. Head over to 125 E. 9th St. in Saint Paul to see just what these three electrical engineers-turned brewers are up to. “After so long it is crazy to think we […]

    Tin Whiskers Soft Opening Tonight

    Need another notch in your Minnesota craft brewery belt? Tin Whiskers is opening their taproom today starting at 3pm. Head over to 125 E. 9th St. in Saint Paul to see just what these three electrical engineers-turned brewers are up to. “After so long it is crazy to think we […]

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  • Summit will be tapping one keg of the Summit/Karben4 collaboration beer MACCC Daddy this Friday at the Beer Hall. Since they only got one keg for this side of the border, they’ll be offering free 7 oz pours from 4-9pm this Friday May 16.

    MACCC Daddy Friday at Summit Beer Hall

    Summit will be tapping one keg of the Summit/Karben4 collaboration beer MACCC Daddy this Friday at the Beer Hall. Since they only got one keg for this side of the border, they’ll be offering free 7 oz pours from 4-9pm this Friday May 16.

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  • To celebrate Minnesota’s nationally recognized craft beer community, from May 5-11, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week packed with more than 80 member events, from Minnesota tap takeovers on the North Shore to special firkin tappings in Southern Minnesota.  10,000 Minutes events include: tap takeovers, special […]

    10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Week returns on May 5-11

    To celebrate Minnesota’s nationally recognized craft beer community, from May 5-11, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week packed with more than 80 member events, from Minnesota tap takeovers on the North Shore to special firkin tappings in Southern Minnesota.  10,000 Minutes events include: tap takeovers, special […]

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  • Beer. Art. Who woulda’ thunk? Billed as “the first poster show, beer tasting and fundraiser mashup in history,” Posters & Pints combines all three elements in support of Art Buddies, a program of the non-profit Creatives for Causes. Ticket price of $20 includes a custom designed-pint glass and beer samples. […]

    Posters and Pints. An art show for beer lovers.

    Beer. Art. Who woulda’ thunk? Billed as “the first poster show, beer tasting and fundraiser mashup in history,” Posters & Pints combines all three elements in support of Art Buddies, a program of the non-profit Creatives for Causes. Ticket price of $20 includes a custom designed-pint glass and beer samples. […]

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  • It’s Maibock season and Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery likes to do things right… Once again, they’ve invited Episcopal priest, Father Aron Kramer (Vicar at St. Andrew’s By the Lake) to will perform a short blessing over the beer at each Town Hall location. Join the celebration at the Town Hall […]

    Town Hall Blessing of the Maibock Saturday

    It’s Maibock season and Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery likes to do things right… Once again, they’ve invited Episcopal priest, Father Aron Kramer (Vicar at St. Andrew’s By the Lake) to will perform a short blessing over the beer at each Town Hall location. Join the celebration at the Town Hall […]

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  • There’s no use crying over spilled beer. Not that it’s ever stopped me before. And I’m only likely to spill one bottle’s worth of something delicious but fairly ordinary. Jace Marti, Assistant Brewmaster at August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, had reason to throw a full-blown temper tantrum when […]

    Tales from the “E” Cellar: August Schell Brewing Co.

    There’s no use crying over spilled beer. Not that it’s ever stopped me before. And I’m only likely to spill one bottle’s worth of something delicious but fairly ordinary. Jace Marti, Assistant Brewmaster at August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, had reason to throw a full-blown temper tantrum when […]

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  • Three dudes, two stouts, one Saint Paul basement. This is not the exposition for a horror movie, it’s the latest episode of Chop & Brew. Chip Walton, Chris Paynes and Michael Dawson enjoy two very different homebrewed stouts – Beamishish and Imperial Irish Cream Coffee Stout – both made with […]

    Chop & Brew #24: Basement Stout Fest

    Three dudes, two stouts, one Saint Paul basement. This is not the exposition for a horror movie, it’s the latest episode of Chop & Brew. Chip Walton, Chris Paynes and Michael Dawson enjoy two very different homebrewed stouts – Beamishish and Imperial Irish Cream Coffee Stout – both made with […]

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  • I mean that quite literally, they just started brewing last Friday. Before then the trio of Jake Johnson, Jeff Moriarty and George Kellerman have been brewing in a state of flux, longing for the day when they wouldn’t have to call Jeff’s basement “home”. (Note: Jake and George never actually […]

    Now Brewing: Tin Whiskers Brewing Co., Saint Paul

    I mean that quite literally, they just started brewing last Friday. Before then the trio of Jake Johnson, Jeff Moriarty and George Kellerman have been brewing in a state of flux, longing for the day when they wouldn’t have to call Jeff’s basement “home”. (Note: Jake and George never actually […]

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  • Fulton is releasing another Garage Series beer in their taproom on Saturday at noon. You’ll also find this limited release on draft at various locations. Maitrise (“May-treese”; translates from French as “expertise” or “mastery”) is a “new world imperial farmhouse ale” created from a blend of American and German wheat […]

    Fulton Maitrise IFA Launch Saturday

    Fulton is releasing another Garage Series beer in their taproom on Saturday at noon. You’ll also find this limited release on draft at various locations. Maitrise (“May-treese”; translates from French as “expertise” or “mastery”) is a “new world imperial farmhouse ale” created from a blend of American and German wheat […]

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