New book on Duluth and Superior’s brewing history sets the record straight

There are lots of stories that people want to believe about history,” says Tony Dierckins, publisher at Zenith City Press in Duluth, Minnesota. “Like the People’s Brewery ‘creation myth,’ for example. It was supposedly started as this socialist movement of tied house saloon-keepers that revolted against the corporate breweries, and all this other stuff, but it turns out that … [ Read more]

Two Twin Ports brewery staples are getting a refresh

Two of the Twin Ports’ oldest breweries and brewpubs are getting a refresh with new faces in the brewhouse, new packaging, and a rebrand. After months of being without a brewer, Thirsty Pagan Brewing’s owner Steve Knauss tapped Kathleen Culhane, the founder and brewer at the now-defunct Sídhe Brewing in St. Paul, to fill the … [ Read more]

State of Indianapolis Beer: Race in to try the Circle City’s best breweries

If there’s one thing Indianapolis likes to brag about—besides basketball and the Indy 500—it’s Hoosier hospitality. But the Circle City has created a new point of pride in its vibrant craft beer scene, which has grown exponentially over the last decade. Indianapolis boasts about 50 of the state’s 170 breweries and brewpubs, and visitors can … [ Read more]

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offering big grants to breweries to reduce waste

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is currently offering grants for food waste reduction and toxic chemical use reduction at Minnesota breweries. Grants up to $75,000 are available to minimize food waste, such as diverting spent grain that otherwise would be managed as solid waste. Another $40,000 is available for alternatives to sanitizers and cleaners … [ Read more]

Now Open (or Damn Close): Tin Whiskers

Now Open (or Damn Close) visits St. Paul’s newest production brewery: Tin Whiskers By Brian Kaufenberg The science of brewing brought three electrical engineers together to start Tin Whiskers, St. Paul’s newest production brewery and taproom. Jake Johnson, Jeff Moriarty, and George Kellerman met at the University of Minnesota and worked together at a small … [ Read more]

Now Open (or Damn Close): Bauhaus Brew Labs

Not your great-grandfather’s Bauhaus. By Brian Kaufenberg The Bauhaus was a school founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius with the aim of uniting art and design into a single creative expression under the slogan “Art into Industry.” The Bauhaus, literally “house of construction” in German, bridged the gap between artistic beauty and utilitarian … [ Read more]

Turn of the Seasons at Dave’s BrewFarm

Many people in the craft beer industry daydream of Belgium and Germany—far off lands that are rustic and peaceful, where the beer is brewed well in small and out of the way places, where a quiet can settle in, letting a slower pace to be had. It’s odd that not many of us look in … [ Read more]

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Pairing the Flavors of Summer

4 tips for pairing craft beers with the flavors of summer By Robin Shellman, Better Beer Society Summer is more than half over, and I don’t know if it’s the setting I am in, or perhaps the fact that fall is just around the corner, but I thought I would take this time to write … [ Read more]

Craft (Beer at the) Fair 2012

The Minnesota State Fair embraces craft brews By Drew Kerr For years, the Minnesota State Fair has been dominated by the country’s largest brewers, leaving craft beer enthusiasts a limited menu of options from which to choose. That’s starting to change. In a nod to the state’s growing roster of breweries, the Great Minnesota Get … [ 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