Insight Brewing expands distribution across Minnesota

As of this week, Insight Brewing beers are now available in northern and south and central Minnesota. Insight recently partnered with Locher Brothers Distributing to expand their market to the south and middle of the state; Bernick’s is bringing the love to northern Minnesota. That means Insight’s five staples—Hell Chicken, Sunken City, Troll Way, Lambton Dragon, and […]

Minnesota receives $33.6M for wildlife restoration

It’s that time of year again, when this year’s distribution of the revenues generated from excise taxes paid by the hunting, boating, and angling industries gets doled out among the states via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The program raised $1.1 billion for state wildlife agencies in 2015, […]

Waterfall season is a thing, and it has arrived

North Shore waterfall season is officially here, according to Cook County’s website. Cook County has the North Shore’s most dramatic waterfalls, including Devil’s Kettle Falls in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the ephemeral “phantom falls” that pour from the cliffs lining Highway 61, and the High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park. […]

Celebrate National Cereal Day with a bowl of Minnesota-made goodness

March 7 is National Cereal Day in the United States, and what better way to celebrate than by honoring (aka eating) some Minnesota-made cereals? Between General Mills in Golden Valley and Malt-O-Meal in Northfield, Minnesota-made cereals occupy nine of the top 21 best-selling cereals, including Cheerios (no. 1), Cinnamon Toast Crunch (no. 6), Lucky Charms (no. 7), Malt-O-Meal […]

Maple syrup season has arrived

You know spring is just around the corner when maple syrup events start popping up around Minnesota. According to the Minnesota DNR, maple sap runs best when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s to mid-40s, and overnight temperatures are below freezing. Sometimes sap flows as early as January or as late as May, but in Minnesota, […]

Minnesota’s state species: Their past, present, and uncertain future

Minnesota’s official state symbols represent the natural treasures found within the state and remind us of our cultural heritage. But will Minnesota’s most iconic species still be here in 50 years? We check in to see how five of the most beloved state symbols are faring in the face of a changing climate and loss […]

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St. Paul-born Twister Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

Twister, which was created in the 1960s in St. Paul, beat out coloring books, Wiffle Ball, Battleship, Jenga, and American Girl dolls to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 5. Twister was deemed too racy for the Sears Roebuck 1966 catalog, causing Milton Bradley Co. to cancel production. But when […]

UPDATE: Barley John’s Brew Pub Breaks Ground on New Production Facility in Western Wisconsin

By Megan Parker, @mnhockeyfan  [READ TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE FOR UPDATES FROM BARLEY JOHN’S] On the heels of winning their third straight Great Snowshoe Awardat Winterfest last week comes news that Barley John’s Brew Pub is expanding its operation, adding a production brewery and taproom. Exciting news, yes. Not as exciting for local […]

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

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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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bank Brewing

Now Open (or Damn Close) heads west to Bank Brewing, near the South Dakota border. By Brian Kaufenberg Photos courtesy Bank Brewing In the small town of Hendricks, MN, on the South Dakota border, Bank Brewing recently opened a new craft brewery in a historic creamery in disrepair. The name Bank Brewing may be familiar […]

PRESS RELEASE: Fitger’s Brewhouse Signs 20-Year Lease with Fitger’s on the Lake

PRESS RELEASE Duluth, MN – After 19 years of operation, Fitger’s Brewhouse and Fitger’s on the Lake LLC have cemented their commitment to each other and the community of Duluth by signing a 20-year lease. Both parties are thrilled to be renewing and extending this relationship for a total of 20 more years. “Fitger’s is […]

Straight from the Source: Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

By Doug Hoverson When taprooms began to spring up all over the state, some wondered if the brewpub model was obsolete. Why bother with all the expense of setting up a kitchen and running a restaurant when you can just serve beer? With Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub, the reason is as clear as the glass expanse […]

Now Open (or Damn Close): Tin Whiskers

Now Open (or Damn Close) visits St. Paul’s newest production brewery: Tin Whiskers By Brian Kaufenberg The science of brewing brought three electrical engineers together to start Tin Whiskers, St. Paul’s newest production brewery and taproom. Jake Johnson, Jeff Moriarty, and George Kellerman met at the University of Minnesota and worked together at a small […]

August Schell Brewing Company Gets Current

Updated: May 1, 2014 By Brian Kaufenberg In 1860, August Schell Brewing Company was founded, Garibaldi returned to Italy in the Second Italian War of Independence, the British Open was played for the first time, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States, and South Carolina seceded from the Union, setting […]

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Now Open (or Damn Close): Bauhaus Brew Labs

Not your great-grandfather’s Bauhaus. By Brian Kaufenberg The Bauhaus was a school founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius with the aim of uniting art and design into a single creative expression under the slogan “Art into Industry.” The Bauhaus, literally “house of construction” in German, bridged the gap between artistic beauty and utilitarian […]