Imperial Kvass by Bent Paddle Brewing

Bent Paddle’s kvass-inspired beer, Imperial Kvass, has spearmint, rye bread, and raisin notes, and it’s symbolic of a glorious era of beer experimentation.

Culture Project Two by Fulton Beer

In terms of price and pretense, Culture Project Two by Fulton Beer is in a heavy weight class. Fortunately for all, it follows through on its promise.

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Keeping it Simple: Eden Prairie’s Lions Tap

For 60 years, Lions Tap in Eden Prairie has been a destination for people who want a hand-patted burger and crinkle fries without trendy accoutrements.

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Heavy Table Hot Five: March 31-April 6

Beer from Fair State and Oakhold, a goat rice bowl from the Union Kitchen pop-up restaurant, a killer burger from Lowry Hill Meats and more on the Hot Five.

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Modist First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager

First Call cold-press coffee lager by Modist, on the Heavy Table. This lightly colored beer with dark coffee flavor is a lovely contradiction in a glass.