Lakeville Will Soon Get Its First Microbrewery, Angry Inch Brewing

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Lakeville will be getting its first microbrewery this summer. Sometime before the city's Pan-O-Prog festival in July, Angry Inch Brewing will open in the former Ace Hardware building on Holyoke Avenue.

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Summit Dives into Tall Boy Territory, Introduces First 16-Ounce Can

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Loren Green

At nearly 29 years old, Summit is still up for new things. Debuting this weekend, the brewery's Hop Silo Double IPA will be its first DIPA and its first tallboy.


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The 10 Best Minnesota Beers

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Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes, soon to be the Land of 10,000 Beers. Our craft beer culture is rapidly expanding, pushing us to challenge our palates and discover new things.

But sometimes you just want the best of the best.

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Sexist Beer Labels: Why the Four Firkins Banned This Beer From Its Shelves

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This weekend, Four Firkins and Craft Beer Consulting LLC owner Jason Alvey dug into his mailbag to discuss the most prevalent scourge of the craft brewing industry -- misogyny.

Craft beer, for all its brilliance and innovation, is stuck in a virile infancy, one that frequently crops up in marketing and advertising. This is the impetus for Alvey's piece -- which can (and should) be read in full here. When asked by an East Coast distributor whether he'd ever refused to sell a beer because of its sexist label, he points to Stark Brewing's Mt. U Cream Ale as an extreme example of a poorly branded brew he's banned from Firkin's shelves.

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You Can Now Get Minnesota Craft Beers with Your Pizza at Davanni's

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Now serving: Fulton Lonely Blonde and Bad Weather Ominous, among others.

The Millennials have spoken and it's unanimous: Craft beer is the beverage of choice and restaurants are scrambling to get on board.

Local pizza institution Davanni's has taken notice. Owners are in the process of updating beer options at all of their locations. Currently, 11 of 21 restaurants (soon to be 22 when they open in Chanhassen) have increased their craft selection with a decidedly Minnesota bent.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Beer: Novel or Nasty?

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Loren Green

Few flavor pairings are more iconic than chocolate and peanut butter. But can that combo manage with a third wheel?

How about chocolate, peanut butter, and stout?

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This 19th Century House in Stillwater is Being Turned into a Brewery and Taproom

Categories: Beer, Taprooms

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Loren Green
The Brunswick House, Stillwater's oldest house, will soon host a taproom.

The oldest building in Stillwater will soon be home to a brewery and taproom, offering visitors a unique glimpse at breweries of the past.

"This is how breweries in Minnesota started. A lot of them were wood frame houses that had a little brewery in it," says president and brewer Tod Fyten.

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Got $500k and Love Beer? This Wisconsin Brew Farm Is Still For Sale

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After 19 years brewing beer, Dave Anderson of Dave's BrewFarm is now looking outside the kettle.

In October, the nanobrewery near Wilson, WI, went up for sale, not because of business problems, but because Anderson and his wife, Pamela Dixon, are seeking new opportunities outside of the industry. So the former home of Dave's BrewFarm is ripe for the taking -- if you have a cool half mill lying around.

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Which Bargain Beer Should Be the Official Tallboy of Minnesota?

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When it comes to canned brews, Minnesota's beer drinkers aren't beholden to a 12-ounce limit. Ours is the Land of 10,000 Tallboys, with aluminum pints as far as the eye can see. Which makes choosing a single state representative difficult.

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Shakopee's First Post-Prohibition Brewery Now Open

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Amanda Pruka

It took longer than planned, but the taps are now flowing at the new Badger Hill taproom in Shakopee.

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