Island City Brewing Company lays anchor in Winona

Craft beer is coming to Winona later this year at the new Island City Brewing Company, tentatively scheduled to open sometime this fall. The brewery and taproom will be at 65 E. Front Street in an unused part of the Jefferson Pub and Grill building located between Winona’s historic downtown and the Mississippi River. It’s … [ Read more]

Unmapped Brewing is on the map with Minnetonka lease signing

Unmapped Brewing is putting a pin on the beer map in Minnetonka. The brewery recently signed a lease at the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and Eden Prairie Road and is anticipating a spring 2017 opening day. Founded by husband-wife team of JD and Megan Park, the brewery will focus on Belgian-influenced beers with an emphasis on American hops, … [ Read more]

Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale

Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 30 Do you think the local craft beer scene is coming along okay? Who said no? You’re wrong. Northgate is just one of the many talented newcomers. They brewed this beer to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Thanks for the gift, Northgate! A real grainy wheat bread smell pops … [ Read more]

Hayes Public House in Buffalo, Minnesota

Now Open or Damn Close profiles the first-ever brewery in Buffalo, Minnesota. by Brian Kaufenberg Hayes Public House The Hayes Public House in Buffalo, Minnesota has been five years in the making. Originally conceived as an Irish Pub by owner and founder Pugs Hayes, who grew up in his grandmother Stella’s restaurant, it has evolved … [ Read more]