Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "minneapolis" Tag

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
Utepils cover image

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

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
norseman cocktail room

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
winter wine

2016 Winter Wine Fest this friday

This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, an organization that was formed to “heighten public awareness of the Minnesota grape and wine industry.” To celebrate this milestone, the organization is hosting the 2016 Winter Wine [...]

February 10, 2016 Uncategorized

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
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

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
able Now Open

able seedhouse + brewery now open

Nearly two breweries open per day in the United States. And though our nation still doesn’t contain the number of breweries it did before the industrial revolution, we’re getting close. Really close. How should we sort through the riff raff, [...]

November 11, 2015 news and annoucements, tasting and critique, the twin cities
Chocolate &

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