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The Caves of Casanova: A Legacy of Beer in Hudson, Wisconsin

This Saturday marks the 7th Annual Casanova Cave Beer Fest in Hudson, Wisc., but the caves where the festival is held are much, much older with deep … [Read more]


Homegrown Hempen Ale Returns to Fitger’s Brewhouse

The Homegrown Music Festival is returning to the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., April 26 – May 3 and along with it comes the return … [Read more]

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Seattle Cider Company Entering Minnesota Market

A new brand of hard cider from the Pacific Northwest will soon begin competing for the coveted spot of the apple 0f Minnesotans' eyes–or pint glasses, … [Read more]

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Pop-Up, Chef-Curated Spring Farmers’ Market Madness

Anyone who’s lived in the Twin Cities for any amount of time knows that farmers’ markets around here are a big deal. Like, … [Read more]

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The State of Craft Beer: 5 Things to Watch in 2015

The Brewers Association’s (BA) annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America wrapped up last week in Portland. The conference brought … [Read more]

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Hayes’ Public House Expanding

Less than two years after becoming Buffalo, Minnesota’s, first-ever brewery, Hayes' Public House is making news again: Their beloved brews will soon … [Read more]


10 Questions for The Current at 10 Years

Photos by Aaron Davidson When 89.3 The Current hit the airwaves at 9:01am on Jan. 24, 2005 to the beat of Atmosphere’s “Say Shh,” nothing was a sure … [Read more]


How to Make the Perfect Craft Gimlet

Making the perfect craft gimlet shouldn't be a challenge. Photos by James Eastman I had the recent opportunity to make drinks at a dinner party … [Read more]

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Summit Celebrates Completion of Expansion Project

On Friday, craft beer pioneers Summit Brewing Company celebrated the official completion of a multi-year expansion project that includes space for its canning line, administrative and sales offices, and an industry training room for wholesaler and … [Read more]

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Dangerous Man and Electric Fetus Collaborate to Create Record Store Day Beer

Music and beer collaborations are nothing new, from Dogfish Head’s interpretation of Miles Davis’ experimental album Bitches Brew to create an ale by the same name, to the recent teaming of Surly Brewing Company and hip-hop collective Doomtree to … [Read more]


Can Do: Lagersmith Business Booming With Addition of Canning Line

Photos by Aaron Davidson Lagersmith founder Nate Smith is finally realizing everything his company can be. In two years of mobile bottling, Smith never had enough business to reach full-time status. Since adding a canning line last December, … [Read more]

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New Beers—and More—at Target Field in 2015

Baseball season is finally back, and with it comes the announcement of the Twins’ starting lineup for the home opener today—and Target Field’s 2015 lineup of local beers. First, let’s go over the seasoned players of the stadium’s locally-brewed … [Read more]


Now Open (Or Damn Close): Goat Ridge Brewing in New London, Minn.

Josh Reed and his wife decided to move back home from the West Coast. Their plan to set down roots in rural Minnesota became literal in 2010, when Josh established a hop farm with 200 rhizomes on his wife’s homestead. The farm is set on a glacial … [Read more]

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