Collab Chronicle: Follow the breweries competing in this year’s In Cahoots!

12 Minnesota breweries will form six teams to brew six unique collaboration beers for In Cahoots! at the Red Stag's annual summer … [Read more]

Artist Profile: Jeff Nelson

If you’ve dined out in the Twin Cities sometime in the last several years, you’ve likely seen the work of Jephemera, aka Jeff Nelson. He’s one of the … [Read more]

Play ball: Returning to the roots of America’s pastime

Across the northlands each summer people flock to ballparks big and small to revel in the American tradition and pastime of the game we call baseball. … [Read more]

Bev-Craft aims to help startup breweries hit the ground running

Tim Nelson’s finger has been on the pulse of the craft beer scene on the North Shore since he co-founded Fitger’s Brewhouse back in 1995. In the 20 … [Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Escargot, My Car Go at Lolo American Kitchen

Stillwater is a town for stopping and looking. The way the St. Croix River gently bends through the hillsides. The bookshops and antiques. The … [Read more]

Six Months at Mucci’s

A journal on the patient progress of St. Paul's freshest Italian restaurant January 25 Meatballs are paraded through the dining room. The crowd … [Read more]

Craft Culture: Custom messenger bags at Trash

When Modist Brewing Company painted its trademark teal floor and started pouring beers this spring, Andy Larson, the 34-year-old owner and CEO of … [Read more]

The little art museum in Winona making big waves

Water is the base of life. It comprises our oceans and our blood. It inspires ideas, inventions, and opportunities, whether it takes the form of the … [Read more]

 

Cidermaker Profile: Rob Fisk of Wyndfall Cyder

For most people, the word “spitter” evokes the thought of something unpleasant—angry llamas, perhaps, or individuals who require a little extra talking space if you want to stay dry. Not Rob Fisk. For him, the word means something beautiful, … [Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Minnesota Weisse

This month, citizens, we’re going to revisit our kettle-souring regimen for a beer inspired by Florida weisse—a riff on Berliner weisse that nontraditionally incorporates fruit (specifically local/tropical types like guava, passionfruit, and dragon … [Read more]

The State of Sours: An update on Minnesota’s funkiest beers

Minnesota brewers are becoming fixated on mixed-fermentation [Editor's Note: This post will continue to be updated with more news on sours made by Minnesota's breweries] A whole new segment of Minnesota beer has turned sour. Or maybe not … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Urban Moose Brewing Company

“I’ve done banquets, events, catering, private country clubs, golf courses, free standing restaurants, and upscale walk-in, award-winning wine cellars,” says Roy Dodds, the majority owner of Urban Moose Brewing Company in Sauk Rapids. “All kinds of … [Read more]

Schram to release IPA fermented in concrete tank

As craft beer continues its unprecedented growth, "firsts" are becoming increasingly hard to come by. This Friday, however, Waconia's Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery will become the first modern brewery in Minnesota to release a beer aged in a … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Wild Mind Artisan Ales is doing something different, and they emphasize that point in their new South Minneapolis brewery. Behind a wall-sized window, visitors will get a good look at their foudres—large wooden vessels where mixed-fermentation beers … [Read more]