Beer, Eelpout, Fish Fries, and Morning Roundup

An interview with Summit brewer Damian McConn about the new Unchained beer, Gold Sovereign Ale; a review of Leech Lake Brewing’s Three Sheets Imperial IPA; a knock on fancy (La Belle Vie) desserts; the MLBA moderates its stance on the proposed Surly Brewery; much ado about ramen; the eelpout festival is under way in Walker (last year, we showed you how to cook and eat these monstrous things); Stephanie March writes about fellow foodie and radio co-host Stephanie Hansen’s fight with cancer (you can follow Hansen’s CaringBridge page); praise for the food and derision for the service at Cocina del Barrio (a similarly themed post on Chowhound popped up and then got deleted this weekend); and the Twin Cities Fish Fry Club is gearing up for business.