St. Paul’s oldest brewpub, Great Waters Brewing Company, to close November 18

St. Paul’s oldest brewpub, Great Waters Brewing Company, will pour its last pint on November 18. The brewpub, which opened in 1997, issued a public announcement on its Facebook page on Saturday afternoon that it would be closing its doors for good. Great Waters’ location in downtown St. Paul at the corner of St. Peter … [ Read more]

Kevin Youkilis to open California brewpub

Former MLB first baseman Kevin Youkilis is teaming up with his brother Scott to open Loma Brewing Company in Los Gatos, California. The two-time World Series champion and three-time All-Star says he will primarily work on the brewpub’s brand and events while his brother, who owns three other restaurants in the San Francisco area, will … [ Read more]

Chef Rick Bayless Debuts Beer Line

Chicago chef Rick Bayless (Topolobampo, Frontera Grill) will debut his Tocayo beer line at Xoco Bistro this week. The modern Mexican master’s first beer is a Hominy White Ale, a Belgian-style wit brewed with hominy and coriander. Next spring, Bayless will open Cruz Blanca, a long-anticipated brewpub in Chicago’s West Loop. He’ll distribute the beers brewed at Cruz … [ Read more]

The Freehouse Minneapolis – Blue Plate’s New ‘Breakfast to Beer’ Spot

Now Open (Or Damn Close) profiles Blue Plate Restaurant Company’s latest neighborhood joint. By Brian Kaufenberg For Stephanie Shimp, co-owner of Blue Plate Restaurant Company, breakfast is a “humble meal” that brings people together in a communal way the other meals do not.  Perhaps it’s her view of breakfast as “the underdog” that the morning … [ Read more]

Northbound & Indeed to Appear on Beer Geeks TV

Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub and Indeed Brewing Co. are set to appear on Beer Geeks TV, the first national television show about craft beer, on Nov. 9. The episode will be broadcasted live at 12:30 am on Nov. 9 on WFTC/MyFox 29.  To celebrate, Northbound Smokehouse will host a pair of special screenings of the episode on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 … [ Read more]

Northbound Smokehouse Anniversary Party

When Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub opened in 2012, they did so with the help of funds raised from the sale of 80 Beer for Life Memberships – $1,000 donations to the start up, in exchange for free beer for the life of the individual (or the bar).  To show their thanks on their first anniversary, … [ Read more]

Straight from the Source: Wild Brunette

If there is one beer that embodies the spirit and flavor of brewing in Minnesota, it is the Wild Brunette. Barley John’s signature beer, this brown ale recipe has been a house favorite since the small brewpub opened 13 years ago in New Brighton. Head Brewer Brian Lonberg says the large percentage of Minnesota-grown wild … [ Read more]

Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

Minneapolis’ first new brewpub in over 10 years opens its doors. The much anticipated Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub opened at the end of September. The brewpub sent ripples early on in its planning stages when they offered free beer for life to initial investors of $1,000 or more (but you’re too late now). Jamie Robinson, Amy Johnson, … [ 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