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  • I caught a little flack for dissing W. Axl Rose & the song “Patience” with Fulton’s last bottle release. I’ve yet to apologize (I’m more of a “Nighttrain” kind of guy.), but I’ll be much nicer with their latest release, War and Peace. A little secret? I’ve never read Russian […]

    Fulton War & Peace Release Saturday

    I caught a little flack for dissing W. Axl Rose & the song “Patience” with Fulton’s last bottle release. I’ve yet to apologize (I’m more of a “Nighttrain” kind of guy.), but I’ll be much nicer with their latest release, War and Peace. A little secret? I’ve never read Russian […]

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  • We first told you about Summit’s new in-between seasonal offering, Frost Line Rye back in October. We’re excited to say that you should start seeing it this week. For those of you playing along at home, this beer is Summit’s fifth, tucked nicely in between Winter Ale and Maibock (..shhh! […]

    Summit Frost Line Rye Comin’ Atcha

    We first told you about Summit’s new in-between seasonal offering, Frost Line Rye back in October. We’re excited to say that you should start seeing it this week. For those of you playing along at home, this beer is Summit’s fifth, tucked nicely in between Winter Ale and Maibock (..shhh! […]

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  • While Town Hall Brewery is getting a a little nip and tuck this season, their baby sister, Town Hall Lanes, will serve as host for the brewery’s annual Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-Off this year. $10 gets you a pint of Town Hall beer and access to a variety of […]

    Town Hall Lanes Chili Cook-Off Sunday

    While Town Hall Brewery is getting a a little nip and tuck this season, their baby sister, Town Hall Lanes, will serve as host for the brewery’s annual Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-Off this year. $10 gets you a pint of Town Hall beer and access to a variety of […]

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  • The look of Grain Belt really hasn’t changed much over the years. And while Schell’s has owned the brand since 2002, they’ve always been fairly hesitant to change the look of Grain Belt. Certainly a facelift for Grain Belt needs to be treated delicately, given it’s dedicated following and rich […]

    A New Look for Grain Belt

    The look of Grain Belt really hasn’t changed much over the years. And while Schell’s has owned the brand since 2002, they’ve always been fairly hesitant to change the look of Grain Belt. Certainly a facelift for Grain Belt needs to be treated delicately, given it’s dedicated following and rich […]

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  • Ryan couldn’t go to the Beer Dabbler last Saturday, so I made it my duty to check in on the things he thought he’d miss out on. The day turned into a blur.  A cold, mumbling blur.  I will not fault anyone with the event for the cold weather.  It […]

    Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival – Recap

    Ryan couldn’t go to the Beer Dabbler last Saturday, so I made it my duty to check in on the things he thought he’d miss out on. The day turned into a blur.  A cold, mumbling blur.  I will not fault anyone with the event for the cold weather.  It […]

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  •   Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if you don’t like metal (or at least beer), this post is a bust! Bonus points if you can pick the song and artist whose lyrics I (poorly) co-opted.* In any case, whether or not metal is your thing, Surly has a new […]

    Surly Asator Viking IPA

      Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if you don’t like metal (or at least beer), this post is a bust! Bonus points if you can pick the song and artist whose lyrics I (poorly) co-opted.* In any case, whether or not metal is your thing, Surly has a new […]

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  • Congrats to Boom Island! After a move and lots of hard work, they’ve announce that their taproom will open for the first time on Saturday, February 1st, from noon-9pm! They plan to hold regular hours starting that Wednesday (Feb. 5th): Wednesday-Friday 4-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm. Also look for tours to be […]

    Boom Island Taproom Opens Next Saturday

    Congrats to Boom Island! After a move and lots of hard work, they’ve announce that their taproom will open for the first time on Saturday, February 1st, from noon-9pm! They plan to hold regular hours starting that Wednesday (Feb. 5th): Wednesday-Friday 4-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm. Also look for tours to be […]

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  • If so, hopefully you have tickets as the event is sold out and Craigslist seems to be full of folks that want tickets. Sadly I’ll be working tomorrow, throwing snowshoes on peoples’ feet at another (beer-less) outdoor event. Even worse? I volunteered myself for the gig. So beer friends, Dabble […]

    Are You Headed to The Beer Dabbler Saturday?

