Alpine Beer Company Launches in Minnesota

West Coast-style IPAs have grown into a style of their own, with standbys like Stone IPA, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, and Green Flash’s aptly titled West Coast IPA defining the category. Starting this week, Minnesotans will be able to get their hands on a few more of these hop monsters from a brewery that … [ Read more]

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA ABV: 7.3%, IBU: 95 A hop menagerie, brewed with Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma. When you drink this beer, believe me, you’ll be hit with all spectrum of hop aromas and bitters. A … [ Read more]

Rye Pale Ale at the Herkimer in Minneapolis

Straight from the Source visits a Minneapolis institution. By Doug Hoverson Photo courtesy of The Herkimer It’s been a successful neighborhood bar—and a popular Packer bar during football games. Minnesota’s fifth-oldest brewpub has developed along the lines founder Blake Richardson set back in 1999. However, one part of the founding vision may have kept The … [ Read more]