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Major ownership, brewer changes at Fitger’s Brewhouse

A lot has changed in the beer world since Tim Nelson and Rod Raymond opened Fitger's Brewhouse in 1995 as one of only four breweries operating in the … [Read more]


Brewer Profile: Keigan Knee of Modist Brewing

Photos by Aaron Davidson The pounding of hammers on sheet metal echoes throughout a cavernous warehouse in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. The … [Read more]

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Barley John’s announces Minnesota distribution

Barley John's, the acclaimed New Brighton brewpub, has announced plans to distribute beer to on- and off-sale Minnesota establishments in the coming … [Read more]


A celebration of fermentation at GYST

A California-inspired concept has taken root a block from Eat Street Photos by James Eastman Yeast is a remarkable thing. It’s wild, … [Read more]


The Growler’s Guide to Beer at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

It's that time of year: to drink some cold craft beer with a couple hundred thousand of your closest friends. It's been eight years since the Great … [Read more]


Craft Culture: Faribault Woolen Mill

Photos by Aaron Davidson Historic images courtesy of Faribault Woolen Mill The Faribault Woolen Mill hugs the Cannon River in Faribault, Minnesota, … [Read more]

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America’s ice box: How the frozen lakes and rivers of the North transformed the nation’s brewing industry

Today, “ice harvest” means grabbing a few cubes from the tray in the freezer. But in the 19th century, before modern refrigeration, ice harvesting … [Read more]


Alan Sparhawk’s creative process and Low’s new album, ‘Ones and Sixes’

The line starts to crackle as soon as Alan Sparhawk picks up the phone. As he greets me from his home in Duluth, Minnesota, the Low frontman’s voice … [Read more]


Now Open (Or Damn Close): 10K Brewing

Brother and sister Jesse and Ashley Hauf are about to open the first brewery in Anoka, Minnesota, but the siblings aren’t the only ones contributing to the family affair that is 10K Brewing. On a recent Tuesday afternoon in the brewery, Ashley and … [Read more]


Style Profile: American Amber Ale

Fall comes quickly in Minnesota. The steamy heat of August yields almost overnight to the relieving snap of September. The days get rapidly shorter. By the end of the month the first blazes of orange and red are appearing in the trees. September … [Read more]


Now Open (Or Damn Close): OMNI Brewing Company

“Omni” means “all” or “of all things.” Through both its beers and the atmosphere of its taproom, OMNI Brewing Company intends to live up to its name—to be a place where both craft beer connoisseurs and relative newbies can find beer they’ll enjoy … [Read more]


Homebrew Recipe: Wild Rice Mild

This month, some brewers are freaking out about wet hopping with Humulus lupus. But we’re going to get down with a dark mild, mashed with some good old Ziziana palustris—the native grain and state emblem of Minnesota, better known as wild … [Read more]


Now Open (Or Damn Close): Birch’s on the Lake

There is no dining experience more Midwestern than a supperclub—except perhaps a supperclub with a brewery. This September, Birch’s Restaurant of Long Lake, Minnesota, will reopen in a new lakeside location as Birch’s on the Lake Brewhouse & … [Read more]

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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Urban Forage Winery & Cider House

A featureless, white stucco storefront along East Lake Street in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood will find its way into the history books this fall as home to the first winery in Minneapolis–St. Paul since before Prohibition. Husband and wife … [Read more]