Bauhaus Brew Labs Now in Liquor Stores

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Bauhaus Brew Labs, which opened to fanfare in northeast Minneapolis this summer, has expanded its reach beyond draft accounts at local bars and restaurants, and is now selling its artfully designed cans in local stores. Plus, a 22-ounce "bomber" bottle of a new seasonal porter, dubbed Jingle Fever, hit the market last week.

The brewery is expanding to meet the growing demand, adding tanks to expand production by 50 percent in the coming months. Along with growth comes demand on the brewery staff's time and, says the brewery's Lydia Haines, "We literally cannot get our beer in cans fast enough." Brewers have been working 'round the clock to keep up with production as Bauhaus's signature yellow cans are now in 45 local stores, reaching into outer ring suburbs such as Woodbury, Plymouth, Cottage Grove, and more.

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Insight Brewing to Open in Southeast Como this Friday [PHOTOS]

Categories: Beer, First Look

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Those brewery crawls are about to get another stop when Insight Brewing opens this Friday in the Southeast Como neighborhood. The new brewery will open its doors at 4 p.m. with five beers on tap, including a taproom exclusive Yuzu Pale Ale.

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Indeed Expands with Sour Beer Program, Distribution in North and South Dakota Markets

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Last week, Indeed Brewing wrapped up another expansion that nearly doubles its production capacity. The brewery, which will ship roughly 10,000 barrels this year, will now have room to produce nearly 18,000 in 2015. The highlight of the new addition was the delivery of two 120 BBL tanks, which were lowered into the brewhouse via a massive crane.

So what does this growth mean for Indeed fans?

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Robbinsdale Plans Its First Microbrewery and Taproom

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Robbinsdale has made arrangements for a new brewery to move into its popular downtown district. The city has purchased the former TCF Bank building downtown near the city's water tower and has a signed agreement for a microbrewery to move into the exurb located just 8 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis.

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A New New Bohemia Opening Next Month in Golden Valley

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When it comes to good beer and finer meats, it can seem like city dwellers have all the fun. That's about to change.

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Spooky Suds and Unchained Brews Top This Weekend Brew Round-Up

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It's the one weekend of the year where costumed drinking is not only allowed but encouraged, so you better believe this weekend brew round-up is full of tricks and treats -- alcohol treats, which are obviously the best kind of treats.

Here's where to spend your time and best outfits this weekend.

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The Four Firkins Burgled After Grand Opening

Categories: Beer, News

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Inside of the Oakdale store.
After an exciting grand opening of a second location, the Four Firkins craft beer store was burgled the following morning, Sunday, October 12, while the store was closed.

The store is keeping details of the theft quiet for security and privacy reasons, but three men were captured by video surveillance taking an undisclosed amount of property, as well as causing damage inside the store.

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Get Some Uniquely Minnesotan Beers at Grumpy's Limited Action Beer Fest

Categories: Beer, Events

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Beer festivals are all the rage, but they can be a bit too similar, with a lot of the same old beers being poured into those 4-ounce tasting cups. Grumpy's is sponsoring the Limited Action Beer Fest to challenge that notion.

The idea behind the festival is that participating breweries -- 612, Fulton, Indeed, Lift Bridge, Mankato, Rush River, and Summit at present -- will each brew a unique beer that includes the following ingredients: hops grown at Grumpy's Northeast, wild rice, and "something Minnesotan."

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Massachusetts-Based Clown Shoes Barrel Ages a Beer Especially for Minnesota

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Somebody's got a crush on Minnesota.

In the brewing world's version of making a mixtape for your boo, Clown Shoes Beer, based in Massachusetts, has made a special, limited edition beer for the Minnesota market: the Itasca Loonidragon Russian Imperial Stout. Released only in Minnesota, the beer is a bourbon barrel-aged version of their Russian Imperial Stout, the Blaecorn Unidragon.

Why us? We like to think it's because we're pretty and popular and have a quiet confidence that is endlessly attractive. Oh, and because we drink all the beers.

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Merchant and Flat Earth: Chef & Brewer on Their New Beer and The Maury Povich Show

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Gavin Kaysen and Flat Earth are teaming up.

Like ships that pass in the night, Gavin Kaysen of the soon-to-be Merchant Restaurant in Minneapolis and Bob Roepke of Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul were unlikely to meet from the very beginning. Gavin is not a beer drinker. Bob is a vegetarian who rarely dines out. Yet somehow, they've forged a delicious collaboration over the river, due in November.

We sat down with the both of them in Flat Earth's taproom on a Saturday afternoon to chat about Mercantile, the Flat Earth commissioned brew, as well as the role of a beer program, the perfect day off, and other fun tidbits. Spoiler alert: One of them was once on Maury Povich.

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