Northern Brewer Minneapolis adding ‘tasting bar’ for homebrew and wine

Roseville homebrew supply company Northern Brewer is expanding its South Minneapolis retail location into a full homebrewing experience, complete with a new tasting bar that will sample featured beer and wine recipes. Samples from the new tasting bar will be free and limited to three-ounce pours. Brews available during the week of the store’s opening … [ Read more]

The Mill: Como Dockside is closing its doors

Como Dockside is closing its doors, with opportunities for one last lakeside po’ boy lasting until its final day on Wednesday, November 22. The closure was decided after the restaurant and the City of St. Paul determined that they couldn’t keep up with the year-round business model. “We had hoped a year-round staffing model and … [ Read more]

The Mill: Nice Ride Minnesota to introduce dockless bike sharing in 2018

Nice Ride Minnesota, the nonprofit behind the signature lime green bikes seen all over Minneapolis and St. Paul, is planning to roll out a new dockless bike sharing program. The new system would eliminate the need for the docking stations that riders currently use to check bikes in and out, effectively opening up access to … [ Read more]

New day at Nighthawks: Local restauranteur takes over management at the popular late-night spot

Nighthawks Diner, located in the Kingfield neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is officially under the management of Bartmann Group, which also manages hotspots around town like Tiny Diner, Red Stag Supperclub, and Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre. The restaurant’s future became uncertain in January when it lost its chef Landon Schoenefeld, though this move signals good things … [ Read more]

The Mill: The company behind Corona invests in cannabis-infused beverages

Alcohol giant Constellation Brands, the $42 billion company that owns Corona, Modelo, and Svedka has bought a 9.9 percent minority stake in the $2 billion Canadian medical cannabis company Canopy Growth. The stake is worth $191 million, with the option to increase in the future. Constellation’s CEO confirmed that this investment is part of a … [ Read more]

Brewers Association, USDA team up to breed disease-resistant hops

Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade group,  has reached a deal with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to fund a public hop breeding program. The trust agreement would develop disease-resistant hop strains to be released into the public domain, greatly opening up access for growers, buyers, and brewers who were previously working … [ Read more]