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Tap Talk: Enki Brewing

There’s a common idea that things get better with age. It’s true with red wine. It’s true with bourbons. And, it’s true with breweries. In 2013, 33 years after its founders met, Enki Brewing was officially open for business.

07/22/2015

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Vikings: MillerCoors Named Founding Partner Of US Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that MillerCoors has been named the founding partner of the new U.S. Bank Stadium and will continue to be the official beer partner of the team.

07/21/2015

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Liquor Price War Means Cheap Booze In Twin Cities

Since Total Wine stores entered the Twin Cities market, full out price wars have been underway in the local beer, wine and liquor markets.

07/20/2015

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Pabst Brewing To Return To Milwaukee With New Brewery

Pabst Brewing Co. is returning home to Milwaukee. The Los Angeles-based beer company said Wednesday it will open a new brewery on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.

07/15/2015

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Drink, Dash And Donate With The MN Brewery Running Series

For many runners, it’s the sense of accomplishment that they get as they cross the finish line keeps them going. For the rest of us, it’s the beer.

07/09/2015

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St. Paul Taproom Offering Unlimited Beer For $1K

How much is it worth it to you to have an unlimited supply of beer for the rest of your life? How about one grand?

06/15/2015

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Paulsen Pushing For Tax Cut For Craft Breweries

On the first Sunday breweries in Minneapolis could sell growlers beer, Rep. Eric Paulsen appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning, saying he wants an excise tax cut for small breweries.

06/14/2015

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Tap Talk: Maple Island Brewing

From a creamery to a hardware store to a brewery, the building that is now home to Maple Island Brewing has had quite a history. And so have its owner and brewer.

06/08/2015

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The Lowry Mixes Up Summer Beer Cocktails

With summer kicking into high gear, we thought it would be fun to mix up some summer beer cocktails on the ‘CCO Rooftop. Stephanie Shimp from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company and bartender Colin Weaver from The Lowry visited WCCO Mid-Morning with some recipes.

06/05/2015

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Twin Cities Craft Brewers Brace For Sunday Growler Sales

A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.

05/30/2015

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Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Faces Off Against Urban Growler In 1st Ever Brew-Off

Tin Whiskers challenges Urban Growler to the first ever brew-off and they invite you to try their beers made with ingredients chosen by Twin Cities locals.

05/27/2015

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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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