Northeast Brew District Is Growing (and Malting) with Able Seedhouse and Brewery

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Loren Green
Able Seedhouse + Brewery

The Northeast Brew District keeps growing, and Able Seedhouse + Brewery is the latest outfit to join the trend. Slated to open this fall or winter, the new brewery will be located in the Highlight Center at Quincy and Broadway, just two blocks south of Indeed.

MPR recently reported that Minnesota will see roughly 110 breweries in the next year -- that's a 60 percent increase from 2014 totals in the rapidly growing industry. Even with that remarkable growth, Able will stand out in a crowded field.

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A Definitive Ranking of Trader Joe's Craft Beers

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Jerard Fagerberg
Are Trader Joe's beers worth the bargain? There's only one way to find out.

We've all seen the shelves of JosephsBrau, the discount craft beer label from Trader Joe's. Maybe you've even considered tossing a sixer your cart, but you invariably thought better of it, ponying up the extra two or three bucks for Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas.

TJ's house-brand craft brews are tempting, but it's an odd look for any beer geek (TJ's fanboy or otherwise) to roll to a party with a cooler full of knockoff microbrews. Plus, at $5.99 a six pack ($1.09 per single), they can't be any good.

Can they?

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5 Saisons to Try Right Now: Lift Bridge's Brad Glynn Shares His Picks

Categories: Beer

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Lift Bridge Brewing launched in 2008 with Farm Girl saison -- a style not commonly found in the Midwest and deemed risky as a flagship, because not many people knew what it was. Oh, how the times have changed. With Boom Island's spring saison release and the recent return of Fulton's Ex Pat, among many others, the scene is booming with examples of the Belgian farmhouse beer.

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Ever Wondered What the Electric Fetus Tastes Like? Try It in Beer Form for Record Store Day

Categories: Beer, Brews, Etc.

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Dávid Kótai

Record Store Day isn't all about split 7-inches and excessive lines to grab rare vinyl. It's a chance to take in the killer local music scene and support your local record store.

Dangerous Man Brewing is giving you the opportunity to savor the experience, to really drink it all in. They're pairing up with Electric Fetus to make an exclusive beer named, naturally, Record Store Day Beer.

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Dangerous Man to Expand, Brew More Beer and Add Growler Shop

Categories: Beer, Taprooms

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Courtesy of Dangerous Man Brewing Company

The lines at Dangerous Man Brewing Company in Nordeast may get a little shorter.

The taproom-only beer hall has plans to expand, making room for more brewing and adding a separate counter for growler sales. This means that fans will soon be able to pick up a refillable 64-ounce container without setting foot inside the taproom proper.

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City Pages Beer Fest Is Back: Presale Starts Today

Categories: Beer, Events

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Denis Jeong Plaster

Sunshine and beer is within our grasp, friends. And no better way to enjoy and imbibe than at the 23rd annual City Pages Beer Festival in downtown Minneapolis.

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New Loring Park Brewery Lakes & Legends Will Open This Summer

Categories: Beer, Taprooms

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A new space on LaSalle Avenue in the Loring Park neighborhood will bring local craft beer closer to downtown.


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Fulton Lonely Blonde and Sweet Child of Vine Tallboys Coming Soon

Categories: Beer

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photo courtesy of Fulton Brewing

In early May, Fulton's Lonely Blonde Ale and Sweet Child of Vine IPA are getting another look: In addition to the 12-ounce, 6-pack bottles, the brewery is going to sell its two flagships in 16-ounce, 4-pack cans.

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The 10 Best Minnesota Beers for Drinking Outside

Categories: Beer, Top 10

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Gaal Levine
Porch drinking is a sacred ritual, and these 10 local beers deserve a spot at the altar

There is something almost religious about the shared revelry of good beer and spring weather. Now that the thaw is well upon us, Minnesota beer lovers can officially move their drinking outdoors and begin the sacred ritual of porch drinking.

Spring in Minnesota is notoriously finicky. Sixty and sunny turns into three inches of snow overnight. Luckily, the 72 breweries and brewpubs of the North Star State churn out a bevy of light, easy-drinkin' brews for the days when the deck is habitable. The problem is regional suds come in a wide swath of styles -- everything from floral wheat beers to crisp pilsners -- and that makes choosing the right drink for the day difficult.

Every minute spent debating at the liquor store is a minute of spring dalliance that you're missing, so in an effort to cut down the decision time, the Hot Dish has surveyed the finest porch-friendly beers made within the state lines.

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Anoka Will Get Its First Craft Brewery and Taproom This Summer

Categories: Beer, Taprooms

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Owners Jesse and Ashley Hauf

Breweries don't just serve beer, they serve a bit of local culture. 10K Brewing is getting ready to bring their "Nice Beer, Nice People" motto to downtown Anoka as the city's first brewery. The name refers, of course, to the Land of 10,000 Lakes where nice people and nice beer abound.

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