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Schell’s Stag Series #9: Cave- and Barrel-Aged Lager

  When you've been in business for over 150 years, you're going to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Or under your brewery. Like the … [Read more]

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4 Minnesota Creameries to Watch in 2015

The cheese industry in Minnesota is like a good cheese curd. It’s squeaky and new, bursting with a spring-like freshness. Our local cheesemakers don’t … [Read more]

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Summit Brewing Company releasing Hopvale Organic Ale

Trends may come and go, but session ales thankfully seem to be around for good. Summit Brewing Company is helping the cause with its release of … [Read more]

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Bent Brewstillery releasing Ol’ Guerrero Barrel Aged Chilean Double Stout

Bent Brewstillery's El Guerrero Chilean Double Stout is growing "older, wiser" after a restful stint in oak barrels. The newly reborn Ol' Guerrero … [Read more]

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Craft Culture: Custom Bike Frames at Prairie Crow Bikeworks

Photos by Matt Lien Tucked among the houses of Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood sits the Shasta building, a sprawling industrial fortress, whose … [Read more]

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The Minnesota Brewer: Pitching Yeast with Twins Closer Glen Perkins in the Offseason

Photos by Brace Hemmelgarn, Minnesota Twins Glen Perkins's newfound hobby has him pitching more than just baseballs in the offseason. Beer and … [Read more]

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Zen and the Art of Beer Sensory Analysis

“Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without … [Read more]

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Slay to Gourmet: 3 Recipes from the Larder

Photos by Matt Lien It’s that time of year again where hunters and fishermen alike find themselves in a lull. Fishing shacks are gone from the … [Read more]

Schell's Stag Series #9

Schell’s Stag Series #9: Cave- and Barrel-Aged Lager

  When you've been in business for over 150 years, you're going to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Or under your brewery. Like the caverns beneath the August Schell Brewing Co. in New Ulm. The Civil War-era caves made lagering possible … [Read more]

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What’s Really in That American Pale Ale?

Illustration by David Witt Pale ale has been around for a long time. It owes its existence to technology. Sometime in the mid-seventeenth century, enterprising maltsters figured out that using coke as the fuel for malt kilns instead of wood or straw … [Read more]

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The Minnesota Brewer: Pitching Yeast with Twins Closer Glen Perkins in the Offseason

Photos by Brace Hemmelgarn, Minnesota Twins Glen Perkins's newfound hobby has him pitching more than just baseballs in the offseason. Beer and baseball are an iconic pairing—and it’s not just enjoyed in the bleachers. Twins all-star closer Glen … [Read more]

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Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries

The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers, released its annual ranking of the top 50 craft and overall breweries in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Minnesota breweries August … [Read more]

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Vine Park Celebrates 20 Years of Brew-Your-Own Beers

Anybody can brew their own beer. From department store kits to all grain systems at homebrew supply centers, a range of products are out there for people to make their own beer at home. What those recipes tend to ignore, though, is the social side of … [Read more]

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