Former Fitger’s Brewer Dave Hoops Announces Hoops Brewing

Dave Hoops, former master brewer at Fitger’s Brewhouse, is building a brewery and 250-seat taproom in Canal Park, Duluth, called Hoops Brewing.

Frontenac Sour Beer by Fair State, Fulton, and Oakhold

Frontenac, and American Wild Ale brewed by Fair State, Fulton, and Oakhold breweries, is an edgy, complicated, and ultimately lovely brew.

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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.

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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.