Brauerei Heller-Trum Helles Schlenkerla Lager

Brauerei Heller-Trum Helles Schlenkerla Lager 4.3% ABV, 30 IBU One of the best parts of summer is having campfires with friends—and also subsequently having your clothes smell nice and smoky. With that in mind, what could be more fitting for the season than a slightly smoky helles lager? Helles Schlenkerla Lager has the light, crisp, and … [ Read more]

No. 12 Cider House Sparkling Dry Cider

No. 12 Cider House Sparkling Dry Cider 7.4% ABV While everyone and their mom has noticed that craft beer is on the rise in popularity and presence, not everyone has taken note of the rise of craft ciders that are being produced with just as much care and attention to detail. Enter No. 12 Cider … [ Read more]

Blacklist Makrut Wit

Blacklist Artisan Ales Makrut Wit 8.0% ABV We may be more than 4,000 miles away from Belgium, but the people at Blacklist Artisan Ales are making sure that we aren’t that far removed from tasting Belgian-style beers. Their Makrut Wit is a Belgian-style witbier with a hint of lime, providing the hazy, dark-golden treat that brings … [ Read more]

Element Plasma Sake IPA (Gluten Free)

Element Brewing Company Plasma Sake IPA (Gluten Free) 9.3% ABV, 64 IBU Celiac disease? Gluten intolerance? No dietary restrictions, but you want an awesome bottle-conditioned, unique IPA? Fear no more, Element Brewing has a beer to solve all of these problems! Using brown rice and malted millet in the grain bill, this hop-forward golden IPA … [ Read more]

DWITT Pop-Up Shop at The Ale Jail, December 18th

Let the beer lover in your life know you care this holiday season by surprising him or her with something truly original. Local artist, DWITT, will be showcasing his art at The Ale Jail just in time for the holidays. You may recognize DWITT’s work from The Growler Magazine, as well as The Heavy Table … [ Read more]

Opinion: The Race for Rare Beer: High Demand for Limited Releases

By Tyler Anderson, Beer Buyer for Zipp’s Liquors, & Mark Joseph, Beer Buyer for The Ale Jail It’s an interesting time to be working in the beer industry. The two of us, Tyler Anderson, beer buyer for Zipps, and Mark Joseph, beer buyer for The Ale Jail, have worked in the Minnesota beer industry for a … [ Read more]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  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 … [ Read more]