Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • vikre cocktails

    the cocktail room at Vikre

    On some small level, traveling to Vikre distillery this weekend was like finally seeing that band live. The one that’s constantly playing in the car CD player (what

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    northeast to go!

    Two brewing operations out of northeast have recently put their product into convenient carrying packages for all the world – or in this case the Twin Cities –

  • 6pk schells cave aged barrel aged

    Stag Series #9, now with caves

    Schell’s brewery has released their long-awaited new addition to the Stag Series, a Cave-Aged, Barrel-Aged lager. The name is so cumbersome that it requires a comma. It has

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    cocktail room at du nord

    This winter saw the successful expansion of yet another Minnesota distillery – Du Nord, located near Hiawatha and 32nd. Du Nord (adopted from the Minnesota slogan, l’Etoile du Nord) joins

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    the tiny begyle brewing, chicago

    I am in the habit of asking locals for travel suggestions, especially places to eat. The restaurant industry, although often catering to out-of-towners and those willing to splurge,

  • Half Acre black saison

    half acre brewing, chicago

    I had whet my palate for Half Acre days before, at Blue Door in Armitage, and was pumped to visit the place. Half Acre is located north of

  • samples revolution

    revolution brewing, chicago

    By Tuesday, the weather wasn’t getting much warmer in Chicago. We had a few breweries planned for our afternoon, plus a stroll down south Michigan Ave and a

  • atlas barrel

    atlas brewpub, chicago: “it is what it is”

    Further up the brown line from Armitage neighborhood is Atlas Brewpub, a brewery that was recommended to me by a few locals. In spite of the fact that

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    Chicago’s Armitage neighborhood

    Last week’s adventures in Chicago were the perfect mix of culture, history, beer, food, and public transportation. The city was cold – just as cold as here in

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    nico’s tacos, tequila, and nostalgia

    There are a few spaces in Minneapolis that I refer to as restaurant black holes. Maybe you know what I mean. These kitchens are like extended-stay hotels, with new

6pk schells cave aged barrel aged
Posted On April 8, 2015 | No Comments

Schell’s brewery has released their long-awaited new addition to the Stag Series, a Cave-Aged, Barrel-Aged lager. The name is so cumbersome that it requires a comma. It has been nearly a year and a half [...]

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J Carver Barrel Gin

February 13, 2015 | No Comments
samples revolution
Posted On March 16, 2015 | No Comments

By Tuesday, the weather wasn’t getting much warmer in Chicago. We had a few breweries planned for our afternoon, plus a stroll down south Michigan Ave and a walk through Millennium Park. Monday evening was [...]

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Fulton Insurrection

February 10, 2015 | No Comments
samples revolution
Posted On March 16, 2015 | No Comments

By Tuesday, the weather wasn’t getting much warmer in Chicago. We had a few breweries planned for our afternoon, plus a stroll down south Michigan Ave and a walk through Millennium Park. Monday evening was [...]

vikre cocktails
Posted On April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

On some small level, traveling to Vikre distillery this weekend was like finally seeing that band live. The one that’s constantly playing in the car CD player (what other CD players do we have anymore?) [...]