Spirits Close-Up: Aquavit

This month’s Craft Cocktail: Swedezerac at Fika uses anise-infused Skaalvenn Aquavit to complement to the fennel note that dominates the spirit, so for this month’s Spirits Close-Up we’re diving into locally-produced aquavits to learn more. Bourbon has Kentucky. Absinthe has New Orleans. But aquavit has no spiritual center in the United States. Minnesota could be on … [ Read more]

Gamle Ode releases Rye Barrel-Aged Aquavit

Back when the Minnesota distilling industry was just a glimmer on the horizon, Gamle Ode was already bringing new-age aquavit to the upper Midwest. Michael McCarron has built a well rounded lineup of aquavits with help from the distillers at 45th Parallel, and his latest bottling takes advantage of 45th Parallel’s growing reputation for whiskey. Holiday on … [ 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