Beans to Beer: Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa Brewing Up Plans for Beer Making

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A family familiar with bags of coffee beans ready for roasting will soon be lugging bags of grain awaiting brewing.  The French family owns Stonehouse Coffee, a company founded in 2001 that roasts its own beans for its coffee and grinds its own wheat for fresh-baked scones. Soon they will take their hands-on, homemade philosophy [...]

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New Orleans Crawfish Boil by Chef Andrew Gerson

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Dinner on the Farm Presents a Farm to Table recipe from Chef Andrew Gerson of Brooklyn Brewery, who’s in town from August 9-16 for Brooklyn Brewery’s Mash Tour. Photos by Jeromy Reaux The crawfish boil is a distillation of New Orleans culture and the slow simmering essence of summer. Meaty crawfish slow cook in a [...]

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5 Things To Eat & Drink at Tonight’s Pride Dabbler

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27 food trucks paired with 27 breweries. So much good eating and drinking is about to happen at tonight’s Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride in Loring Park. Among all the terrific pairings you’ll be in for, here are five things you should be sure not to miss. 1. The debut of Bauhaus Brew Labs [...]

Roasted Pork Loin, Sweet Corn Succotash, Soy Beans, Summer Squash, and Herbed Crème Fraiche

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Also included in this Farm to Table recipe by Dinner on the Farm: Summer Tomatoes, Anchovy Aioli, Croutons, and Basil. By Jon Wipfli Photos by Daniel Murphy In my experience, the most pleasant foods to eat are those that are so fresh that you hardly have to handle them to make a great dish. These two [...]

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Farmhouse Ale-Braised Rabbit and Wild Acres Lemon Fried Chicken

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Farm to table recipes presented by Dinner on the Farm.  Recipe by TJ Rawitzer The Tiny Diner and Farm is a little collaboration between farm and diner counter. We believe it’s the little things that count, so we create small-scale menu items with fruits and vegetables, filling people with good food while doing good stuff like [...]

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Food Meets Beer: The Rabbit Hole

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By John Garland, The Heavy Table Photos by Daniel Murphy L.A. transplant Thomas Kim has energized Midtown Global Market by giving Midwest staples a cheeky Korean glance. We get lost in decadent burgers and a carnitas cocktail as we tumble down The Rabbit Hole. Thomas Kim stands at the grill painting the flesh of a [...]

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Red Cow pairs beers and beef from Oskar Blues

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UPDATED The inaugural tapping of Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale at Red Cow in Minneapolis won’t just be an opportunity to try one of Minnesota’s newest beer arrivals, but a chance to pair it with grass-fed, all-natural Angus beef straight from the brewery’s farm located in Colorado, Hops & Heifers. Red Cow, located on 50th and [...]

Food With Beer—From the Brewer’s Perspective

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This edition of Deep Thoughts explores the delicious, delicious interplay between food and beer By Dave Hoops This issue, we are going to touch on beer and food, two topics I sure love. My name is Dave Hoops, Master Brewer at Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth, Minnesota. In this issue we address two of my favorite topics: [...]

Campfire Cooking: Streamside with The Wild Chef

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A “Stream to Table” recipe, presented by Dinner on the Farm By Jonathan Miles, The Wild Chef The adventurous eaters who dine with us in the farm fields all summer long may be getting a case of cabin fever right about now. Not only are we pining for warmer weather, but also the local food [...]

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Minnesota’s Brewpubs: Where Fresh Craft Beer Meets its Culinary Match

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Where fresh craft beer meets its culinary match By Doug Hoverson  As the United States emerged from Prohibition, lawmakers sought to make sure that the close economic links between brewers and saloons, and the political and moral corruption that sometimes resulted, would not be reproduced in the new era. The three-tier system separated the manufacturer [...]

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Breakfast Meets Beer

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The tail end of winter is the perfect time to indulge in a splendid taboo. A beer. On a weekday. Before noon. Here’s where to make it happen and what to eat with it. By John Garland, The Heavy Table You reluctantly wake up and fumble for your alarm clock. There’s a thick layer of [...]

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Stout-Braised Chuck Roast, Big Wood Blue Cheesecake & Barleywine Fig Compote

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Dinner on the Farm presents its latest farm to table recipes. Recipe By Dan Parker Photos by Aaron Davidson The days are getting shorter, the nights colder, and while the long months of winter weather are just beginning, the holiday season brings great food, great beer, and most importantly, the great company of those we [...]

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Food Meets Beer: The Sample Room

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By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy Eleven years ago, The Sample Room began serving a “small plates” menu before it was trendy. Now, a former sous chef returns to make his mark on the ever-evolving Northeast barroom. A century ago, the Gluek Brewery occupied three acres of riverfront land in Northeast Minneapolis. The north [...]

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Charcuterie Plates and Ginger Panna Cotta at the Grand Cafe

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Food Meets Beer gets busy at The Grand Cafe By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy The Grand Café in Southwest Minneapolis has a reputation for quiet elegance and fantastic brunch. A stunning meat program and more craft beer are now making it more accessible for everyday eating. Ask your favorite foodie where the best [...]

The Art of Fermentation: Fermented Foods with Sandor Katz

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Bringing Anerobic Metabolism to the Masses By John Garland Most beer drinkers have some understanding of fermentation. They know that carefully selected microbes work to transform hop-flavored sugar water into the brews we know and love. Fermentation is when the magic happens, when carbohydrates become ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. But alcohol isn’t the only [...]

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