Lucid co-owner on new Inbound brand, American Sky purchase

Lucid Brewing Company opened in 2011 on the cusp of the current craft-beer boom, but before passage of the “Surly Bill” allowed production breweries to have taprooms on site. As a result, they built their brand by establishing a large distribution footprint and a consistent stable of beers. Then everything changed. Today, post-Surly Bill breweries use … [ Read more]

Burgers, bikes & beers: 5 things to do this weekend

Every Minnesotan knows—though they may not like to admit it—that summer is fleeting, which is why we end up with jam-packed weekends such as this one. Here are five things to do this weekend that you won’t end up regretting when the snow inevitably starts to fly in a few short months (sorry). All Pints North All … [ Read more]

Clarity in Thinking: Lucid Brewing on Growth and American Sky Acquisition

Opening a brewery isn’t easy. Between the up-front capital needed to purchase equipment and learning the ropes as you go, just like any startup business there’s a lot of uncertainty and risk involved, which is why Lucid Brewing Company’s alternating proprietorship model seems to make sense: why go it alone when you can throw in … [ Read more]

AHA Big Brew Events in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa

At a fundamental level, beer has always been about bringing people together. Whether you’re brewing it or drinking it (or both), there’s a good chance you’re not doing it alone. What better way to embody this tradition than to participate in one of many American Homebrewers Association (AHA) annual Big Brew events on May 2, which … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 4/3–4/6

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here to protect you from a spring snow storm and provide you with plenty of fun weekend activities. Expand your brain at the Science Museum’s Fermentational Informational or join a discussion on women in the craft beer industry at the Minnesota Museum … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview 3/20-3/23

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here just in time to celebrate the first day of spring! Celebrate the Spring Equinox by going outside, enjoying Firkin Fest, and attending a beer release or tap take over. Thursday March, 20th Harriet Brewing Company’s 2nd Anniversary Celebrate Harriet Brewing Company’s … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/6–3/9

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to help you navigate your weekend. The weather is forecasted to be in the upper 30s, maybe even 40 on Sunday (knock on wood!) so get out and attend some of these tasty beer releases, exhibits, and—if you’re in the Fargo … [ Read more]

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MN Beer Events Calendar, October-November 2013 Edition

Your Guide to Twin Cities Beer — and Fun — for the Next two Months   October 2 “Meet the Brewer” with Badger Hill Zeke’s Unchained Animal || 3508 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55406 || 6 – 7 p.m. These newcomers to the South Minneapolis bar and beer scene are teaming up to have brewers … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20