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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Badger Hill Brewing Open in Shakopee

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Coming in as what could very well be the last brewery to open in 2014, Badger Hill Brewing Co. in Shakopee is now open for business! Though their official grand opening will be in January, current posted hours are 3-10 ...

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Friday 5ive: The Thin White Flu, Instead

I had grand plans of seeing the David Bowie Is exhibit in Chicago this week before it closes January 4th, but life got in the way and I was stuck home with the flu. Here’s some Bowie covers to make up ...

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Friday 5ive: Winter’s Coming

The cold is settling in. Winterblot is at the Triple Rock on Saturday and Surly’s new facility opens today, so it would feel out of place today to feature anything but heavy metal from northern climates. Conveniently, Scandinavia is full ...

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Friday 5ive: Karaoke Gone Bad

I associate karaoke with this time of year. It’s the holidays – you’re gathering with family and friends but it’s dark, cold and you can only spend so much time with them before you need a break. This is where ...

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URSA Black IPA Release Today at Fulton’s Taproom

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Our friends at Fulton are releasing their Black IPA, URSA, today in their taproom. The beer was made with locally grown hops from Mighty Axe Hops. Today starting at 5pm, stop in for the special tapping  Ben, Brian and Eric ...

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Eastlake Brewery & Taproom Opens Today

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Let’s all welcome another brewery to Minnesota, shall we? Today, Eastlake Brewery & Taproom opens their doors to the public starting at 11am. Eastlake Brewery is located in the Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. I love the ...

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Summit Unchained 18: Hop Silo Double IPA

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Summit’s Unchained Series has really been something I’ve looked forward to over the course of the past several years. This round marks a few firsts for the brewery – this will be the first Unchained offering in cans (i.e. 16 ...

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Friday 5ive: Xmas “Favorites”

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I firmly believe in the notion of “No Xmas Music before December.” I’m just not ready for Bing and Elvis and those guys who play the wooden flutes in shopping malls until at least December. As far as I’m concerned, ...

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New Brewpub: Gun Flint Tavern & Brewpub Grand Opening Friday

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If you’ve been to Grand Marais and/or up the Gulflint Trail, you’ve probably made a stop at the Gun Flint Tavern to quench your thirst with some great beers. If you haven’t visited, suffice to say that the Gun Flint ...

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Black Friday 5ive: Five Bands Named Black… Something or Other

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So it’s Black Friday today. And instead of shopping, you’re here… and we’re rocking. Let’s do this: Black Flag – Rise Above, Damaged. Buy it… (and support MNBeer) Black Francis – Threshold Apprehension, Bluefinger. Buy it. Ballerina Black – Microphones ...

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Surly Doomtree Day Details

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You wanted details on Surly Doomtree Day? You’ve got Surly Doomtree Day info… As you know, Surly Doomtree Day will be a special curated bar crawl around Minneapolis and St. Paul to kickoff the Surly Doomtree collaboration and the release ...

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Junkyard Brewing Taproom Grand Opening Today

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Our friends from Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead are celebrating tonight from 4pm to midnight. Over the course of about a year, they’ve moved from a tiny brewery in the corner of a woodshop to a brand new brewery and taproom. ...

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