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Ryan Anderson (that's me!) is the editor & founder of MNBeer. Much has changed since the fall of 2005 and I'm proud to have been a part of it all. Sometime I'll tell you about my grand theory that links craft brewing to punk rock. Just ask.

2017: 30+ New Breweries

This MinnPost article reminded me that I need to update my database… badly. I won’t make (many) excuses. MNBeer is largely a one-person show, with some awesome contributors that ring in here and there to help me keep my shit ...

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Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is building a new taproom

Cool news out of Duluth today – our friend at Bent Paddle Brewing Company have announced plans to relocate their taproom to a larger historic space adjacent to their main production brewery and current taproom. Bent Paddle expects the new ...

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Lift Bridge Commander Barleywine Release Party Saturday

Our Friends at Lift Bridge are having a party this Saturday from noon to 10pm. Their seasonal Barleywine, Commander, makes its appearance at the brewery this weekend along with food, prizes and other merriment. – Commander Mustache Contest and Hairy ...

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Apparently Summit is Doing Something

We’re told that there is indeed a giant hole in the ground outside of the brewery as well as some noisy equipment outside and things are happening… legally… and on an unspecified timeline. Kick back for a few paragraphs of ...

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Town Hall Lanes Fresh Hop Fest

Now in its 5th year, Town Hall Lanes’ Fresh Hop Fest will take place this year on Saturday, October 14. This year’s Fest will include about 30 breweries with a variety of fresh hop and other fall-inspired beers like Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, ...

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