Minnesota Beer News
  • Here’s some last minute release info for Surly Schadenfreude, their seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager. Thirsty? Old Chicago Dulutn as well as several Twin Cities locations will have Schadenfreude on tap in just a few short hours, starting at 3pm on Friday, April 18th. Old Chicago Roseville • Old Chicago Blaine […]

    Surly Schadenfreude Release Today

    Here’s some last minute release info for Surly Schadenfreude, their seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager. Thirsty? Old Chicago Dulutn as well as several Twin Cities locations will have Schadenfreude on tap in just a few short hours, starting at 3pm on Friday, April 18th. Old Chicago Roseville • Old Chicago Blaine […]

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  • Chop & Brew takes a roadtrip from the Twin Cities to Nashville, TN for the Music City Brew Off homebrew competition. In this episode, we get an inside look at the inner-workings of the homebrew competition hosted by the Music City Brewers homebrew club. MCB president John Malone shares his […]

    Chop & Brew #23: Music City Brew Off

    Chop & Brew takes a roadtrip from the Twin Cities to Nashville, TN for the Music City Brew Off homebrew competition. In this episode, we get an inside look at the inner-workings of the homebrew competition hosted by the Music City Brewers homebrew club. MCB president John Malone shares his […]

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  • Today marks the beginning of Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel Aged Week. I highly recommend that you stop in at least one night and enjoy some of Town Hall’s barrel-aged goodness. You won’t be disappointed. I joined a small group of bloggers & journalists for a taste of three of […]

    Town Hall Barrel Aged Week

    Today marks the beginning of Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel Aged Week. I highly recommend that you stop in at least one night and enjoy some of Town Hall’s barrel-aged goodness. You won’t be disappointed. I joined a small group of bloggers & journalists for a taste of three of […]

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  • All Pints North tickets go on sale on Monday at Noon. In case you’re unfamiliar with the festival, this festival is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in Duluth. And to be honest, it’s my favorite Guild festival. There’s something about the enthusiasm in the air – though […]

    All Pints North Tickets on Sale Monday

    All Pints North tickets go on sale on Monday at Noon. In case you’re unfamiliar with the festival, this festival is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in Duluth. And to be honest, it’s my favorite Guild festival. There’s something about the enthusiasm in the air – though […]

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  • While Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery wasn’t my first brewpub experience in the Twin Cities (I think Hops was my first visit), my first visit was probably my most memorable. From the first drop of cask-conditioned Masala Mama I was hooked. I’ve always loved the location, the brewers, Pete, (almost all […]

    Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Re-Opens Tonight

    While Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery wasn’t my first brewpub experience in the Twin Cities (I think Hops was my first visit), my first visit was probably my most memorable. From the first drop of cask-conditioned Masala Mama I was hooked. I’ve always loved the location, the brewers, Pete, (almost all […]

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  • This is too funny not to share. Here’s our pal Damian from Summit Brewing Co. reviewing cheap wines for a BuzzFeed video. Don’t miss the “Blue Hawaiian” from Boone’s Farm. It’s um… very blue.

    Cheap Wine Reviews with Damian from Summit

    This is too funny not to share. Here’s our pal Damian from Summit Brewing Co. reviewing cheap wines for a BuzzFeed video. Don’t miss the “Blue Hawaiian” from Boone’s Farm. It’s um… very blue.

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  • Badger Hill Brewing Co. is rolling out a new IPA and you may just want to try it. Traitor IPA is a year-round offering. Badger Hill’s new Head Brewer Michael Koppleman has been pounding away at this beer for two years, tasting and tweaking to get it where it is […]

    Badger Hill Traitor IPA

    Badger Hill Brewing Co. is rolling out a new IPA and you may just want to try it. Traitor IPA is a year-round offering. Badger Hill’s new Head Brewer Michael Koppleman has been pounding away at this beer for two years, tasting and tweaking to get it where it is […]

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  • Today, Fitger’s Brewhouse has announced that they’ve signed a 20-year lease with Fitger’s On the Lake. After nearly 20 years in the Fitger’s Brewery complex, it’s nice to hear that they’ll bee there for another 20 years! What could this mean for beer fans? An longer lease opens the door […]

