Bob DuVernois

Bob DuVernois to step down as head brewer at Excelsior

Excelsior Brewing announced in its Friday, October 31st newsletter that head brewer Bob DuVernois will be "hanging up his EBC spurs in the middle of … [Read more]


Surly EIGHT to be Released at The Dakota Jazz Club November 9th

Surly Brewing Company is celebrating eight years of brewing with the release of Surly EIGHT at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday, November … [Read more]

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11 Wells Debuts Maelstrom Rum, Cocktail Room To Open This Spring

Since the debut of their Minnesota 13 un-aged whiskey, Bob McManus and Lee Egbert have been hard at work. They've built a new still, ordered a few … [Read more]


Fulton Brewing celebrates five years

The brewery's wood anniversary is complete with barrel-aged Expat Rye Saison On October 28, 2009, The Happy Gnome in St. Paul tapped the first … [Read more]


Vote for the Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards 2014

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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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Now Open or Damn Close, Fall 2014

In this edition of Now Open (or Damn Close), we take a look at four very different breweries. Insight Brewing There's Insight Brewing, the … [Read more]


Craft Culture: The Art of Letterpress with Studio on Fire

Photos by Kristine Erickson Do you know any graphic designers? If you do, ask them to see their business card. Odds are high that your friend’s card … [Read more]

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Now Open: Bob and Pete DeLange’s Waconia Brewing

UPDATE October 23, 2014: Waconia Brewing is now open When Bob and Pete DeLange open the doors of Waconia Brewing Company this October they, like their brother Kevin, will officially hold the title of “brewery owner.” Perhaps partially spurred by … [Read more]


Style Profile: Barley Wine

We explore barley wine, an often misunderstood style that warms the throat—and heart. Illustration by David Witt As much as many of us wish it weren’t so, winter is on its way. Already there is a chill in the air and the long days are quickly … [Read more]


A Town Hall Meeting with Brewer Mike Hoops

In anticipation of Town Hall's Anniversary Week, we rap with Town Hall Brewery's Mike Hoops. Photos by Aaron Davidson Name: Mike Hoops Hometown: Glencoe, MN Works at: Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Turn-Ons: … [Read more]


To Age or Not to Age?

All over this country good beer is dying. These are not dramatic or heroic deaths, not the explosive demise of dropped bottles nor the panicked jerk of clumsily overturned pints. These are slow, invisible deaths, stretching over weeks, months, and … [Read more]

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Harvest Season: Minnesota’s Fresh Hop Beers

The fall hop harvest has all but come to a close, but the fruits of those labors are just now ready for enjoyment. Fresh hop ales are hitting shelves and taprooms all across the state to ring in my personal favorite season of the … [Read more]