Boom Island Brewing Company eyeing west suburbs for new location

After almost eight years calling the Hawthorne/Near North neighborhood of Minneapolis home, Boom Island Brewing Company on Saturday, September 8, announced it would be seeking a new location. The decision came after four people were shot just steps from the brewery on Friday, September 7. One of the shooting victims died. The company launched a … [ Read more]

More jazzy nights coming to the Boom Room

Due to the success of their recently added Boom Room Jazz series, Boom Island Brewing Company just announced they have expanded their Boom Room Jazz nights to every Saturday at 7pm throughout the summer starting May 28. The series, which kicked off in March, originally featured free jazz concerts by local jazz musicians the last Saturday of the month, from 7-8:30pm. … [ Read more]

Boom Island Belgian-style homebrewing competition returns

Boom Island Brewing Company today announced the return of its Belgian-style Homebrewing Competition as a part of the annual Boom Days festival, July 15-17. The Boom Days festival honors Belgian National Day, and the Belgian-style Homebrewing Competition is Boom Island’s way to give homebrewers an opportunity to partake in the celebration. Participants must submit Belgian-style beer to qualify ($7 … [ Read more]

Boom Island is bringing the jazz to North Minneapolis

Boom Island Brewing Company announced a new taproom concert series today: Boom Room Jazz. The series is a way to support the arts and bring music to the brewery’s North Minneapolis neighborhood, the press release said. “The music will appeal to jazz aficionados as well as anyone new to the genre. There is no need to wear … [ Read more]

UPDATED: Firkin Fest at The Happy Gnome

It’s that time of year again. . . The Happy Gnome, on Selby Avenue in St. Paul, has been a leader in the local and national craft beer scene since it’s opening eight years ago. This spring, The Happy Gnome will host its annual Firkin Fest: a collection of specially-brewed ales using traditional ingredients. Each … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Roundup: June 15th & 16th

Lots of event going on this weekend! From Rock the Garden to The St. Paul Summer Beer Festival, there’s too much to do and too little time. Here’s a snapshot of what you can plan for this weekend: Saturday, June 15th: 11AM – 1:30 PM: Kegs & Eggs Beer Brunch || Stout’s Pub, Falcon Heights Join … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Kevin Welch of Boom Island

A Brewer Profile of Boom Island’s Kevin Welch By Joe Alton Name: Kevin Welch Hometown: Joiner, Arkansas Works at: Boom Island Brewing Company 2207 North 2nd St, Mpls, MN 55411 (612) 227-9635 Turn-ons: Being Multi-lingual; Being Active Turn-offs: Arrogance; Double-standards Growler: What’s in your fridge right now? Kevin Welch: Rodenbach Grand Cru and a traditional … [ Read more]

Chocolate Pot du Creme with Boom Island Hoodoo at Nightingale

Food Meets Beer Finds a New Nosh in Nightingale By James Norton, The Heavy Table Photos by Jamie Schumacher The name “Nightingale” is something of a fluke, says co-owner Carrie McCabe-Johnston—she’s a bit embarrassed to say that she doesn’t quite know how she and her husband, Jasha Johnston, came up with it. But it’s apparent … [ Read more]