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Budweiser Renames to ‘America’ for Summer Campaign

Beginning May 23rd, Budweiser will be going by a different name until November. The company announced plans to change their name to ‘America’ for the summer, in order to go along with their new ‘America…


Four Minnesota Breweries Medal at World Beer Cup

The 2016 World Beer Cup was held in Philadelphia last Friday, and four local breweries took home awards. August Schell Brewing Company, Insight Brewing Company, Bauhaus Brew Labs and Bemidji Brewing Company competed against more than…


Sunday Sales Pale Ale Now Available

LTD Brewing in Hopkins and MN Beer Activists are showing their support of Sunday Sales by collaborating on a new brew. The Sunday Sales Pale Ale was released last Sunday, and was met with a packed…


MN Beer Week Starts May 9th

Monday starts the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild ‘10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer.’ The event runs May 9th-May 15th, and features a week packed with craft beer events around the state. Get the full schedule here.


Anheuser-Busch Buys Eighth Craft Brewery

Anheuser-Busch doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon when it comes to acquiring craft breweries, as they just purchased their eighth brewery in five years. Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Virginia is the latest to be bought…


Will a Worldwide Hops Shortage Affect the US Craft Industry?

It’s no secret that the craft industry is booming, and with that, so is the demand for hops. However, due to high temps and lower yields, hop farmers worldwide are struggling to keep up with…


Minnesota’s First Beer to Hit Shelves Again

The first brewery in Minnesota, Yoerg Brewing Company, will be making a comeback this year. The brewery that was open for nearly 100 years before closing in the 1950s, will be reintroduced to the Cities…


Sound Smart with these 20 Beer Facts

Want to sound smart at your next party? Brush up on these 20 beer facts that are sure to impress fellow party goers.  


Study finds compound found in beer slows weight gain

A study conducted and published by  Oregon State University researchers found natural flavor, xanthohumol, in hops and beer helped mice fight weight gain and high cholesterol.  Mice given high doses of xanthohumol  while eating a high-fat diet…


Sunday Sales Advocates May Have to Wait Another Year

Lifting the ban on Sunday sales has gained much support over the last few years, but those pushing  for it will likely have to wait at least another year for it to happen.  There have…


Mankato Brewery Brews First Ever Popcorn Beer

Mankato Brewery and Angie’s Boomchickapop have teamed up to create the first ever commercially brewed beer made with air popped popcorn. The result is a Belgian farmhouse ale that hit shelves last week. Read the full story…


Top Breweries of 2015 Named by Brewers Association

The Brewers Association released it’s annual list of the Top 50 Breweries, based on sales volume. Not surprising, a couple Minnesota breweries made the list! Click here to see which ones. 


MillerCoors Embracing Craft Industry

The craft beer industry shows no signs of slowing down, causing MillerCoors to respond by upping their advertising and branding of two of their craft brews. Leinenkugel’s will launch a new TV campaign aimed to…


A Blind Taste Test of 53 Minnesota IPAs

It’s no secret that American IPA is the most popular style in the country, and among Minnesotans. To help with the abundance of American IPAs available in the state, Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply and The…


FINALLY, a “Smart” Fridge for your beer!

Bud Light has unleashed the “Bud-E Fridge”.  This fridge holds 78 12-ounce bottles or cans, it won’t hold Bombers or Growlers.  The fridge displays the number of beers inside and you can download an app…


Flavored Beer is Biggest Craft Beer Trend

The next big thing in the brewing industry? Beer that doesn’t taste like beer. Seasonally flavored beer, such as pumpkin in the fall and grapefruit in the summer, is becoming more and more prevalent on…


The Art of Tap Handles

Along with the growth of the craft beer scene, so has the art of tap handle design. Many breweries see tap handles as the last chance to advertise to drinkers, and because of that put…


The Best Craft Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Instead of celebrating with the usual green beer, try one of these 11 craft beers that are perfect for this day, including Finnegan’s Irish Amber. See the list here.


The 10 Best Irish Pubs in the Twin Cities

With St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away, it’s time to start planning where you’re going to celebrate. And if you’re looking for an Irish pub, these are the 10 best in the metro.…


Summit Celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary

How do you mark 30 years in the brewing industry? For Summit Brewing Company, they will be marking the anniversary with new beer releases and a number of concerts and events. To toast the occasion, Summit will…


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