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MN Beer is a web gem

In case you missed Sunday’s Star Tribune Arts section while you were busy with all your holiday goings-on, Chris Riemenschneider gave MNBeer a nice plug. I might not have noticed it however someone kindly inserted a picture of a beer being poured into a mug. Trust a picture of beer to catch my eye any day.

Web gem
Last update: December 22, 2007 – 4:35 PM

Talk about a vicious circle: As Minnesota beer aficionados/snobs have more brands to drink up and events to take in, they naturally have a harder time keeping track of it all. This site was brewed for that reason. Essentially a message board and events calendar for in-state breweries and brewpubs, it’s the place to go to find out things like: When is Schell’s Bockfest? (Feb. 2.) What new brews are on tap at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery? (A chocolatey Belgian ale called Festivus 2007 and an English IPA called 1800.) And what’s causing the worldwide hops shortage? (Expertly explained in a long letter from Summit proprietor Mark Stutrud.)

OK, so it’s not always riveting stuff, but it helps you get to the riveting stuff.



  1. Derek says:

    Not to mention that your site is prolly where all of the news writers go when they want to cop some good info about Minnesota beer. There have been a few stories about MN beers this year that sound like they did their homework here.

  2. fantome says:

    MNBeer sure beats the site that I used to go to get local beer info. In fact, for me, MNBeer has replaced it.


  3. ryan says:

    Derek — you may be on to something…

    Scott — thanks.

    fantome — where did you go before MNBeer?

    I, too, missed this blurb in the Star Tribune. I actually flipped through the section twice this weekend. Regardless, it’s a nice little bit of press for MNBeer. I don’t know that I’d refer to us as snobs or aficionados – I like to think of us as enthusiasts and advocates. I’m preaching to the choir here, but aside from pushing craft beer, we’ll gladly suggest that you drink Grain Belt, Pig’s Eye or Gluek before you throw your dollars at Anheiser Busch or Miller-Coors.

  4. fantome says:

    “fantome — where did you go before MNBeer? ”

    Oh you know, bucko, you know…

    But now I’m here.

  5. ryan says:

    Aah… that’s what I suspected.

  6. Trav says:

    MNbeer is ALWAYS riveting stuff. Know what else is? D-Day videos. The stuff I shot is up on youtube. Its a two part Docu-drama that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.

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