Sunday Growler Sales

Sunday Growler Sales

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would allow breweries to sell growlers on Sunday. It’s a small step – it’s not full-blown Sunday sales, but it would at least put Minnesota breweries on ...

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Surly Schadenfreude Release Today

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 ...

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Chop & Brew #23: Music City Brew Off

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 ...

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Town Hall Barrel Aged Week

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 ...

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All Pints North Tickets on Sale Monday

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. ...

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Re-Opens Tonight

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. ...

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Badger Hill Traitor IPA

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 ...

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Fitger’s Brewhouse Signs 20-Year Lease

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 ...

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Schell’s Noble Star #3: North Country Brünette

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 ...

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Chop & Brew #22: John Kimmich from The Alchemist

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 ...

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Excelsior Brewing is Hiring

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 ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Rally for Sunday Sales

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 ...

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Finnegans Reverse Food Truck

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 ...

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