Cold Spring and Jack Pine Breweries in Central Minnesota

Heavy Table took a Brewcation, checking out the Central Minnesota route, with visits to Cold Spring’s Third Street Brewhouse and Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter.

The Heavy Table Hot Five: Dec. 19-25

This week’s Hot Five includes Surly Beer, a GYST meat and cheese board, and more.

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A Quick Guide to the Beer at Surly’s Destination Taproom

Surly Brewing’s new destination taproom, brewery and restaurant, opens this weekend; here is a guide to the special beers they will be pouring

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Bottled and Barrel-Aged Cocktails, Eastlake Brewing, 11 Wells MN13

This month’s Toast features the winter cocktail menu at Lyn 65 plus a look at the brand-new Eastlake Brewery and 11 Wells distillery.

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Wander North, Maple Island, and Fall Cocktails at Libertine

The Toast tours Wander North Distilling, tastes beers at Stillwater’s Maple Island, and sips on some fall cocktails at Libertine in Uptown.