Saturday, May 4, 2013
The "Coffee Bender" brew combines Coffee & Tea's beans with Surly ale, the newspaper reported.
Surly head brewer Todd Haug, a Linden Hills resident, turned to local roaster Coffee & Tea Ltd. to concoct the coffee-infused beer Coffee Bender, according to a recent article in the Star Tribune: “We didn’t want something that would completely destroy the beer character,” Haug said. “In the right ratio, it actually adds very similar flavors that are in the beer, so you have this nice marriage of coffee and roasted character from the chocolate malt.” Haug lives in the Linden Hills neighborhood, where Cone has run his specialty coffee shop since 1979 (in addition to a Mall of America location) and has known the bean baron for 17 years. Haug and his wife, Linda, served Cone’s coffee at their now-defunct Cafe Twenty Eight, which had a 10-year…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Lake Harriet bandshell concessionaire could start serving alcohol within weeks, according to the Star Tribune and the Southwest Journal.
The Minneapolis City Council's Regulatory Energy and Environment Committee approved plans Monday for concessionaire Bread and Pickle to serve alcohol at Lake Harriet, according to local news outlets The Southwest Journal reported that it has been a long journey Owner Kim Bartmann has been working with city and Minneapolis Park Board staff for over a year, she said, and hopes to soon offer a half-dozen tap beers and a few wine options. The city’s vote came after the Minneapolis Park Board had debated Bartmann’s plan during two meetings in April. Bartmann plans to have seating for 133 patrons and, with the city’s urging, will set up a perimeter with planters. Read the full article at swjournal.com. The Star Tribune reported some opposition …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Proposal moves next to city council, media sources reported.
Lake Harriet is already wet, but food service options may soon get a little less dry, WCCO-TV reported Sunday: After a recent decision, beer and wine sales at Lake Harriet look more and more possible. In a 5-4 vote Wednesday, the Minneapolis Park Board approved [its] support [of] the liquor license application for Bread and Pickle off of Lake Harriet. The plan still needs to get city council approval—and has its detractors, the Star Tribune MPLS. blog reported: Arlene Fried, a co-founder of Park Watch, spoke at Wednesday night's Board meeting against the original delineations for where drinking would be allowed. She said that planters and tables will create "barriers and congestion" for people walking through. "Allowing one use to dominate…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Want to start homebrewing? Or just want to buy a good, new beer? Our pros are here to help.
Ah, beer. Such a lovely beverage. Contrary to popular opinion, however, there is more to suds than Bud. The world of beer is much more complex and interesting, and we have a few pros who can help break it down. Jason Alvey, owner of The Four Firkins craft beer store in St. Louis Park, can help you find a delicious new craft beer—particularly one that is off the beaten path. And Todd Jackson, customer service manager at Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, can help you get started if you've always wanted to try brewing at home. If you have any beer-related questions in the next few days, please post them in the comments below. One of the aforementioned gentlemen will get you an answer ASAP. Cheers! Update: Jason Schoneman, founder …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Northern Brewer is set to open a third location of their successful homebrew supply business in the Windom neighborhood.
Macalester graduate Chris Farley opened the original Northern Brewer store in a small St. Paul storefront in 1993. A few moves, a Roseville warehouse and a Milwaukee store later, and he's finally bringing a homebrew resource and equipment center to the Southwest Metro. His latest retail outlet is set to open at 6021 South Lyndale Ave. by late October at a site across the street from the Bachman's garden center in Southwest's Windom neighborhood. Northern Brewer chose the location for many reasons. Chief Operating Officer Jake Keeler explained that the building was up for sale, so they could purchase the place outright. Also, the site is geographically desirable, as it's positioned near both 35W and the Crosstown Highway and not too close …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hopkins and Benilde get big wins on the basketball court, while Albertville's fire department hands over investigation of Wednesday's structure fire.
Highlights from Madness: Benilde girls' basketball advances to the state quarterfinal; top-rankedHopkins cruises to another Section title; Albertville Fire hands investigation of Wednesday fire over to State Fire Marshal; and tips on drinking some good green beer.
Forget food coloring—several local breweries offer beers that are green in a different way.
Green-tinted beer is for the Irish-for-a-day crowd and those who don’t mind indulging in a little food coloring with their fermented beverages. Green beer, on the other hand, is for everybody, today and everyday. On this St. Patrick’s Day, Patch introduces you to some of the metro area's finest beer makers who double as eco warriors. Choosing locally produced beer over national varieties is a green choice in itself, as the beverage logs fewer miles from brewery to your belly. Lucky us that we have a selection of tasty brews close to home. Luckier still that some of our local favorites have chosen to brew green. St. Paul-based heavy hitter Summit, founded in 1986 and is now available in 14 states, just released the latest in their …