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How Beer Kulture is Making Space in Craft Beer for People of Color

By |July 28, 2021|Drink|

Beer Kulture Vice President Khris Johnson and President, CEO, and Co-Founder Latiesha Cook • Photo via Beer Kulture Beer Kulture, originally launched as a lifestyle brand, has transformed itself into a nonprofit force for good in the craft beer industry, providing unprecedented opportunities for equity for people of color. [...]

3 Must-Visit Drinking Destinations for Weekend Trips Around Minnesota

By |July 23, 2021|Travel|

This article was underwritten by our partners at Explore Minnesota. Beer Dabbler maintained editorial control of the content. North Shore Lake Superior’s vast, staggering beauty and cliff-flecked coastline have a magnetic allure drawing draws us to the North Shore, and the consistent tourism [...]

West Coast IPAs face off against NEIPAs for IPA supremacy

By |July 23, 2021|Freshies|

Insight Hop Spin: Double West Coast IPA & Bricksworth Stern, But Fair NEIPA • Photos via the breweries 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 IPA battle [...]

Colorful and Iconic Beers for Twin Cities Pride Weekend

By |July 16, 2021|Freshies|

Junkyard It's My House • Photo via Junkyard 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.  Sweet and tart sours, a wave of shandies and some dark ‘n’ [...]

Life after Ragnarok: Q&A with HammerHeart owners Nathaniel Chapman and Austin Lunn

By |July 14, 2021|Interview|

HammerHeart's time in Lino Lakes is at an end, but plans for a Norwegian farmhouse brewery in the Northwoods are in the works HammerHeart Brewing owners Austin Lunn and Nathaniel Chapman closed their Lino Lakes taproom on June 28, 2021 • Photo by Dan Murphy On June 28, 2021, [...]

Watermelon, berries, corn, and pickles—it’s not a picnic basket, it’s this week’s new beer flavors

By |July 9, 2021|Freshies|

10k Watermelon Sour • Photo via 10k 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.  It’s summer in a glass. This week sees new watermelon beers, berries and [...]

O’Shaughnessy Master Distiller Brian Nation on blending Irish and American whiskey traditions

By |July 7, 2021|Interview|

O'Shaughnessy Master Distiller Brian Nation • Photo by Dan Murphy Without overselling it too much, the fact that the Twin Cities' newly minted O'Shaughnessy Distilling managed to lure whiskey guru Brian Nation away from the loving embrace of Irish Distillers is nothing short of a Minnesota miracle. With more [...]

From Gose to Stouts—All the Beer for 4th of July Weekend

By |July 2, 2021|Freshies|

Photo via Schram Haus 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 clean, crisp, and bright beers to thicc hazy milkshakes, we’ve got it all here. [...]

Farmers Market Framboise – A Lambic-style recipe perfect for berry season

By |June 30, 2021|Homebrew Recipe|

Farmer's Market Framboise • Illustration by David Witt Wild ales + fruit = a beguiling combination. The classic archetype is cherries or raspberries added to a mature lambic to create kriek or framboise, respectively, a sum greater than the whole of its parts. The sourness and earthy fermentation [...]

Summertime brings golden opportunities for sessionable blondes, lagers, and golden ales

By |June 25, 2021|Freshies|

Unmapped Brewing's Tonka Lite • Photo via Unmapped 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.  Hop-forward, dank, citrusy, tropical, and stone fruit-like flavors may be the [...]

Deviant Minds founders on making the hospitality industry a safer space for LGBTQ+ people

By |June 23, 2021|Interview|

Deviant Minds members pose during a brew day at Modist Brewing Company. From L-R: Top–Erin Dosh, Allyson Rolph, Sarah Lee, Cesar Fernandez, Tyler Mithuen, Bottom–Lauren Miller, Mai Jakubowski, Joshua Raye • Photo via Deviant Minds Founded by a pair of queer-identified craft beer lovers who wanted to help [...]

Landbier, Ho! Heritage Lagers, Honey IPAs, and Summery Fruit Ales for Father’s Day Weekend

By |June 18, 2021|Freshies|

608 Brewing Company Hop Honey IPA • 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.  Light, crisp, sparkling, and refreshing ales and lagers [...]

AEGIR Brewing opens Minnesota’s first brewery dog-park at new Elk River taproom

By |June 16, 2021|Now Open (Or Damn Close)|

AEGIR Brewing's new 11,000-square-foot patio leaves plenty of room for both seating and activities • Photo by Katelyn Regenscheid From the time its doors opened in 2018, people knew AEGIR Brewing in Elk River was small. The space was cozy with just a 35 person capacity and a [...]

Three Cheers for the Piney, Resinous West Coast IPA revival

By |June 11, 2021|Freshies|

Tin Whiskers West Coast IPA • Photo via Tin Whiskers 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.  Juicy, sweet, and tart. Sometimes a beer has one [...]

Say hello to hard smoothie seltzers, craft brewing’s inevitable, undeniable flight of fancy

By |June 9, 2021|Drink|

Untitled Art Raspberry Mango Vanilla Smoothie Seltzer • Photo via Untitled Art Over the past half-decade, beer has gotten closer and closer to emulating Jamba Juice. From pulpy, ultra-turbid New England IPAs to sour beers that look like they were brewed by Smucker’s, breweries have gone well beyond [...]

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