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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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5 Halloween Themed Cocktails

Warm up to these Halloween inspired cocktails!

10/07/2013

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University Of Minnesota Hosting Taste This Weekend

The 6th Annual Taste! will showcase the best in local food, wine and specialty beers for 2013. On Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy the cooking by 40 top chefs, 350 wines and 100 specialty beers.

10/03/2013

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Best Resources To Brew Beer At Home In Minnesota

Minnesota is home to some well-known local and national businesses that perfected the art of craft brewing. Let these spots help you on your home-brewing adventure.

10/02/2013

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St. Paul Bars To Idled Workers: Your Beer Is On Us

A group of St. Paul bars is trying to help federal employees cope with the government shutdown by serving up free beer.

10/01/2013

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Good Question: Does Beer Really Create Beer Bellies?

Many viewers of the Vikings game Sunday may have taken in some adult beverages; perhaps a beer or two. So, we thought this would be a good time to answer a question from Bruce in Blaine: How much does beer contribute to a beer belly? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler says beer bellies are a bit of a myth. “Culturally speaking, men tend to drink a little more beer than women, and it’s the perfect nitus to get fat because it’s a lot of carbohydrates,” Dr. Baechler said.

09/30/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What Is Your Favorite Tailgate Food?

From guacamole and chips to spicy buffalo wings, what’s the best tailgate food?

09/09/2013

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Fewer Deliveries To The Fair As Heat Thins Crowds

Everyone knows they are supposed to stay hydrated on hot days at the State Fair, but for many it’s sometimes nice to knock back a couple of beers as well. Whether they’re kegs of beer or flats of cookies, the deliveries continue all night long.

08/28/2013

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2 Hospitalized After Pedal Pub Tips Over

Ten people were injured and two people were hospitalized after the pedal pub they were riding tipped over in Minneapolis on Thursday, authorities said. The pedal pub was going down a hill while heading east on South First Street.

08/15/2013

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Top Breweries Across the Nation

Many Americans love their beer and a great way to savor a cold brew is by indulging at the breweries from which they originate. The following are 10 of the best breweries to visit across the nation.

08/06/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Drunken Crash That Killed 3

The Cokato man accused of drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Kandiyohi County. County Attorney Jenna Fischer said Paul Wickenhauser will serve 67 months in prison – about 5 1/2 years – after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

07/30/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-29

Beer Bottle opening goes wild on the Smack Down!

07/29/2013

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Taste Brews In Mpls, Fund The Minnehaha Food Shelf

The Charity Beer Festival in Minneapolis not only allows you to sample a variety of craft beer producers, but it all goes toward a good cause, too. Seneca Berg is one of the organizers of the event. He said the event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. outside Falls Liquor Store on Minnehaha Avenue and 46th Street.

07/27/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-26!

The Champ… vs. The Challenger

07/26/2013

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Fargo Company Brews Its First Batch Of Craft Beer

The Fargo Brewing Co. has been selling its Wood Chipper India Pale Ale and other varieties of beer for more than two years, but the four native sons who founded the company unveiled something new Tuesday: their first homemade beer.

07/23/2013

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For The 1st Time A Century, Beer Might Flow At Minn. Capitol

There are few other places in the historic Minnesota State Capitol where beer drinking should be more welcome: The basement cafeteria, styled as a German Rathskeller. Now, for the first time in almost 100 years, alcohol may be available on certain occasions.

05/22/2013

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Minn. Legislature Allows Beer, Wine Sales In Capitol

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/20/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Tap Rooms

It’s time to celebrate the Craft Brew. This weekend is the end of Craft Brew Week in America. When it comes to Craft Brews, Minnesota is at the top of the class with several new breweries debuting in the last year. Dara took some time to sling back a few beers and here’s her list of the Top 5 Tap Rooms in Minnesota!

05/20/2013

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