Making beer better, one tap line at a time

The Better Beer Society is on a mission to clean every tap line in Minnesota. To do that, they’ve launched the Quality Draft Apprenticeship Program. “We are looking for distinctive candidates to help us in our mission to educate on this topic,” Rob Shellman says. “The Quality Draft Apprenticeship Program aims to train in new draft techs and allows … [ Read more]

Better Beer Society University’s Spring Semester Starts Tonight

Craft beer is serious business. The impact of craft beer on the economy and culture of the Twin Cities has developed expeditiously over the past few years. And as is the case with many young industries—there can be a pretty steep learning curve. The quick-growing micro industry of craft beer in Minnesota is undoubtedly a work in progress, but … [ Read more]

Alliance for Beer Education

After months of planning Michael Agnew, from A Perfect Pint, and Rob Shellman, from Better Beer Society, announce the creation of the Alliance for Beer Education (ABE). This alliance is a joint project that aims to provide quality beer education programs for Minnesota’s beer festivals. Beer Education is crucial right now in Minnesota, thanks to the … [ Read more]

Smoked Beef Long Rib and Founder’s Dirty Bastard at the Butcher & the Boar

Food Meets Beer Finds Hearty Fare at the Butcher & the Boar By John Garland, Heavy Table It’s hard to imagine two things going together much better than grilled sausage and cold beer. So it’s no surprise that Butcher & The Boar, the instant-classic steakhouse on Hennepin Avenue, features such a thoughtful and thorough craft … [ Read more]

Excuse me, might I see your beer list?

By Rob Shellman, Better Beer Society In most fine dining establishments across the country, one thing is certain: there will always be a wine list. In fact, in some cases, it’s expected. Pairing Bordeaux with lamb, or a Chablis with oysters is a rite of passage that should be experienced by everyone at least once … [ Read more]