The Mill: Craft beer at Target Field for the Twins home opener

Though winter apparently will never end, time still moves on. Case in point: the Twins home opener is this Thursday, with a forecasted high of 36 degrees. There’s definite potential to set a record for lowest game day temp, which is currently sitting at 31 degrees in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in … [ Read more]

5 takeaways from local writer’s annual #TwinsFood analysis

It’s #OpeningDay for our ballpark food. Stay tuned to see all the new dishes available at Target Field in 2017! #TwinsFood pic.twitter.com/7FcZTIjA2t — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 30, 2017 With the Minnesota Twins releasing their 2017 food and beverage offerings today, it was time yet again for local reporter and self-described Twitter rabble rouser David Brauer to … [ Read more]

Winterfest moves to new location, new format for 2017

Winterfest, the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild’s cold-weather beer fest, is undergoing some changes for 2017. Previously held at the Union Depot in St. Paul, the festival is making a move over to the Legends Club of Target Field in Minneapolis, allowing space for nearly all of the Guild’s 101 members to participate in the new … [ Read more]

When the games don’t matter: The joys of bad baseball

The smell fills my nose from blocks away before my eyes can even see it. Despite the exhaust from downtown’s late afternoon traffic and the aromas of a dozen different cuisines from nearby restaurants, the smell of the ballpark—the salted peanut shells, hot dogs and grilled onions, and the stale scent of beer soaked into … [ Read more]

Photos: MN United FC vs. Club León at Target Field

Minnesota United FC took on Mexico’s Club León in the first ever soccer match at Target Field on June 25. Though the friendly game ended in a 2-4 loss for the home team, it was a great experience for fans in attendance, particularly the two main supporter groups, the Dark Clouds and True North Elite. The … [ Read more]

Minnesota United FC brought the world’s game to Target Field

June 25 was a typical Saturday at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis. Soccer matches filled every TV screen and black and blue soccer kits crowded the bar as members of the Dark Clouds, a Minnesota United FC supporters group, downed a pint (or three) of beer before heading to the match. However, instead of the … [ Read more]

Minnesota Twins announce 2016 Midwest Music Showcase lineup

The lineup for the Minnesota Twins’ Midwest Music Showcase is better than ever this year, reports the Star Tribune. Offering performances by Minnesota musicians at Wednesday home games, the series will kick off April 27 with rapper/rocker/wordsmith/part-time preacher Astronautalis. Subsequent weeks will feature (in order) Al Church, Holidae, Sean Anonymous, Bad Bad Hats, the 4onthefloor, Har … [ Read more]

Where to play hooky for the Twins home opener

The start of baseball season marks the beginning of spring (and the impending arrival of summer), all of which deserve a serious party. Lucky for us, Target Field and numerous bars and restaurants near the field are throwing just such celebrations, and you’re invited. So go ahead: play hooky, and go enjoy a day at … [ Read more]

Bauhaus Brew Labs debuts tallboys at Target Field and First Ave

Baseball season is officially upon us, and Bauhaus Brew Labs is marking the occasion accordingly. Last year, Bauhaus joined the craft beer ranks at Target Field alongside the some of Minnesota’s finest craft breweries. This year they are upping the ante and unveiling 16-ounce tallboys of Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner and Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA at Target Field. … [ Read more]

MN Twins unveil new Target Field food lineup

The Minnesota Twins just unveiled the newest food offerings for the year, including such goodies as chocolate mousse cups, prime rib sliders, and walleye tacos. New to Hrbek’s this year is the Cluck & Moo Bloody Mary, a bloody Mary featuring a slider and dry-rubbed chicken wing as garnishes (along with a slew of other salty goodness). Best way … [ Read more]

Twins seek to keep fans safe at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will stretch the protective netting behind home plate at Target Field to the far ends of each dugout, the team announced. This move begins with the start of the next season and follows Major League Baseball’s recommendations issued last week in an effort to protect fans who are increasingly distracted from watching … [ Read more]

MN Twins Unveil a Centerfield Facelift

Target Field is undergoing a facelift for the 2016 season. The Minnesota Twins announced plans today for CATCH, a “new premium space” for season-ticket holders in centerfield. Details include all-inclusive tapas-style food and select beverages, cabana-style seating, and in-seat technology. For more info about CATCH, including more renderings and what it costs, see minnesota.twins.mlb.com.  

New Beers—and More—at Target Field in 2015

Baseball season is finally back, and with it comes the announcement of the Twins’ starting lineup for the home opener today—and Target Field’s 2015 lineup of local beers. First, let’s go over the seasoned players of the stadium’s locally-brewed options: Indeed (Dandy Lager, Day Tripper, Shenanigans) Summit (EPA, Hopvale, Maibock, Saga, other seasonals) Surly (Furious, … [ Read more]

Beer & Baseball

Written by Tony Libera “Beer needs baseball, and baseball needs beer,” New York Times best-seller Peter Richmond once declared. “It has always been thus.” Yet with the growth of the national palette, it would seem that baseball fans in the twenty-first century need not just any beer, but a beer that appeals to the tastes … [ Read more]