The Mill: Commander Release, Green Flash Expands, Stir Crazy and More

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The Mill is being whitewashed—how do you like them apples? We’re going to shut our windows and hang on to autumn as long as possible with all the great craft cider this state is making, before trudging out to drink 10% ABV barrel-aged stouts for the next four months. What’s on your radar this week […]

The Mill: Stouts, Trademarks, World Records and More

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The Mill is bracing for the cold. We’ve seen the videos of snow in Calgary and hear that same front is headed our way. So, looks like it’s time to hunker down with some great stouts and terrible movies. Upcoming Events: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is hosting Brews And Canoes at Aria tomorrow. […]

The Mill: State Fair, Third Bird and other Big Deals

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The Mill is ready to get together. And we’ll bring you complete coverage on Thursday’s coming chaos in St. Paul. In the meantime, tell us who is the best in local beer: submit your nominations for Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal 2014. Yesterday’s News: Bent Brewstillery will re-open their taproom this Thursday, August 21st beginning at 2pm. Check out […]

Bent Brewstillery’s Barrel-Aged Series

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Bent Brewstillery is announcing their Barrel-Aged Series. The distillery and brewery out of Roseville, Minnesota, which recently merged with Pour Decisions Brewing is now starting the process of aging their newest batch of barrel-aged beer. Related Post: Bent Brewstillery Merges with Pour Decisions Brewing 620 gallons of Dark Fatha, their American Emperial Stout, is currently aging […]

The Rise of Minnesota-Made Spirits

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After the license fee for small distilleries was lowered in 2011, multiple operations in Minnesota bought stills, sourced grain, and filed their paperwork. Get ready for an explosion of local spirits on the shelves in 2014. By John Garland Scott Ervin of Norseman Distillery fills his bottles of vodka by hand, one at a time, […]

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Weekend Events Preview 1/16-1/19

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Thursday, January 16 MIA Third Thursday—Science of Art Discover the intersection of science and art! Take in live music, chat chemistry with an art conservator, make microscopic paintings with help from the Science Museum of Minnesota, and dive into scientific works on view in the galleries. More information here. Minneapolis Institute of Arts 6:00pm-9:00pm 2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis   […]

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Bent Brewstillery Merges with Pour Decisions Brewing

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By Brian Kaufenberg Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions Brewing are making a joint new year resolution to grow stronger—and it’s not with a new gym membership. One-year-old Pour Decisions and just released Bent Brewstillery announced that on January 1st they have merged into one company under the name Bent Brewstillery. In pooling their resources, Bartley Blume […]

Weekend Events Preview 12/19-12/22

Thursday, December 19th: MIA Third Thursday—Northern Grade Art meets America’s finest craftsmanship with Northern Grade, an exclusive marketplace of menswear and other unique goods. Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at 6:00pm-9:00pm to meet the makers, connect with craft, and do some last-minute holiday shopping. Create your own letterpress gift tags and specialty wrapping paper […]

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When Can We Get Bent (Brewstillery)?

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  The folks over at Bent Brewstillery (not to be confused with Bent Paddle Brewing, who yesterday announced limited Twin Cities distribution) posted several answers to a few big questions that fans have been asking.   The biggest question, of course: When will we be able to buy Bent beer and spirits? The response: Early […]