Summit Hopvale Organic Ale is Here!

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Back in January, we told you about Summit’s latest offering, Hopvale Organic Ale. Yesterday, Summit announced that this beer will be rolling out shortly with a series of release events. Hopvale will be available for your imbibing pleasure starting the ...

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Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival Saturday

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As of last night, tickets were still available for the Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival. And though the ticket price is decidedly steep, this is a festival that should make every beer nerd get a little giddy. For the uninitiated, ...

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Fulton Expat Returns

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Last night Fulton’s rye saison, The Expat made its triumphant return with a kick-off party at Smack Shack in Minneapolis. If you missed it, fear not. You’ll find this beer on tap at other fine establishments and, for the first ...

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March Madness: Historic Bar Brackets with Tycoons Alehouse

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Great news from Duluth – Tycoons Alehouse & Eatery has been chosen to be part of Preservation Nation’s “Historic Bar Tournament.” This nationwide competition showcases 32 historic bars from across the country and puts them head-to-head in competition to determine ...

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BBSU Starts Wednesday!

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Better Beer Society University starts Wednesday! There are still some open spots, so grab your no. 2 pencils (or perhaps your keyboard) and sign up today! Classes meet Wednesdays from March 4th through May 20th at either 6pm or 7:30pm ...

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Chop & Brew # 34: Bad Ass Saison with Nathan Smith

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Our homebrewing friends at Chop & Brew are back in the Bad Ass Brewery with a bad ass guest host and co-brewer – Nathan Smith! Nathan is an awarding-winning homebrewer who calls the Bay Area home, but he’s originally from ...

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Wabasha Brewing Co. is Open

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Wabasha Brewing Company momentarily took the seat designated as “Minnesota’s newest brewery” yesterday, pouring pints for thirsty craft beer fans in St. Paul. Starting as an idea “eight beers in” (or thereabouts), the guys from Wabasha are offering up four ...

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Surly Doomtree Cans Debut Today

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Fans of Surly and/or Doomtree take note: Surly Doomtree cans will be available for the first time in Minnesota later today at The Depot Tavern as part of Doomtree’s First Avenue pre-party event. If you were fortunate enough to get ...

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News from St. Cloud – Beaver Island Brewing Co. and Granite City

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The Good: New St. Cloud brewery, Beaver Island Brewing Co. is opening their taproom to the public this Saturday at 2pm. Beaver Island Brewing Co. was founded by a couple of St. Cloud homebrewers, Nick Barth and Matt Studer. Though ...

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Town Hall Barrel Aged Week

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Week begins today with the release of one of my personal favorites, Manhattan Reserve. Last year brewer Mike Hoops described this beer as an homage to a homemade dirty Manhattan. The beer is a Belgian ...

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Eat Craft Beer: Brooks High Beer Battered Kickstarter

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Watch. Laugh. Contribute. Brooks High Beer Battered has my attention. Their Kickstarter video is nothing short of awesome. Stop what you’re doing and watch it. Now. What do you think? What’s not to like about beer-battered goodness that begins with ...

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Northern Brewer Pumpkin Peach Ale

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Here’s a thumb to the nose for Budweiser’s silly ad that picks on craft beer. Northern Brewer has introduced “The  Peach of Resistance Pumpkin Peach Ale” as a homebrew kit. “No suds. No rice. No pretense.” The recipe is designed ...

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#MNCleanPint 2015

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Ladies and gentlemen, fire up your beer glasses and your smartphones and get your hashtags ready! February 1st us upon us and that means you’ll see #MNCleanPint tagged across the social media spectrum. And what, you ask, is all the ...

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612 Brew Has Nice Cans (And I Have Dumb Puns)

So have you heard the one about the brewery who named their beer “Rated R” (for rye), only to find that the MPAA wasn’t crazy about it and filed a cease and desist? Indeed (no, not them) it’s true for ...

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