Beer

J.J. Taylor–MN president Christopher Morton and Teamsters’ Ed Reynoso outline contract agreement to end seven-week strike

The nearly seven-week strike by 93 members of Teamsters Local 792 against distribution company J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota came to … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Fruity, summery beers on tap for Memorial Day

With over 150 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 … [Read More...]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Rustech Brewing in Monticello

It seems these days that the most successful way to revitalize a city’s downtown area is to add a brewery. So when longtime residents and husband and … [Read More...]

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Spirits

Craft Cocktail: Avocadarita at fig + farro

Margaritas and avocados go hand in hand, especially when the weather turns hot and humid. And at fig + farro, both can literally be in your hand at … [Read More...]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): 10,000 Drops Craft Distillers in Faribault

It's an expensive proposition to make grain to glass spirits when just starting a distillery business, but for the founders of 10,000 Drops Craft … [Read More...]

Bob Dylan to release his own line of whiskey, Heaven’s Door

In addition to being a folk music god and winning a Nobel Prize, Bob Dylan can now add a whiskey brand to his extensive repertoire. Having crooned … [Read More...]

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Cider & Wine

The Johnny Appleseed of South Minneapolis: Jeff Zeitler is planting a neighborhood urban orchard

Jeff Zeitler, co-owner of Urban Forage Winery & Cider House, isn’t your typical farmer. With a focus on what he calls “urban agriculture,” he strives to crowdsource all of his ingredients from the landscape around him. But urban areas have … [Read More...]

Little Minnesota in the Willamette: Winemakers from the North have staked their claim in Oregon’s wine scene

Pinot noir that seduces with satin-and-lace elegance. Riesling worthy of her exalted status as Queen of the White Wines. Chardonnay that walks a tightrope with both energy and grace. These are the kinds of wines coming out of arguably the most … [Read More...]

Fire Cider: The DIY winter tonic that’ll punch you in the face

There’s no denying that fire cider looks bad. Its glow-in-the-dark yellowish hue is like a liquid version of hepatitis. But not to worry—it tastes much, much worse than it looks. What is it? This tonic/remedy/taste bud marauder is made by infusing … [Read More...]

Drink to the Contrary: Reach for white wines this winter

There’s an invisible line that we Minnesotans feel in our bones, and when the thermometer dips below, there’s no going back. I’m talking about the transition from the refreshing white wines or rosés we rocked all summer long to the hearty red wines … [Read More...]

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