The Mill: Sturgill Simpson, Band of Horses headlining Hinterland Music Festival 2018

The tiny Iowan town of St. Charles will once again host the fourth annual Hinterland Music Festival on August 3 and 4, this year with its biggest and most diverse lineup yet. At the top of the bill is Grammy-winning country and roots singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson and folk rock group Band of Horses. Other performers … [ Read more]

A letter from Beer Camp: Jace Marti of Schell’s on leading Midwest collab brew

For participating breweries, Beer Camp may not be a week of s’mores and campfires, but the memories made—and lessons learned—will last well beyond their days spent brewing at Sierra Nevada. This year’s Sierra Nevada Beer Camp mixes up the format from previous years. Before, 12 beers from 12 different brewers were featured. This year, Beer … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Nooner Pilsner

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Nooner Pilsner 5.2% ABV, 38 IBU The Nooner pours a pale yellow with citrusy and piney hops on the nose. Its light body and grassy notes are quickly followed by a hoppy finish. Thank goodness there are still breweries out there that are willing to get creative with classic German styles. … [ Read more]

Book Review: Beyond the Pale by Ken Grossman

The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Review by Andrew Lovgren   At one point or another, every homebrewer fantasizes about starting a brewery. Even in the midst of the current craft brewing revolution, very few hobby-brewers ever actually make the leap to full scale. Back in the late 1970s, Ken Grossman took his favorite … [ 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