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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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Local Brewery Makes IPA From Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels have gotten a bad rap for invading area lakes. Now, a local brewery is putting the invasive species to good use! Call it an IPA — or an Invasive Pale Ale.

11/22/2014

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August Schell Agrees To Buy Grain Belt Sign, Which May Shine Again

The iconic Grain Belt beer sign on Minneapolis’ Nicollet Island may soon shine again.

11/12/2014

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Target Eyeing Midway Location For Liquor Sales

Target may be continuing its push to get into the liquor business, as officials with the retailer say they want to add a liquor store inside of its existing Super Target in St. Paul’s Midway area. The retailer reportedly also recently filed paperwork to open a liquor store at its St. Louis Park location.

11/11/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Prepare For Renewed Sunday Liquor Sales Push

Minnesota lawmakers next year are preparing again to take up the issue of Sunday liquor sales. Minnesota is one of only 12 states that require liquor stores to be closed on Sundays. And many Minnesota consumers cross the border to Wisconsin, where Sunday sales are legal.

11/09/2014

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The 70/30 Law Just Didn’t Work With The Craft Beer Boom

Minneapolis voters chose to knock down the 70/30 law Tuesday night. The restricts restaurant revenue to 70 percent from food and 30 percent from beer and wine. It was a ratio that was getting tough to manage thanks to the city’s huge craft beer boom.

11/05/2014

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Minneapolis Votes To Scrap 70/30 Law

Voters in Minneapolis have chosen to eliminate the 70/30 law, which restaurant owners have called archaic and harmful to their businesses.

11/04/2014

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Behind The Ballot: 70/30 Law Up To Mpls. Voters

Minneapolis restaurant owners hope voters will get rid of a law they say is keeping them from moving forward. The 70/30 Law is affecting restaurant owners like Molly Broder. “I have Broders’ Cucina Italiana, that’s our deli, I have Broders’ Pasta Bar and Terzo Vino Bar,” Broder said.

11/03/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Ways To Cook With Beer

After talking with a chef for a brewery last week, Dara got a bunch of questions from listeners excited to cook with beer at home. Here are her top five beer recipes on tap here (insert groan)!

10/20/2014

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