In the past year we’ve seen a big increase in session beers. We’ve seen session pale ales, IPAs, sours and more, but have you ever seen a session barleywine? At first thought, it’s a bit of a contradiction in style. But Bent Paddle Brewing has made it happen with their latest Valve Jockey Brewer’s Series “Session” Barleywine. Here’s what it’s like.
When two fantastic brewers get together, good things are gonna happen. Fair State Co-op and Modern Times Beer came together to make Spirit Foul. Here’s a look at this hazy IPA.
We’ve all run out and bought a beer when the brewer finally decided to take our favorite and barrel-age it. The experience of a beverage aged in oak is something different (and often better) than that of the typical drink. Now what if you didn’t have to wait for your favorite brewer to put their beer in a barrel? What if you could oak age your own at home? With The Oak Bottle, you can oak-age any beverage you like.
HopCat has brought great craft beer to locations across the midwest and now Minneapolis has one to call their own! Here’s a look at the HopCat location in downtown Minneapolis.
Review: Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
Sam Calagione is one of the best known folks in craft beer. His brewery, Dogfish Head, is known to most as a brewer that has continuously pushed the boundaries of what beer can be, and brought back ancient recipes long since forgotten. In his latest book, Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth, Sam takes a look at leadership and what the future will hold for himself and his brewery.
There are plenty of books on the topic of craft beer but they’re typically non-fiction. What happens when you mix craft beer with murder? Find out in Death On Tap, a murder mystery by author Ellie Alexander.
Craft beer isn’t the only one to experience a huge boom in recent years. Small-batch distillers have seen unprecedented growth too. Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits explores the growth of spirits in the US from the late 20th century until today. Here’s why it’s worth a read.
Last October, Todd Haug shocked the beer world with news that he’d be leaving Minnesota for Chicago and taking a position with well-known brewery Three Floyds. It’s been almost a year but Todd is making a return to Minnesota, with his band Powermad and WarPigs Brewing USA.