View of a smoke filled bar with quite a few bottles of Grain Belt Premium on the bar. (1945)

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Grain Belt Beer Poster - “Girl In The Barley Field”

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Local 792, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gluek’s Beer truck driver, 1954.

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Summit Brewing debuts cans with Midwest pedigree

For the first time in the company’s history, three of Summit Brewing Company’s 14 types of beer will be available in cans starting next weekend.

And not just any cans. These are cans with a serious Midwest pedigree.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, Summer Ale, Saga IPA and Exra Pale Ale will be available in 12-ounce cans produced with equipment made by a Waukesha, Wis., company. The cans will bear packaging designed by Minneapolis-based Duffy & Partners. The beer itself, of course, is brewed at Summit’s St. Paul headquarters.

Summit’s beers are usually sold in glass bottles. The aluminum cans will make it easier to take them boating, camping and on other outdoors activities, the company said in a statement.

Summit Brewing debuts cans with Midwest pedigree

For the first time in the company’s history, three of Summit Brewing Company’s 14 types of beer will be available in cans starting next weekend.

And not just any cans. These are cans with a serious Midwest pedigree.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, Summer Ale, Saga IPA and Exra Pale Ale will be available in 12-ounce cans produced with equipment made by a Waukesha, Wis., company. The cans will bear packaging designed by Minneapolis-based Duffy & Partners. The beer itself, of course, is brewed at Summit’s St. Paul headquarters.

Summit’s beers are usually sold in glass bottles. The aluminum cans will make it easier to take them boating, camping and on other outdoors activities, the company said in a statement.

(Source: twincities.com)

QuestionFavorite coffee shop? and favorite brewery? Answer

I drink Caribou, and I drink Surly.

Lots of both.

This is why I hang out at Tootie’s on Lowry.

Grain Belt by Lonnie Broden

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Drink Local by UncomfortableYeti

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

The first co-op brewery in the state of Minnesota is scheduled to open May 1st on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis. And they have a Tumblr…
http://fairstatebrewing.tumblr.com/

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Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post. No, no, no, Stuff about Minneapolis didn’t sell out to “the man”, I was contacted by The Brewer’s Union to help get the word out on their company though. BUT…they are a local Twin Cities company, are 100% employee owned, and my cousin’s husband works for them, so there is a family connection.

The holidays are coming up, so if you know someone who likes home brewing, or want to get started yourself, go check them out. They sell kits for all sorts of different Pale Ales, Stouts, and even have one called Peanut Butter Porter.

What’s my take? No money exchanged hands on this, but I will probably be rewarded in tasty local brews. So, please help Stuff about Minneapolis acquire tasty local brews, and support a local company at the same time.

Thanks, guys.

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Check Out The Brewer’s Union!

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post. No, no, no, Stuff about Minneapolis didn’t sell out to “the man”, I was contacted by The Brewer’s Union to help get the word out on their company though. BUT…they are a local Twin Cities company, are 100% employee owned, and my cousin’s husband works for them, so there is a family connection.

The holidays are coming up, so if you know someone who likes home brewing, or want to get started yourself, go check them out. They sell kits for all sorts of different Pale Ales, Stouts, and even have one called Peanut Butter Porter.

What’s my take? No money exchanged hands on this, but I will probably be rewarded in tasty local brews. So, please help Stuff about Minneapolis acquire tasty local brews, and support a local company at the same time.

Thanks, guys.

The Brewer’s Union
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