Brewery Review: New Glarus

Most Minnesotan’s are very familiar with the New Glarus name. It’s a Wisconsin craft beer company that is only available in Wisconsin. It’s a part […]

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Brewery Review: Torg Brewing

The Twin Cities brewery and taproom market has exploded over the past 7 years, and one of the most common questions that people ask is […]

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Garphish Brewing Company

This past weekend I had some time free, so I decided to check out the newest brewery in the north metro area, Garphish Brewing Company. […]

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The bad beer needs to stop

I don’t exactly recall if I’ve talked about this before on the blog so directly, but I feel like I need to say something about […]

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Part 2 of an impromptu Decorah trip

After we visited Pulpit Rock we spent a leisurely night in the hotel, recovering from a long day of running and frivolity. Sunday morning meant […]

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Death of a brewery

Today the news broke that local brewery NorthGate has ceased operations. I only recently learned that they had sold the business to an investor, and […]

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Blue Wolf Brewing

The nearby suburb of Brooklyn Park has gotten its first brewery, Blue Wolf Brewing. Their grand opening was Thursday, so I decided to swing by […]

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Loony’s Brews

As always, when I’m traveling I like to engage in some beer tourism. Last week when I was in International Falls for the start of […]

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Maple Extract in Beer Works

This past weekend I was at 10K Brewing and got to sample their Maple Black Ale. I’ve had maple stouts before, most notable Sugar Shack […]

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Birch’s on the Lake

On Saturday, I spent the morning running and volunteering at a local half-marathon with good friend Mike B. The race was held at Gear West […]

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Some West 7th Adventures

(photo credits: Lisa K.) We had the day to ourselves, so we decided to go exploring in an area of Saint Paul that I haven’t […]

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Blacklist Artisan Ales

This past weekend, while in Duluth for a race, I took a brief break in the action to stop by the newest taproom on the […]

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Another 50 mile bike ride

Last year I did a 50 mile solo bike ride around a bunch of breweries near the SW metro area. This year I turned it […]

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12welve Eyes Brewing

I recently got to sample the latest brewery to open up in downtown Saint Paul: 12welve Eyes Brewing. This is a new brewery started by […]

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Barrel Theory Beer Company

Thursday night I got a chance to sample the latest new brewery in downtown Saint Paul, Barrel Theory Beer Company. This is a new brewery […]

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Hoops Brewing

This weekend we’re up north again, and I had the opportunity to check out the newest taproom in Duluth, MN; Hoops Brewing. The ownership of […]

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Alluvial Brewing

One our way across Iowa last weekend, we stopped in at a place just north west of Ames called Alluvial Brewing. This is a beautiful […]

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Farnham House Brewing Company

Since we were traveling this weekend, I had to hit some new breweries. After we spent some time at the Omaha zoo on Saturday, we […]

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Take 16 Brewing

Blue Mounds State Park, where we were camping, is only a few miles away from the town of Luverne, MN. As the craft beer boom […]

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Roets Jordan Brewery

This past weekend the wife and I spent the weekend camping in southwestern Minnesota. I’ve got a bunch of stories to tell about the trip, […]

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Moose Lake Brewing

This weekend, on my way up to the Spring Superior Trail Races, I stopped into a new brewery that I had heard about from my […]

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Winona Breweries, pt 1

This past weekend, the wife and I decided to take another short trip out of town, and of course, breweries were a part of the […]

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Brainerd Breweries, pt 2

Yesterday, I talked about the first two of four breweries that my wife and I hit over our weekend up north. Both Jack Pine and Big […]

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Brainerd Breweries, pt 1

This past weekend, the wife and I had a short getaway to the Brainerd, MN area. We had no agenda but to get out of town […]

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Voyageur Brewing Company

This past weekend the wife and I took a trip to the north shore to get away a bit before the holidays hit. As luck […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 4

Wednesday is our last full day in Seattle proper, so we decided to plan a few less things for the day to rest up before […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 3

We awoke early today, around 6am, for a full day around town. We started the morning out with a run down on the waterfront. We […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 2

We awoke this morning on the train, after a decent night of sleep. I still woke up earlier than I needed to, but that wasn’t […]

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Beer in Delano

Today the wife and I headed out of town, straight west to the city of Delano. This is a small city about 30 minutes outside […]

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Saturday adventuring

My Saturday started early with a 5:30am meet-up at the trail head with a couple of running friends. We headed onto the horse trails in […]

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Vegas 2016 – Day 3

After a tough day of running on Saturday, my wife and I wanted something easier for our recovery runs on Sunday. We knew there was […]

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Out-state breweries

Today my wife and I made a special trip to out-state Minnesota to visit some new breweries that have opened up in smaller towns in […]

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Lakes and Legends Brewery

Tonight I had some time to myself, while my wife was out at a get together with friends. Since I was at my Minneapolis office […]

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Able Seedhouse

Last night I got the opportunity to try the latest brewery in Minneapolis, Able Seedhouse. This brewery is unique in that it is a farm-to-table […]

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Running Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Despite not racing this weekend, it doesn’t mean that we get the weekend off from running. Just because we’re away from home doesn’t mean we […]

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