Climate Change: The Good, The Bad, and The Barley

The Minnesota of the future will look very different from today. So, too, will the future of Minnesota beer. Photos by David Hansen, University of Minnesota In January 2015, the United Kingdom’s Hadley Center for Climate, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held press conferences—all in the same week—to declare 2014 the … [ Read more]

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Minnesota Hops on the Map

By Adam Overland Minnesota is changing. The change was subtle at first, and many years from now it will be hard to say or remember exactly when it began. But history books love to mark time with dates, and so when the textbook is written about the history of hops in Minnesota, February 22, 2014 … [ Read more]

The Water Issue

A look at the role of water in beer, the state of freshwater in Minnesota, and issues affecting water both here, and around the globe. Minnesota: Land of 11,842 lakes of more than 10 acres in size. Land of 63,000 miles of rivers and streams, headwaters of three of the largest river basins in North … [ Read more]

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The Botany of Beer

Research in Locally Grown Beer Ingredients By Adam Overland There is no shortage of craft breweries, brewpubs, and Minnesota beers these days. A veritable wave of good beer and entrepreneurship has washed over Minnesota in the last decade, gathering size and speed in recent years. But almost without exception, one won’t find Minnesota beers brewed with local … [ Read more]

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A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20