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]

The Mill: Wet Hot Minnesotan Summer

The Mill is soaked. It’s shaping up to be one of the wettest Junes on record. But there are plenty of chances for you to drink the rain away this week. ICYMI, consult our guide to Pints On The Green Line if you’ll be riding the new corridor. And tune into WCCO Radio this morning at … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Kinney Creek Brewery

By Drew Kerr Kinney Creek Brewery Photo Courtesy of Kinney Creek Brewery Donovan O. Seitz spent a decade making wine, creating hundreds of bottles before reaching what he describes as the “breaking point.” A trip to the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston put him on a new path. Within a week of returning from his … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close)

New or Recently Opened Local Breweries Minnesota is home to a rapidly growing number of craft breweries. The following six breweries are new to the local scene.       Kinney Creek Brewery // Rochester, MN         Jack Pine Brewing Co. // Baxter, MN         HammerHeart Brewing Co. // … [ Read more]