Two new breweries (HeadFlyer and BlackStack) are open and we sampled their beers; also, J. Carver presents a Minnesota-made cognac-style brandy.
The Toast: barrel-aged beers from Insight Brewing, a review of Clockwerks in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, and a taste of Skaalvenn Habañero Rum.
Bald Man Brewing is open in Eagan; Hi Lo Diner is serving up impressive ice cream drinks and other cocktails, and more Minnesota spirits news in the Toast.
The Toast focuses on Duluth: At All Pints North, brewers present their best beers at a giant party; Duluth Coffee’s Miel; and Vikre’s summer cocktails.
Aquavit from Skaalvenn, new beers from Tin Whiskers, and a look at the Longfellow community hops garden in Minneapolis, in the Toast.