Buzzed Beer: How brewers fuse beer with coffee, plus seven java brews to try

Cortado. Americano. Iced caramel latte, sugar-free, no whip. The options are endless—almost amusingly so—for ordering a cup of morning joe these days. As for coffee-infused beers, the options are just as plentiful, with most breweries serving up at least one French-press-meets-fermenter concoction. Whether adding grounds, dumping cold press into the fermenter, or adding brewed coffee … [ Read more]

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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Barrel Theory Beer Company

At Barrel Theory Beer Company, Lowertown St. Paul’s new brewery, it’s all about the wood. Hardwood floors, a long, woodburned bench seat stretching along the wall, weathered wooden tap handles, and exposed wooden ceiling joists dominate the taproom, located next door to Dark Horse Bar & Eatery. Perhaps it’s fitting that the long wood bar … [ Read more]

Surly alums bringing new brewery to St. Paul’s Lowertown

A team of brewing industry veterans announced plans to open their own brewery in St. Paul’s Lowertown. Barrel Theory Beer Company is expected to open in early 2017 on the corner of 7th Street East and Wacouta in the bustling east end of St. Paul’s downtown. The brewery and taproom is a partnership between Surly Brewing Company’s … [ Read more]