When Grain Belt went dark: Minnesota beer in the year 1996

This Saturday, Minnesotans will gather along the shores of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis near Nicollet Island to celebrate the relighting of the Grain Belt sign. Erected in the 1940s and moved to its current location in 1950, the iconic sign has been dark since 1996. Take a step back in time with us as … [ Read more]

Drink This Now! Schell’s Dawn of Aurora

While the latest beer in Schell’s Noble Star Collection sat aging in a cypress tank, Schell’s Brewery released three beers, announced their plans to expand the sour program by building a brand new brewing facility, and purchased the iconic Grain Belt sign in Minneapolis preserving the legacy of the historic brand brewed in New Ulm. So much was happening … [ Read more]

Schell’s Expanding Sour Program, Ground Broken on “Star Keller”

August Schell Brewing Company has broken ground on a new facility that will house 10 cypress lagering tanks and an expanded home for Schell’s’ popular new series of sour beers. Schell’s acquired an abandoned farm on the outskirts of New Ulm and has begun building an additional 12,000 sq ft facility there. “My dad is kind … [ Read more]

Sessionable is Here to Stay: Schell’s to Release Arminius, Hoppy Pale Lager

The “Legendary” hoppy pale lager to bend German tradition August Schell Brewing has been in the business of brewing classic German styles for 154 years. From bocks, to kölsch, Gose, and Berliner weisse, Schell’s is dedicated to tradition, but the brewery is excited to announce a new beer that is a radical departure from their … [ Read more]

2013 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners

We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and support. Thank … [ Read more]

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MN Beer Events Calendar, October-November 2013 Edition

Your Guide to Twin Cities Beer — and Fun — for the Next two Months   October 2 “Meet the Brewer” with Badger Hill Zeke’s Unchained Animal || 3508 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55406 || 6 – 7 p.m. These newcomers to the South Minneapolis bar and beer scene are teaming up to have brewers … [ Read more]