Monday, August 21, 2017

Browsing the "beer" Tag

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Beer in 2017 – what’s to come?

There was a palpable change in the dynamic culture of craft beer in 2016. The year saw mergers and acquisitions, further growth to the point of pre-prohibition numbers, and a swing in the balance between camaraderie and competition. Though my view [...]

January 5, 2017 news and annoucements, soapbox sunday
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Indeed Brewer’s Brunch

And just like that, winter is here. Quite suddenly, I would add. A series of cozy Sunday brunches hosted by Indeed Brewing Company, though, is reason enough to leave the house despite the negative temps. A Brewer’s Brunch recently launched [...]

December 16, 2016 food and restaurants, tasting and critique
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PEG Beer Co. now open!

After 10 years of complete brewing stagnancy, the Winnipeg beer landscape is finally changing. Fueled by a major legislative change making taprooms legal, three new breweries have opened this year with more (some reports say about 10 within the province) [...]

October 18, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, food and restaurants, Travel
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wild mind artisan ales

Talking with Mat Waddell, brewer and owner of Wild Mind Artisan Ales, is like catching up with an old friend who happens to be a skilled brewer. His attitude is one of passion, yet he is entirely unassuming and realistic [...]

September 27, 2016 history and traditional styles, MN, the twin cities
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Wedge & Wheel & Beer

On a sunny afternoon in Stillwater, particularly on the weekends, a long line can be seen at the historic district’s busiest intersection. Near Chestnut & Main, families and couples slowly shuffle up to a window making the sidewalk almost unusable. [...]

August 23, 2016 Uncategorized
#MERICA!

#Merica!… Back of House, Bud, and Blais

The first evidence that macro breweries were planning to publicly take on the rising tide of craft beer precipitated during the 2015 Superbowl ads. The one-minute slideshow comparing the everyman’s macro beer with fussy professors pining over snifters was a [...]

June 30, 2016 food and restaurants, news and annoucements
ontario beer

beyond the pale + tooth and nail, ottawa

How life can change so unexpectedly and wonderfully is not the topic of this post. However, before delving into beer from two of the best breweries in Ontario, I am forced to point out that my last trip to Ottawa, over [...]

May 31, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, tasting and critique, Travel
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The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan is a cocktail traditionally made with whiskey (typically rye, but other types are suitable), sweet vermouth and bitters, and garnished with a maraschino cherry. It is one of five cocktails named for the boroughs of New York City [...]

March 21, 2016 spirits, tasting and critique, the twin cities
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What I learned from dining at Brewer’s Table

There is one thing I complain about more than anything else in the dining and drinking realm: the inability of fine dining establishments to take beer seriously. I am referring to more than just the lack of craft beer on [...]

March 4, 2016 food and restaurants, tasting and critique, the twin cities
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beer by mail – schlafly beer

Occasionally beer arrives by mail on my doorstep, often from breweries that I wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Today’s post features Schlafly Beer, and although they are not available in Minnesota yet, these are beers you should know about. Many [...]

February 15, 2016 Uncategorized