Sociable Cider introduces barrel-aging program

Sociable Cider Werks co-owner Jim Watkins is never satisfied. He’s always tinkering with things, whether it’s cooking a steak or sourcing apples for the cider served at the taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s no wonder then that the Sociable team is experimenting with the complex flavors that come from barrel-aging their fermented fruit beverage. The … [ Read more]

Sociable Cider Werks to debut caramel apple cider at 2016 Minnesota State Fair

Cooking caramel! #MNStateFair #CaramelApple #SociableSummer MNBeer pic.twitter.com/VkQb50Cu3X — Sociable Cider Werks (@SociableCider) August 12, 2016 When Lift Bridge first brewed their Mini Donut Beer for the Minnesota State Fair a few years back, they set off a chain reaction among Minnesota breweries that has since spawned beers like Flat Earth’s S’mores Porter and Excelsior’s Maple … [ Read more]

Fair State teams up with San Diego’s Modern Times on collaboration beer

An interest in the sour program at Northeast Minneapolis’ Fair State Brewing Cooperative led the folks at San Diego’s Modern Times Beer to pursue a collaboration between the two breweries. Fair State head brewer Niko Tonks is heading to San Diego this weekend to help brew a beer they’re calling The Shoulder of Orion, a … [ Read more]

Bemidji Brewing opens new taproom Thursday

Look at that beautiful new front in progress! #Bemidji #bemidjibrewed pic.twitter.com/9wyAlZ2H6K — Bemidji Brewing Co. (@BemidjiBrewing) June 29, 2016 After announcing a move and expansion about a year ago, Bemidji Brewing Company has been busy moving their entire operation four blocks away to a new space at the edge of downtown (211 America Avenue NW). Co-founder … [ Read more]

This weekend’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer events

10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene, is in the home stretch this weekend. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for May 14-15. Saturday, May 14 Twin Cities Piwo Grodziskie Beer Release at The … [ Read more]

Friday’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer events

10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene, comes to a close this Sunday but isn’t slowing down quite yet. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for Friday, May 13. Twin Cities 612Brew Firkin Release … [ Read more]

All of Wednesday’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer events

May 9-15 is 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for Wednesday, May 11. Check back each day this week for more events happening near you. Twin Cities … [ Read more]

Tuesday’s events for 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer

May 9-15 is 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for Tuesday, May 10. Check back each day this week for more events happening near you. Twin Cities … [ Read more]

Monday’s events for 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer

May 9-15 is 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for Monday, May 9. Check back each day this week for more events happening near you. Twin Cities … [ Read more]

Minnesota craft beer by the numbers

With so much Minnesota-made craft beer out there today, it’s no wonder the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) sets aside 10,000 minutes each year to celebrate it. 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer begins today, Monday, May 9 and runs through Sunday, May 15, with more than 175 special events and tappings taking place throughout … [ Read more]

Drink your way down Lake Street on the ‘Bike and Brew Tour’

Get those bikes tuned up this week because next Saturday, May 14th, is the Lake Street Bike and Brew Tour, which will take participants on a tour of four breweries, two distilleries, a winery/cider house, and a sake brewery all located on or nearby Minneapolis’ Lake Street. Tickets, which offer prizes and drink discounts, are … [ Read more]

Steel Toe to release Sommer Vice on tap today

Steel Toe Brewing will release their patio-friendly hefeweizen on draft at their taproom today at 3pm. They call this one Sommer Vice, and you can expect plenty of banana, clove, and bubble gum flavors from the yeast, which are typical of the style. This is one that you’ll be able to enjoy a few of thanks … [ Read more]

Fair State Brewing Coop & Bauhaus to release collaboration beer

Niko Tonks, the head brewer over at Fair State, has been looking to collaborate with Matt Schwandt and the Bauhaus crew for over a year. “It’s not hard to find people to collaborate, it’s hard to find the time to do it” says Tonks. Schwandt mirrored his desire to team up with Niko and the team at … [ Read more]

Memories of Midway Stadium

The crack of the bat on a warm, mid-summer day is a familiar sound along Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.America’s favorite pastime has historical roots in the beautiful capital city of Minnesota—particularly in the part of town known as The Midway—about halfway between St. Paul and Minneapolis. After two iterations of the stadium and multiple … [ Read more]

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Coming Full Circle: Women in Beer

Beer. It’s been around for at least 5,500 years, with the earliest hard evidence of barley beer dating back to 3400 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia, and despite its reputation as being a “manly” beverage, you may be surprised to learn that women were the original brewers of beer. That’s what Professor Jeffrey Pilcher teaches in his … [ Read more]