Breweries

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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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Tap Talk: Craft Beer Festival Comes To Mpls.

Attention, craft beer enthusiasts: This weekend is your chance to guzzle (well … politely sample) the craftiest of beers from nearly 75 different breweries.

04/15/2015

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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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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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5 MN Breweries Win Big At World Beer Cup

The craft brewery trend has really exploded here in Minnesota, and according to the results of a recent competition, we’re also doing it right. Five Minnesota breweries won awards at the Brewers Association’s World Beer Cup.

04/16/2014

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Learn The Art Of Suds at American Craft Show

More than 200 artists from around the country will be in St. Paul this weekend as the American Craft Council Show returns to the RiverCentre. But there’s something new this year: beer. The American Craft Council is showing how brewers are making art through their beer.

04/11/2014

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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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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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‘Taproom’ Trend Booming In Minneapolis

A taproom trend in the Twin Cities is giving people who enjoy beer a whole new experience.

01/20/2013

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Best Craft Beer Bars In The Twin Cities

A newly opened bar in uptown, a pub in St. Paul, a cozy pub on Selby and Dale, an oyster and whiskey bar in Minneapolis and a pub on 50th and France…what do they all have in common? They all have a tremendous craft beer list.

10/31/2012

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Border Battle Beer Fest

Today and tomorrow it’s the first Border Battle Beer Fest.

07/13/2012

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Surly Looks For Site Of Future $20M Brewery

Now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the bill allowing beer to be sold at breweries, Surly Brewing Company is on the lookout for the perfect Twin Cities spot to put its new $20 million home.

05/26/2011

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Minn. Panel Votes To Let Breweries Sell Directly

Legislation allowing a Brooklyn Center brewery and other Minnesota beer-makers to serve their brews directly to customers at their establishments cleared a state Senate panel Wednesday, after a concerted social media lobbying effort by Surly Brewing Co. helped soften opposition from the powerful liquor lobby.

04/06/2011

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Best Beers In The Twin Cities

I was born and raised in Minnesota. So, I may be a little biased when it comes to my thoughts on our local beer. That being said, we have outstanding breweries that produce a wide-array of great tasting beer. From light lagers to dark stouts, we Minnesotans are gifted with great tasting brews. Believe me, when I travel far from Minnesota, one of the things I miss are the solid selections of beer that we get to choose from! That might be weird, but it is true.

CBS Minnesota–02/01/2010