Hazed and Confused: Defined style or passing fad–examining the fate of NEIPA

In 2009, craft beer was rocked by controversy. A new kind of beer was making the scene. It was dark like a stout, but heavily hopped like an IPA. What exactly was this strange chimera? What should it be called? Was it even a style? Factions formed. “It’s a Cascadian dark ale!” proclaimed one side, … [ Read more]

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3 key changes to this year’s GABF beer categories

Behind the scenes at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), a cadre of 264 qualified judges will taste around 7,300 beers submitted from across the country in 96 categories. Those found most favorable are awarded the ultimate taproom adornment and marketing bonanza: a GABF medal. Before sending off their wares, however, brewers must consume … [ Read more]

Style Profile: Brown Ale

Illustration by David Witt Ask brewers and beer drinkers alike about their least-favorite beer style (aside from light lager, of course) and the answer is likely to be brown ale. To many, brown ale is boring. It’s an in-between beer—neither here nor there. It lacks the creamy body and roasty snap of a porter and … [ Read more]

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Which Bike Matches Your Beer?

By Liz Scholz We love our bikes and we love local beer, but what’s the correlation between the two? Beers and bikes pair like peanut butter and jelly, the two parts coming together to create a higher form. We bike to bars, our bikes are covered in brewery stickers, and there’s nothing better than biking … [ 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