BILL THE WINE GUY

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Beer for Lent

Lent and beer, two things that tend to go together like peanut butter and jelly, America and apple pie, or beer and hops. With Lent in full force, Aaron took it upon himself to give up beer for a little while. No doubt a tough feat. In his absence, we have taken it...

A Little Something Different and Friendly

We’re caught in the transition of Winter and Spring, and right now Winter is hanging on in a fit of desperation. We’ve put together a little trio of interesting and modestly priced wine for your approval. The Tannat and the Malbec will accompany some cold weather...

The Upper Hand

It is not often a very successful brewery owner decides to build a second brewery with a brand new identity from scratch. That is what industry pioneer Larry Bell of Michigan’s Bell’s Brewery has done with Upper Hand Brewery. They quietly entered the...

Get Ready for Murphy-Goode, and Dave

Dave Ready, Jr., winemaker for Murphy-Goode is one of us. He graduated an Edina Hornet. His wine labels are purple because his favorite football team is the Vikes. Dave Ready Sr. was one of the founders of the Murphy-Goode winery. It was after high school graduation...

Fruit Salad

These beers get me excited for 80 degree days and sunshine. But it’s Minnesota, just drink them now. – Cassie And Now, the Brews   Leinenkugel’s | Cranberry Ginger Shandy Leinenkugel’s winter shandy seasonal is perfect at about any time of...
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