Friday, July 3, 2015
  • 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

  • Collision Course

    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

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    tessa’s office in rochester, mn

    Early this week I -again- visited Lanesboro. I just can’t stay away from that town for long. Being there before the beginning of “the season”, as the natives

  • TH 5

    growler storage, pt 2: one solution

    Several months ago, alcohol by volume examined the filling of growlers and the host of issues that come along with the clunky, half-gallon vessels. We spoke with breweries across

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    welcome to MN – Uinta Brewing

    Uinta Brewing is the latest well-established brewery to break in to the Twin Cities market. Following in the footsteps of Avery, Oskar Blues, and Ballast Point, Uinta has

  • 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

cruise outbound
Posted On June 22, 2015 | No Comments

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 initially understand how beers like Kölsch, alt, [...]

image: J.Carver

J Carver Barrel Gin

February 13, 2015 | No Comments
Collision Course
Posted On May 18, 2015 | No Comments

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 [...]

Fulton Insurrection

Fulton Insurrection

February 10, 2015 | No Comments
pickled PBR
Posted On May 22, 2015 | No Comments

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 diner picks what to have for dinner. [...]

JC grappa cocktail
Posted On June 4, 2015 | No Comments

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 [...]