    If so, hopefully you have tickets as the event is sold out and Craigslist seems to be full of folks that want tickets. Sadly I’ll be working tomorrow, throwing snowshoes on peoples’ feet at another (beer-less) outdoor event. Even worse? I volunteered myself for the gig. So beer friends, Dabble […]

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  • Summit Frost Line Rye Mustard from NateDogs

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  • About a year and a half ago, we profiled NorthGate Brewing, as they were setting up shop in Northeast Minneapolis. This month, they celebrate their one year anniversary with news that they’re expanding into a new location at 783 Harding Street NE in Minneapolis and expect to open in late […]

    New Digs for NorthGate Brewing

    About a year and a half ago, we profiled NorthGate Brewing, as they were setting up shop in Northeast Minneapolis. This month, they celebrate their one year anniversary with news that they’re expanding into a new location at 783 Harding Street NE in Minneapolis and expect to open in late […]

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  • It’s truly a small world, friends. Several years ago my brother-in-law told me about a friend that had been doing some serious homebrewing with coworkers at the office. That friend ended up being Internet Exposure CEO and Day Block Brewing Company founder Jeff Hahn. Fast forward a few years and […]

    Day Block Brewing Company Opens Monday

    It’s truly a small world, friends. Several years ago my brother-in-law told me about a friend that had been doing some serious homebrewing with coworkers at the office. That friend ended up being Internet Exposure CEO and Day Block Brewing Company founder Jeff Hahn. Fast forward a few years and […]

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  • In this episode of Chop & Brew, what begins as a simple basement tasting-notes session for a can of Green Apple Joose quickly evolves into a discussion about the booming kraft joose moovement and what it means for homejuicers and future craft joosemakers. What are your thoughts on the current […]

    Chop & Brew #18: Joose Tasting Notes

    In this episode of Chop & Brew, what begins as a simple basement tasting-notes session for a can of Green Apple Joose quickly evolves into a discussion about the booming kraft joose moovement and what it means for homejuicers and future craft joosemakers. What are your thoughts on the current […]

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  • Over the past several months, Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions Brewing Company have been working together more and more closely.  Contract brewing in the spring led to brewing and distilling in the same space this  summer and a relationship flourished.  Well, after months of living together, one of them finally popped […]

    “By your powers combined…” Pour Decisions and Bent Brewstillery To Merge

    Over the past several months, Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions Brewing Company have been working together more and more closely.  Contract brewing in the spring led to brewing and distilling in the same space this  summer and a relationship flourished.  Well, after months of living together, one of them finally popped […]

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  • I blame Fulton for this one. Ever since the name of their latest Garage Series beer passed through my head, I’ve had Guns N Roses “Patience” in my head. And unfortunately for me, that song is as sticky as George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set on You.” Yeah, sorry about […]

    Fulton Garage Series: Patience

    I blame Fulton for this one. Ever since the name of their latest Garage Series beer passed through my head, I’ve had Guns N Roses “Patience” in my head. And unfortunately for me, that song is as sticky as George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set on You.” Yeah, sorry about […]

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  • Interesting news… Brau Brothers barrel-aged, a bigger, smokier version of Bancreagie for about 8 months and soured it with lacto. Those of you have been to the taproom in Marshall may have already tried it, but in case you don’t make it to Marshall, Brau Brothers will be bottling this […]

    Sour Peated Bancreagie from Brau Brothers

    Interesting news… Brau Brothers barrel-aged, a bigger, smokier version of Bancreagie for about 8 months and soured it with lacto. Those of you have been to the taproom in Marshall may have already tried it, but in case you don’t make it to Marshall, Brau Brothers will be bottling this […]

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