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Craft Distillery Bottle Sales Start Friday in Minnesota

The rise of craft breweries and cideries in Minnesota has coincided with a renaissance of craft distilleries throughout the state. There are 14 … [Read more]

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Clarity in Thinking: Lucid Brewing on Growth and American Sky Acquisition

Opening a brewery isn’t easy. Between the up-front capital needed to purchase equipment and learning the ropes as you go, just like any startup … [Read more]

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Four Firkins Closing Both Locations

Specialty craft beer store The Four Firkins, which has been in business in the Twin Cities since 2008, announced Tuesday it is closing both its St. … [Read more]


Indeed Brewing Rolls Out New Can Designs

Indeed Brewing Company unveiled updated packaging for its three flagship beers, Day Tripper Pale Ale, Midnight Ryder Black IPA, and Dandy Lager, the … [Read more]

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Tom Weber’s Twin Cities

The MPR radio host swaps airwaves for paper to highlight the best of Minneapolis-St. Paul Sometimes it takes a Minnesota transplant to point out … [Read more]

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A Dad’s Guide to Parental Pairings

Meticulous planning, strategic execution, a highly controlled environment. A how-to for brewing beer? Nope: a guide to getting your kid to eat a … [Read more]

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First in US: Boom Island’s New Bottling Unit

Photos by Aaron Davidson Boom Island Brewing Company follows as many traditional European techniques as possible to maintain the authenticity of its … [Read more]

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Breweries Boom in Greater Minnesota

If there are two things craft breweries in greater Minnesota have proven, it’s that there is no such thing as a “typical” craft-beer drinker, and … [Read more]

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A Family Affair: Minnesota’s Growing Hops Community

Three men walk through even rows of trellises on the outskirts of Owatonna, Minnesota, noting how much fertilizer has affected the color of cascade hop leaves and how the glacier hops seem to grow wide. Amid inside jokes and ideas for their next … [Read more]

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In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer Episode 1: The Game Plan It’s a warm Friday evening in June and the patio at Fulton Brewing is buzzing. Dogs walk circles around their owners’ feet, empty pint glasses stack … [Read more]

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Sweetland Orchard Bottling Line of ‘Scrumpy’ Hard Ciders

Sweetland Orchard, in Webster, Minnesota, has been making hard cider since 2012 and is now bottling and kegging it for wholesale distribution. Four-packs of Sweetland's Scrumpy Original ("tart, dry, and unfiltered"), Scrumpy Sweet ("a sweet-tart … [Read more]


In Cahoots! Returns for Year Two

10 Minnesota breweries will form five teams to brew five totally new collaboration beers for Red Stag Supperclub’s annual summer bash Block parties are a staple of Minnesota summers. So is beer—preferably local craft beer. So when the folks at … [Read more]

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Rooted in Tradition, Keepsake Cidery Looks to the Future

Photos by Brian Kaufenberg “This is really out there,” my fiancée remarks as we turn onto another winding country road taking us deeper into farmland on our way to Keepsake Cidery in Dundas, Minnesota. She’s right—the roar of I-35 has completely … [Read more]

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How Local Artists Create Craft Beer’s Identity One Label at a Time

Craft beer is typically lauded mostly for what’s inside the can. But for many drinkers—especially those new to craft—love at first glance starts with the label. That’s where label artists come into play. Creative, artful labels are key to getting … [Read more]