Sneak Peek: NorthGate Brewing’s New Brewery

Photos by Brian Kaufenberg The Growler gets a sneak peek of NorthGate Brewing’s new brewery and taproom Nearly two two years after pouring their first pint, NorthGate Brewing has officially moved its operations from the minuscule 780 square foot space where it all began to a 7,400 square foot warehouse on Broadway and Harding in … [ Read more]

Wander North Distillery Opens, Vodka Released This Weekend

Wander North is located in what’s becoming a new destination district for the city’s alcohol makers – just down Broadway from Norseman Distillery, and in the same building as Northgate Brewing’s upcoming taproom and production facility. Their first spirit, Outpost Vodka, is made from 100% Minnesota-grown corn sourced from Fluegel Elevator in Rosemount. It’s milled into … [ Read more]

5 Things To Eat & Drink at Tonight’s Pride Dabbler

27 food trucks paired with 27 breweries. So much good eating and drinking is about to happen at tonight’s Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride in Loring Park. Among all the terrific pairings you’ll be in for, here are five things you should be sure not to miss. 1. The debut of Bauhaus Brew Labs … [ Read more]

The Mill: Fitger’s Expands and More

The Mill is easing in to the summer routine. We’re smoothing out our tan lines, adjusting our biking routes around flood waters, and taking advantage of the long nights. Do you have any inside beer info? Or just want to get worked in a game of bocce at Republic? Let me know @johnpgarland. Announcements: Endion … [ Read more]

Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale

Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 30 Do you think the local craft beer scene is coming along okay? Who said no? You’re wrong. Northgate is just one of the many talented newcomers. They brewed this beer to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Thanks for the gift, Northgate! A real grainy wheat bread smell pops … [ Read more]

NorthGate Brewing Announces Upcoming Expansion and Imminent New Beer Release

by Brian Martucci Northgate Brewing must be doing something right. Barely 12 months after its grand opening, the Northeast stalwart has announced plans to move into a much larger space a few miles from its current California Street location. The new location, at 783 Harding St NE, has a lot going for it. Tucked into … [ Read more]

Food Meets Beer: The Sample Room

By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy Eleven years ago, The Sample Room began serving a “small plates” menu before it was trendy. Now, a former sous chef returns to make his mark on the ever-evolving Northeast barroom. A century ago, the Gluek Brewery occupied three acres of riverfront land in Northeast Minneapolis. The north … [ Read more]

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Romance Built on Beer

Hops, Malt and Lifelong Memories By Jeremy Zoss On May 21, Angela Laidlaw and her boyfriendJared Jensen headed to Dangerous Man Brewing Company with their friend Max Lee and some Indian food. It started off as an ordinary trip, as the couple spent a lot of time at taprooms. Both are craft beer fans, and … [ Read more]

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Now Open (or Damn Close)

By Drew Kerr A look at new (and soon to be open) Twin Cities Breweries Dangerous Man If you want to sample Rob Miller’s latest brew, you’re going to have to see the man himself. Miller’s new Northeast Minneapolis outpost, Dangerous Man Brewing, will serve as the one-and-only outlet for his offerings when it opens … [ Read more]

Nordeast: Then and Now

Northeast is the once and future home for brewing in Minneapolis. By Jeremy Zoss In the press release announcing that 612 Brewwould locate its new brewery in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, the company referred to the area as the city’s new “Brew District.” That title was in reference to the high concentration of new … [ Read more]