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Wine Wednesday: The Best White Grape for Fall, and a Solo Vino Tasting

I was chatting on WCCO with John Hines yesterday, and it got me thinking about all things autumn. We'll be toting heavy porters and fresh hops to our … [Read more]

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Homegrown Humor: The Hilarious and Melodious World of Wits

There is nothing really quite like this radio show. Wits is part comedy radio, part variety show, and each installment provides … [Read more]

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The Top Ten Questions about Autumn Brew Review

The 14th annual Autumn Brew Review will be held this Saturday, September 27th at the Historic Grain Belt Brewery. For many Minnesota beer fans, Autumn … [Read more]

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The Mill: Pour For Parks, Fall Drinking, Ingredient Issues and more

The Mill says bring on Indian summer. A nice bout of unseasonable warmth is just what we need for the spate of Oktoberfests and autumn events … [Read more]

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Vote for the Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards 2014

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DIY: How to build and play your own Kubb set

The game of Kubb (pronounced koob) is an increasingly popular lawn game said to have originated over 1,000 years ago in Scandinavia. Though the game … [Read more]

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Summer Beer Dabbler 2014

Thousands of Beer Dabblers gathered at Midway Stadium on a late summer day in sunny St. Paul, Minnesota for the 6th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler. The … [Read more]

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Sweet on Sours: Schell’s expanding sour program with new facility

August Schell Brewing Company has announced plans to build a new facility that will house ten cypress lagering tanks and an expanded home for … [Read more]

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Vote for the Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards 2014

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Insight Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis

Ilan Klages-Mundt, head brewer and co-founder of Insight Brewing, describes the new 30 bbl brewery located on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis as globally inspired. A look at their beer list, which features beer styles originating from Japan, Denmark, … [Read more]

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Eastlake Brewery at the Midtown Exchange

Ryan Pitman had driven past the Midtown Exchange Building on East Lake Street thousands of times over the last 13 years before it hit him—the Midtown Global Market is the perfect place for his dream taproom. The idea struck him with such force that … [Read more]

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Pryes Brewing in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Jeremy Pryes, CEO and head brewer of Pryes Brewing, spent the past few years assembling the best team possible to help him get the company off the ground. Pryes has been homebrewing for 12 years and is currently taking courses at the American … [Read more]

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Bob and Pete DeLange’s Waconia Brewing

When Bob and Pete DeLange open the doors of Waconia Brewing Company this October they, like their brother Kevin, will officially hold the title of “brewery owner.” Perhaps partially spurred by a little sibling rivalry with Kevin, the co-founder of … [Read more]

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