And the 2015 Honey Beer Champion Is…

The National Honey Board just wrapped up its first-ever Honey Beer Competition and crowned Rogue Ales’ Honey Kolsch the Best in Show champion. More than 25 beers were submitted for the competition. Each beer was judged by three members of the Beer Judge Certification Program based on aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and contribution of honey to … [ Read more]

Style Profile: Kölsch

Germany is mostly thought of as a land of lagers. The brewing of cold-conditioned, bottom-fermented beers is thought to have originated in Bavaria some four to five hundred years ago. Fermentation in cool caves hindered the growth of beer-spoiling bacteria and stimulated cellular mutations in yeast that yielded strains well suited to colder climes. Through … [ Read more]

Schell’s and 89.3 The Current to release exclusive beer in May

August Schell Brewing Company, Minnesota’s oldest family-owned brewery, and 89.3 The Current, Minnesota’s go-to radio station  to hear local, independent, and alternative music, are teaming up on an exclusive beer and music partnership kicking off this May. Schell’s is brewing up a special co-branded beer with The Current, which will release downloadable music tracks from … [ Read more]

Rye Pale Ale at the Herkimer in Minneapolis

Straight from the Source visits a Minneapolis institution. By Doug Hoverson Photo courtesy of The Herkimer It’s been a successful neighborhood bar—and a popular Packer bar during football games. Minnesota’s fifth-oldest brewpub has developed along the lines founder Blake Richardson set back in 1999. However, one part of the founding vision may have kept The … [ Read more]