What’s Really in That American Pale Ale?

Illustration by David Witt Pale ale has been around for a long time. It owes its existence to technology. Sometime in the mid-seventeenth century, enterprising maltsters figured out that using coke as the fuel for malt kilns instead of wood or straw gave them more control. This discovery enabled the production of malt that was … [ Read more]

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Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA ABV: 6.4% IBUs: 60 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA is a hop nerd’s dream come true. The beer pours a dark orange with an off-white head. The lacing dropped to leave a ring that looked like some sort of elven writing, but I couldn’t read it—I understand there are few who can. Intense … [ Read more]

Burning Brothers Pyro

Burning Brothers Pyro ABV: 4.6% This brew is impressive. Having to live up to some set standards of other “gluten-free” or “gluten-extracted” beers is never an easy task, but it has done the job and done it well. Being sorghum-based, there is a particular metallic flavor that is noticeable and very different, but by having a … [ Read more]

Landing at Read’s Landing Brewing Company

Straight from the Source explores the past and present of beautiful Read’s Landing. By Doug Hoverson Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society and Doug Hoverson   While still scenic, Reads Landing isn’t what it used to be. Once a thriving river town, only one of the buildings pictured in an 1873 photo of Upper Main … [ Read more]