Pints North: Minnesota’s Craft Beer Culture
In recent years, Minnesota has developed one of the most vibrant and original beer scenes in the nation. Home to more craft breweries per capita than its famously beer-loving neighbor Wisconsin, Minnesota is pumping out an exciting array of innovative IPAs, spectacular stouts, succulent sours, and perfect pilsners—among countless other styles of lager and ale. These small-batch concoctions are taking their place alongside mass-produced national and regional beers on tap lines and in coolers throughout the state, forever changing the tastes of discerning beer drinkers in Minnesota and beyond.
The relatively recent revolution in Minnesota craft brewing has led to an explosion of new breweries and taprooms, and in Pints North, Katelyn Regenscheid is here to guide you through the latest trends. In addition to providing background history to Minnesota’s beer renaissance, Regenscheid introduces you to the people who helped build the craft-beer scene—the brewers, the entrepreneurs, and the consumers—bringing an insider's perspective to the business and the beer. In-depth profiles of a selection of innovative and unique craft breweries illustrate the variety of approaches and offer a snapshot look at taprooms from Moorhead to Minnetonka, and New Ulm to Nordeast.