Artist Profile: Brian Matthew Hart

Choosing an artist to grace the cover of our arts issue was no small task. Grand questions about the nature of art and its creation swirled about as … [Read more]

What you should drink at the new Lawless Distilling cocktail room

Lawless Distilling, makers of Greenway Gin and Tippling House Vodka, officially opens their Seward neighborhood cocktail room today, June 23, from … [Read more]

And your craft beer options at U.S. Bank Stadium are…

When U.S. Bank Stadium opens later this summer, visitors will be able to enjoy craft beer from some of Minnesota's smallest and largest craft … [Read more]

Minnesota’s stunning streams lure trout anglers

Anglers drawn by the lure of stunning streams have plenty of places to fish for trout in Minnesota. Southeast Minnesota, a land of forested hills … [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]

Craft Cocktail: Ballad of a Thin Man at Icehouse

I always forget how hot Minnesota can get. The winters freeze the part of my brain that holds memories of the sun and its warming embrace. And then … [Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Ras Neckbeard Tropical Stout

When we 21st century beer folks think of summertime seasonals, we most likely envision something yellow and light-ish—Berliner weisse, pils, a wheat beer. But 19th century English brewers exporting their ales to the small latitudes didn’t necessarily … [Read more]

Brewer Profile: Brian Schanzenbach of Blacklist Artisan Ales

The summer after freshman year of college, Brian Schanzenbach and Jon Loss built a raft and floated down the Mississippi River for five days. Their parents begged them not to do it, actually offering the two boys money in an attempt to talk them out … [Read more]

Resurrecting Yoerg—Minnesota’s first beer is back

A basement find at age 10 is still inspiring Tom Keim almost 50 years later. “I found a crusty case of returnables and it was the most beautiful thing,” he recalls. At 10 years old, the Yoerg beer that once filled the bottles didn’t interest … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Lakeville Brewing Co.

“My dream has always been to open a restaurant, and about a year ago my dream became to open a brewpub,” explains Glen Bruestle, one of four owners at Lakeville Brewing Company, set to open June 13. Bruestle and his wife Kate were looking for a … [Read more]

The State of Cider 2016: Updates from cideries during Minnesota Cider Week

For at least one week in the year, cider reigns supreme in Minnesota. Town Hall Brewery's sixth annual weeklong cider celebration runs through June 11, and this year the event was rebranded Minnesota Cider Week to reflect the growing community of … [Read more]

A letter from Beer Camp: Jace Marti of Schell’s on leading Midwest collab brew

For participating breweries, Beer Camp may not be a week of s’mores and campfires, but the memories made—and lessons learned—will last well beyond their days spent brewing at Sierra Nevada. This year’s Sierra Nevada Beer Camp mixes up the format … [Read more]

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