Flat Earth Growler

Sunday Growler Sales in St. Paul to Begin July 5

This weekend marks the 239th year since the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain and the first time since Prohibition people will be able … [Read more]

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Minnesota United FC Looks to St. Paul for Stadium Location

The battle to build a soccer specific stadium for Minnesota United FC’s MLS promotion is opening up a new, familiar front: Saint Paul. In March, … [Read more]

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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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The Late Show: A Week of Midnight Meals in Minneapolis

Photos by Daniel Murphy Thursday – 10:30pm Nighthawks • kitchen until midnight, Mon–Sat A cook sits at the bar and eats a cheeseburger. His name … [Read more]

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Sacred Sounds: How One Restoration Expert is Preserving the World’s Pipe Organs

Photos by Aaron Davidson Pipe organs are the most complex instruments in the world. Born of wood, metal, fabric, wire, glue, and finish, they contain … [Read more]

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Jazz & Funk & Soul, Oh My!

After years of simmering on the backburner of the Twin Cities music scene, jazz-inspired funk bands are back—and they’re bigger, louder, and groovier … [Read more]

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Beer Wrote This Song: A Brief History of a Match Made in Heaven

“Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, and vodka puts my mouth in gear.” – Tom T. Hall, "I Like Beer" Like old friends who met young, beer … [Read more]

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Style Profile: Kölsch

Germany is mostly thought of as a land of lagers. The brewing of cold-conditioned, bottom-fermented beers is thought to have originated in Bavaria some four to five hundred years ago. Fermentation in cool caves hindered the growth of beer-spoiling … [Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Hopbursted Brett Session IPA

Hopbursted Brett Session IPA: this month, we will be just a bourbon barrel short of hitting all the buzzwords. Our project will be to twist a very hoppy, low alcohol, and easy-drinking ale with a non-Saccharomyces fermentation. We’ll be gunning … [Read more]

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Brewer Profile: Summit’s Damian McConn

Lass, lad, bugger, bloody. The words pepper Damian McConn’s sentences as frequently as “for sure” and “ya know” flow from the mouths of native Midwesterners. It’s not surprising: Damian grew up in Ireland and lived there until moving to Edinburgh, … [Read more]

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The Wide World of Beer with Stephen Beaumont: Something About Buffalo, NY

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading beer writers, Stephen Beaumont is the author or co-author of 10 books about beer, including The World Atlas of Beer (2012) and two editions of The Pocket Beer Guide (2013 & 2014), all co-written … [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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