Tap Talk: Jack Pine Brewery In BaxterBreweries nowadays are increasingly becoming the neighborhood joints of old and tailored specifically for that function: to serve its nearby community. Two hours north of the Twin Cities in Baxter, a city with a population not quite 10,000, Jack Pine Brewery does exactly that.
Tap Talk: Fair State Brewing Co-Op Announces Significant ExpansionAfter just two years of operations, Fair State Brewing Cooperative made a big announcement to its member-owners Tuesday night: the brewery will be expanding this fall.
Tap Talk: 612Brew In NordeastSnuggled right in the heart of Nordeast, on the northeast corner of the Broadway and Central intersection, lies the craft brewery and taproom 612Brew.
Tap Talk: Freehouse, A Brewpub In Mpls' North LoopWhat started as two servers dreaming up a breakfast restaurant concept has now blossomed into a successful restaurant company: Blue Plate Restaurant Company.
Local Music Tap: 4onthefloor, Viva Knieval To Headline Beer Festival In DuluthNext month's fifth annual All Pints North Summer Beer Fest in Duluth will feature local acts 4onthefloor and Viva Knieval, organizers announced Thursday.
Tap Talk: Wayzata Brew Works Opens On Lake MinnetonkaEven though Minnesota is indeed the "Land Of 10,000 Lakes", there are still far too few breweries that you can literally drive a boat up to and enjoy a beer. Now, you can do just that on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata.
Bauhaus Releases Funky 'Wonderstuff' Music Video To Promote 12-PacksBauhaus Brew Labs is making a name for itself not only for its brews, but for its unique promotional tactics.
Tap Talk: Nutmeg Brewhouse Brings Craft Beer To South SuburbsBeer enthusiasts living and visiting south of the metro area now have a new – and well-needed -- option for craft brew: Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville.
Tap Talk: Disgruntled Brewing, Where 'Grumpy Is Good'For former drywall business owner turned brewmaster Brett Doebbling, being disgruntled has always pushed him to do better. In other words, just being good isn't quite good enough. And for those who enjoy craft beer and can't seem to find their fix in central Minnesota, this is great news.
Tap Talk: Fair State Co-Op, Tin Whiskers Go Head-To-Head In 3rd Brew-OffBefore winter comes to a close, Tin Whiskers is hosting its third seasonal brew-off. On Wednesday, Feb. 17 the St. Paul brewery will face off against Minneapolis' cooperative brewery, Fair State Brewing.
Tap Talk: 10K BrewingWhat comes to mind when you think of Minnesota? Cold? Midwest? Family-values? Whether you're a native or a visitor, two things are undeniably Minnesota: nice and 10,000 lakes. That's exactly what Jesse Hauf thought of when he thought of Minnesota, and, more specifically, beer in Minnesota.