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Former Surly Employees Opening Lowertown Brewery

Soon Lowertown will have a new brewery. Timmy Johnson, a former brewer at Surly, and Brent Splinter, former director of technology at Surly, plan to open Barrel Theory Beer Company in the popular neighborhood in early…


Your Last Name May Get You Free Drinks on Election Night in St. Paul

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we’re ready for this election to be over, and we could all use a cold drink to celebrate when it ends tomorrow night. And…


Former MillersCoors VP of Brewing Joins Craft Brewery

After retiring from MillerCoors after 23 years, David Ryder has decided he’s not done yet, and is taking on a role with a new Milwaukee craft brewery. The former MillerCoors Vice President of brewing, research,…


Harriet Brewing Set to Close

One of Minneapolis’ first breweries, Harriet Brewing, announced Tuesday that it plans to close after 6 years is the business. In a Facebook post, the brewery stated that January 31st, 2017 would be it’s last…


What to Pair with your Halloween Candy

Have a bunch of candy from Halloween? Take your candy up a notch by pairing it with beers. Here are the best beers to pair with 5 popular types candy.


Ex-Surly Brewer Announces Next Move

Surly head brewer, Todd Haug, announced he was leaving a little over a week ago to pursue other ventures, and we now know what that venture is. Haug, and his wife Linda, have taken jobs…


Don’t Mix Beer with Politics

On Monday, Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s second oldest son, visited well known Pennsylvania brewery Yuengling as part of a campaign stop. During the visit, 5th generational owner Richard Yuengling Jr vocalized company support for Donald…


Beer Trends for 2017

The Great American Beer Festival occurred a couple weeks ago, and it was a chance to check out the new trends for 2017. Some the trends spotted include milk stouts and coffee-infused brews. Click here…


Beer Museum to Open in Pittsburgh

Three craft beer enthusiasts in Pittsburgh have announced plans to open a 50,000 square-foot craft beer museum. Brew: The Museum of Beer will open in spring of 2018, and feature artifacts, a Beer Hall of…


Uber and Anheuser-Busch Team Up for First Autonomous Beer Delivery

Last week, 45,000 cans of Budweiser were delivered a warehouse by a self-driving semi. The truck, part of Uber’s self-driving truck subsidiary Otto, made the 120 mile delivery from Fort Collins, CO to Colorado Springs at…


Candy Corn Beer Popular at Urban Growler

What started out as a joke, has become one of Urban Growler’s most popular beers. When trying to come up with a fall flavor three years ago, Candy Corn was jokingly thrown in the mix,…


Surly’s Head Brewer Stepping Down

Surly Brewing Company announced yesterday that its Head Brewer, Todd Haug, will be resigning from his position in order to pursue other opportunities in the industry. Haug has been with Surly for over 10 years, and…


Top Beer Destinations in America

In a 2015 Travelocity survey, over 75% of the participants said they would like to take a trip that consists of visiting different breweries and sampling beer. Based on those results, Travelocity partnered with the…


AB InBev Purchases Home Brewing Supply Company

AB InBev’s newest purchase is a departure from their usual acquisitions – the company has purchased home brew supply company Northern Brewer.  Northern Brewer was founded 23 years ago, and is one of the largest home brew companies…


UK Brewery Expanding to the US

The UK’s biggest craft brewery has set their sights on an expansion into the US. BrewDog will open a 100,000 square-foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio, with plans to begin production in February or March. And, if…


5 Local Beers to Try in October

Looking to change up your beer now that the season has changed? Try these 5 locally brewed new releases. Click here for the list.


Great American Beer Fest Winners

The Great American Beer Fest took place this past weekend in Colorado, and featured more than 800 breweries. As part of the Saturday festivities, the Brewers Association announced the winner list for the 2016 Great…


Push Beginning for Later Beer Sales in St. Paul

St. Paul is one of the few places left in Minnesota to cut-off  off-premise liquor sales at 8pm, however, that could soon change. Tired of having to turn away growler sales after 8pm, St. Paul Breweries…


Beer Made with George Washington’s Recipe

New York’s Blue Point Brewing Company has introduced it’s Colonial Ale – a beer made with a 260 year old recipe from the country’s first president, George Washington. The recipe was found in an old…


AB InBev Clears Final Hurdle in SAB Miller Takeover

Following a 95% approval vote from British shareholders of SAB Miller, Anhesuser-Busch InBev has cleared all requirements for their acquisition of SAB Miller. Shareholders voted 95% in favor of the deal, surpassing the 75% AB InBev…


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