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Flavors shift from hops to fruit and crisp lagers as more Summer seasonals arrive

By |May 20, 2022|Freshies|

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.  There’s a cliché going around that craft breweries only make IPAs these days. While [...]

Craft ingredients supplier BSG are making beer more sustainable by recycling malt bags

By |May 18, 2022|Interview|

Photo via Brewers Supply Group Despite being home to some truly progressive, forward-thinking and ecologically conscious folks, the beer industry at large is far less sustainable than you might think. From water usage concerns to the pervasive-yet-dubiously recyclable plastic PakTechs, craft beer still has a long way to [...]

Light, bright, and refreshing Summer beers are here to accompany the balmy weather

By |May 13, 2022|Freshies|

Fair State's Hefeweizen • 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.  Crisp, refreshing, spritzy…Call it what you will. The summer beers are [...]

What’s new at Dabbler Depot: May Edition!

By |May 11, 2022|Dabbler Depot|

Our store's new exterior, we're getting close to finished out here! If you haven't already heard the news, Beer Dabbler is opening a craft beer, wine, and spirits store and coffee shop in Saint Paul,  Minnesota this spring, and we're calling it Dabbler Depot! Just like at our [...]

Craft Brewers Conference might be ending, but a wealth of new collaboration beers remain

By |May 6, 2022|Freshies|

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.  Minnesota was in the brewing spotlight this week, with close to 10,000 industry insiders in town for the Craft Brewers Convention. While [...]

Scenic Southern MN lakes serve as the inspiration for Fairmont Brewing Company

By |May 4, 2022|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Photo via Fairmont Brewing Company George, Sisseton, Budd, Hall, Amber–the chain of lakes in Fairmont, Minnesota–is a point of pride for residents and a draw for visitors. The five lakes convinced Joe and Lea Riemann to relocate their family from the Twin Cities. As a result, the lakes [...]

Craft Brewers Conference comes to town, sparking a wave of unique beers and one-off collaborations

By |April 29, 2022|Freshies|

Photo via Broken Clock 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.  The brewers are coming to town (but not to Target Field). From May 2-5, [...]

Bear Cave Brewing adds an upscale self-pour brewpub to downtown Hopkins

By |April 27, 2022|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Bear Cave Brewing's exterior and ground-floor patio area, Photo via Bear Cave Brewing When Bear Cave Brewing opens on May 4th, it will mark the official transformation of the former Firestone Tire Center into a spacious 11,000 square-foot, four-level brewpub with patios at street level and on the [...]

Fresh and fruity Summer seasonals and “resinous” IPAs dominate taps this week

By |April 22, 2022|Freshies|

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 smoke has settled on Dankness Day (April 20) and now Minnesota braces for (potentially) the first 70+ degree day in what [...]

A-Side Public House offers elevated pub fare to pair with craft beer and much more

By |April 20, 2022|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Photo via A-Side Public House With floor to ceiling fire station bay doors that open into an airy space, A-Side Public House is the perfect place to grab a beer and burger this spring. It’s really a good stop at any point of the day --  there’s a [...]

While temps stay cold, a basketful of Easter beers bring Spring flavors to taps

By |April 15, 2022|Freshies|

Dangerous Man Brewing Company's Soco Cara Cara • Photo via Dangerous Man Brewing Co. 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.  Easter bocks, carrot cake ales and even [...]

Beer Dabbler is opening Dabbler Depot, an innovative, community-focused beer, wine, spirits, and coffee store

By |April 13, 2022|Dabbler Depot|

In the Spring of 2022, Beer Dabbler will be fulling our long-time dream of opening a beer, wine, and spirits store on West 7th Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Our goal with Dabbler Depot is to create a community-oriented liquor store with fresh new ideas to maximize quality and customer [...]

Unique Old World wheat beers and farmhouse ales debut this week

By |April 8, 2022|Freshies|

Photo via Nouvelle Brewing Refreshing fruited ales are starting their comeback, but we’re also seeing a wave of obscure European styles hitting local taps. Options start with hefe and weizenbock to Belgian-styles, but also a Lithuanian farmhouse ale. In more localized varieties, Surly’s Furious goes double for its [...]

Stillwater Couple Buys Maple Island Brewing Company and Rebrands as River Siren

By |April 6, 2022|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

L-R: River Siren Head Brewer Tony Freeman, Co-Owners Harmony and Brian Carlson • Photo by Jordan Wipf The space that once was Maple Island Brewing Company in Stillwater, Minnesota has been revamped, renamed and rebranded as River Siren Brewing Company.  When Maple Island went up for sale, it [...]

Fresh, floral and fruity infusions are on tap this week in Minnesota

By |April 1, 2022|Freshies|

Photo via Inbound BrewCo. 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 Women’s Final Four is in town, baseball season will soon be here and the beers [...]

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