Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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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

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    J Carver Barrel Gin

    J. Carver Distillery of Waconia has recently released their barrel gin, an incredibly unique sort of pet project that has evolved into a bottle-worthy liquor. The spirit is

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    Fulton Insurrection

    A few summers ago, Summit’s Damian McConn chatted with me on the Red Cow patio. He was all jazzed up about experimenting with southern hemisphere hops – varieties

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    buzz and buzz head to head, part three

    [please pardon the appearance of ABV as some necessary upgrades are in progress!] Never mix uppers and downers, you’ve been told since your days as a doe-eyed freshman

  • Simcoe likes beer. And coffee.

    Under Construction

    Please pardon the appearance of ABV for the next two days as I roll out some much-needed updates and an exciting new platform. I am happily working with wolf&fox design

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    best beer moments of 2014

    This was created in conjunction with the Four Firkins blog Beer is as diverse as those who drink it. From sweet and rich Baltic porters to puckering and funky

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    sitting in coach: spoon and stable [soapbox sunday]

    You may have heard of a new little joint called Spoon and Stable. It is located on the north side of the warehouse area of downtown. Lots of

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    buzz and buzz head to head, part two

    This is the second match up in the coffee beer taste-off. First see part one: Southern Tier vs. Tyranena. How coffee is added to beer greatly influences flavor.

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    the monterey peninsula, pt 2

    I saved some of my California trip to write during the frigid Minnesota months. Nostaligia works wonders. I actually shedded a layer right now just reading my coaster

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Posted On February 13, 2015 | No Comments

J. Carver Distillery of Waconia has recently released their barrel gin, an incredibly unique sort of pet project that has evolved into a bottle-worthy liquor. The spirit is distilled from local grains including Minnesota wild [...]

Host: Alcyone Black Saison, and Maia Belgian Strong

Station Ho.St

October 1, 2014 | No Comments
Fulton Insurrection
Posted On February 10, 2015 | No Comments

A few summers ago, Summit’s Damian McConn chatted with me on the Red Cow patio. He was all jazzed up about experimenting with southern hemisphere hops – varieties from places like New Zealand and Australia. [...]

blue door
Posted On March 3, 2015 | No Comments

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 Minneapolis – but that didn’t stop the [...]

samsmithwinterwelcome
Posted On December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Still shopping? Just thirsty? Or maybe you REALLY need to get out of the house. Read on. For those who are getting a bit tired of errands, cleaning, worrying, gift-receipt-saving…take a break! I sincerely recommend [...]

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Panther Distilling

November 18, 2014 | No Comments