The State of Sours: An update on Minnesota’s funkiest beers

Minnesota brewers are becoming fixated on mixed-fermentation [Editor’s Note: This post will continue to be updated with more news on sours made by Minnesota’s breweries] A whole new segment of Minnesota beer has turned sour. Or maybe not sour—that makes it sound like a mistake. These beers are intentionally tart and astringent, funky and wild. “Sour beer” is … [ Read more]

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Walker Art Center Announces Brewer-in-Residence Series at Gather by D’Amico

Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and Gather D’Amico announced today that they will welcome three local brewers to take part in a brewer-in-residence series this summer, which is an extension—and a sudsy complement—to its established chef-in-residence events. On the first Thursday of the month, starting this May, guests can enjoy three complimentary samples of beer from that … [ Read more]

Boom Island: Fermenting Straight From the Source

By Jeremy Zoss Is yeast the most underappreciated ingredient in beer brewing? Kevin Welch thinks so. The founder of Boom Island Brewing knows a thing or two about the subject. Before founding his brewery, Welch spent time traveling around Belgium and brewing at 13 of country’s most innovative breweries. When he returned, he brought back … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Kevin Welch of Boom Island

A Brewer Profile of Boom Island’s Kevin Welch By Joe Alton Name: Kevin Welch Hometown: Joiner, Arkansas Works at: Boom Island Brewing Company 2207 North 2nd St, Mpls, MN 55411 (612) 227-9635 Turn-ons: Being Multi-lingual; Being Active Turn-offs: Arrogance; Double-standards Growler: What’s in your fridge right now? Kevin Welch: Rodenbach Grand Cru and a traditional … [ Read more]