Now Open: BlackStack Brewing

For the Johnson family of St. Paul, it’s always been about the beer. In the 1990s, Scott Johnson owned All Saints Brands, Inc., a distribution company … [Read more]

Schell’s is on a mission to use more local barley

August Schell Brewing Company will release a new helles in early April made entirely from locally grown barley. It’s the result of an encounter … [Read more]

Gov. Dayton signs Sunday liquor sales bill into law

It's official—beginning July 2, 2017, Minnesota's ban on Sunday liquor sales will be a thing of the past. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law … [Read more]

PHOTOS: Guillermo del Toro exhibit at Mia will haunt your dreams

Beginning this weekend and running through May 28, visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will have the opportunity to peek inside the … [Read more]

Alumni Bars: Where March Becomes Madness

Frank Mason III has the ball at the foul line. The game is winding down, his third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are closing in on one of the most incredible … [Read more]

Women of Dangerous Man brew together for International Women’s Day

Dangerous Man Brewing bartender Grace Sell is a self-described "heavy snoozer." When her alarm goes off most mornings, it marks the beginning of a … [Read more]

Ballad of the opening band

Today, P.O.S can sell out a show at First Avenue’s Mainroom. In 2004, though, when he’d just signed to Rhymesayers, he toured as an opener for St. … [Read more]

Craft Culture: Creative reuse and customer empowerment at Junket Tossed & Found

At first glance, you might think Junket: Tossed & Found is yet another vintage shop surrounded by numerous other vintage shops on Minnehaha Avenue … [Read more]

 

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Roma Restaurant & Brewery

Roma Restaurant & Brewery is owned by two brothers who grew up in a foodie household. Making things from scratch is what they know, and that love of working with their hands and creating led them into the culinary world and, now, into beer as … [Read more]

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of journal entries in which Oakhold Farmhouse Brewery founders Levi Loesch and Caleb Levar write about the trials and tribulations of starting their mixed-fermentation brewery in Northern Minnesota. Catch … [Read more]

Dogfish Head lands in Minnesota

Dogfish Head will begin showing up on Minnesota retail shelves on March 27, but their "off-centered ales" are starting to pop up on draft lines around the Twin Cities this week. The Delaware craft brewery has teamed up with Breakthru … [Read more]

Now Open: Island City Brewing Company in Winona

The culture of Winona, Minnesota, is largely shaped by the town’s location along the Mississippi River. Surrounded by water and the picturesque bluffs of the river valley, the city embodies its natural surroundings. So too does its new brewery … [Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Craft Breweries of 2016 list

The Brewers Association released their annual Top 50 Craft Breweries list for 2016, which ranks America's breweries by annual production. Three Minnesota craft breweries made the list in 2016. New Ulm's August Schell Brewing, which opened its new … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Swinging Bridge Brewing Company

“It’s a really special town here,” says Dustin Dodge, founder of Swinging Bridge Brewing Company in River Falls, Wisconsin. “It has that small town feel but you’re really close to everything,” he explains. Dodge is a native of Spooner, Wisconsin, and … [Read more]