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Minn. Sunday Liquor Sales Debate Brewing Again

The debate over whether to lift Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales is bubbling up again. This time, activists plan to enlist craft beer drinkers to their cause. Minnesota Beer Activists is launching a public awareness campaign for Sunday liquor sales in the coming weeks.

12/24/2013

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The Best US Airports For Beer Snobs

Check out the Best US Airports for beer snobs.

12/18/2013

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Mpls. Brewery Opens With Senator’s Help

A local business is just getting over the red tape from the federal government shutdown earlier this year. And, they’re celebrating with a toast. The new Freehouse Brewery celebrated their opening in Minneapolis Saturday. The business finally got their brewery permit from the Treasury Department after about a month delay. It’s something they say couldn’t have been done without the help of Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

12/14/2013

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Must-Hit NY Beercation Breweries

Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.

12/13/2013

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The Best Beer Hotels Abroad

Check out the best beer hotels from around the world.

11/22/2013

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Local Beer Caught In Government Shutdown Aftermath

The Government Shutdown ended a while ago, but it’s still having an impact on some businesses – and some beer drinkers. Craft beers are regulated by the federal government, along with all other alcoholic beverages, and their paperwork wasn’t processed during the shutdown.

11/19/2013

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DeRusha Drinks: Verdant Tea Becoming A Hot Commodity

We know about craft beer, and small-roasted coffee, but some food experts believe tea will be the next drink to take off in the United States. And a Minneapolis couple in their 20s certainly hopes so with Verdant Tea.

11/09/2013

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America’s Seven Best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.

11/01/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Local Beer

This might be as tough of a topic as we’ve tackled in Best of Minnesota. Because when you ask someone what their favorite beer is they might say “all of them.” But we asked you to take on this daunting task and narrow it down to just one.

10/31/2013

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Surly’s ‘Darkness Day’ Celebrates Stout In Big Way

Beer lovers from around the area made their way to Brooklyn Center Saturday for the sixth annual Darkness Day. The free event is put on by Surly Brewing Company to release their Russian imperial stout beer, Darkness. People from around the country camped out overnight to get their hands on the beer. Chris Bly came all the way from Indianapolis, Ind. to savor the stout. “It’s one of the best dark imperial stouts around,” Bly said. “Can’t-miss thing in the Midwest.”

10/26/2013

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Man Loses Weight With Beer And Sausage Diet

Fad diets come and go, but the guys out there should be able to get behind this one: An Arizona man is shedding pounds by eating sausages and drinking beer.

10/16/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Tap Rooms in Minnesota

There are many small suds makers turning into major players in the beer world. The Minnesota “Giants” such as Summit, Schell’s and now Surly continue to churn out great craft beers but some of the lesser known makers are doing amazing things in small batches. This week Dara shares her Top 5 Tap Rooms in Minnesota!

10/16/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Tap Rooms in Minnesota

There are many small suds makers turning into major players in the beer world. The Minnesota “Giants” such as Summit, Schell’s and now Surly continue to churn out great craft beers but some of the lesser known makers are doing amazing things in small batches. This week Dara shares her Top 5 Tap Rooms in Minnesota!

10/16/2013

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5 Minnesota Breweries Take Home Awards

Some of the best beers in the country, can be found right here in the Twin Cities. Three metro area breweries took home medals from the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.

10/15/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oktoberfests

Is there really a better way to celebrate fall then a tall beer and a brat? We don’t think so. And with a heavy German background, many Minnesotans know exactly how to celebrate the changing season and that’s with Oktoberfest! If you can’t make it to Munich, just look up the street because chances are there’s a great festival going on not far from you. Here’s Dara’s Top 5 Oktoberfests!

10/07/2013

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