The Moment is Now: A New Annual Release from Utepils Brewing

“Nice driveway!” That was the cheer when Utepils Brewing president Daniel Justesen raised aloft a glass of Utepils' new dark lager for a small crowd Tuesday night. The people raised glasses, too, and yelled “Nice...

Happy Hour Food at NOLO’s Kitchen

"We want people to feel comfortable enough to come in here three days a week." NOLO's Kitchen co-owner Brett Johnson said that to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal prior to the grand opening. It's...

Making 明: The Story of Boom Island’s New Asian-Inspired Ale

Ask Boom Island Brewing Company co-owner Qiuxia Welch about beer back home and she’ll take you to the streets of Chengdu, a city of 14 million in the Sichuan Province of China. She’ll verbally...

Making Friends the Old-Fashioned Way at Up-Down Minneapolis

I couldn't tell if I was stabbing Shredder or not. His pixellized figure was shaking, splitting into clones, turning strange colors and ... wait, did he just turn me into a baby? Wht'th'fck?! We were at Up-Down,...

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