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Brewer Profile: Keigan Knee of Modist Brewing

Photos by Aaron Davidson The pounding of hammers on sheet metal echoes throughout a cavernous warehouse in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. The … [Read more]

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Barley John’s announces Minnesota distribution

Barley John's, the acclaimed New Brighton brewpub, has announced plans to distribute beer to on- and off-sale Minnesota establishments in the coming … [Read more]

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A celebration of fermentation at GYST

A California-inspired concept has taken root a block from Eat Street Photos by James Eastman Yeast is a remarkable thing. It’s wild, … [Read more]

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The Wide World of Beer with Stephen Beaumont: Drinking in Thoroughly Modern London

During the latter part of his enormously successful career, the late Michael Jackson, beer writer extraordinaire, employed an assistant named Owen … [Read more]

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The Growler’s Guide to Beer at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

It's that time of year: to drink some cold craft beer with a couple hundred thousand of your closest friends. It's been eight years since the Great … [Read more]

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America’s ice box: How the frozen lakes and rivers of the North transformed the nation’s brewing industry

Today, “ice harvest” means grabbing a few cubes from the tray in the freezer. But in the 19th century, before modern refrigeration, ice harvesting … [Read more]

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Alan Sparhawk’s creative process and Low’s new album, ‘Ones and Sixes’

The line starts to crackle as soon as Alan Sparhawk picks up the phone. As he greets me from his home in Duluth, Minnesota, the Low frontman’s voice … [Read more]

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These Boots Were Made for Brewing: Pink Boots Society opens Minnesota chapter

Eight years ago, on June 15, 2008, brewmaster and beer expert Teri Fahrendorf started the ultimate girls-only club: the Pink Boots Society (PBS). On … [Read more]

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Lessons from Year One

We asked six Minnesota breweries to reflect on the ups and downs of their first year in the brewing business Minnesota will have more than 100 craft breweries in business by the end of 2015. It’s remarkable, considering the state had only five … [Read more]

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Surly creates rhubarb saison for 2015 Chipotle Cultivate Festival

Photos by Aaron Davidson For the second year, Surly Brewing Company has brewed a beer for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Minneapolis. Your one-and-only chance to taste it is Saturday, August 22, from 11am—7pm in Loring Park, but The Growler … [Read more]

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Straight from the Source: Brewery Vivant

Photos by Steph Harding Belgian tradition. Local mission. Brewery Vivant’s philosophy is clear the moment you walk up to its doors. Located in an old funeral home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the pub gives off a monastic vibe: diffused light, lots of … [Read more]

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AleSmith Brewing Company launches Minnesota distribution

Another award-winning national craft brewery has expanded distribution to Minnesota. AleSmith Brewing Company will begin hitting shelves and tap lines in the state "any day now." Twenty years after launching in a small space in the commercial … [Read more]

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From Itasca to the Gulf: Fulton and NOLA collaborate on ‘Messipi’

Ol' Man River. The Big Muddy. The Gathering of Water. The Joiner of Breweries. The Mississippi River cuts a meandering line down the center of the United States, connecting not only northern Minnesota's Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, but also … [Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: La Granja Agave Azacca Saison

Agave tequilana is the plant responsible for pulque and tequila. It’s also an adjunct sugar source for this month’s recipe. In the interest of adjective-laden beer styles we’re going to undertake a non-traditional farmhouse ale populated by blue … [Read more]