Surly Darkness (2016 Cerberus Label)

Given the right place and time, the 2016 edition of Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout can soar up to the level of its own attendant hype.

The Grain Expectations of Casey Holley

Able Seedhouse + Brewery is bringing a passion for beer (not so unusual these) and small-batch malted grains (quite unusual) to its new operation in Northeast Minneapolis.

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Heavy Table Hot Five: Sep. 16-22

(Oktober)Festbier from Fair State, 300 IPA by Fulton, smoked soup from the Bachelor Farmer and more on the Heavy Table’s Hot Five list.

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Heavy Table Hot Five: Sep. 9-15

Various tastes from Chef Camp, the newly released Fulton Beer Standard Lager, and more on this week’s Heavy Table Hot Five.

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Heavy Table Hot Five: Sept. 2-8

This week’s Hot Five includes the new Oktoberfest beer from Surly, a walleye melt sandwich at Gatherings Cafe, eclairs at Lucia’s to Go and more.