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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]

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Wine Wednesday: The Best White Grape for Fall, and a Solo Vino Tasting

I was chatting on WCCO with John Hines yesterday, and it got me thinking about all things autumn. We'll be toting heavy porters and fresh hops to our … [Read more]

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Homegrown Humor: The Hilarious and Melodious World of Wits

There is nothing really quite like this radio show. Wits is part comedy radio, part variety show, and each installment provides … [Read more]

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The Top Ten Questions about Autumn Brew Review

The 14th annual Autumn Brew Review will be held this Saturday, September 27th at the Historic Grain Belt Brewery. For many Minnesota beer fans, Autumn … [Read more]

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

Vote in the 2014 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Reader's Choice Awards. This survey is powered by SurveyGizmo's online survey software. Please take my survey … [Read more]

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DIY: How to build and play your own Kubb set

The game of Kubb (pronounced koob) is an increasingly popular lawn game said to have originated over 1,000 years ago in Scandinavia. Though the game … [Read more]

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Summer Beer Dabbler 2014

Thousands of Beer Dabblers gathered at Midway Stadium on a late summer day in sunny St. Paul, Minnesota for the 6th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler. The … [Read more]

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Sweet on Sours: Schell’s expanding sour program with new facility

August Schell Brewing Company has announced plans to build a new facility that will house ten cypress lagering tanks and an expanded home for … [Read more]

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

Vote in the 2014 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Reader's Choice Awards. This survey is powered by SurveyGizmo's online survey software. Please take my survey nowReturn to Top … [Read more]

Insight Brewing Now Open Feat

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 latest addition to Northeast Minneapolis's burgeoning brewery scene. It's a "globally inspired" … [Read more]

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The Secrets of Surly

The last year has been a busy one for Surly Brewing. Obviously, the company’s biggest project has been its new brewing facility, which is scheduled to open next fall in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood. The new brewery alone would be enough … [Read more]

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Straight from the Source: On the Road in Delaware

Even a column intended to celebrate beers of the Minnesota region only available at the brewery has to go on vacation occasionally. So when looking for a seminar to advance my scholarship for the day job, I found one in Lewes, Delaware. The name … [Read more]

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Insight Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis

Ilan Klages-Mundt, head brewer and co-founder of Insight Brewing, describes the new 30 bbl brewery located on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis as globally inspired. A look at their beer list, which features beer styles originating from Japan, Denmark, … [Read more]

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