LTD Brewing makes beer to protest Sunday liquor sale ban

LTD Brewing is taking a stand against the ban on Sunday liquor sales today by doing what they do best: brewing a beer. LTD, Senator David Osmek, representatives of Sunday Sales Minnesota, and members of the public supportive of the cause are brewing the limited-edition Sunday Sales Pale Ale today in an effort to “raise awareness … [ Read more]

#GetSunny with Surly’s new spring beer, Xtra-Citra

  Surly Brewing Company is easing into spring with a new session pale ale. Xtra-Citra is light and tropical, full of fresh citrus, barely bitter, and refreshing at 4.5% ABV. The 4-packs of tall boys are circulating now, and will be in stores for a limited time. For a taste, Surly will #GetSunny and pour … [ Read more]

Green Flash releases final 2015 Hop Odyssey; Announces 2016 Lineup

If there’s one thing you’re likely to know about Green Flash beer, it’s that they’re not exactly shy on hops. And true to form, the San Diego brewery has announced they’ll continue their global tour of hop flavors for another year. Their final entry in the 2015 Hop Odyssey series is now available. Segal Ranch … [ Read more]

Uinta Wyld EPA

Uinta Brewing Company Wyld EPA 4% ABV, 29 IBU First sniff, this EPA exudes a strong, dank, damp-grass smell—the same aroma that you kicked up when you ran around the yard as a kid. You would think with such a strong smell, the hops would overpower in the taste. Not so: the malts balance out … [ Read more]

Castle Danger 17-7 Pale Ale

Castle Danger Brewery 17-7 Pale Ale 5.8% abv Up the North Shore we go! Bike? Check. Hiking gear? Check. Map to Castle Danger Brewery? Checkmate. The 17-7 refers to the address of the brewery’s new location in downtown Two Harbors, Minn, and is a tart, tangy, crisp little pale ale with orange peel on the … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle ESB

Bent Paddle ESB ABV: 5.6% IBUs: 32 With their ESB, Bent Paddle rounds out a diverse and stellar core lineup that rivals any available in MN! A pleasantly light but expressive hop aroma of citrus and floral floats above toasted malt notes. The medium body presents slightly sweet, but finishes dry and extremely clean with … [ Read more]

Burning Brothers Pyro

Burning Brothers Pyro ABV: 4.6% This brew is impressive. Having to live up to some set standards of other “gluten-free” or “gluten-extracted” beers is never an easy task, but it has done the job and done it well. Being sorghum-based, there is a particular metallic flavor that is noticeable and very different, but by having a … [ Read more]

Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO

Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 27  Nitro is the new black. First their legendary Milk Stout arrived on Nitro in six packs, now their Sawtooth Ale gets the Nitro treatment. It pours a gorgeous copper with a creamy head, thanks to the Nitro. A nice nutty base to the beer with a slightly grassy … [ Read more]

Straight From The Source: Bang Brewing

Straight From the Source samples some four-letter beers at Bang’s St. Paul location. by Doug Hoverson Bang Brewing Company’s cylindrical metal brewhouse stands out from the rectangular warehouses that dominate its neighborhood. While the facility of Bang Brewing Co. has been referred to as “grain-bin style,” it actually is a 30,000-bushel grain bin, purchased in … [ Read more]

Landing at Read’s Landing Brewing Company

Straight from the Source explores the past and present of beautiful Read’s Landing. By Doug Hoverson Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society and Doug Hoverson   While still scenic, Reads Landing isn’t what it used to be. Once a thriving river town, only one of the buildings pictured in an 1873 photo of Upper Main … [ Read more]

Antwerp-Belgium Brewing Seef Bier

Antwerp-Belgium Brewing Seef Bier ABV: 6.5% This unique recipe dates to post WWI (1918-19ish). With its Belgian roots, this pale ale pours like a traditional Belgian, but the aroma and the thick head sets this beer apart from the others. Seef Bier is a really earthy, cloudy beer (hence the swirling needed in this traditional … [ 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