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Minnesota Month

Happy Minnesota Month! The land of 10,000 lakes, The Star of the North, Minnesota. It’s where we live, work, and play! We’re celebrating this great state we call home for the entire month of August with special sales, tastings, and more! Enjoy 10% off all...

3 Refreshing Beers for Humidity

It’s the dog days of summer, hot, muggy, and, if it’s not one of those, rainy. The humidity sucks. I can’t think of a single person that enjoys it. One way to fight back against the humidity is with refreshing beers… or air conditioning…...

Surfin’ the Pink Wave Summer Style

We’re are in the thick of Summer and at our house, the pink wine is flowing! This is a breakout year for the category of Rosé wines. Why not? They are pretty to look at, they have beautiful aromas and drink so easily. They also go well with a wide range of food, most...

Cigar City is Back, Baby! I Think…

Several years back, Cigar City had some beers in Minnesota. Now, I was just getting into craft beer at the time, so I don’t know if they were collaborations with other breweries (perhaps the New Belgium/Cigar City release of Lips of Faith) or actual liquid from...

High Valley Reverie

I remember standing on a mountain ridge full of vines looking down on Clear Lake thinking “Clay Shannon is the luckiest guy in the world!” This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Then I realized he may be one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever...
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