Loon Liquors Debuts Cocktail Room and Metropoligin

Loon Liquors will officially open their Northfield distillery for cocktail service today, September 10, at 4pm. They are the fifth* distillery in the state to open a cocktail room and the first one south of the Metro. Simeon Rossi and Mark Schiller have built a 49-seat drinking space that consumes most of their production floor. The … [ Read more]

Q & A: Jaime Joyce on Moonshine

We usually think of bourbon whiskey as the true American spirit. But long before Pappy Van Winkle was mellowing in oak casks, it was moonshine that largely began America’s tumultuous relationship with liquor. That’s the story from author Jaime Joyce’s newly released work Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor [2014, Zenith Press]. The book is … [ Read more]

Local Booze Debut: 11 Wells (Open house Saturday, June 21st)

By John Garland UPDATE: Friday, June 6th: We’ve just received word from 11 Wells that the open house will not be happening this Saturday as first announced. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 21st, from noon to 4pm. They decided another two weeks was in order to get their distillery in open house-worthy shape. Minnesota 13 … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20