My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2015: Now it’s a Party

Oh, you didn't know? One day every year, my mother-in-law puts me in charge of a day-drinking excursion and tips beers back wherever I bring her. Year one featured a rampage through Hudson restaurants and breweries. This brave soul, who hadn't touched...

I Talked to Strangers and Drank Little Beers at Cigar City Brewing

Dominance. That's what you see on the back wall of the Cigar City tasting room. It's breathtaking: a banner from the Global Warming Open; a cut-off chunk of a barrel with PEOPLE'S CHOICE burned into it; plaques, too many...

I’ve Got the T-Shirt: The Blazin’ Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings

I'm at Buffalo Wild Wings with Emily Brink when a wavier's walked over. Brink runs The Happy Gnome in St. Paul. It's one of our country's premier craft beer bars, a moonturn from the...

Marcia Hales’ Light Display Moving to Glensheen Mansion, Will Return Next Christmas

White outlines and unruly snowdrifts are all that remain in Marcia Hales’ backyard now on Duluth's Park Point. The frame of a castle stands among pines, its lights turned off. There’s no campfire, no...

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