Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery in Minneapolis

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The company, which started as an alternating proprietor at Lucid Brewing’s Minnetonka facility and now at North Loop BrewCo in Minneapolis, aims to open their own space to the … [ Read more]

Pain & Glory: The brutal, beer-soaked, free-for-all also known as Cyclocross

Holy hell this hurts. Holy Hell this hurts. Holy hell This Hurts. HOLY HELL THIS HURTS… What starts as a cursory observation turns into a sadistic mantra that ricochets around the brain during the 45–60 minute full-tilt boogie that is the average cyclocross race. Sure, other thoughts creep in from time to time, like “Why I am … [ Read more]

Lucid Brewing changing its name to North Loop BrewCo

A photo posted by Biermann (@ebiermann) on Dec 24, 2015 at 9:20am PST Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information regarding the name change as of 1:40pm, Dec. 30, 2015. Initial reports that Lucid Brewing of Minnetonka is changing its name to North Loop BrewCo were confirmed by brewery co-owner Jon … [ Read more]

UPDATE: Lucid Brewing Acquires Wisconsin-Based American Sky Brewing

June 17, 2015: Lucid Brewing, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced on June 15 that it has acquired American Sky Brewing of Hudson, Wisconsin. According to a press release, the friendly decision was reached after numerous discussions about the grow opportunities for both companies, which will operate under Lucid Brewing, LLC, but maintain their separate brand identities. … [ Read more]

Lucid Brewing Goslar

Lucid Brewing Goslar 4.5% ABV The name “Goslar” comes from the city in Germany where this ancient style was carefully created. It is a traditional Gose (pronounced ‘goes-uh’) style beer, which is an excellent and flavorful session beer. Goslar pours a bright golden color with a one-inch tuft of foam. Serve this one in a … [ Read more]

The Mill: Commander Release, Green Flash Expands, Stir Crazy and More

The Mill is being whitewashed—how do you like them apples? We’re going to shut our windows and hang on to autumn as long as possible with all the great craft cider this state is making, before trudging out to drink 10% ABV barrel-aged stouts for the next four months. What’s on your radar this week … [ Read more]

Wet, Hot American Festival: Highs and Lows of the 2014 GABF

The Great American Beer Festival is an overwhelming experience: a cavernous hall in a convention center in downtown Denver packed with 50,000 people and 3,500 beers to be sampled one ounce at a time. It is as all-encompassing as the name suggests; an annual survey of beer in the United States, with MillerCoors and Sam … [ Read more]

Pryes Brewing in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Jeremy Pryes, CEO and head brewer of Pryes Brewing, spent the past few years assembling the best team possible to help him get the company off the ground. Pryes has been homebrewing for 12 years and is currently taking courses at the American Brewer’s Guild in brewing science and engineering, but he knew he needed … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing moving to St. Paul, building brewery on West Seventh Street

The forecast looks bright for Bad Weather Brewing as they finalize plans for their brewery in a 12,000 sq ft warehouse along St. Paul’s West 7th Street. Founders Zac Carpenter and Joe Giambruno recently signed a lease for their future brewery space, a former tire repair shop midway between the Xcel Energy Center and the … [ Read more]

The Mill: In Cahoots and Uneasy Detente

The Mill has returned from the lake. Duluth treated us to a gorgeous 84 degrees to sample from 66 breweries in Bayfront Festival Park. Now it’s time to get collaborative at Red Stag and find some interesting new summer beers. Got any inside brew info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: We’ve added an interesting twist to … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: LUCID Brewing Chosen to Represent Minnesota Craft Brewers in Washington DC

LUCID Brewing will achieve an unexpected milestone when beer lovers across the nation will be traveling to Washington, DC for SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, May 9–10, 2014. This sold out event invites guests to sample innovative craft beers paired with tasty appetizers created by Brewers Association culinary consultant Chef Adam Dulye. … [ Read more]

UPDATE: Badger Hill building a new brewery in Shakopee [PHOTOS]

By Brian Kaufenberg New brewery to be located near Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and Mystic Lake Badger Hill Brewing will soon be moving out of the Minnetonka brewery they’ve shared with Lucid and Bad Weather, and into their very own 13,000 square foot brewing facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. Nestled between Valleyfair and Canterbury Park, the new location … [ Read more]

Rep. Erik Paulsen to meet with Lucid Brewing employees to discuss Small BREW Act, HR 494

Representative Erik Paulsen will be at Lucid Brewing in Minnetonka Monday, January 6rd, from 2:30pm-3:30pm to speak with the employees about HR 494, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act). The Small BREW Act seeks to reduce the small brewer rate of excise tax on the first 60,000 barrels by 50 percent (from … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 1/02-1/05

Thursday, January 2nd: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in the new traveling exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” created by the National Constitution Center, on view at the Minnesota History Center. Find out more. Minnesota … [ Read more]