Beer Snob

Simply mellow

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 25th, 2016

By Ben Rodgers

Dorothy’s New World Lager is the flagship brew of the Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, based in Decorah, Iowa. It’s a small town with fewer than 9,000 people calling it home, which is why Toppling Goliath is considered one of this northeast Iowa town’s main attractions.

The other being Luther College, the site of a 1998 Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live album.

But Matthews doesn’t seem right for this lager, which has been compared to Yuengling. No, an easy…

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​Local Flavor

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 19th, 2016

American Craft Beer Week is upon us. All week there have been events: new beer releases, infusions of your local favorites and so much more. This is a week to celebrate big, little, new and old breweries around the country, by supporting craft breweries and sharing a pint of your local favorite beer and your all-time favorites with fellow beer connoisseurs.

In 2006 the Brewers Association decided to make American Beer Month into a weeklong event. One week’s worth of national…

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Worth savoring

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

By Ben Rodgers

Every bottle from New Glarus is a something special and uniquely Wisconsin.

Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have enjoyed their flagship, a Spotted Cow. But they also offer a wide variety of everything else from barley wines to brew only available on site.

Apple Ale seems to be somewhere in between. It’s part of the Thumbprint series and is only available in four-packs. This brown ale is made from apples fresh from Door County and is a little harder to find than…

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​Old Tankard Ale: A Step Back In Time

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

By Ben Rodgers

Brewed from a 1937 recipe, American-style Old Tankard is a complete opposite of the red, white and blue flagship.

Back in its heyday, Old Tankard was the second-best selling beer from Pabst for about three decades. Although it’s hard to turn down the classic Blue Ribbon, Old Tankard offers a vintage taste that should be more refined than the flagship.

Just a few hours south of the old Pabst brewery in Milwaukee is Chicago, a blues town through and through. One of the…

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​Getting in the groove

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 7th, 2016

By Ben Rodgers

Located just south of Steven’s Point, Wis., in the central part of the state is Plover, home of O’so Brewing Company. Started by a husband and wife team, O’so is an up-and-coming brewery in the area. Having only been around for nine years, it recently took home a gold medal in the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.

This part of the state is a tiny hotbed of great breweries, O’so, Stevens Point Brewery and Central Waters Brewing Company are all a stone’s throw from…

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​SUDS AND SIDES

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

by Ben Rodgers

Door County, Wisconsin, is just as rife with art galleries and wineries as it is with kayak tours and shipwrecks. People from across the Midwest come here to escape from everyday life. But underneath the allure of vacation destination, the people that live here year-round are a unique breed. It is home to a well-educated population of free-thinking, talented and laid-back artists.

Sideshow from the Door County Brewing Company does its best to capture the way of life on this…

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​Fargo Brewing Company to expand business

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 31st, 2016

Fargo Brewing Company is expanding its business and opening up a second “Ale House”.

The release date is not officially set in stone but they are hoping to start pouring out of their new location, at 4445 17th Avenue South in Fargo, by late spring or early summer.

With this new location Fargo Brewing Company can reach a wider audience and expand on the great product they already provide.

“Our community continues to demand locally made beer and this location is right in the middle…

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​Boulder Tap House

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

The Boulder Tap House has been open in Moorhead for a couple of months now and boy do they have beer. Not only do they have 50 beers on tap, but also an excessive amount of beer in cans and bottles, full bar, and house wines. If you are looking for a “local beer” including beer from all over Minnesota, this is the place to be.

General Manager Matthew Johnson declared, “We want to keep our line up as close as possible, location wise.” “We also have 10% of our tap lineup…

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​Ciders ‘n Bocks

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 24th, 2016

This week the HPR will be reviewing Ace Ciders and Schell’s Bocks. Let’s get the ball rolling by introducing some tasty ciders by ACE Premium Cider.

ACE Joker Hand Cider (ABV 6.9%) This cider mimics the color and smell of a white wine. It is very crisp, semi-sweet and dry in flavor with no lingering aftertaste. There is a decent head retention, which makes this beer look as delicious as it tastes.

ACE Perry Hard Cider(ABV 5%) This Perry (pear cider) is pastel yellow in color with an…

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Sidestreet new location brings 50 taps

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 2nd, 2015

photo by Chiharu Sato Bobby If you were having withdrawals from not being able to see your favorite bartenders from Sidestreet, fear not! Sidestreet Grille and Pub is now open in its new location, 404 Fourth Ave. N, in downtown Fargo. It’s open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

The once-beloved, wood-paneled hangout that was connected to the Howard Johnson was moved a couple blocks away, as a large dike is set to be built parallel to the mighty Red River.

Sidestreet got a facelift when it moved,…

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