Minnesota Beer News
  • 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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  • Are they really on Batch 15? It really doesn’t seem all that long ago that the folks at Summit announced the first beer in the Unchained Series. In any case, here it is, the next one in full dazzling RGB tones. This round, brewer Nate Siats (Abbey Ale, Imperial Pumpkin […]

    Summit Unchained Batch 15: Fest Bier

    Are they really on Batch 15? It really doesn’t seem all that long ago that the folks at Summit announced the first beer in the Unchained Series. In any case, here it is, the next one in full dazzling RGB tones. This round, brewer Nate Siats (Abbey Ale, Imperial Pumpkin […]

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  • Summit recently announced in this blog post that it is expanding hours for the Summit Beer Hall & Taproom in 2014. (The Beer Hall had been open only on Friday 3-8pm.) Beginning this Friday and Saturday (Jan 3 & 4), the Beer Hall will be staying open a bit later […]

    Summit Beer Hall New Hours Include Saturday

    Summit recently announced in this blog post that it is expanding hours for the Summit Beer Hall & Taproom in 2014. (The Beer Hall had been open only on Friday 3-8pm.) Beginning this Friday and Saturday (Jan 3 & 4), the Beer Hall will be staying open a bit later […]

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  • A bit late on this post. You know – holidays and life and all. Chop & Brew rounds out the triology of homegrown hop episodes with this episode in which the krewe tastes the massively hop-backed / fresh-hopped beer homebrewed in Episode 14… with hops seen in their infancy in […]

    Chop & Brew #17: Fresh Hop Tasting Notes

    A bit late on this post. You know – holidays and life and all. Chop & Brew rounds out the triology of homegrown hop episodes with this episode in which the krewe tastes the massively hop-backed / fresh-hopped beer homebrewed in Episode 14… with hops seen in their infancy in […]

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  • Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays, etc., etc. dear readers! Christmas is a great time to share the gift of beer with loved ones, especially those uninitiated into the world of craft beer. So share your favorite winter warmer or special seasonal with family and friends this year and give the gift […]

    Beery Christmas to You And All That

    Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays, etc., etc. dear readers! Christmas is a great time to share the gift of beer with loved ones, especially those uninitiated into the world of craft beer. So share your favorite winter warmer or special seasonal with family and friends this year and give the gift […]

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  • Yes I know your friends who loooooved Seinfeld hold a Festivus party every year complete with ugly sweaters (nobody’s ever thought of that one before) and a crappy gift exchange full ironic hipster mall junk. Forget that noise. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Festivus is the only one in town worth […]

    Minneapolis Town Hall Festivus Tonight

    Yes I know your friends who loooooved Seinfeld hold a Festivus party every year complete with ugly sweaters (nobody’s ever thought of that one before) and a crappy gift exchange full ironic hipster mall junk. Forget that noise. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Festivus is the only one in town worth […]

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  • TLDR: Winterfest ticket link Tickets for Minnesota’s premiere “locals-only” brew festival go on sale at noon today. Though Winterfest certainly isn’t a cheap affair, it’s a blast and features tons of special beers from our local breweries in celebration of Minnesota beer, winter and, well… beer. “Come and join us […]

    Winterfest Tickets go on Sale at Noon Today!

    TLDR: Winterfest ticket link Tickets for Minnesota’s premiere “locals-only” brew festival go on sale at noon today. Though Winterfest certainly isn’t a cheap affair, it’s a blast and features tons of special beers from our local breweries in celebration of Minnesota beer, winter and, well… beer. “Come and join us […]

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