How Local Artists Create Craft Beer’s Identity One Label at a Time

Craft beer is typically lauded mostly for what’s inside the can. But for many drinkers—especially those new to craft—love at first glance starts with the label. That’s where label artists come into play. Creative, artful labels are key to getting beer into buyers’ hands and making one brewery stand out over another on store shelves. … [ Read more]

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Sneak Peek: Sisyphus Brewing

“Aye, and I saw Sisyphus in violent torment, seeking to raise a monstrous stone with both his hands. Verily he would brace himself with hands and feet, and thrust the stone toward the crest of a hill, but as often as he was about to heave it over the top, the weight would turn it back, … [ Read more]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and … [ Read more]

Smoked Beef Long Rib and Founder’s Dirty Bastard at the Butcher & the Boar

Food Meets Beer Finds Hearty Fare at the Butcher & the Boar By John Garland, Heavy Table It’s hard to imagine two things going together much better than grilled sausage and cold beer. So it’s no surprise that Butcher & The Boar, the instant-classic steakhouse on Hennepin Avenue, features such a thoughtful and thorough craft … [ Read more]

Unscreened with Adam Turman: A Candid Artist Profile

Adam Turman is a Minneapolis illustrator, designer and screen printer. You can find more of his work online at adamturman.com. We sat down with Adam and here’s what we learned: Tell me something weird about yourself? Nothing weird going on here. Nope, nothing. Pretty boring… yep. However, I’ve got this mole… How would you explain … [ Read more]