GABF Bump: What winning a Great American Beer Festival medal means for breweries

Very soon, the three-year-old Beaver Island Brewing Company in St. Cloud will hang its Great American Beer Festival (GABF) bronze medal behind the bar in its taproom. “‘Holy shit!’ Then ‘thank you,’” were the first thoughts that popped into Beaver Island co-owner Nick Barth’s mind when they won the award. “It was so affirming to … [ Read more]

Lupulin Brewing’s debuting ‘Verticality’ series featuring Vertical Malt

Lupulin Brewing will be releasing the first beer in a new experimental series called “Verticality” this week. The new series will use malts from a local supplier, Vertical Malt, to create craft beers using locally grown ingredients. The craft malting company is located in the Red River Valley, near Fisher, Minnesota, and was started by Adam Wagner and his father Tim Wagner. … [ Read more]