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Minnesota’s Taprooms Reopen with Pastry Stouts and Old Fashioned Piney IPAs on Tap

By |January 15, 2021|Freshies|

Castle Danger's Dark Chocolate George Hunter Stout • Photo via Castle Danger 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.  January is always a long month in Minnesota. [...]

Town Hall’s Pete Rifakes on Barrel-Aged Month, Weathering a Pandemic, and the future of The Sidecar

By |January 13, 2021|Interview|

Barrel-aged beer at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery • Photo by Kevin Kramer Minneapolis' Town Hall Brewery is a bonafide institution in the Twin Cities craft beer scene, maintaining a sterling reputation for high-quality beer with such a low-key, unassuming consistency that many of us have come to take their [...]

How to Brew Bourbon Barrel Baltic Porter—the True Heir to English Porter

By |January 12, 2021|Homebrew Recipe|

Illustration by D.Witt Beer historian Randy Mosher describes Baltic porter as arguably the true heir to English porter, because it’s been continuously brewed for about the past 200 years. Taking its cue from 19th-century porters, but of a stature more in keeping with Russian imperial stouts, contemporary examples [...]

Crispy Boiz, Sparkling Cider, and Citrus Sours Refresh the Palate in 2021

By |January 8, 2021|Freshies|

Dangerous Man Meyer Lemon Orange Gose • Photo via Dangerous Man 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.  The light, effervescent, and bubbly drinks of New [...]

Roundhouse Brewery is writing its second chapter in the face of the pandemic

By |January 5, 2021|Brewery News|

Roundhouse Brewery's new location in Nisswa, Minnesota • Photo via Roundhouse Brewery Roundhouse Brewery has been brewing beer in Brainerd since April 2016, but a move last summer saw the railroad-themed brewery chugging down the line to a new Nisswa location that was previously home to Gull Dam [...]

Recovery Beers, Anyone? Luce Line Brewing Co. brings craft beer to namesake state trail

By |December 31, 2020|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Crowlers of beer at Luce Line Brewing Co. in Plymouth • Photo by Jordan Wipf The Luce Line State Trail is a popular spot for bicycling, jogging, or even cross country skiing. While it’s nice to sip some water after an intense time on the trail, you can now [...]

Match your Virtual NYE Party Guests to our 12 Crowler Crate Beers

By |December 30, 2020|Holiday Crowler Crate|

While we all like to think of ourselves as unique, special snowflakes, if we're honest, we all resemble certain personality archetypes. Our Holiday Crowler Crate is designed to be shared with friends—for instance, at a virtual NYE party—so we put together this beer-personality-pairing guide to make sure that each [...]

Arbeiter Brewing Company Opens on the Eclectic Minnehaha Mile 

By |December 30, 2020|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Crowlers at Arbeiter Brewing Company's Minneapolis taproom • Photo by Jordan Wipf After a long journey, Arbeiter Brewing Company has finally launched in the former Harriet Brewing space at the north end of the Minnehaha Mile, an eclectic community of locally-owned vintage shops and eateries in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood. [...]

Barrel-Aged Winter Warmers and Spruce & Juniper Ales for Christmas Weekend

By |December 23, 2020|Freshies|

Northbound Smokehouse Winter Ale and Snownami 2020 • Photo via Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub 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.  Minnesotans can never ignore the weather—not [...]

Foremost Brewing opens in Owatonna as Minnesota’s first cooperatively owned brewpub

By |December 22, 2020|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Foremost Brewing Crowler • Photo via Foremost Brewing Cooperative Roger Warehime remembers the first time he toured an old, city-owned building in Owatonna, Minnesota, with a painted sign on the brick exterior reading, “Owatonna’s People Press, Owatonna’s Foremost Advertiser.” He and his fellow board members were searching for a [...]

12 Perfect Beer and Cider Gift Ideas to Lift Holiday Spirits This Season

By |December 18, 2020|Holiday Gift Guide|

Now THIS is is our kind of St. Nick. · Photo by TJ Turner Still have a lot of shopping to do for all the beer and cider drinkers in your life? Us too. While you could just schlep on down to your local liquor store, pick up [...]

Forget Cookies—Candy Cane Hard Seltzer and Dessert Stouts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By |December 18, 2020|Freshies|

Wooden Hill's Candy Cane hard seltzer • Photo via Wooden Hill 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.  Bottles, big cans, and variety packs. There’s [...]

Newly opened Ineffable Brewing Co. reinvigorates former Burnsville brewpub space

By |December 15, 2020|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

The Ineffable Brewing Co. team L to R: Barbara Stein, Richard Stein, Steve Larsen, and Taylor Abram • Photo via Ineffable Brewing Co. After Nutmeg Brewhouse closed in Burnsville, the space was quickly filled with the smell of hops and malt once again as Ineffable Brewing Co. made [...]

Author Katelyn Regenscheid’s new craft beer book Pints North chronicles Minnesota’s taproom era

By |December 14, 2020|Interview|

Katelyn Regenscheid, author of Pints North at the Inbound BrewCo taproom • Photo via Katelyn Regenscheid In the heady beer boom times of 2016, writer and marketing professional Katelyn Regenscheid had just graduated college and was in need of a project to fill up her days and bridge [...]

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