Jan 16, 2020

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Prohibition 100 Years Later

Prohibition 100 Years Later

This week is the anniversary of “The Great Experiment” otherwise known as Prohibition. We all know now that the experiment failed and was something that changed the country forever. Some people may even blame Minnesota for the bill to have even passed in the first place thanks to our own Andrew Volstead. Ironically 100 years later, Minnesota is still feeling the...

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Dec 16, 2019

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The Happy Gnome to Close

The Happy Gnome to Close

News broke today that the longtime Selby Avenue beer bar, The Happy Gnome, will not be renewing their lease and will in fact close on December 22nd. What could be classified as the first craft beer bar in St Paul, The Happy Gnome opened its doors in 2006 and quickly became a hot spot for beer geeks all around the Twin Cities. Living on Grand Avenue for years, I would frequent...

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Nov 3, 2019

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The Nine Lives of the Hamm’s B...

The Nine Lives of the Hamm’s Brewery

If you haven’t heard yet, there may be something really actually finally...

Sep 20, 2019

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The Days Are Getting Darker-Ness

The Days Are Getting Darker-Ness

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to a private media event...

Sep 14, 2019

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Too Soon Oktoberfest

Too Soon Oktoberfest

Every year I say that things are happening way too soon and this year is not...

Jun 29, 2019

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Hamm’s Billboards Are Back !

Hamm’s Billboards Are Back !

It looks like the Hamm’s billboard ad campaign is back for the...

Apr 27, 2019

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Schell’s is releasing an IPA !

Schell’s is releasing an IPA !

Say what? It’s true, August Schell Brewery in New Ulm Minnesota the...