The Mash-Up: St. Paddy’s Day stouts galore, plus FINNEGANS unveils its new brewery

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...]

Firestone Walker (finally) comes to Minnesota

A bear and lion are soon to be uncaged in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, for the beers of Firestone Walker Brewing Company are set to roam free in … [Read More...]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Craft Breweries of 2017

It’s that time of year again: The Brewers Association has released its annual list of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in 2017, which ranks America’s top … [Read More...]

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Tattersall, other Minnesota distilleries medal at 2018 American Craft Spirits Association awards

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), a national nonprofit aiming to support and elevate the U.S. craft spirits community, released the … [Read More...]

Craft Cocktails: Martini recipes from Marvel Bar

Gin, vermouth, bitters, ice, stir, strain. The most classic of all cocktails is as simple as it is spectacular. Here, the martini experts at Marvel … [Read More...]

Spirits Close-Up: White Aperitifs

When you’re making cocktails, there’s easy, and there’s interesting, and rarely the twain shall meet. On the one hand, you can buy pre-bottled … [Read More...]

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Cider & Wine

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...]

Red Wine 101: The 9 grapes you need to know

In the late 1970s, a historic pinot noir winery in Oregon had to make cabernet sauvignon from purchased grapes just to pay the bills because, at the time, no one was buying Oregon pinot. They hated doing it because it felt like selling out. But … [Read More...]

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