SurlyFest defies the conventions of amiable, malty Marzen beers and goes for a more full-throated, rye-in-your-face approach to brewing.
The rapidly expanding HopCat chain brings a big, bold, localized beer selection to downtown Minneapolis, accompanied by some real beer knowledge.
A terrific meatball and eggroll rice plate at iPho by Saigon, the best coconut cake in town at Delicata and more on the Heavy Table Hot Five.
Remarkable beers from the newly expanded Fair State plus a trip to Duluth for brews from Blacklist and the newly opened Hoops Brewing.
Northfield’s Tanzenwald Brewing Company brings a sense of ambition to its beer menu and its food menu alike – both are balanced but challenging.