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Pop the Champagne…IPA! Celebration beers are on tap this week

By |October 22, 2021|Freshies|

Hoops Champagne IPA • Photo via Hoops Brewing Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  Is beer a cause for celebration or a form of celebration? This week: [...]

Pecan-Pumpkin beer inspired by the Blizzard of ’91 hits shelves

By |October 15, 2021|Freshies|

Oliphant Blizzard of '91 Pecan Pumpkin Ale • Photo via Oliphant Brewing Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  From apple everything to tart, juicy, creamy, and sweet—there [...]

Maple, Cranberry, and Fresh Hops crank Fall Beer Flavors to 11

By |October 8, 2021|Freshies|

Castle Danger Maple Märzen • Photo via Castle Danger Brewery Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  The hops are being harvested and tossed straight in the [...]

5 Autumnal Craft Beer Destinations for Enjoying the Fall Colors

By |October 6, 2021|Travel|

Take in the fall colors on the trees and in the glass • Photo by Brian Kaufenberg Minnesota is a beautiful place to live all year long (excluding, perhaps, February), but the stunning riot of red, orange, and yellow that spreads across our woodlands in the fall make [...]

What the heck is a Pastrywine? Quirky infusions arrive as Oktoberfest season rolls on

By |October 1, 2021|Freshies|

608's Grandpa's Liquor Cabinet: Coconut Bay Pastrywine • Photo via 608 Brewing Company Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. It’s easy to call attention to the most [...]

Home Grown Wet Hop IPA – A recipe for hop harvest season

By |September 29, 2021|Homebrew Recipe|

Photo by Wing Ta Just by virtue of the fact that you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you have your own backyard hop garden, or know someone who does. Which further means that sometime in the general vicinity of Labor Day you’ll have access to grocery [...]

Drink in the Season with Fresh Hop IPAs and Autumn Ales

By |September 24, 2021|Freshies|

Pryes Barrel Carving • Photo via Pryes Brewing Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Cookies and cream and candy and spice—but very few actual pumpkins in [...]

10 Must-Try Beers and Ciders This Friday at the Beer Paddler Riverboat Cruise

By |September 22, 2021|Drink|

Photo by Jordan Wipf We could probably write you a novel about all of the scenic Mississippi views, beautiful fall colors, and mouthwatering barbecue that you’ll be enjoying at Beer Paddler, but we know the real reason you’re here: Beer! (duh.) While every single one of the [...]

Flying Ant Stout, Brewery Birthday Beers, and More Märzen

By |September 17, 2021|Freshies|

Fair State Cooptoberfest marks the brewery's seventh anniversary • Photo via Fair State Brewing Cooperative Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  It’s celebration week, whether that means [...]

Peanut Butter Stout, Pumpkin Beers, and Monstrous Ales—Fall Is On The Way

By |September 10, 2021|Freshies|

Beaver Island Sweet Miss Peanut Butter Stout • Photo via Beaver Island Brewing Company Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  It seems pumpkin isn’t the only fall [...]

Craft Store Turned Craft Brewery at Waite Park’s Back Shed Brewing Company

By |September 7, 2021|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Back Shed Brewing Company opened in Waite Park on August 21, 2021 • Photo via Back Shed Brewing Company What started as a hobby in the back shed of the family business has transformed into a full-fledged brewing operation. Back Shed Brewing Company opened August 21, 2021, in [...]

Zee German invasion is complete–Oktoberfest season is here!

By |September 3, 2021|Freshies|

La Doña Oktubrefest • Photo via La Doña Cerveceria Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. How many ways can you spell Oktoberfest? Let us count them below… [...]

How to Win Beer Bingo at the Minnesota State Fair

By |September 1, 2021|Drink|

Beer Dabbler's Beer Bingo Shirts are on sale at the Beer Dabbler Store booth in the West End Market • Photo by Jordan Wipf The only thing better than spending time with your friends drinking beer at the Minnesota State Fair is to reassert your superiority by besting them [...]

Crisp summer beers and Fair-themed flavors for the Great Minnesota Drink-Together

By |August 27, 2021|Freshies|

Lift Bridge Mini Donut Beer • Photo via Lift Bridge Brewery Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.  We’ll can the Oktoberfest talk for another week—it’s State Fair [...]

Beer Dabbler’s Guide to Craft Beer, Cider, and Wine at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair *UPDATED*

By |August 25, 2021|Drink|

Beers at the Minnesota State Fair 2019 • Photo by Tj Turner The return of the Great Minnesota Get-Together marks the return of an annual beer tradition like no other. What started with a single mini-donut-inspired beer has grown into a veritable arms race between craft brewers, each [...]

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