For those who may have missed out on indulging in homemade craft products during Minnesota Craft Beer Week, you’re in luck! The American Craft Beer Week is up next.
It’s rated the fourth best day of the week: Thursday! That means time to start thinking about the top two days of the week, and WCCO’s Kim Johnson found plenty to do this Saturday and Sunday.
From Disney to beer, it’s a transition many of us make. But for Ethan Applen, co-founder of the new Minneapolis brewery Lakes & Legends, it was a little bit more challenging, and a little bit later in life.
Attention, craft beer enthusiasts: This weekend is your chance to guzzle (well … politely sample) the craftiest of beers from nearly 75 different breweries.
We’re traveling a bit south for this Tap Talk. In fact, we’re going all the way down to Rochester to visit its first taproom, Kinney Creek Brewing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, Jason DeRusha visited a neighborhood saloon that survived a renovation surprise that any homeowner can relate to. Jason DeRusha eats in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis at Tracy’s Saloon.
On Friday, a popular Twin Cities brewery will open the doors to its new beer hall and restaurant. Surly Brewing Co. is expecting a packed house for the grand opening of its $30 million building near the Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood. “We’re terrified, we’re excited, we’re ready. I think everyone’s just ready to go,” said Omar Ansari, founder and president of Surly Brewing Co.
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.
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.
Prosciutto, craft beer, an evening in downtown Minneapolis….what’s not to love! We enjoyed and shared a night full of great pairings at Cured and Crafted.
Downtown Duluth has a new brewery for visitors to enjoy and it doesn’t just serve up beer. Endion Station Bar and Grill opened this weekend in Canal Park. While it’s the fifth brewery owned by Fitger’s Brewery, it’s the city’s first cider house.
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.
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.”
Twenty-five Twin Cities bars have come together to issue, what they are calling, a PubPass. The idea is to get customers to visit all 25 bars. Each bar offers a free beer to customers who have the pass.In order to get the beer, the PubPass must be taken into each bar and be stamped. Once stamped you get a free craft beer.
Minneapolis voters will get the final say on the proposed changes to the city’s liquor laws. Currently, restaurants in residential neighborhoods have to follow the 70-30 rule, which means their sales have to be made up of at least 70 percent food and no more than 30 percent alcohol.
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Try some variety with your next barbecue, and seek out some specialty craft beers instead of the regular brews. These craft beers pair exceptionally well with your carefully grilled meats.
No one’s more hungry for warm weather than the people who cook and serve from food trucks. On Saturday, a group got together to kick off the season. Sixteen trucks pulled up to Harriet Tap Room and opened their windows for the “Spring Spread.”
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.
It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. This weekend we have events that will get you outside, have you sipping a rare beer and even save you some money with a huge warehouse sale.
For many people, this time of year means Lent. And Lent brings the height of the Fish and Chips season! Expect your favorite fish joint to be busy on a Friday. So we decided to look at it a different way. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Fish and Chips (Fancy Beer Edition)!