8 things every brewery should do to be more conservation-minded

The idea of being more sustainable can be daunting for any brewer when you consider all the heat, water, and ingredients in play, not to mention the potential for waste. But when you get to the core of sustainability, it comes down to maximizing usage, buying smart, and giving back. Here are eight ways any … [ Read more]

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Local architects add one-of-a-kind patio to one of Minnesota’s most unique taprooms

Bang Brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota, is built on environmental stewardship—both in a physical and philosophical sense. These ethos are evident in their energy-efficient brewhouse and their commitment to using only organic ingredients in their beer. Their new patio is a visual and experiential extension of that sustainable spirit. Located in St. Paul just down the road from Bang … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Bang Brewing’s Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo

The first thing to know about Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo is that their stories are best told when both of them are there to tell them. Where Jay remembers things in sweeping panoramas, Sandy recalls details like specific dates and measurements, pivotal moments in a conversation, and how the light looked as it reflected … [ Read more]

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In Cahoots! Returns for Year Two

10 Minnesota breweries will form five teams to brew five totally new collaboration beers for Red Stag Supperclub’s annual summer bash Block parties are a staple of Minnesota summers. So is beer—preferably local craft beer. So when the folks at Red Stag Supperclub were looking to put a new spin on their annual block party in … [ Read more]

Straight From The Source: Bang Brewing

Straight From the Source samples some four-letter beers at Bang’s St. Paul location. by Doug Hoverson Bang Brewing Company’s cylindrical metal brewhouse stands out from the rectangular warehouses that dominate its neighborhood. While the facility of Bang Brewing Co. has been referred to as “grain-bin style,” it actually is a 30,000-bushel grain bin, purchased in … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bang Brewing Company

By Brian Kaufenberg Bang Brewing Co. With the 1,300 square foot grain bin-style craft brewery in St. Paul’s South St. Anthony Park near completion, Sandy and Jay Boss Febbo hope to have beer in the market as soon as mid to late March. Until then, Jay, a software engineer, and his wife Sandy, an executive … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close)

New or Recently Opened Local Breweries Minnesota is home to a rapidly growing number of craft breweries. The following six breweries are new to the local scene.       Kinney Creek Brewery // Rochester, MN         Jack Pine Brewing Co. // Baxter, MN         HammerHeart Brewing Co. // … [ Read more]