30th Anniversary Journeys Readings

The Minnesota Literacy Council welcomes the public to join in celebrating the release of the 30th annual edition of JOURNEYS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ADULT STUDENT WRITING on Tuesday, April 30 at the Minnesota History Center. This free event will showcase dozens of writers who are students in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs across Minnesota. These … [ Read more]

Make Cheese at Home

We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. We will talk about various types of cheese, how to use the right milk for the project, explain what the rennet and cultures do to help in cheese making, … [ Read more]

Kombucha

Learn to brew the most refreshing and delicious kombucha you have ever-brued with our Everbru Kombucha Starter Kit. We’ll walk you through the kombucha kit and go over the basics of making kombucha. We can also touch on health trends and natural probiotics or just looking for a naturally fermented non-alcoholic beverage to delve into. … [ Read more]

Good for You: 8 self-care tips so you can have more energy for others

Although “The Giving Tree” is a children’s classic, let’s be honest—when you give and give, like that beleaguered tree did, eventually you risk ending up as a stump of your former self. Putting energy into charity and do-goodery is, of course, a worthwhile pursuit, but it can be draining if you haven’t put effort into … [ Read more]

Get your beer education on at Better Beer Society University

The Better Beer Society announced yesterday that this year, it will be introducing the next chapter of Better Beer Society University with a handful of courses. Beer 101 is a nine-week orientation course aimed at educating students on the fundamentals of beer, as well as the industry that creates and supports it. It offers students a “well-rounded … [ Read more]

Inside the lines: The oft-ignored importance of cleaning beer lines

These are my least favorite words to say when patronizing a bar: “I’ll have a whiskey.” It’s not a slight toward whiskey—I love it. But it stands a firm number two against my drink of choice, which is beer. When I drink whiskey at a bar, it’s for one of two reasons: lack of a … [ Read more]

Pages: 1 2

New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and … [ Read more]

Getting schooled: DCTC program aims to prepare students for a life of brewing

Todd Jagerson was teaching one day and he asked his students a question: “What’s your ideal job?” One response stuck with him—“I want to make and sell hard cider.” The student wanted to optimize his parent’s apple orchard and Jagerson, the chief information officer of Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), didn’t know how the student … [ Read more]

Better Beer Society wants to help your favorite watering hole serve beer better

The Better Beer Society’s name pretty much sums up its mission: to help make craft beer better. The main way they accomplish this task is through education, working directly with retailers to ensure everyone on staff is well-versed in beer styles, history, service, and food pairings (for retailers), and branding, marketing, operational and sales strategies, … [ Read more]

More universities offering craft beer business classes

The University of Vermont, Portland State University, the University of Portland, and San Diego State University are among the schools in the U.S. to have “business of craft beer” programs on their rosters, reports the Star Tribune. The trend follows the growth of craft breweries; there are currenlty more than 4,000 in the U.S. today, from more than 1,400 in … [ Read more]

Le Cordon Bleu closing all its U.S. cooking schools

Following a period of massive enrollment increases during the recession, Career Education Corporation recently announced it is closing all 16 Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools in the U.S., reports NBC Chicago. The last day for enrollment is January 4, 2016; after that, all current students will be allowed to finish but no new ones will be … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul