How to explore the world of wine without going broke

For a long while, being educated about wine made you fancy or, so it seemed, automatically a snob. Knowing about liquor meant you were a drunk. Knowing about sake made you exotic but somehow not in a good way. Knowing about beer, though, went from being blue-collar to kinda cool to being practically mandatory depending … [ Read more]

When Can We Get Bent (Brewstillery)?

  The folks over at Bent Brewstillery (not to be confused with Bent Paddle Brewing, who yesterday announced limited Twin Cities distribution) posted several answers to a few big questions that fans have been asking.   The biggest question, of course: When will we be able to buy Bent beer and spirits? The response: Early … [ Read more]

Lagunitas Releasing “Fusion 15” at Grumpy’s NE this Friday

Earlier this year, Lagunitas sponsored a homebrew contest for homebrew clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The winning home brewer, Peter Skold, was flown out to the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA to brew the special winning beer selected specifically for the Metro-area market. Skold was accompanied by Dan Herman (who was randomly selected from a … [ Read more]