When Craft Cocktails Come to Town

Like the glass of water starting to ripple in Jurassic Park portending the arrival of the T-Rex, many suburbs surrounding the Twin Cities have heard the clinking of shaker tins and felt the stomping of ironic combat boots coming towards them as cocktail bartenders quickly expand their reach outside of downtown. When 30-somethings move out … [ Read more]

New England-style IPA: Is it faulted or fantastic?

According to the Beer Judge Certification Program Guidelines of 2015 (category 21A, if you’re keeping track), the appearance of an American IPA “should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy.” But a movement is afoot that leaves IPAs intentionally cloudy. The “New England-style” IPA is meant to deliver a different, creamier … [ Read more]

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