Boosted! A Weekend in Paisan’s Wisconsin

It was Saturday night in Paisan's Wisconsin. Their first gig of the weekend was in Hudson, the pretty-much-Minnesota suburb known mostly for being where the Twin Cities buys liquor on Sundays. If you came...

Dwight, Ricardo and Penelope: Good Words with Grant Pauly of 3 Sheeps

I met up with 3 Sheeps head brewer and co-founder Grant Pauly at O'Gara's last week and asked him all kinds of practical questions: What would his opposite be like? What's on his perfect egg sandwich?...

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...

The Things I’ve Done for Vanilla Rose Porter

"Oh my gaaaaawd!" she said. "Reeeally?!" "Yeah," I replied. "Last year, I beat the next person in line by only a few minutes." It was 9 a.m. in Hudson, Wisc. The temperature lingered just below freezing, too cold...

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