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Want to Own a Brewery in Minnesota’s Trout Fishing Capital?

By |April 21, 2021|Brewery News|

Trout City Brewing in Preston, Minnesota, is up for sale • Photo by Louis Livingston-Garcia Do you love craft beer and trout fishing? Then bust out your fly rod and your wallet, the owners of Trout City Brewing are putting the brewpub and building up for sale. Opened [...]

One Year In, Minnewaska House Brewing Co. Is Converting Glenwood Locals into Craft Beer Drinkers

By |April 20, 2021|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Minnewaska House Brewing Co. + Grill began brewing its own beer in April 2020 • Photo via Minnewaska House The Minnewaska House Supper Club has been a staple of Glenwood, Minnesota, since 1965. Its charcoal grill-focused menu and proximity to Lake Minnewaska make it a town favorite. Just [...]

Week of Brewery Firsts Includes Triple IPA, Beer Collab, and Brewery Opening

By |April 16, 2021|Freshies|

Insight Hop Spin Triple New England IPA • Photo via Insight 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.  While there are nearly 200 breweries in Minnesota, we [...]

A. Davis Distillery’s handcrafted spirits to fill glasses at its Pocket Square Cocktail Lounge in New Hope

By |April 14, 2021|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

Dapper Wolf Premier Vodka is the flagship brand from A. Davis Distillery, which will serve the spirit in mixed drinks at its cocktail room, Pocket Square Cocktail Lounge opening on April 29 in New Hope, Minnesota • Photo by Jordan Wipf New Hope will soon have its first [...]

Snappy Pilsners and Crisp Maibocks Ring in Patio Season

By |April 9, 2021|Freshies|

FINNEGANS Bella Pilz • Photo via FINNEGANS Brew 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.  For some local beer drinkers, patio season never ended between 2020 and [...]

Husband-and-wife duo opening Chanhassen Brewing Company on April 15

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

Matthew Rosati, co-founder of Chanhassen Brewing Company • Photo by Jordan Wipf Chanhassen has a small skatepark, plenty of coffee shops, local boutiques, and a collection of restaurants—but Laura and Matthew Rosati felt the town was missing one crucial piece to the community puzzle: a brewery. The husband-and-wife duo [...]

U.S. Craft Beer Declined 9%, Minnesota Breweries Suffered 18% Drop in Sales in 2020

By |April 6, 2021|Brewery News|

Graphic via Brewers Association Infographic via Brewers Association Here's some bad news that you probably already knew instinctively but now get see illustrated by data: COVID-19 totally knocked craft beer on its ass in 2020. Two reports released this week, which were commissioned by the Brewers [...]

Parfaits, Pastries, and Pies—Dessert Beers on Tap for Easter weekend

By |April 2, 2021|Freshies|

Jack Pine Blueberry Pastry Sour • Photo via Jack Pine 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.  Dessert-minded beers are plentiful as we near Easter weekend, [...]

Lift Bridge Brewing Company opening Wisconsin brewery with Big Watt Coffee

By |March 31, 2021|Brewery News|

Lift Bridge and Big Watt's founders pose outside of their New Richmond facility. L to R: Dan Schwarz (Lift Bridge), Caleb Garn (Big Watt), Tom Meyer (Big Watt), Brad Glynn (Lift Bridge) • Photo via Lift Bridge Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewing Company announced Wednesday its plans to expand [...]

3 Minnesota Breweries Represent in 50 Largest U.S. Craft Breweries in 2020 List

By |March 30, 2021|Brewery News|

Brewers Association's annual Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies by Sales Volume • Graphic via Brewers Association Despite the industry-wide decline in beer sales in 2020, three Minnesota breweries landed again on the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S. by sales volume. Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul [...]

Want to live in an 155 year-old brewery in Jordan, Minnesota?

By |March 30, 2021|Brewing History|

Schutz and Hilgers Brewery–AKA your new home–circa 1940 • Photo via SCHS Collections We've all been there. You're having a few drinks at your favorite brewery and a brilliant thought pops in your mind: "They should just build apartments in here! I'd totally rent one and then I'd [...]

3 Must-Drink Ciders made by the ‘Best Cidery in the U.S.’—Milk & Honey Ciders

By |March 26, 2021|Drink|

Milk & Honey Ciders • Photo by Jordan Wipf We Minnesotans instinctively raise our hackles whenever a national publication rolls out their "Best Of" lists. Either the North Star State is completely overlooked (ignorance!) or the editors and voters attribute something so nonsensical to Minnesota's rich culture that [...]

Oberon Season is Back and Wheat Ales Reign Supreme

By |March 26, 2021|Freshies|

Bell's Oberon returned this week • Photo via Bell's 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.  From gose to grodziskie, hefeweizen to wit, wheat is a vital [...]

Thin Wit Duke Sour Belgian White All-Grain Recipe

By |March 24, 2021|Homebrew Recipe|

Thin Wit Duke Sour Belgian White • Illustration by D.Witt Witbier is a wheat-based ale that originated in east-central Belgium. Its name literally means “white beer,” although its actual color is more of a hazy straw gold. But it would have looked quite pallid next to the dark [...]

Goodbye Green Beer, Hello Colorful Kettle Sours

By |March 19, 2021|Freshies|

Disgruntled Sourbet pastry sour • Photo via Disgruntled 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.  At this point, most of the green beer kegs have tapped. Taking [...]

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