Latest

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Chapel Brewing

Chapel Brewing’s theme can be described as one of transformation. Built in 1880 as a village hall and jail, the historic building in Dundas, Minnesota, was bought by J.P. Hummel in 1882 and converted into a church. "That's why we think Chapel is a … [Read More...]

Now Open: Shakopee Brewhall in downtown Shakopee

In the fall of 2010, Ryan Lindquist and Damon Schuler toured Lift Bridge Brewing with their wives. During their tour, the pair looked around and thought, “We should totally do this.” Though neither of them had brewed a batch of beer in his life, … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Shakopee Brewhall debuts, plus ABR and other big beer events bring fresh flavors

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and … [Read More...]

Drekker Brewing to open ‘destination brewery and taproom’ next summer

Drekker Brewing, the Fargo-based craft brewery, announced Wednesday that it is building a new destination brewery and taproom. The historic building, located at 1632 First Avenue North in Fargo, was once a locomotive repair facility before … [Read More...]

Now Open: 14 Lakes Brewery in Crosslake

Almost two years of preparations were wrapping up Sunday, September 3 when the staff at 14 Lakes Brewery in Crosslake, Minnesota, planned a quiet soft opening. Within an hour, however, their taproom was crowded. “Our two o’clock soft opening … [Read More...]

O’zapft is: Tapping into all the Oktoberfest events this fall in Minnesota

The official Oktoberfest may kick off next weekend in Munich, Germany, for its 184th year, but here in the Midwest we're getting a jumpstart on the festivities. Starting Friday, September 8 and running through mid-October, breweries, restaurants, and … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Fall Fests and New Brews in Lake Country

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and … [Read More...]

The Mill: Brewers and chefs are pitching in with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

August 30–September 5 Across the nation, many companies, nonprofits, and individuals have shown support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Among these is the brewing industry—breweries both near and far from the path of the storm have rolled up … [Read More...]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Starry Eyed Brewing Company

Starry Eyed Brewing Company’s logo features the striking black outline of an eye with sharp lashes jetting upward and away. Three stars reflect from the iris. For co-owner Thomas Goebel Jr., it’s more than just the logo of his brewery in Little … [Read More...]

The Mash Up: Time for Fall Beers and Fresh Hops

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and … [Read More...]

More Beer News