Beer Snob

​A Craft Beer Tour of Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 13th, 2019

Pitsburgh brewery tour - photograph provided by Alicia Underlee Nelson

Perched along the banks of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers and tucked up into the surrounding hills, Pittsburgh’s 90 distinct neighborhoods are connected by more bridges than Venice. Commuters and travelers enjoy sweeping views from two of the nation’s oldest funiculars. So kick off your Pittsburgh trip with an epic skyline shot, then set aside time to eat, drink, wander and sample the idiosyncrasies, some of the city’s inimitable districts at street level.

Because…

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​Fargo Brewing Company Brews Up Good Time for 9th Anniversary

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2019

Fargo Brewing Company products

The famous 20th century Southern writer William Faulkner quipped, “Civilization begins with distillation.” Technically one brews beer instead of distilling it, but the sentiment still holds true. Fargo is no stranger to the art of fermentation, with local breweries stationed all over town to wet one’s whistle. The oldest of these alcoholic ambassadors is Fargo Brewing Company, which will soon be celebrating its 9th anniversary. Recently I had the opportunity to ask Jess Click,…

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​A family tradition: North Dakota Sweet Crude

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 5th, 2019

Sweet Crude - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

If you’re from the region you may have sipped, sampled or caught word of a libation often referred to as “red eye” or “wedding whiskey” at some point. In fact some of our friends of German Russia descent swear by it. If you can get your hands on a bottle it’s often homemade and usually comes out during holidays or during times of celebration. Thanks to Arthur Weidner owner of Doodlebug Beverages based out of West Fargo. He and his family are sharing their family recipe with…

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​Think & Drink: Fostering Important Discussions

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 27th, 2019

By Gabrielle Hersch
gabbyhersch@gmail.com

Think & Drink is coming to Fargo! Organized by Humanities North Dakota, Think & Drink is a happy hour series that hosts a facilitated public conversation about big issues and ideas. Lead by a subject matter expert, the event inspires debate, conversation, active listening, and philosophical discussion that opens minds and deepens understanding – all in the midst of locally brewed beer and snacks.

The next Think & Drink event in Fargo will focus…

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​Harold’s causing a stir

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 6th, 2019

Design by Raul Gomez

The 1,290 square-foot garage that was once Main Avenue Auto has generated a lot of buzz for good reason. Harold’s on Main is Moorhead’s newest watering hole and the attention is all in the details. With its dark wood paneling, green vinyl booths, decadent wallpaper and red-votive-candle-lined horseshoe-shaped bar. It’s aesthetically reminiscent of a cozy mid century lounge or supper club.

Plus with their spacious and ultra stylish bathrooms we predict that they may become…

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Kilstone’s limited can release adds to local beer culture

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018


by Gabrielle Hersch
gabbyhersch@gmail.com
photography by Logan Macrae

Ever wish you could go to your favorite brewery without leaving your house? Finally, you can (sort of). Kilstone Brewing is now doing limited can releases of some of their most popular beers, which can be found at their brewery taproom, as well as in select retail locations in Fargo and West Fargo.

The brews currently available in cans are:

  • Chocofee Chocolate Coffee Stout (made with Atomic Coffee cold press)
  • Polyphonic Pale…

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Warm up with a hot toddy

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 10th, 2018


by Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com 

Fall is once again upon us. The leaves are turning, gardens have been pulled, and Summer’s heat has waned into Autumnal frosts. Along with the change of seasons comes a change of seasonal flavors. One cocktail that comes to mind as the temperatures cool is the Hot Toddy. Today I am going to share my recipe for a classic Hot Toddy and also give you some of the interesting historical details of this cocktail.

What is a Hot Toddy?

A Hot Toddy is a classic…

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​Brewhalla for all ya

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 12th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

When walking into the new space on 1st Ave N that now houses Drekker brewing, one can only say, “Wow.” The majesty of the interior is unprecedented for a brewery in the region and provides a feeling of awe and astonishment. Dubbed “Brewhalla,” this new space pays homage to Valhalla or Norwegian heaven. The brewery states “If Vikings had taprooms, they wouldn’t have been so pumped about Valhalla.” I agree, Drekker’s new taproom is certainly a sight for sore eyes and…

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​Skål! Scandinavian Spirits at Heritage Hall in Moorhead

by Chris Larson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2018

Ale bowls - photograph by Chris Larson

When I was first introduced to the traditional spirit of my ancestors, Akvavit (or aquavit), I never thought I’d ever find myself standing next to a giant “Viking” ship while comparing different brands of the “water of life” but there I was, on a Tuesday night at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead for the opening reception of “Skål! Scandinavian Spirits”.

The exhibit is presented by the Historical and Cultural society of Clay County and is currently running through October…

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​Treat yo self: Rare Beer Picnic

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 18th, 2018

Rare Beer Picnic 2017 - Schleif Photography

Once a year, fans of beer in the FM area have access to what their heart desires... bragging rights. The Rare Beer Picnic grants beer aficionados the ability to taste whatever their heart desires from their favorite beer categories. With 15 breweries from the region sampling their best “rare” beer there is something for every beer zealot.

In its fourth year the Rare Beer Picnic defines rare beer as aged, soured and infused. Look for tasty treats from local breweries, but also from…

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