It's the season of change. You know the drill. Bring out your favorite sweaters, light the wood fire and break open a hearty ale. It also means those light, fruity summer seasonal beers are making way for the dark ales and stouts that compliment autumn so well.
Once October hits, it seems our fascination and
Hey Vikings fans, are you stoked and stocked for game one? Do you have your Minnesota Vikings party essentials? That means you need your beer, your booze, your food and your friends to cheer your home team to Vikings to Victory. We've come up with a short list of ideas that you must-have to make your Minnesota pride shine, including some great party recipes to pair with your drinks. Go Vikes!
Minnesota is a golfer's state. In fact, we consistently rank at or near the top in golfer participation in the U.S. What does this have to do with cocktails? Plenty — maybe. Minnesota's unofficial official cocktail, The Bootleg, or Bootlegger Drink, has been a favorite of the state's country club set for decades.
There are many reasons to celebrate this Independence Day, including the lift of Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales. Starting July 2nd, 2017, Minnesota will allow off-sale liquor sales, which means ALL 13 Haskell's locations will be open on Sundays!
Interested in artisanal, organic or environmentally sustainable products? Then this blog's for you, especially if vodka is also on your interest list. Because organic vodka is on the rise.
"If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven then I shall not go."— Mark Twain
Is there someone on your VSP (very special present) list that might have a twang of Mark Twain in his or her blood? Make this holiday season a super sipper by creating a killer bourbon gift basket and slipping it under the tree. We have some ideas on how to make this holiday neat or rocking special. Sad pun attempts aside, whether you want to spend $50 or $100, we have a couple of ways to give a perfect gift for the bourbon lover in your life.
“Cows, college, and contentment” is the slogan of the quaint town of Northfield, Minnesota. Though, it may soon need to add “cocktails” to that slogan, because a little distillery called Loon Liquors is making a name for itself (as well as some terrific Made in Minnesota vodka, gin, and whiskey).
It makes sense that Minneapolis’ first micro-distillery would pay homage to the legend of the Northwood lumberjacks (and the Norsemen that many of those fellows were). What we like about the small batch craft distillery are the spirits Norseman Distillery produces in Northeast Minneapolis. Focused on producing premium vodka, gin, and rum in small batches, this happening local distillery has received national kudos. The Strawberry Rhubarb Gin was called “special” in Bon Appetit, and we think so too.
Minnesota is a haven for those who love the outdoors, theater, biking, sports, and… wine. With more than 45 wineries across our state, you don’t have to head to either coast to enjoy the beauty that rows upon rows of glistening grapes upon a vine can offer. If you love planning your weekends, we want to help you map out your own tour of Minnesota’s wineries.