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3 Vikings Party Must-Haves to Celebrate Your Minnesota Pride

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 5, 2017 6:05:51 PM

Hey Vikings fans, are you stoked and stocked for Sunday? Do you have your Minnesota Vikings party essentials? Gather your beer, your booze, your food and your purple pride and get ready to cheer on the Vikings, as they're one victory away from a hometown championship! 

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!

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MN Sunday Liquor Sales at Haskell's: What You Need to Know

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 20, 2017 6:01:04 PM

As of July 2nd, 2017, Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales was lifted and Minnesota began allowing off-sale liquor sales.

This means, unlike before when you needed to plan ahead, Minnesotans are able to be spontaneous! Brunch Mimosas are easier. Sunday beers with brats are faster. And while that Wisconsin beer run was fun (we love you Wisconsin), your thirst is now quenched faster, quicker, and easier, seven days a week! No more stocking up on Saturday or running dry on Sunday.

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Sustainable Sipping: What is Organic Vodka and Why Should You Switch?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 17, 2017 12:03:19 PM

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.

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How To Create A Killer Bourbon Gift Basket For $50

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 13, 2016 3:11:40 PM

"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.

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Made in Minnesota: Loon Liquors

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 3, 2016 10:09:52 AM

“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).

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Made in Minnesota: Norseman Distillery

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 8, 2016 2:51:00 PM

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.

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Tour These Enchanting Minnesota Wineries This Fall

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 25, 2016 10:20:30 AM

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. 

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Craft Beer Reviews: Our Thoughts on Minnesota's Best Brews

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 28, 2016 2:09:56 PM

We often write about Minnesota craft beers. Why? Because so many are truly well-crafted, rooted in tradition – and, most importantly, great to drink. Isn’t that what a good beer should be, thirst quenching good?

When we are asked for our thoughts on Minnesota’s best brews, we can offer our take on some of our favorites and some of the top sellers. But ultimately, after our craft beer reviews, we leave the final decision to you. After all, everyone’s tastes differ and there is no right or wrong when it comes to what hops make you happy. But we do have some opinions to share. 

Here are out thoughts on some of Minnesota’s best brews:

Lift Bridge – For those who love hops, check out Hop Dish (7.5% ABV) or the highly drinkable Farm Girl (5.8% ABV). Read our Lift Bridge blog.

Fulton Brewery – A standout IPA to check out, Sweet Child of Vine IPA (6.4% ABV). Find out what else these folks produce by reading our blog on Fulton. 

Summit - We love this American IPA, Summit Sága IPA (6.4% ABV).

Here’s more in our blog about Summit Beer.

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Made in Minnesota: Tattersall Distilling

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 28, 2016 4:32:51 PM

If you are a fan of craft cocktails, there is a good chance you’ve already tipped back some of the toast-worthy gin, vodka, and an aquavit from Tattersall Distilling. The Northeast cocktail room has only been opened a year and it has already garnered accolades including “Best Distillery” by the StarTribune. 

At Haskell’s, we have been proudly carrying these local libations so you can craft your own version of the killer cocktails you’ve had around town. You might be surprised to learn that the majority of Tattersall’s offerings are specialty liqueurs.

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Made in Minnesota: Bad Weather Brewing

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 2, 2016 2:37:02 PM

The weather. It gives even the quietest Minnesotans something to talk about. But in St. Paul, it’s the Bad Weather – as in Bad Weather Brewing – that has beer lovers talking. The 7th Street Brewery and Taproom is a hot spot in the Capital City, with a lineup of great seasonal beers and rotating food trucks bringing a sense of the unpredictable that is, indeed, like the Minnesota weather.


Bad Weather Brewing’s flagship beer is a four season IPA. No need to worry about high winds, humidity, or hot flashes.

ABV: 6.0% 
Malts: American & British Pale, Caramel, Roasted, Belgian


Pours gold with a thick white head.

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