Legendary Twin Cities beer distributors reflect on the rise of craft

In the craft beer industry, brewers tend to get a lot of attention, and rightly so. But behind every great brewery is a great salesforce. And if you … [Read more]

House of X Tia: Career building on YouTube

We live in a world obsessed with sharing. Nothing is off-limits—from photos of what you’re eating to videos of your cat acting like, well, a cat. … [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sights from St. Paul Saints opening day

The St. Paul Saints claimed their first victory of the 2016 season Thursday night in front of an 8,300-person crowd. Though many fans were more … [Read more]

Louie Anderson returns to the comedy spotlight by saying yes to a dress

With a career spanning more than 30 years in comedy, there isn’t much that Louie Anderson hasn’t accomplished. The St. Paul native has performed … [Read more]

Building a Brewery, Chapter 1: Oakhold Digs In

Editor's Note: This is the first in a monthly series of journal entries in which Oakhold Farmhouse Brewery co-founder Levi Loesch writes on the … [Read more]

Nora McInerny Purmort laughs, cries, and changes diapers in the face of pain

There’s no other way to put it: Nora McInerny Purmort is a certified badass. The 33-year-old’s blog, My Husband’s Tumor, went viral due to the raw, … [Read more]

St. Paul’s Field of Dreams: Baseball hopefuls test their mettle at Saints’ open tryouts

Every year, the St. Paul Saints hold open tryouts for potential players. Every year, most of them fall short. Every year, they come back. The press … [Read more]

Travail chef takes the reins of a restaurant and brewery

Spotlight IPA. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s because you haven’t been to F-Town Brewing Company or one of Travail’s restaurants lately—or maybe … [Read more]

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Beer before hops: The bittering herbs of yore are making a comeback

Hops have been the dominant flavoring agent in beer ever since the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian beer purity law of 1516, stipulated that hops were one of three allowable ingredients in brewing. Not only do hops counter the sweetness of malted grains … [Read more]

Fulton pays it forward to entrepreneurs and charities

“In the brewing industry there are a lot of companies that are involved in donations and that’s great,” begins Fulton Brewing co-founder Ryan Petz, seated in their North Loop taproom behind a pint of Tanager Brett IPA. “But we wanted to add our own … [Read more]

Just in time for summer: Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils

With forecasted highs in the 70s and 80s for the next week, Summit Brewing couldn't have picked a better time to release the second beer in their 30th Anniversary Series: Keller Pils. According to Summit, the beer seeks to highlight the unique … [Read more]

Now Open: Tavern Brewery opens with new brewers

In spring of 2015, Lakeside Tavern in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, expanded operations and went from pub to brewpub, tearing down a closed yogurt shop on the adjacent property and replacing it with a brewhouse to attach to their pub. A year later, … [Read more]

Ladies, here’s why you should want to be a craft beer drinker

Kaleigh Dunn, on-premise sales representative for NorthGate Brewing, writes about bringing more women to craft beer No more staring into the beer aisle longingly. No more second-guessing when ordering something off the draft list. No more caring … [Read more]

The mystery behind the Surly, Dangerous Man “Blutpakt” revealed

Surly and Dangerous Man caused a bit of a stir last week when they announced a mysterious "blutp̈akt" on social media. Speculation immediately began to swirl and ranged from both breweries being acquired by AB-InBev to Surly canning beer for … [Read more]

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