Surly Schadenfreude Release Parties

Schadenfreude, Surly's seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager, is back! They're releasing Schadenfreude on Friday, April 18 at several Old Chicago locations … [Read More...]


What you need to know about Record Store Day 2014 in Minnesota

By Brian Kaufenberg For music lovers who obsessively leaf through stacks and stacks of records and discs to find that one diamond in the … [Read More...]

Hopyard at Hippity Hops Farm // Photo courtesy The Top Hop

Wanna buy a Hopyard? Hippity Hops is on the block

By Adam Folk If all goes as planned, George and Leah Shetka’s half-acre hopyard will be growing lush Cascade cones for years to come. Chickens … [Read More...]

Design for Excelsior Brewing Expansion Project // Courtesy of Excelsior Brewing

Excelsior Brewing Expansion Project Underway, Opening Memorial Day

By Brian Kaufenberg In November of 2013, Excelsior Brewing Company announced their plans for an expansion project that would effectively … [Read More...]


Farmhouse Ale-Braised Rabbit and Wild Acres Lemon Fried Chicken

Farm to table recipes presented by Dinner on the Farm.  Recipe by TJ Rawitzer The Tiny Diner and Farm is a little collaboration between farm and … [Read More...]


Craft Cider in Full Bloom

By Brian Martucci In anticipation of this year’s significantly expanded Minneapolis Cider Week—slated for late May and orchestrated by Town Hall … [Read More...]


Now Open (or Damn Close): Sisyphus Brewing

By Brian Kaufenberg When Sisyphus cheated death for the second time, the gods sentenced him to the eternal task of rolling a boulder up a hill, … [Read More...]


Straight from the Source: Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

By Doug Hoverson When taprooms began to spring up all over the state, some wondered if the brewpub model was obsolete. Why bother with all the … [Read More...]


NorthWest Canoe: Building Beautiful Boats in St. Paul’s Lowertown

By Jeremy Zoss There has always been a good deal of symbolism tied to the canoe. The Canadians have long considered it a symbol of their national identity. In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, the canoe represents a link to cultural traditions. Canoes grace the tap handles of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company beers. On NBC’s Parks [...]


Turn of the Seasons at Dave’s BrewFarm

An idyllic farmhouse brewery in our own backyard. By Matt Wallace Photos by Aaron Davidson Many people in the craft beer industry daydream of Belgium and Germany—far off lands that are rustic and peaceful, where the beer is brewed well in small and out of the way places, where a quiet can settle in, letting [...]

Made the Pledge

30 Days of Biking

By Patrick Stephenson In March 2010, during an especially balmy and bright Minneapolis spring, best friends Patrick Stephenson (yours truly) and Zachariah Schaap co-founded a Social Media Beast named 30 Days of Biking. The premise of 30 Days of Biking was beautifully simple: Pledge to bike every day in April, 1–30, no matter the weather, [...]