Brewer Profile: Steve Finnie, formerly of Grand Rounds Brewpub

To Steve Finnie brewing beer is a privilege, and not one to be taken for granted. The basis for his belief becomes obvious as we sit at his favorite table, a round booth in the corner of Grand Rounds Brewpub, and he explains how a Scottish physical therapist ended up in Rochester, Minnesota, brewing beer. … [ Read more]

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The increasingly blurry line between brewpubs and breweries

Brewpubs and breweries both have “brew” in their titles and both places serve beer; and that’s largely where the similarities between the two business models end—or at least where they used to. Brewpubs and breweries are separate entities, each with its own definition and set of possibilities and limitations, and each offering owners very different business opportunities. However, the legislation passed in … [ Read more]

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Rochester, Minnesota’s, Craft Beer Boom

Rochester’s ascendency in medical care with Mayo Clinic began in 1889. 125 years later, the city may become known for something else—craft beer. “I think it’s going to create a better image for Rochester,” says Austin Jevne, head brewer of the soon-to-open Forager Brewing Company. “Most people consider Rochester to be this place you go … [ Read more]

Now Open: Grand Rounds Brewpub

Photos by Louis Garcia For over 100 years, medical doctors across the world have participated in a time-honored educational tradition: grand rounds. The weekly meeting of medical professionals and students is a discussion of new diseases, methods of diagnoses, and the latest medical science for treatment. It’s a meeting of the minds that former Mayo … [ Read more]

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