Friday, July 31, 2015
  • upsloptasters

    Women in Beer: from Sumeria to Summit

      This article was originally published under the auspices of The Four Firkins blog. As the website is no more, I am publishing it here. The repetition, for

  • tour hall sierra

    a tour of Sierra Nevada with Ken Grossman

    The first day of the Beer Bloggers Conference brought an incredible level of excitement. I kept calling it the first day of school – I don’t want to

  • Bull City Beer

    let’s drink durham

    Durham isn’t for everyone, so the saying goes. But man, it’s definitely for me. It’s a tobacco town as much as Minneapolis is a milling one. Old warehouses,

  • Peacemaker Pale Ale

    beer bloggers unite! BBC in Asheville

    Next week I will be traveling to North Carolina for the National Beer Bloggers Conference! Asheville will play host to hundreds of writers, not to mention some incredible

  • revival wallpaper

    we need a little revival

    I have it on good authority than more than one misguided neighbor has attempted to order multiple entire fried chickens for takeout from Kingfield’s insta-hit, Revival. The deep-fried

  • surly tour

    what it was like to be a part of the four firkins (a eulogy of sorts)

    It was two years ago this week that I did not get a job at The Four Firkins. I had submitted my resume the very day the call

  • cruise outbound

    summer – the perfect time for hybrid beer

    Nearly two years ago I was first digging into hybrid beer styles. I was following along the BJCP categories in order like an obedient student, and I didn’t

  • JC grappa cocktail

    countdown to cocktail room at J. carver, and what the 375 law means

    This Saturday in Waconia the public will finally get their first look at J. Carver Distillery. Of course, many discerning drinkers have already had their first taste –

  • Pinner and Slow Ride

    Session IPA comparison

    I once heard the term “session” explained as taking a sip, and being ready for another once you’ve swallowed the first. I don’t entirely agree with this explanation,

  • pickled PBR

    nighthawks and pickled PBR

    There are only so many stomachs in one city. Adding the fact that 91 new restaurants officially opened in Minneapolis in 2014, it is a wonder how the average

upsloptasters

  This article was originally published under the auspices of The Four Firkins blog. As the website is no more, I am publishing it here. The repetition, for those who have already perused this piece, [...]

Collision Course
Posted On May 18, 2015 | No Comments on steel toe is on a roll

I’ve said it at least a dozen times and I will say it again: Steel Toe Brewing knows what the heck they’re doing. Call me biased as a St. Louis Park native, fine, but the [...]

revival wallpaper

I have it on good authority than more than one misguided neighbor has attempted to order multiple entire fried chickens for takeout from Kingfield’s insta-hit, Revival. The deep-fried South Minneapolis creation – from the owners [...]

JC grappa cocktail

This Saturday in Waconia the public will finally get their first look at J. Carver Distillery. Of course, many discerning drinkers have already had their first taste – bottles of vodka and gin have been [...]