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Sour Power

When the temperatures rise, so does my thirst for a growing niche in the beer market. Sour beers are becoming more, and more recognized as a refreshing warm weather alternative. Victory Brewing out of the Philadelphia, PA suburbs has been brewing award-winning beers...

Iconic Sonoma Winery Prospers in New Era

The history of the Sebastiani Winery goes back to the 1880s with the arrival of Samuele Sebastiani from his native Tuscany. The hardworking and frugal stonemason parlayed his quarry cobblestone business into a great Sonoma County winery and vineyard. His descendants...

Minnesota Weather, Random and Delicious

With the weather in Minnesota being completely random this time of year, I figured that we could put some random beers together and spark some excitement for the awesome weather that is to come! I am already thinking about coolers and sunshine. Bring on the Summer!...

Getting More Fresh Wines!

My Crocuses are up, I bought a new grill and I really want to try it out since it’s getting nice out there. We had a great time pouring some lighter, fresher wines last week so why not do it again? Rosés, Rieslings, and a great buy on an Italian Pinot Noir are all...

The Future of Beer in Minnesota

The future of beer in the Minnesota craft beer scene is looking bright. Minnesota continually has more and more beers moving into the “Best of” or “Top ##” categories. But what does the future actually look like? I mean, “bright” is a pretty vague term. I don’t have...
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