“These honors reinforce that Minnesota brewers create exceptional craft beers,” says Dan Schwarz, President of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. “We are proud of our Guild members for representing the strong state of craft beer in Minnesota at this prestigious competition."
Austin has been homebrewing since he was 21-years-old. He first learned from a friend, assisting in the process of making a homebrew beer for a wedding. Soon after, he purchased his own brewing equipment. Austin loved homebrewing so much, he decided to make his passion a career, and began working for Rush River Brewing, Wisconsin. While working ...
"It certainly isn't limited to Duluth or St. Paul -- if you look at Minneapolis and all the suburbs of this region, and it's big business. It's pretty cool, and it's something that we should all be selling and laying claim to in my opinion."
The coordinated sale by Minnesota craft distilleries comes in the wake of state legislative changes, and actions taken by their respective municipalities, to allow Minnesota micro distilleries to sell bottles of their spirits directly to consumers.
Andrew & Schmitty hosted the educational forums at the St Paul Summer Beer Fest last weekend. In the first panel they cover beer and the culinary experience with Dan Parker, Sean Cooke, and Steve Johnson. The second education panel focused on brewing with local ingredients with Mighty Axe Hops, Community Hops, and Able Seedhouse & Brewery. If you couldn't make it out there, enjoy!