Sky-to-Pint Beer: Badger State Brewing Co. goes 100-percent wind powered

Photos courtesy of Badger State Brewing The term “wind-powered brewery” conjures an image of old-timey windmills attached to giant steel tanks—Don Quixote meets 2015. Of course, that’s nowhere near how such conservation-minded breweries actually operate (although it’s fun to picture). Two places claim to be the first wind-powered brewery in the United States: New Belgium, … [ Read more]

Earth Day and Beer: A Perfect Pairing

From its humble beginnings in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the fifth century BC to today’s thriving craft movement, beer has always been linked to the environment in which it’s made. One Minnesota brewery that’s cognizant of this link is Third Street Brewhouse. In partnership with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District, the brewery announced today it’s … [ Read more]

MKE Brewing Expands Distribution to MSP

Milwaukee Brewing Company has come a long way since their opening in 1997 as a brewpub. In 1997, the Milwaukee Ale House opened in the city’s Historic Third Ward delivering a full range of ales to a town known for its lagers. In 2007, the 15 bbl brewpub was supplemented by a new 50 bbl production … [ Read more]