Get Stone, Stoopid

Summer, like all good things, is moving entirely too fast. With that said, do your best to slow down and enjoy some great summer beers. To be totally honest, I’m not always the biggest fan of summer beers. They always seem too light in the flavor department and...

Feel-Good Hops for the Summer

I love this time of year in Minnesota. Softball leagues are in full swing, often with tongue-in-cheek team names—the Ball Breakers are hosting Blood Bath and Beyond tomorrow night. The next whopper of a fish might be just one cast away. Outdoor live music is...

Barrel Aged Cornhuskers

One of my favorite things about writing for this blog is the opportunity to shine a light on lesser known breweries. One such brewery is the Nebraska Brewing Company. You may have seen their cans in our coolers or on the shelves. They have a pretty impressive barrel...

GUEST POST: Gose Beers

Gose (Goes-uh) beers are a historical German beer style dating back hundreds of years. They are a fantastic style to introduce a dry white wine / dry champagne drinker to, as they are naturally dry in nature due to sea salt with coriander being critical ingredients....

Nothing like a Great Cold Pilsner for the Hot Summer 

Attention beer lovers: Top Ten Liquors acquired a new store, Rum River Wine & Spirits in Ramsey. It’s a great beer store, and I have never seen a bigger bomber section. It’s got beers I haven’t heard of or forgot about. I call it “Beer Pickers Paradise.” So if...

Is a Republic of Bears Gentrifying the Twin Cities!?

Very few things excite me more than well respected breweries finally hitting the Minnesota market. Hailing from Sonoma County California, Bear Republic has been a West Coast staple for more than 20 years. I don’t know what compelled them to expand to our fine...
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