Good Question: How Much Coffee Do We Drink?Thursday is National Coffee Day, which made us wonder: how much of it do we really drink?
Tap Talk: Northgate Brewing, Tin Whiskers Brew-Off At Moto-IIt's that time of year again. Colors are changing, leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and two Twin Cities brewers are preparing for the next brew-off.
Mike's Mix: Smoked High West Old FashionedMaking spirits, wine and beer takes a team of people. But usually, there is only one person responsible for the flavor.
Tap Talk: Northeast Minneapolis' Indeed Brewing CompanyLike many Minnesota breweries, Surly Brewing Company played a pivotal role in the creation of Indeed Brewing Company. But unlike many other local breweries, Indeed's story began before the groundbreaking bill was passed.
Mike's Mix: Fall Cocktails At Red CowMike Augustyniak talks with Ian Lowther, beverage director of Red Cow, about a couple cocktail recipes.
Tap Talk: Two Harbor's Castle Danger Brewery, Minnesota's 25th BreweryThe idea of Castle Danger began in 2006 when Clint McFarlane first began homebrewing. Taken with the hobby, he began making his own recipes in 2007.
Tap Talk: Lift Bridge Hosts Annual 'Pickin' & Grinnin'' PartyOn Saturday, Lift Bridge Brewing Company embraced the change of seasons with its 8th annual Pickin' and Grinnin' party.
Mike's Mix: Pink Squirrel At Lawless DistillingEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Lawless Distilling to try a luxurious dessert-style cocktail.
Mike's Mix: WCCO's Iron Bartender ChallengeIn a warm-up to the Minneapolis Iron Bartender 2016 finals, we asked bartenders from the final 4 teams to compete in a warm-up event on our rooftop.
Tap Talk: Indeed Brewing Company's Yamma Jamma Back In SeasonFall beer lovers – rejoice! While it may not even be Labor Day yet, what many people believe to be the unofficial end of summer, several fall beers are already in stores.
Mike's Mix: Minnesota-Made MeadTo find the world's oldest alcoholic beverage you have to go back almost 10,000 years, when mead -- alcohol made from honey -- was first produced.
Tap Talk: Corn, Cookies Among Inspiration For State Fair BeerFor the 2016 Great Minnesota Get Together, corn, cookies and even funnel cake served as inspiration for brewers. So, wash down your favorite fair food on a stick with some these new craft beers!