Community Hops Grows to New Heights

As Tom LaPitz pushes a manual lawnmower around the edge of the Community Hops Longfellow garden, knocking down ankle-high grass and weeds, Bryce Larson pulls length after length of rough twine from a tangled pile and wraps each one into a neat figure eight. After the last length is tied, Larson makes a final count. … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Art-A-Whirl Beer Guide

Northeast Minneapolis is the poster child for the Twin Cities’ creative scene. From innovative breweries to one-of-a-kind artist studios to quirky restaurants, the neighborhood wasn’t dubbed Minneapolis’ Arts District for nothing, and this weekend the doors are being thrown wide open for Art-A-Whirl. It’s no surprise, then, that the big annual event in Northeast would … [ Read more]

Four Years on Seven Corners: A Profile of Matty O’Reilly

Matty O’Reilly, shaved clean from his chin to the top of his head, relaxes in a high-back chair at the bar at 318 Café. Behind him, on a narrow stage framed by wood beams and soaked in late-afternoon light, members of the Daisy Dillman Band test their mics and tune their acoustic guitars. A couple … [ Read more]

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Brewer Profile: Niko Tonks of Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Fair State Brewing Cooperative’s head brewer gives us a fair hearing.  Photos by Aaron Davidson Name: Niko Tonks Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine Works at: Fair State Brewing Cooperative Turn-Ons: Fermentation. Turn-Offs: Christmas music. Temperatures over 90. Dogma, man. The Growler: What’s in your fridge right now? Niko Tonks: It’s Christmas [at the time of the interview], … [ Read more]

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The Mill: Stouts, Trademarks, World Records and More

The Mill is bracing for the cold. We’ve seen the videos of snow in Calgary and hear that same front is headed our way. So, looks like it’s time to hunker down with some great stouts and terrible movies. Upcoming Events: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is hosting Brews And Canoes at Aria tomorrow. … [ Read more]

Arts MN: The Wizard of Oz, Craft Cage Match, and a Fire Tiger

By Naomi Crocker LIMINAL /ˈlimənl/ adjective: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. This week’s events all have a bit of the liminal in them due to their relation to transitional stages of various processes. First up is the namesake for this week’s theme: an exhibition featuring the work … [ Read more]