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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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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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The Walker Celebrates 75th Birthday With Walkoberfest

We’ve heard plenty about Oktoberfest, but this weekend is Walktoberfest. The Walker Art Center is turning 75, and they’re throwing a weekend-long birthday celebration.

10/16/2014

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Oktoberfest Brings Beer And Polka Bands To State Fairgrounds

It’s Oktoberfest at the state fairgrounds and this year they’ve added a big tent in the campground area, which features more food options, games and vendors.

10/04/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Fresh Hopped Beer

Fall is often a short-lived season. Certain things, aside from the weather, are here and then gone quickly. Things like high school football games, fall colors and a certain kind of beer that you may have never heard of.

10/04/2014

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Target Debuts Otsego Store With Full Liquor Selection

You can buy a lot at a Target store in Minnesota. But if you’re looking for alcohol, your selection is limited to just a few types of beer. That is unless you visit Target on 87th Avenue Northeast in Otsego, where a new pilot program is giving customers a new option to buy booze.

10/03/2014

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Fargo Beer Expands To Minneapolis-St. Paul Market

Fargo beer has arrived in Minneapolis.

09/28/2014

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First Came Local Breweries, Now There Are Local Hops

It’s harvest time for a certain Minnesota crop. You may have never seen it up close, but chances are you’ve enjoyed its product on a Friday night.

09/10/2014

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Jake Leinenkugel Retires From Craft Brewery

Jake Leinenkugel announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of the craft brewery started by his great-great-grandfather and will be succeeded by his younger brother Dick Leinenkugel, who formerly led economic development efforts in Wisconsin.

09/09/2014

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These Popular Fair Foods Now Have Gluten-Free Options

With deep fried battered foods galore, you’d think the state fair would be a nightmare for people who can’t have gluten.

08/29/2014

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St. Paul Brewing Helps Customers Create Tasty Brews

Have you ever wanted to brew your own beer but didn’t know where to start? Well, a St. Paul company will walk you through the steps, and even do the dirty work for you. WCCO’s Kim Johnson headed to Vine Park Brewing Company to learn all the tricks to making tasty beer.

08/16/2014

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Students Run Research Project From The Bottoms Up

A group of Columbia University MBA students touring the country this summer to help small businesses improve their products chose a Fargo company partly because they liked the brand and partly because they could do their research in a tap room.

07/20/2014

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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”

07/16/2014

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Target Field Debuts Self-Serve Beer Stations

Minnesota Twins fans now have even more control over what – and how much – beer they can consume while enjoying a ball game. Self-serve beer stations, called DraftServ, debuted at Target Field Sunday and marks the first time in history one of these machines has been used at a Major League Baseball game.

07/07/2014

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Health Watch: Your Beverage May Have More Alcohol Than You Think

Here’s a little tip if you’re planning on drinking at your 4th of July party – your drink, may be stronger than you think. And depending on how it’s made, you could be consuming more than you intended. The National Institutes of Health says most people don’t realize how much alcohol is actually in a drink. So they’ve created a new online alcohol calculator to help.

07/04/2014

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Overturned Truck Dumps Beer Cans In Highway Median

A semi-truck that rolled on Interstate 29 in South Dakota dumped a trailer full of beer cans into the highway’s median.

06/12/2014

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Surly Brewing Names Jorge Guzman As Executive Chef For New Brewery

Surly Brewing has hired Jorge Guzman to be the executive chef for the new full service restaurant that will be a part of the $30-million plus destination brewery the company is planning to open. Guzman has been the executive chef at Solera in downtown Minneapolis for more than three years.

06/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-29-14

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05/29/2014

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