Grumpy’s Limited Action Beer Festival and the story behind Insight’s Crab Apple Tart

For the 14 breweries participating in Grumpy’s Limited Action Beer Festival this Saturday, the rules are simple: brew a beer exclusively for the event that uses hops picked from Grumpy’s Northeast, something Minnesotan, and an aromatic herb or flower. Aside from the hops, the other two ingredients are completely up to the breweries, and when … [ Read more]

The Book Dabbler: AWP 2015 Off-Site Events

The Book Dabbler, here, keeping you up-to-date on all the beer-friendly off site readings for this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in the Twin Cities. Your favorite taprooms and beer bars will be full of literary people from all over the country. So make sure to get out and enjoy some ales … [ Read more]

Holiday Theater (and Your Best Beer Bets Nearby)

By Juliana Bryarly A look at the many seasonal theater offerings and the best beer bets nearby Long lines, present purchasing, and marketing madness can instigate that holiday havoc. Avoid stressing over the small details and remember to enjoy the season by dedicating an afternoon or evening for a live holiday performance and a beer. … [ Read more]