Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge

May 31st, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Wheatstone bridge is an electrical circuit used to measure an unknown electrical resistance by balancing two legs of a bridge circuit.  It's also a beer you can get at St. Paul's Tin Whiskers Brewing, founded by a trio of electrical engineers who decided to combine their love of science and craft beer. This American style wheat, [...]

Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Modist Brewing pHresh

May 25th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Modist Brewing's pHresh has been described as "unique", "totally delicious" and "perfect for Spring", so it is no wonder we're highlighting it as our latest Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week. We reached out to John Donnelly, co-founder and head of sales at Modist, to tell us more about its ingredients, availability and appropriate food [...]

Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Dangerous Man Brewing CentanniALE

May 4th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

The folks at Dangerous Man Brewing recently released CentenniALE - a signature brew in honor or the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. This golden rye ale, made with centennial hops, honors the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and it is our Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week. Taproom manager Sam Dahl Holzinger spills the beans of CentenniALE ingredients, [...]

Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Able Seedhouse & Brewery First Light

April 26th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Able Seedhouse & Brewery, located in the NE Minneapolis brew district, focuses on locally grown seed, grain, malting and brewing. First Light American IPA that we are highlighting as our Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week, is available year long. So, no excuses - read up and then try this delicious offering the next time you visit Able. Describe the [...]

Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Bent Brewstillery Über Lüpin

April 19th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Our newest Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week, Bent Brewstillery Über Lüpin, sounds amazing. Rich, fun, exciting, with cocoa and toasted bread crumbs balancing the floral hops. You have to try it. Story You have to be big and bold to survive a Minnesota winter. It’s a good thing Über Lüpin Schwarz IPA is just [...]

Best of Minnesota 2016 Lists Include Several Breweries

April 18th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Star Tribune and City Pages just released their Best of 2016 lists, filled with people to know, places to go and things to try . Several craft breweries are highlighted; see which ones below. Star Tribune Best Metro Brewery : Steel Toe Brewing "Size 7 is arguably Minnesota’s finest IPA." Best Outstate Brewery: Bent Paddle Brewing  "Flagship beers include a [...]

Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Insight Brewing’s Phantom Taxi

April 7th, 2016|Craft beer resources, News|

Just in time for Spring, we are bringing back the Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week series! In our quest to find a great local craft beer to enjoy this Spring, we went to Insight Brewing Company's co-founder and lead brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt who recommended we try their Limited Edition Phantom Taxi IPA, available only for the next 30 - [...]

Bitter Minnesota Adds Lakes & Legends to the Roster

March 20th, 2016|News|

We are excited to add Lakes & Legends, one of Minneapolis' newest breweries, to our list of official brewery partners. Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is located in downtown Minneapolis, in the heart of Loring Park neighborhood. The brewery has a 3,500-square-foot taproom with a capacity for 240 people. The open taproom faces the brewery and includes free Hammerschalgen, [...]

Fortune Magazine Lists Minneapolis as One of America’ Best New Cities for Beer Lovers

March 3rd, 2016|News|

Minneapolis, together with Nashville, Tampa and Charlotte, was mentioned by Fortune magazine this week in a feature about up-and-coming craft beer cities. The magazine spoke to people throughout the beer industry to get their take on areas that are showing a lot of potential. Shaun O’Sullivan, co-founder of and brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery, calls Minneapolis “the New Oregon,” [...]

We Went to Winterfest and Lived To Tell The Tale

February 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The 15th annual Winterfest, organized once again by Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, featured over 80 Guild member breweries and brewpubs across two nights at Union Depot in St. Paul. We work with 17 Minneapolis craft breweries and we're incredibly proud of our booming partnership. So, we went to support them and take some super low-quality iPhone pics. You [...]