Todd Haug makes his Minnesota ‘HEXIT’ with one last brew

It’s a dreary, blustery day outside Badger Hill Brewing in Shakopee, Minnesota, on November 29. Inside the brewery, though, the familiar smell of mashed barley intermingles with sweet oats and a faint aroma of strawberry wafting through the air. The brew day has already begun for Todd Haug and Badger Hill’s brewing team. At first, Haug … [ Read more]

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery in Minneapolis

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The company, which started as an alternating proprietor at Lucid Brewing’s Minnetonka facility and now at North Loop BrewCo in Minneapolis, aims to open their own space to the … [ Read more]

Badger Hill and Valleyfair team up to make special 40th anniversary beer

Valleyfair Amusement Park is turning 40 this year. To celebrate, they reached out to their Shakopee neighbor Badger Hill Brewing to create an exclusive beer to mark the occasion. High Roller Extra Park Ale will be released Friday, May 13, and will be available at Atomic Beer, Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Depot Refreshments inside Valleyfair, as well … [ Read more]

First Look of Badger Hill Brewing’s New Brewery

Before photos by Brian Kaufenberg After photos by Aaron Davidson When we last visited Badger Hill’s new space in Shakopee, Minn., the trees lining the front of the building were just beginning to bud and the grass was shaking off its winter dormancy with a flush of green. The turn of the seasons stood as a perfect parallel for Badger … [ Read more]

Minnesota scores Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the Great American Beer Festival 2014

Brewers and representatives from more than 700 breweries from across the nation traveled to Denver this past weekend to participate in the largest U.S. beer competition and public festival—the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Over 200 beer experts from ten countries tasted 5,507 commercial entries rating them across 145 different beer styles. Amidst this astounding … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing moving to St. Paul, building brewery on West Seventh Street

The forecast looks bright for Bad Weather Brewing as they finalize plans for their brewery in a 12,000 sq ft warehouse along St. Paul’s West 7th Street. Founders Zac Carpenter and Joe Giambruno recently signed a lease for their future brewery space, a former tire repair shop midway between the Xcel Energy Center and the … [ Read more]

The Mill: Brooklyn MASH, Final North Coast Nosh, and more

The Mill is getting anxious. There are autumn sampler packs on shelves and back to school specials in our mailboxes. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors while we can. How about a riverboat cruise? Or a paddle around the lake? Any other outdoor events we should know about? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Here’s the list … [ Read more]

The Mill: Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer

The Mill is soaked. It’s shaping up to be one of the wettest Junes on record. But there are plenty of chances for you to drink the rain away this week. ICYMI, consult our guide to Pints On The Green Line if you’ll be riding the new corridor. And tune into WCCO Radio this morning at … [ Read more]

UPDATE: Badger Hill building a new brewery in Shakopee [PHOTOS]

By Brian Kaufenberg New brewery to be located near Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and Mystic Lake Badger Hill Brewing will soon be moving out of the Minnetonka brewery they’ve shared with Lucid and Bad Weather, and into their very own 13,000 square foot brewing facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. Nestled between Valleyfair and Canterbury Park, the new location … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 2/27-3/2

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to prepare you for another epic weekend! Take a peek at some cool events we’ve found going on this weekend (did someone say Bock Fest?) and start rounding up the troops. It’s the first weekend in March, which means spring is … [ Read more]

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