Bear Republic Brewing Company expands distribution to Minnesota

Bear Republic Brewing Company of Cloverdale, California, has signed with Clear River Beverage to distribute their products in Minnesota. Bear Republic has won 22 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and was named the GABF Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year in 2006. Bear Republic will be entering the Minnesota marketplace with 6-pack, 12 … [ Read more]

The thirsty business of beer: How breweries are confronting the industry’s water problem

The pentagon is worried about water. A 2012 National Security Assessment called climate change-induced water shortages the greatest threat to global security. The report warned of impacts on food and energy production, which would lead to political instability and mass migrations as water conflicts erupt between farmers and city dwellers, ethnic groups, and upstream and … [ Read more]

California Drought Puts Pressure On California’s Craft Breweries

While Minnesotans have been struggling with too much of the cold, wet stuff (I won’t say the s-word, it’s bad luck), Californians have been suffering from the opposite. This past year was the driest in history for California, which has affected many regions, namely Sonoma County along the Russian River. The Russian River is a 110-mile waterway that provides drinking … [ 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