Ahead of their time: Town Hall was barrel-aging beer before it was cool

Before the late 1990s, the lives of barrels mostly started and ended with their relationship to wine or spirits. The notion of aging a beer in used … [Read more]

Get to know the Minnesota chefs & restaurants up for 2017 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for 2017 chef and restaurant categories today, and Minnesota was well-represented with … [Read more]

What ‘The Sneetches’ teaches

Dr. Seuss may have published “The Sneetches and Other Stories” back in 1961, but the Children's Theatre Company's musical adaptation “Dr. Seuss’s The … [Read more]

Fitger’s co-founder announces plans to open new brewery in Superior, Wis.

Tim Nelson, one of the co-founders of Fitger's Brewhouse and brewery consulting firm Bev-Craft, announced plans today to open Earth Rider Brewing … [Read more]

5 local comedians to watch in 2017

There’s no doubt that 2016 was a weird year. But if there was one redeeming quality to our last revolution around the sun, it was the continued … [Read more]

Stopping by Al-Amir Bakery

Peer through the wide windows at Al-Amir Bakery, on the corner of Central and 26th Avenues in Northeast Minneapolis. You’ll see a handful of tables, a … [Read more]

Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris reflects on film’s 25th anniversary

Whether it’s recent remakes of “Ghostbusters,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” or the 26th version of “Batman,” it can feel like there really aren’t … [Read more]

Craft Culture: Turning family tradition into modern day practice at George’s Shoe Repair

Looking at the pair of shoes, Luke George didn’t just see worn down heels, scrunched up leather, or years of grime built up on the once-white … [Read more]

 

32 craft breweries urge Senate to vote against Pruitt nomination to lead EPA

  On Wednesday, 32 breweries sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking members to vote against Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The breweries are all part of the National Resource Defense Council's Brewers … [Read more]

Bill introduced to effectively expand growler sales to all Minnesota breweries

Bring in a growler to Third Street Brewhouse's taproom for a refill, and you'll come away empty-bottled. In August 2016, the Cold Spring, Minnesota–based brewery ceased filling growlers after it crossed the annual production limit of 20,000 barrels … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Darn Close): Revelation Ale Works

For Ryan Evenson, owning a brewery in Hallock, Minnesota, started with $100 and a dream. “We had a revelation,” says the Thief River Falls native, noting the significance of the light bulb in the Revelation Ale Works logo. Ryan, who is … [Read more]

Minnesota Brewery Running Series announces 2017 schedule

Even for the most avid, health-conscious runners, a carrot on a stick is probably not the most enticing form of motivation. But a beer? That's another story. The Minnesota Brewery Running Series is back for 2017 with 25 events across the state … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Utepils Brewing Company

Utepils Brewing is making a statement at their getaway location in Minneapolis’ @Glenwood development in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood. The brewery will open with the state’s sixth-largest brewhouse on February 18. Aiming high was always the plan. … [Read more]

7 Continents of Beer

With all that’s happening with craft beer in the U.S., it’s easy to overlook the influence the movement is having on the world stage. Today, microbreweries can be found in every continent across the globe. Plucky young entrepreneurs are navigating … [Read more]