What Are Visitors Saying About Bitter Minnesota

Toronto, Montreal, New Jersey, Madison, Topeka, Portland  - we've had customers from all of these cities and we love them all! Typically, out-of-towners do their research before they even get here. They to try to find the activities that help them learn more about Minneapolis, that are also safe and fun. Bitter Minnesota often comes up at [...]

April 25th, 2015|Craft beer resources, News, Opinions|0 Comments

What Breweries Made the City Pages 2015 Best of the Twin Cities List?

Every year City Pages staff sits down and puts together a comprehensive list of places we love and things we like to do in the Twin Cities. The 2015 list was just released and we browsed the Food & Drink section to see what breweries and brew trends made the list. Best Brewery Minneapolis 2015 - Indeed Brewing [...]

April 15th, 2015|Craft beer resources, News, Opinions|0 Comments

Comedian Sam Harriman to open Sisyphus Brewing

Comedy and beer? Sounds like a great combination! Soon, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy both at start-up brewery Sisyphus Brewing. According to City Pages, the brewery seeks a new niche in the ever-expanding craft beer industry -- as a taproom-only brewery that hosts comedy shows, live music, and podcasts. Owned by comedian Sam Harriman, Sisyphus [...]

January 26th, 2014|News|0 Comments

A Mega Map Of 2,500 Breweries Across The U.S.

Feast your eyes on this amazing Mega Map of 2,500 breweries across America. It’s a follow up to last year’s version which only featured about 1,000 landmarks. Source: Fast Company.

January 14th, 2014|Craft beer resources|0 Comments

Minnesota Craft Beer Scene Boomed In 2013

You can say that again! Vita.mn looks back on the year in craft beer. Here are the highlights. New additions At least 14 new beer-makers fired up fermenters in 2013. By mid-February, northeast Minneapolis established its “brew district” with Dangerous Man and 612Brew joining Indeed to form a taproom trinity within about a mile from [...]

December 30th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Introducing the Vita.mn Six-Pack

OK, this is a pretty cool bundle of Minnesota beers Vita.mn recently convened some of the savviest beer minds in the state to help choose six beers of distinction, by weighing their iconicity, taste and impact on Minnesota beer culture. One of the six was chosen by 1,200 Vita.mn readers in an online vote. The [...]

November 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

A History of Minnesota Breweries, in GIFs

Beer and GIF's. We obviously love the map that was just released on MPR news, explaining the history of Minnesota breweries. The first heyday of Minnesota brewing came in the 1870s, when the largest number of breweries were producing beer. These, however, were mostly small family businesses that provided beer for a small area or [...]

November 20th, 2013|Craft beer resources|0 Comments

Minnesota’s first co-op brewery opening in Minneapolis

Here we go: Minnesota's first co-op brewery is opening in Northeast Minneapolis. Fair State Brewing owners have signed a lease at 2506 Central Avenue N.E. in a building owned by the Northeast Investment Cooperative. The brewery will share the building with Aki's BreadHaus, a German-style bread bakery. The brewery will total about 2,500 square feet, [...]

November 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

St. Paul Joins Craft Beer Craze

Urban Growler, Bang Brewing Co. and Burning Brothers Brewing are three brand new breweries in the lovely city of St. Paul. Each business had looked at quarters in northeast Minneapolis only to wind up in St. Paul, which this year loosened its dated brewery restrictions. In each case the right place was available at the [...]

October 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Four Minnesota Breweries Win Awards At National Beer Festival

Minnesota Breweries Win Ladies and gentlemen, hold your applause: Town Hall, Summit, Surly, and Schell’s won medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival! Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s “Twisted Trace” received a silver medal in the wood- and barrel-aged strong beer category. Summit Brewing Company, a 27-year-old company that recently completed a $6 million expansion at its [...]

October 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments