Breweries on my South Dakota trip

It’s a given that when we travel, I’ve got my eyes peeled for breweries. I love visiting new places and trying local beer, as well […]

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Ginger Syrup

During the summer I love a good mule drink. Really simple vodka, ginger beer, lime, and ice. I’ve always wanted to make my own ginger […]

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Experimenting with N/A beer

As anyone who knows me knows, I love beer. I’ve been a craft beer guy for a long time and have tasted just about every […]

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Beer Review: Hairless Dog Black Ale

I’d heard about Hairless Dog (a 0.0% ABV beer) for a few months now. It’s finally ramped up production enough that it’s hitting lots of […]

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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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Sibley State Park camping

A couple of weekends ago the wife and I took the camper out for our first weekend of the summer. I had read a news […]

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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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More fat bike testing

My buddies Abe and Chuck joined me today at a fun event at Surly Brewing. The bike maker by the same name (Surly) joined forces […]

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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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Macro-brew

I’ve never been a fan of macro-brews from the large scale breweries like Miller or Coors. I’ve always found the taste of corn in them […]

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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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The beer count fail

As many of you know I enjoy recording my beer in the Untappd app. It’s a fun way to keep track of what you’ve tried […]

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State Fair 2017!

Monday, the wife and I took off from work to go visit the Minnesota State Fair. This is a really fun tradition for us, especially […]

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Some needed gaming relaxation

To say that Tuesday was a stressful afternoon at work would be a huge understatement. It was a rough day with challenging interpersonal issues that […]

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That regular place

Something I lamented about in the past was how much I love having that “regular” place to hang out and have a beer. When we […]

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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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Sunday Sales!

This past Sunday, I did something I have never been able to do in the State of Minnesota. I went into a liquor store and […]

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My newest ink

My last tattoo was a celebration of my life of technology geekiness. I also wanted some ink that represents my love of beer. I worked […]

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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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Easter Vegas vacation, day 2

On Saturday we decided to take my youngest son, and my wife’s nephew, on a few fun adventures. First though, the wife and I started […]

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Return of Beer and Bikes

With the start of April, also begins a new season of biking to breweries on Wednesday nights. A couple of years ago I was invited […]

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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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Some cultural eating

Saturday for lunch we hit a local Indian buffet. I got one of my kids to go along to try it, and despite finding it […]

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On the way to 1K

I’m an avid user of the Untappd app which is used for checking in beers. I’ve been using it for years, and recently I realized […]

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