Friday, June 23, 2017

Browsing the "Twin Cities" Tag

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hop preservation methods: cryo magic

It’s hard to visit a brewery lately without some mention of hop science. Dry-hopping is now ubiquitous in many taprooms, and there has been increased discussion about how whirlpool additions of hops contribute to bitterness in addition to flavor. Recently, terms [...]

June 22, 2017 homebrewing, news and annoucements, texas
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a first look at utepils

Perhaps no other brewery has had as much presence before its opening day since 612Brew opened in Northeast Minneapolis. Utepils Brewing has generated buzz for over a year (since about July, 2015, but who’s counting?) prior to opening their doors [...]

March 6, 2017 history and traditional styles, MN, tasting and critique
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norseman cocktail room

  Visiting a taproom isn’t only about the beer. Until five years ago, Minnesota breweries were forced to function without a way of directly serving pints of beer to their guests. It was enough for a brewery to put a high-quality [...]

May 26, 2016 Uncategorized
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cherries and chocolate at indeed

Indeed Brewing has experienced resounding success with their sour cellaring program, which began at the beginning of this year. Their Wooden Soul series, which is meticulously cared for off-site, so as to keep the souring agents separate from their flagship [...]

September 20, 2015 the twin cities
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Tattersall Distilling now open in NE

The stage is now set for a crop of new Minnesota distilleries, thanks in part to the far-reaching ramifications of the Surly Bill and a few pioneering local businesses like Panther, Far North Spirits, Millers & Saints, Vikre, and J. [...]

September 11, 2015 spirits, the twin cities
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Fair State’s Lactobac series

Sour beer is no longer the oddity within the beer market that it once was. When I first wrote about sour beers, I got several messages from people, shocked by the availability of sours in the Twin Cities compared to [...]

September 3, 2015 the twin cities
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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 went out, in early June of 2013. I even contacted an acquaintance [...]

June 29, 2015 beer stores, news and annoucements, the twin cities
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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 beer coming out of Steel [...]

May 18, 2015 tasting and critique, the twin cities
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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 been very well-received here over the past few weeks. With multiple year-round [...]

April 27, 2015 Uncategorized
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growler storage becoming annoying? we hear you.

How many growlers do you own? Empty ones, I mean, gathering dust and taking up a sad amount of space in your cellar or kitchen? I own about ten, and I have even given some away for silent auctions, or to [...]

November 24, 2014 news and annoucements, the twin cities