Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "the twin cities" Category

venn brewing

Venn Brewing, a preview

Venn Brewing in Southeast Minneapolis is slated to open as soon as this month, and overall things have been pretty quiet, media-wise. I wanted to learn more about co-owner and head brewer, Kyle Sisco, as well as the Venn taproom, [...]

December 5, 2017 news and annoucements, the twin cities, Uncategorized

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
the rookery COVER

the rookery food and cocktails

As opposed to my more calculated dining experiences, the ones for which I plan to bring a notebook and have a deadline, The Rookery was another story. It wasn’t even my choice. I was told we were going so we [...]

April 30, 2016 food and restaurants, spirits, the twin cities, Uncategorized

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
surly brewer's table

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

surly + mikkeller + brettanomyces

I love a good collaboration beer, especially between two breweries at the top of their game. Combine that with the fact that it arrived on my doorstep and, hey, I’m a happy gal. The recent collaboration between Surly and Mikkeller is [...]

January 23, 2016 beer abroad, the twin cities
CKH pour your own

community keg house opens

When I first got wind of the concept behind Community Keg House I was wandering through Northeast Open Streets. This scene immediately came to mind: For those who have not heard about the tap-DIY soon to open in the Grain Belt [...]

January 14, 2016 food and restaurants, the twin cities, Uncategorized
the biggest mistakes

the biggest mistakes new breweries make, a drinker’s perspective

Beyond just bad beer or poor service, there are some predictable pitfalls in the business of opening a new brewery. Launching any new business is rife with difficulties, but opening a taproom in the current climate is a particular challenge. [...]

December 14, 2015 soapbox sunday, the twin cities, Uncategorized
cocktails @ il foro

eat & drink il foro

Il Foro now occupies one of the most incredible indoor spaces you probably have never heard about. The dining room has an extensive history as the Forum Cafeteria, for which it was known over several decades. The restaurant opened in [...]

December 3, 2015 food and restaurants, spirits, the twin cities

one year of insight – celebrate this Saturday!

Insight Brewing is turning one this weekend and they are inviting you to celebrate! The party celebrates Insight’s big trip around the sun and honors the brewery theme: traveling the world to bring great beer to Minnesota. Head brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt [...]

November 19, 2015 news and annoucements, the twin cities