8 ways to celebrate American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is back for a 12th year to celebrate the nation’s 5,300-plus small and independent craft breweries. Starting May 15 and running through May 21, all 50 states will be holding events from exclusive brewery tours, beer releases, beer dinners, and more. Here are just a few of the ways you can get out … [ Read more]

Interesting vegetables: 8 takes on meatless meals in the Twin Cities

Michael Pollan’s maxim on eating is easy enough to follow. Eat food. We’re on board. Not too much. Not a problem. Mostly plants. Well yeah, but, wait—mostly? We give it an honest try, planning a week of lunch salads and shopping for brunch at the farmers’ market. Then Friday night rolls around, we go out … [ Read more]

PHOTOS: Pints & Play at Flat Earth Brewing

It’s no secret that the people at the Minnesota Children’s Museum (MCM) know a thing or two about play. Most Twin Cities kids know this firsthand from visiting the downtown St. Paul museum, but the MCM is out to get a message across to adults: play is not only good for your kids, it’s really … [ Read more]

Hops + Malt + Coffee = Big Watt Brewers Press

It seems like every brewer is adding cold press coffee to craft beer these days, but you may not yet be familiar with coffee roasters adding hops to cold press. It’s a delicate balance—both hops and coffee have intensely flavored acids that will clash if a brewer isn’t careful. Big Watt founders Jason Westplate and Lee Carter have come up … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 12/19-12/22

Thursday, December 19th: MIA Third Thursday—Northern Grade Art meets America’s finest craftsmanship with Northern Grade, an exclusive marketplace of menswear and other unique goods. Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at 6:00pm-9:00pm to meet the makers, connect with craft, and do some last-minute holiday shopping. Create your own letterpress gift tags and specialty wrapping paper … [ Read more]

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Talking Shop with Melissa Rainville of Fitger’s Brewhouse

This issue’s Brewer Profile finds Melissa Rainville of Fitger’s Brewhouse hard at work.  By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Maxwell McGruder of Dapperman Studios Name: Melissa Rainville Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Works at: Fitger’s Brewhouse Turn-Ons: Integrity, authenticity, and beards with a smattering of grey in them. Turn-Offs: Self-importance, ostentatiousness, folks that don’t use dental floss. The … [ Read more]

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MN Beer Events Calendar, October-November 2013 Edition

Your Guide to Twin Cities Beer — and Fun — for the Next two Months   October 2 “Meet the Brewer” with Badger Hill Zeke’s Unchained Animal || 3508 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55406 || 6 – 7 p.m. These newcomers to the South Minneapolis bar and beer scene are teaming up to have brewers … [ 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