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Bent Paddle Celebrates Two Years with ‘Festiversary’ Party May 30

When Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Co. opened in 2013 they expected growth, just not at this level. “We’ve blown our seven-year business plan out of … [Read more]

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Old Chicago’s Explorer Series Comes to St. Paul

Summit and Old Chicago team up to create Cracking Wit, a Belgian witbier perfect for patio season Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is known mostly … [Read more]

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Schell’s Goes Spelunking to Create Stag Series #9

When New Ulm, Minnesota’s, August Schell Brewing Company set out to develop its Schell’s Stag Series #9, it went back to its roots. Well, actually it … [Read more]

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Alpine Beer Company Launches in Minnesota

West Coast-style IPAs have grown into a style of their own, with standbys like Stone IPA, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, and Green Flash’s aptly … [Read more]

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Community Hops Grows to New Heights

As Tom LaPitz pushes a manual lawnmower around the edge of the Community Hops Longfellow garden, knocking down ankle-high grass and weeds, Bryce … [Read more]

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First Look: Surly’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Brewer’s Table

Photos by Aaron Davidson On Tuesday, Surly Brewing Company gave a preview of its fine dining restaurant, Brewer's Table, located on the upper floor … [Read more]

Matty O Reilly Featured

Four Years on Seven Corners: A Profile of Matty O’Reilly

Matty O’Reilly, shaved clean from his chin to the top of his head, relaxes in a high-back chair at the bar at 318 Café. Behind him, on a narrow stage … [Read more]

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Slay to Gourmet: Walleye Fish Tacos

As the sun starts to hit the tree line, I can feel a noticeable change in the boat. Rod tips start to bounce more frequently, the bait cache is … [Read more]

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Sky-to-Pint Beer: Badger State Brewing Co. goes 100-percent wind powered

Photos courtesy of Badger State Brewing The term “wind-powered brewery” conjures an image of old-timey windmills attached to giant steel tanks—Don Quixote meets 2015. Of course, that’s nowhere near how such conservation-minded breweries actually … [Read more]

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Following the Crowd Leads to MobCraft’s Success and Expansion

Photos courtesy of MobCraft Beer Inc. It takes a bold brewer to craft a beer with a fruit that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain once said will leave your breath smelling "as if you'd been French-kissing your dead grandmother," but MobCraft … [Read more]

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For the Love of Barley: Able Seedhouse Finds Its Brewer

Photos by Brandon Werth In today’s craft-beer culture, hops seem to get all the love, but spend a minute scrolling through Able Seedhouse + Brewery’s Instagram feed and you might just experience a tingly feeling for barley you never knew you were … [Read more]

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Update: The Sunday Growler Sales Race Is On

Updated: May 20, 2015 Cities across the state of Minnesota are moving to update their ordinances to permit Sunday growler sales, following a law change at the state level that allows them pending city approvals. It appears the first breweries … [Read more]

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Now Open: Lupulin Brewing

Photos by Brian Kaufenberg On May 10, many eager Minnesotans with boats in tow will find themselves in Big Lake, parked in bumper-to-bumper traffic on U.S. Highway 10 on their way north for fishing opener. On May 15, they’ll find themselves in lined … [Read more]