How Minnesota’s breweries fare under new tax rules

Summit Brewing president Mark Stutrud is excited about the new “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.” “The tax reform is inclusive and beneficial to all brewers, which is a positive, and we’re eager to put the savings right back into our brewery so our customers can enjoy more Summit beer,” Stutrud says. The way … [ Read more]

Last name Trump or Clinton? Your first drink is free on Election Day

If you think you’ll be ready for a drink when the current presidential election is finally over, imagine if you shared a last name with one of the two major party candidates. For the 300-some-odd people in Minnesota who fit that bill, Visit Saint Paul, the city’s official tourism board, is partnering with 16 St. … [ Read more]

Malt Smoking with Handsome Hog and Tin Whiskers

They started smoking early on a Monday morning. In the parking lot behind the Rossmor Building, which houses Tin Whiskers Brewing, Joseph Pirri and Justin Sutherland from Handsome Hog, and Tin Whiskers brewer Derek Brown, watched over a gigantic smoker, set to 175 degrees. “Just hot enough to smoke,” Brown said, “not hot enough to roast.” Inside … [ Read more]

Tin Whiskers Schottky Pumpkin & Short Circuit Stout available in cans

Tin Whiskers Brewing announced Thursday that more of its offerings will be available in cans. Starting August 15, Schottky Pumpkin Ale and Short Circuit Stout will hit shelves in 16-ounce tallboys. Short Circuit Stout is a 5.8% sweet stout and one of Tin Whiskers year-round beers. Schottky Pumpkin Ale is a seasonal beer named for German physicist … [ Read more]

Tin Whiskers to release first barrel-aged beer for 2nd Anniversary

Tin Whiskers Brewing is celebrating its second birthday by giving the gift of beer. The Downtown St. Paul brewery is releasing Tequila Barrel-Aged Watts Wheat Wine, its first-ever barrel-aged beer and the first in its Phase Shift Barrel Series, in bottles on Saturday, June 18. Wheat wine is a version of barley wine that uses roughly … [ Read more]

Tallboys Coming from Tin Whiskers Brewery

Hope you’re thirsty! 16oz. cans of Flip Switch & Wheatstone are coming Nov 23rd! ?? Ask for them at your local spot! — TinWhiskers Brewery (@TinWhiskersBrew) November 6, 2015 Tin Whiskers Brewing Company announced today via Twitter that tallboys of their Flip Switch IPA and Wheatstone Bridge will be available starting November 23. The … [ Read more]

Win a Tin Whiskers prize pack in honor of co-founder Jeff Moriarty, a ‘Minnesota Chancetaker’

Quitting your job to open a brewery may sound like a dream come true, but the reality is that it’s big chance that may or may not pay off in the end. A new installment of The Minnesota Lottery’s Chancetakers video series highlights the story of Tin Whiskers co-founder Jeff Moriarty, who quit his job as an … [ Read more]

Lessons from Year One

We asked six Minnesota breweries to reflect on the ups and downs of their first year in the brewing business Minnesota will have more than 100 craft breweries in business by the end of 2015. It’s remarkable, considering the state had only five licensed breweries in 2005. While all the new developments are interesting, what’s … [ Read more]

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Sunday Growler Sales in St. Paul to Begin July 5

This weekend marks the 239th year since the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain and the first time since Prohibition people will be able to buy beer on Sunday in Minnesota’s capital city. If that’s not cause for celebration, we don’t know what is. Cities across the state are updating their ordinances to allow … [ Read more]

How Local Artists Create Craft Beer’s Identity One Label at a Time

Craft beer is typically lauded mostly for what’s inside the can. But for many drinkers—especially those new to craft—love at first glance starts with the label. That’s where label artists come into play. Creative, artful labels are key to getting beer into buyers’ hands and making one brewery stand out over another on store shelves. … [ Read more]

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Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge

Tin Whiskers Brewing Company Wheatstone Bridge 5.4% ABV There are plenty of bland, easy-drinking wheat beers in the craft-beer market. Tin Whiskers shows they’re too cool for that with their Wheatstone Bridge. It’s tart, sweet, and stays refreshing even with creative additions of chamomile and honey. It’s the beer that Tin Whiskers fans have been … [ Read more]

Tin Whiskers and Urban Growler Compete in First-Ever Brew-Off

Updated: May 28, 2015 The Tin Whiskers vs. Urban Growler Brew-Off ended in an even tie! A big thank you to all who showed up and voted at The Happy Gnome last night for our Brew-off with Urban Growler! After… Posted by Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 Tin Whiskers threw down … [ Read more]

Tin Whiskers Announces Third Member of Year-Round Bomber Lineup

St. Paul’s Tin Whiskers Brewing Company announced the third member of its year-round lineup of 22 oz. bombers last week. Wheatstone Bridge American Wheat will be available in stores alongside Short Circuit Stout and Flip-Switch IPA starting April 7. According to the brewery, Wheatstone Bridge combines American Pale malt, White Wheat malt and Glacier hops … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Tin Whiskers to Release Lecky Scottish Ale at Taproom

PRESS RELEASE: 01/29/2015 Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of the Lecky Scottish Ale available today, January 29, 2015, exclusively at their taproom. What’s with the name? Lecky is a Scottish slang for electricity, which keeps the consistency of the electrical engineer beer themes but adds a little European flavor to the mix. … [ Read more]

The Mill: Street Fests and Summer Seasonals

By John Garland The Mill is settling into the summer groove with street festivals, sidewalk seating, and the running path on Lake Calhoun looking like 694 during rush hour. Brew News: Indeed Brewing has announced their “Indeed We Can” initiative, in which all net profits from Wednesday taproom operations (3-11pm) will be donated to a local … [ Read more]