The Most Important Beers in Minnesota History: A 12-pack of taste and influence

Since the beginning of commercial brewing here in 1849, Minnesota has produced all types of beers. Many were ordinary and some were renowned, but a small few have become true icons. These were brands that left a mark on the industry, the culture, and even the landscape of beer. Assembling a list of the most … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: JT Dalton of Barley John’s Brewing Company

Artist. Teacher. Cook. Car detailer. Brewer. Not many people have a resume quite as colorful or diverse as JT Dalton. The 31-year-old grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota, and never had a clear direction of what he wanted to do beyond make art, skateboard, and snowboard. After high school, he moved to Minneapolis and started racing … [ Read more]

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Now Open: Barley John’s Brewing Company

Growth is an integral part of any business, and beer is no exception. Due to state laws governing brewpubs, opportunity to grow Barley John’s Brew Pub in New Brighton, Minnesota, was limited, so owner John Moore decided to hop the state border and open a production brewery in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Located about 35 miles … [ Read more]

The Wooden Age: An Era of Barrel Aged Beer in Minnesota

Barrel aged beer is a big deal in the world of craft beer these days. It’s also unpredictable, time-consuming to make, and getting more expensive as it grows in popularity. In 2001 Town Hall’s Czar Jack Imperial Stout, now a staple in their annual Barrel Aged Week, won a gold medal at the illustrious Great … [ Read more]

Brewing Beyond Borders: Barley John’s New Brewery Takes Shape

With “craft beer” becoming a household phrase, it’s not just start-ups enjoying the increased awareness. Summit recently upgraded their facilities, Surly opened their regarded destination brewery, and Lift Bridge continues to expand. Joining in that club of veterans taking their beers to a new level is Barley John’s—albeit in a different fashion. With capacity maximized … [ Read more]

Straight from the Source: Wild Brunette

If there is one beer that embodies the spirit and flavor of brewing in Minnesota, it is the Wild Brunette. Barley John’s signature beer, this brown ale recipe has been a house favorite since the small brewpub opened 13 years ago in New Brighton. Head Brewer Brian Lonberg says the large percentage of Minnesota-grown wild … [ Read more]

Ten Facts About Duluth’s Brewing Scene (you might not already know)

By Jeremy Zoss With so much happening in the Twin Cities’ craft beer scene, it can be hard for Metro-area drinkers to look beyond their borders to see what’s happening in other parts of the state. Like the Twin Cities, Duluth is undergoing a serious craft beer boom, one that ties into the Twin Cities’ … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20