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Minnesota: The State of Homebrewing

The eyes of the homebrewing universe will be on the Twin Cities in mid-June, and many of its citizens will pour into our hometown to celebrate their community and culture. Homebrew Con, the world’s largest annual gathering of homebrewers, will … [Read More...]

Amendment removed, liquor omnibus bill passes Minnesota House

Late Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed its version of the liquor omnibus bill (S.F. No. 444), which includes provisions for craft breweries, microdistilleries, and farm wineries. Earlier this week, the bill was … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: American Craft Beer Week and Art-A-Whirl exclusives

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...]

Minnesota House tables liquor omnibus bill

Several Minnesota laws related to alcohol were up for discussion at the House of Representatives on Monday under a liquor omnibus bill approved by the Senate in early April. The bill included provisions related to craft breweries, microdistilleries, … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Anniversaries and adjuncts

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...]

Finnegans and Badger Hill team up in new brewing partnership

Finnegans, the nonprofit beer company currently building its Finnegans House brewery and social entrepreneurship incubator in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced it will be partnering with Badger Hill Brewing Company in a unique business arrangement … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Maibocks, hefes, and wits come out of hibernation

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 listing of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and … [Read More...]

Heineken to acquire full ownership of Lagunitas

Lagunitas Brewing Company, the Petaluma-based craft brewing icon that sold a 50-percent stake to Heineken last September, announced on their website this morning that they would transfer the other half of the ownership to Heineken as well. The Dutch … [Read More...]

Spiral Brewery bringing Hastings’ brewing history full circle

The brewing history of Hastings, Minnesota, is a long and storied one, dating back to 1856. But the town, situated on the Mississippi River just 20 miles south of St. Paul, hasn't had a functioning brewery since Prohibition shuttered Hastings Brewing … [Read More...]

Wicked Weed Brewing selling to Anheuser-Busch

Asheville, North Carolina's, Wicked Weed Brewing is being acquired by The High End, Anheuser-Busch's business unit that focuses on craft and import brands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and it's still subject to regulatory approval before … [Read More...]

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