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DuNord Craft Spirits Releases Fitzgerald Gin

Gin drinkers of Minnesota, rejoice. The new golden age of juniper spirits is only getting better. This week, DuNord Craft Spirits will become the … [Read more]

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The Mill: State Fair, Third Bird and other Big Deals

The Mill is ready to get together. And we'll bring you complete coverage on Thursday's coming chaos in St. Paul. In the meantime, tell us who is the … [Read more]

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Sneak Peek: The Third Bird

"Kim has vision for a space, injects an energy, and puts the right people in the right place like nobody I've ever seen before," claims Lucas … [Read more]

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Lucette Brewing set for brewery expansion, release of new canned beer

Lucette Brewing of Menomonie, Wisconsin, announced today its plans to expand its brewing facility by connecting the two current buildings on the … [Read more]

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Now Open (or Damn Close): New Breweries in Minnesota and Beyond

Each issue we take a look at a few new breweries on the craft beer scene. In issue 14 we take a closer look at Drekker Brewing (Fargo, ND), Oliphant … [Read more]

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The Caves of Mushroom Valley

Bygone Industry and Entertainment of Subterranean St. Paul “A whole economy and countless legends lie locked from view inside those rustic cliffs.” … [Read more]

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The Packaging of Craft Beer: Thinking Outside the Bottle

We endlessly debate the beer itself, but what about its container? In Part I of a two-part series on packaging, we talk to two local design firms for … [Read more]

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Boat Beers: Going with the Flow

Beer and boating: A winning combination (in moderation, of course.) Story and Photos by Michael Dawson and Greg Fitz Casting a fly calls for … [Read more]

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The Growler’s Guide to Craft Beer at the Minnesota State Fair 2014

This year brings a new S'Mores Beer, the return of the popular Mini Donut Beer, and even more places to find your favorite craft beers. The Minnesota State Fair officially began in 1859, one year after Minnesota became a state, to promote the … [Read more]

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Lucette Brewing set for brewery expansion, release of new canned beer

Lucette Brewing of Menomonie, Wisconsin, announced today its plans to expand its brewing facility by connecting the two current buildings on the property, adding a 57,000 lbs grain silo, and additional fermenters. The move will increase the brewery's … [Read more]

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Kind-of-a-Big-Deal 2014 Nominations are Open!

Nominations run from noon on August 15 to 11:59pm on September 1 Submit Your Nominations   … [Read more]

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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bent Brewstillery

By Brian Kaufenberg UPDATED: August 15, 2014 Bartley Blume, owner of Bent Brewstillery, lives in a world of alliteration. His father Bob, mom Betz, brother Brad and wife Brenda are living proof (even his dogs have names starting with “B”). … [Read more]

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Beans to Beer: Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa Brewing Up Plans for Beer Making

A family familiar with bags of coffee beans ready for roasting will soon be lugging bags of grain awaiting brewing.  The French family owns Stonehouse Coffee, a company founded in 2001 that roasts its own beans for its coffee and grinds its own … [Read more]

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