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Harriet Brewing Holds Food Truck Rally In Minneapolis

Food, beer and live music — sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday! Minneapolis’ Harriet Brewing is holding an edition of the Minnesota Food Truck Associations brewery series, which features 17 food trucks in one location.

05/09/2015

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Tap Talk: Red Cow ‘COWlaborating’ With Odell Brewing

Moo-ve over, Colorado. Minnesota is taking over your beer. Local restaurant, Red Cow, is teaming up with Colorado’s Odell Brewing Co. to create a one-of-a-kind IPA: COWlaboration.

05/05/2015

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The Bloody Mary Law Is In Effect, But Cities Still Have To Act On It

Sunday turned out to be a bit disappointing to some eager Bloody Mary drinkers.

05/03/2015

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Tap Talk: Lakes & Legends Co-Founder Talks New Farmhouse Style Taproom

From Disney to beer, it’s a transition many of us make. But for Ethan Applen, co-founder of the new Minneapolis brewery Lakes & Legends, it was a little bit more challenging, and a little bit later in life.

04/29/2015

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Good Questions: Hat Trick Hats, Growlers, Ear Wax

The last time the Minnesota Wild scored a hat trick at the Xcel Energy Center was November 2014. Nino Niederreiter scored three goals against Buffalo. So, Lindsey from Maplewood asks: What happens to the hats people throw on the ice after a hat trick?

04/24/2015

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Tap Talk: Badger Hill Brewing Company

Next up for Tap Talk is Shakopee’s Badger Hill Brewery.

04/17/2015

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Tap Talk: Kinney Creek Brewery

We’re traveling a bit south for this Tap Talk. In fact, we’re going all the way down to Rochester to visit its first taproom, Kinney Creek Brewing.

04/09/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Lakes & Legends Brewery Coming To Loring Park

Already seeking a new brew to excite your taste buds? Good news, you won’t have to wait too long! A new craft brewery, Lakes & Legends, announced it plans to open its doors in summer of 2015.

04/07/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Urban Growler — MN’s First Women-Owned Brewery

When co-founders Deb Loch and her partner, Jill Pavlak, decided to make a major life change they had no idea they’d be making history in Minnesota. Truth is they just wanted to bring people together at a turbulent time in United States’ politics.

03/30/2015

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The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won’t Be Lifted This Year

Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.

03/25/2015

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Senator: Union’s Reversal Makes Sunday Growler Sales Likely

Minnesota residents may soon be able to take home their favorite craft brews in 64-ounce growlers on Sundays due to a labor union’s reversal on the issue, a top legislative backer of repealing the state’s Sunday liquor sales bans said Monday.

03/23/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

Lift Bridge Brewing Company moved into their Stillwater location five years ago, but began conceptually almost 14 years before that. In 2001, co-founder and CEO Dan Schwarz became part of a small poker league that consisted of neighbors and friends. As the group played they learned a number of them used to home brew.

03/17/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Steel Toe Brewing

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. Next up is St. Louis Park’s expanding tap room, Steel Toe Brewery.

03/05/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Ancho Sour Micro Cocktail

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers to check out another one of their “micro” cocktails.

02/28/2015

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Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice For ‘Barrel-Aged Beer Week’

Small batch beer, or craft beer, is a huge trend — especially in Minnesota. And now brewers are taking it to the next level. The new trend has beer aging the same way wine does: in barrels.

02/14/2015

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TGF: The Best Of Tailgate Fan Food

Tailgate Fan looks at the best tailgating foods, course by course. Dig in, and drink up.

02/06/2015

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Good Question: What Kind Of Beer Do We Drink?

Craft beer has been growing dramatically, while the big players — like Budweiser — have faltered over the past decade. But what beers are Americans really drinking? Heather Brown answers this Good Question.

02/04/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Bent Brewstillery

Local Tap Talk checked out Bent Brewstillery, a Roseville watering hole that offers a mix of craft brewing and distilling.

01/29/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Milwaukee County Expanding Traveling Beer Garden

A traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer.

01/28/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Excelsior Brewing Company

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week we visited Excelsior Brewing Company, WCCO viewers’ choice for best taproom, in Excelsior.

01/13/2015

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The ‘X’ Delays Launch Of Beer Vending Machine

As the Minnesota Wild hopefully snap their two-game losing streak Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks, some fans may enjoy a new way to order some suds. Xcel Energy Center is launching a first-of-its-kind beer vending machine, placing a Budweiser “smart” beer vending machine on the main concourse near section 113.

01/08/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Big Wood Brewery

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. First up, Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake.

12/19/2014

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Surly Opens New $30M Brewery

It’s been four years in the making and it took a change in the law to make it all happen. Friday morning, Surly Brewing’s $30 million destination brewery opened to a packed crowd.

12/19/2014

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10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

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