Minnesota Beer News
  • 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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  • Last week we told you about the upcoming 30th Anniversary Pilsner Series from Schell’s. Lo and behold, this week, we have new artwork in hand. Check out the three new labels for the series below. Can’t wait to taste these for myself@

    Schell’s Pilsner Series Artwork

    Last week we told you about the upcoming 30th Anniversary Pilsner Series from Schell’s. Lo and behold, this week, we have new artwork in hand. Check out the three new labels for the series below. Can’t wait to taste these for myself@

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  • If you haven’t done so yet, do yourself a favor and try some beers from Bent Brewstillery this weekend. They’ll be at Dennis Brothers Liquors on Friday from 5-8pm and The Cellars in Roseville on Saturday from 1-5pm with Dark Fatha and Nordic Blonde with swag, 22 oz. bombers and […]

    Have You Checked out Bent Brewstillery Yet?

    If you haven’t done so yet, do yourself a favor and try some beers from Bent Brewstillery this weekend. They’ll be at Dennis Brothers Liquors on Friday from 5-8pm and The Cellars in Roseville on Saturday from 1-5pm with Dark Fatha and Nordic Blonde with swag, 22 oz. bombers and […]

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  • Newly crowned “Kind of a Big Deal” Winter Seasonal winner (and a beer I got to try in the homebrew stage at The Four Firkins) Fulton Worthy Adversary arrives just in time to warm up the insides this Saturday. If you’re not familiar, Worthy Adversary is a Russian Imperial stout […]

    Worthy Adversary Launches This Saturday, 12/7

    Newly crowned “Kind of a Big Deal” Winter Seasonal winner (and a beer I got to try in the homebrew stage at The Four Firkins) Fulton Worthy Adversary arrives just in time to warm up the insides this Saturday. If you’re not familiar, Worthy Adversary is a Russian Imperial stout […]

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  • Today we learned that August Schell Brewing Company will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Schell’s Pils with a new series of beers in February. The 30th anniversary series will include four different pilsners – the original recipe from 1984, the current recipe and two new offerings – a Roggen […]

    Schell’s Anniversary Pilsner Series

    Today we learned that August Schell Brewing Company will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Schell’s Pils with a new series of beers in February. The 30th anniversary series will include four different pilsners – the original recipe from 1984, the current recipe and two new offerings – a Roggen […]

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  • No word on an exact date, but look for cans from Third Street Brewhouse in the near future. According to Third Street’s David DeGeest, cans have always been part of Third Street Brewhouse’s plans. Given Third Street Brewhouse/Cold Spring Brewing’s long history with canned beer, this is hardly an exploratory […]

    Third Street Brewhouse Cans

    No word on an exact date, but look for cans from Third Street Brewhouse in the near future. According to Third Street’s David DeGeest, cans have always been part of Third Street Brewhouse’s plans. Given Third Street Brewhouse/Cold Spring Brewing’s long history with canned beer, this is hardly an exploratory […]

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  • Maroon & Bold, we’ll fling your banners high, Sing loud and long your praises to the sky, Maroon & Bold, we’ll love you ’til we die. Hu-rah-hah-hah,  Hu-rah-hah-hah for P.D.B.C. (Thank you Fergus Falls for burning your school song into my head all those years ago.) Saturday is Maroon and […]

    Maroon & Bold Day at Pour Decisions Saturday

    Maroon & Bold, we’ll fling your banners high, Sing loud and long your praises to the sky, Maroon & Bold, we’ll love you ’til we die. Hu-rah-hah-hah,  Hu-rah-hah-hah for P.D.B.C. (Thank you Fergus Falls for burning your school song into my head all those years ago.) Saturday is Maroon and […]

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  • Our friends in Duluth have a black beer throwdown going on right now. Starting at noon today, the fine folks at Tycoon’s will be pouring sixteen different black beers today. From the sound of it, it’s not only the largest collection of black beers ever assembled in Duluth, but also […]

    Black Friday Throwdown in Duluth

    Our friends in Duluth have a black beer throwdown going on right now. Starting at noon today, the fine folks at Tycoon’s will be pouring sixteen different black beers today. From the sound of it, it’s not only the largest collection of black beers ever assembled in Duluth, but also […]

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  • As the temperatures drop and the snow threatens to fly, we’re reminded that in just two short months, Minnesota’s longest-running all-local beer festival will be under way. Will you be there? You’ve got two options. First, the Seasonal Six Pack program has returned. $300+ ticketing fees gets you a pair […]

    MCBG Winterfest & Seasonal Six Pack Ticket Sales

    As the temperatures drop and the snow threatens to fly, we’re reminded that in just two short months, Minnesota’s longest-running all-local beer festival will be under way. Will you be there? You’ve got two options. First, the Seasonal Six Pack program has returned. $300+ ticketing fees gets you a pair […]

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  • In this Chop & Brew Roundtable episode Chip, DonO and Dawson taste and discuss several IPAs fermented with Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA (Private Collection strain for Sept-Dec 2013). The conversation focuses on the characteristics and usage of Wyeast 1217, but also includes discussion of the new high-alpha German hop […]

    Chop & Brew #16: Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA

    In this Chop & Brew Roundtable episode Chip, DonO and Dawson taste and discuss several IPAs fermented with Wyeast 1217 West Coast IPA (Private Collection strain for Sept-Dec 2013). The conversation focuses on the characteristics and usage of Wyeast 1217, but also includes discussion of the new high-alpha German hop […]

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  • Finally! Our friends at Brau Brothers are making their fresh hop beer, 100 Yard Dash available to the drinking public on Monday, December 2nd. Named for the short distance between hop bines and their brew kettle at the old brewery in Lucan, this beer has traditionally been bursting with hop […]

    Brau Brothers 100 Yard Dash Coming Soon

    Finally! Our friends at Brau Brothers are making their fresh hop beer, 100 Yard Dash available to the drinking public on Monday, December 2nd. Named for the short distance between hop bines and their brew kettle at the old brewery in Lucan, this beer has traditionally been bursting with hop […]

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  • A fresh new addition to Summit’s Youtube channel – Chip and Damian discuss (and sample) the 2nd beer in the Union Series, Rebellion Stout. Check it out

    Summit Union Series #2 Video

    A fresh new addition to Summit’s Youtube channel – Chip and Damian discuss (and sample) the 2nd beer in the Union Series, Rebellion Stout. Check it out

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  • This episode of Chop & Brew is obviously more chop than brew, but with the holidays coming up quickly – what better topic for the homebrewing/cooking webshow to feature than making homemade pie from scratch. Elsa Walton and her mom come from a long line of amazing pie makers. In […]

    Chop & Brew #15: Making Pie From Scratch

    This episode of Chop & Brew is obviously more chop than brew, but with the holidays coming up quickly – what better topic for the homebrewing/cooking webshow to feature than making homemade pie from scratch. Elsa Walton and her mom come from a long line of amazing pie makers. In […]

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