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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Summit Hopvale Organic Ale

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Mark your calendars for April… today Summit announced a new year-round certified organic ale, Hopvale Organic Ale. They’re referring to it as a hoppy sessionable ale (4.7% abv) breed with organic malts, hops and lemon peel. They have my attention! ...

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Day Block Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Starts Today

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Day Block Brewing Co. is turning 1 and they’re not f#%&ing around! They’ve planned five days of festivities with beer releases, prizes, music, bacon flights, pickle flights, Hot Scotchies and more. Beer releases: Coffee Porter, Black IPA, Imperial Stouts and ...

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Leech Lake Brewing is Closing

Courtesy of Leech Lake Brewing's Facebook page.

Sad news from the Walker, Minnesota area. According to their Facebook page, Leech Lake Brewing Company wasn’t able to get the investors needed to expand the brewery, so they’ve decided to liquidate. As you’ve no-doubt assumed, the $1000 limitless growler ...

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Coming Soon: Bauhaus Brewlabs Über Düber

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Bauhaus Brew Labs is coming at you with another winter seasonal offering – Über Düber. Über Düber is described as a “hoppy bock.” This beer is loosely based on a traditional German bock, albeit hopped up a bit. They’re added ...

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On Tap: Fulton Insurrection IIPA

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Here’s one to watch for… Fulton Insurrection has returned. They haven’t brewed it for a couple of years and you’ve never been able to get it in 12 oz. bottles until now. This beer features over 3 pounds of Nelson ...

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Friday 5ive: The Ice in Me

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No Foreigner. No Vanilla ice. Just five songs with references, however vague, to ice. Did you commute in and around Minnesota Thursday? Did it suck? These songs, in my book, do not. Enjoy!   Rock*A*Teens – Black Ice Hüsker Dü ...

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MNCBG Season Four Pack Tickets on Sale Today

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Today at noon is your first chance to get your hands on 2015 Winterfest, All Pints North and Autumn Brew Review tickets. All of these festivals sell out, but as you know Winterfest and Autumn Brew Review tickets disappear at ...

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Friday 5ive: 5ive Who Passed in 2014

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I’ve always enjoyed the “year in review” shows that find their way onto the tubs starting January 1st. Of particular interest has always been the list of people who have died over the course of the year. It’s not so ...

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Drink Up: Schell’s Dawn of Aurora

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What was your favorite Minnesota beer series of 2014? Noble Star? Summit’s Union or Unchained Series? Though there were certainly no losers this year, Schell’s Noble Star Series was probably my favorite with a solid set of Berliner Weisse offerings ...

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2014: A Great Year of #MNBeer

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2014 was a busy year for beer. So busy, in fact, that I second guess myself as I sit down to write this… did I forget anything? Let’s hope not. It was a banner year for new breweries and a ...

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