The Churn: Orchestral Beer and More

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Jason DeRusha reflects on cooking competition culture. The brewer / musicians behind Boom Island are creating a beer to benefit the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and are looking for help to name it. The Growler profiles Mike Lundell of Summit Brewing Company (pictured above). And Apple Valley’s Spoon bar and restaurant loses its liquor license after a contentious city council meeting.

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of a book about Minnesota sandwiches and the people who eat them, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a daily video blogger for CHOW. His latest book is a guide to the food and restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul called the Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities. Norton has written about food for Culture: The Word on Cheese, Salon, Gastronomica, Popular Science, Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).

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