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]

PHOTOS: First taste of food options at U.S. Bank Stadium

When a billion-dollar stadium is built, expectations are high. For some fans, that means winning the Super Bowl; for others it just means noshing on a … [Read more]

Booked: How your favorite bands choose the venues they play

The process by which bands are booked into venues is, for the casual music fan, opaque. It may even be mystifying—especially if you just can’t … [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]

New and veteran theater producers look to strike it big at annual Fringe Festival

Natalie Rae Wass enjoys the special energy surrounding the Minnesota Fringe Festival. “It’s almost a small-town culture,” she says. “It’s like a … [Read more]

Snowbate: The vital program keeping filmmaking alive in Minnesota

In his first scene in the film “I am Not a Serial Killer,” Minnesota actor Tim Russell, playing Olson the Barber, encounters a character played by … [Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: Pork chops and plating with chef Paul Berglund

Chef Paul Berglund picks through the selection of knives available in Jon Wipfli’s kitchen, hefts a couple of them, and settles on his weapon of … [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]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Talking Waters Brewing Company

John Skoglund still remembers his first craft brewery experience, years ago in Montana. “It was very intriguing to me, the community and locals coming together. It really drew me in,” the Montevideo native recalls. “I kept thinking it would be nice … [Read more]

Indianapolis brewery is first to package in 8oz. ‘stubby cans’

The increasingly-popular 16oz. tallboy can may have just met its match (or its long-lost little brother, as it were). Indianapolis' Flat12 Bierwerks will release Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout (10.5% ABV, 86 IBU) later this month in 8oz. "stubby … [Read more]

North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House opening in Lutsen

Owners Chuck Corliss and Kim Schroeder will hold a grand opening celebration for their North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House this weekend, July 16-17, in Lutsen, Minnesota. “We have been busy creating a special space for North Shore … [Read more]