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May 2013 Archives

"Hop" on board with us as LearningLife goes on a tour of some of the Twin Cities most distinctive microbreweries.

great beer.JPGSome days, it seems as if new Minnesota craft breweries are popping up faster than spring flowers (of course, given the winter we just went through, that may actually be true--metaphorically AND literally speaking!).

Since 2006, the number of breweries has increased more than threefold, and the current lineup of libation producers runs the gamut from large regional breweries like Summit and Schell's, to small production breweries like Castle Danger, located just outside of Two Harbors.

Coming up next month, LearningLife participants will have a chance to explore the craft beer scene with an expert: beginning July 10, Certified CiceroneĀ® and local beer and brewing blogger Michael Agnew will lead The View From Here: Exploring Minnesota's Craft Beer Scene.

His tasty tour will "hop" around the Cities and take in three breweries, each filling a different niche in the industry. Along the way and in between samples of some of the "beers that made Minnesota famous," attendees will also learn about the history and economics of Minnesota beer, trends in the craft-beer market, and the brewing process.