Tag Archives: Minnesota

• The Power of Good Thoughts Conjures AVIV 613 Vodka!

The Power of Good Thoughts Conjures AVIV 613 Vodka!

Perfect timing. The Jewish New Year and a kosher vodka from Israel, AVIV 613, equals a marriage made in heaven! Or marketing! The ‘bride’, in this case, is a beautiful bottle…heavy, triangular and even more lovely frosted right out of the freezer. An attention getter for sure. And AVIV has a great story. Here it […]

• So Alaska Is Putting Pregnancy Tests In Bar Bathrooms. But Not Birth Control.

So Alaska Is Putting Pregnancy Tests In Bar Bathrooms. But Not Birth Control.

If you live in Alaska, there’s something new coming to a bar near you: free pregnancy tests in the restrooms. Why? Because Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the country, and state officials are trying to figure out how to address it. The tests are part of a new two-year initiative […]

• Bottle of White House beer sells for $1,200

Bottle of White House beer sells for $1,200

A bottle of the White House’s famed homebrew sold for $1,200 at a charity auction, Obamafoodorama reports: The single bottle of White House Honey Ale that President Obama presented to Minnesota resident Brad Magerkurth [above] last August has fetched $1,200 at auction, a price usually reserved for rare wines.  The President gifted Magerkurth with the […]

• Blue Moon beer dominates 20 somethings’ world. Ack.

Blue Moon beer dominates 20 somethings’ world. Ack.

… Spend an evening with a bunch of women in their 20s, and you’ll quickly realize something about U.S. beer consumption: It’s Blue Moon’s world. We’re just living in it. Tops with women I teach university creative writing courses, and among my female students, 100 percent say Blue Moon is their favorite beer. These findings […]

• MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

Big brewing company MillerCoors looks to turn around falling sales. It has created a dedicated division for its craft and import brands, including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel. Tom Long, MillerCoors’ new chief executive, wants to prove that big beer hasn’t gone flat. But persistently high unemployment, an uncertain economy and young consumers’ shrinking thirst for […]

• Hope this is over soon. One by one, bars get tapped out in Minnesota

Hope this is over soon. One by one, bars get tapped out in Minnesota

Hundreds of bars, restaurants and stores across Minnesota are running out of beer and alcohol and others may soon run out of cigarettes — a subtle and largely unforeseen consequence of a state government shutdown. In the days leading up to the shutdown, thousands of outlets scrambled to renew their state-issued liquor purchasing cards. Many […]

• New Trade Show for Eastern Wineries in 2012

New Trade Show for Eastern Wineries in 2012

Eastern Winery Exposition to debut in March 2012 in Pennsylvania. January through April tends to be the quiet season in North American vineyards, which is why it’s become the go-to season for conventions, seminars, trade shows and state meetings for the grape and wine industry. For decades, it’s been kicked off by the massive Unified […]

• Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Reinvention is something Americans are known for, and in this current economic climate, lots of us are trying to reinvent our careers and our lives. Colorado ‘s new governor, John Hickenlooper, was a laid-off geologist who opened the state’s first brewpub back in the 1980s. As he says in his official biography, “I didn’t know […]

• Minnesota: Beer Guy Challenges Law to Sell T-Shirts, Too

Minnesota: Beer Guy Challenges Law to Sell T-Shirts, Too

Jason Alvey sells beer—lots of it. The owner of the Four Firkins, a craft beer store in St. Louis Park, routinely stocks between 650 and 750 varieties of beer from around the world on the shelves of his small shop. But there is one thing Alvey can’t sell that he would like to—Four Firkins merchandise. […]

• Minnesota: Surly Brewing Reveals Expansion Plans

Minnesota: Surly Brewing Reveals Expansion Plans

Surly Brewing, the Brooklyn Center-based brewery, is calling on the state of Minnesota to change a law in order to create a $20 million brewery and restaurant/bar event center that will not only help grow its business but will also support the local economy. Over the past five years, Surly Brewing has gone from virtually […]

• “Every Girl I Go To” by passionate poet David A. Romero

“Every Girl I Go To” by passionate poet David A. Romero

Booze News is happy to present passionate poet and spoken word artist, David A. Romero, whose poem, Every Girl I Go To, is about his experience of bars and drinking while in China.  It is from his 2nd book, Fuzhou. Part traveler’s guide and part diary, Fuzhou takes the reader on an expedition through the […]

• New Artisanally Crafted Moon Mountain Organic Vodka

New Artisanally Crafted Moon Mountain Organic Vodka

The best things in life are crafted, not made. Moon Mountain Vodka is the liquid embodiment of that belief. The new, artisanally crafted, USDA Certified Organic vodka is produced in the Midwest and made from only organic ingredients. Moon Mountain Vodka is triple distilled in small batches ensuring a unique character and superior quality. The […]

• Cool American Artisanal Vodkas

Cool American Artisanal Vodkas

Boozenews Editor’s note: Also check our the interview with distiller, Melkon Khosrovian of Greenbar Collective who make delicious, organic TRU vodka. Distillers from Minnesota to Florida are making artisanal vodkas with homegrown ingredients like organic corn and maple sap. Here are four worth inviting into the liquor cabinet. Enterprising American distillers are taking a spirit […]