    Fitger’s Brewhouse Signs 20-Year Lease

    Today, Fitger’s Brewhouse has announced that they’ve signed a 20-year lease with Fitger’s On the Lake. After nearly 20 years in the Fitger’s Brewery complex, it’s nice to hear that they’ll bee there for another 20 years! What could this mean for beer fans? An longer lease opens the door […]

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  • Today our friends at August Schell Brewing Company begin to bottle the latest in their Noble Star Series, North Country Brünette. This beer is 5.4% Berliner marzen weisse. Brewed in June of 2013, this beer has been aging for about 10 months. Once the beer is bottled, they’ll give it […]

    Schell’s Noble Star #3: North Country Brünette

    Today our friends at August Schell Brewing Company begin to bottle the latest in their Noble Star Series, North Country Brünette. This beer is 5.4% Berliner marzen weisse. Brewed in June of 2013, this beer has been aging for about 10 months. Once the beer is bottled, they’ll give it […]

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  • Couldn’t resist. Note the date.

    Surly ∞ight Artwork

    Couldn’t resist. Note the date.

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  • It’s not MN Beer officially, but likely something that will interest beer lovers and homebrewers here in the Upper Midwest. In this episode of the locally-produced Chop & Brew webshow, a discussion and Q&A with John Kimmich, head brewer at The Alchemist in Vermont, famous (infamous?) for the traders’ cult […]

    Chop & Brew #22: John Kimmich from The Alchemist

    It’s not MN Beer officially, but likely something that will interest beer lovers and homebrewers here in the Upper Midwest. In this episode of the locally-produced Chop & Brew webshow, a discussion and Q&A with John Kimmich, head brewer at The Alchemist in Vermont, famous (infamous?) for the traders’ cult […]

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  • Excelsior Brewing Company is hiring an Area Sales Manager/Sales Ambassador. Think you’re up for it? Read on! The Area Sales Manager represents the face, voice and part of the brain trust behind making Excelsior Brewing synonymous with craft beer in Minnesota. Primary focus centers on increasing the sales, recognition and […]

    Excelsior Brewing is Hiring

    Excelsior Brewing Company is hiring an Area Sales Manager/Sales Ambassador. Think you’re up for it? Read on! The Area Sales Manager represents the face, voice and part of the brain trust behind making Excelsior Brewing synonymous with craft beer in Minnesota. Primary focus centers on increasing the sales, recognition and […]

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  • Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers. As a kid growing up in west-central Minnesota, I was always surprised by the number of North Dakota plates we’d see at our puny mall on Sunday afternoons. Though I didn’t really understand it at the time, our neighbors […]

    St. Patrick’s Day Rally for Sunday Sales

    Blue Laws are old, outdated and really don’t reflect today’s consumers. As a kid growing up in west-central Minnesota, I was always surprised by the number of North Dakota plates we’d see at our puny mall on Sunday afternoons. Though I didn’t really understand it at the time, our neighbors […]

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  • March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and our friends at Finnegans are celebrating this with their new “reverse food truck” with a kick-off at Kieran’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 15th. Irish and wanna-be Irish celebrators will be able to donate food and cash to help fight hunger. […]

    Finnegans Reverse Food Truck

    March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and our friends at Finnegans are celebrating this with their new “reverse food truck” with a kick-off at Kieran’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 15th. Irish and wanna-be Irish celebrators will be able to donate food and cash to help fight hunger. […]

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  • The short version? Look for Summit Brewing Co.’s 15th Unchained beer, Fest Bier starting next week with a kickoff at Black Forest Inn on Monday the 10th at 5pm. Fest Bier is the first lager of the Unchained and draws inspiration from  Brewer Nate Siats love of German beer.“This beer […]

    Summit Unchained #15 Fest Bier Next Week

    The short version? Look for Summit Brewing Co.’s 15th Unchained beer, Fest Bier starting next week with a kickoff at Black Forest Inn on Monday the 10th at 5pm. Fest Bier is the first lager of the Unchained and draws inspiration from  Brewer Nate Siats love of German beer.“This beer […]

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