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Michael Agnew

Michael Agnew

Beer Columnist at Star Tribune

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Michael Agnew

It's Oktoberfest: Try these 11 seasonal beers before they're gone - Star Tribune

From märzens and wiesenbiers to the less-common dampfbier, fall is a glorious time for brewers and beer lovers.

Home explosion in Hopkins leaves two dead - MinnPost

Plus: Co-owner of popular Twin Cities food truck sues for defamation over social media post; AG candidate Wardlow pledges to “wage war” on Minnesota’s abortion laws; Walz promotes 10-year plan to boost Minnesota’s economy; and more.

Local brewers bask in conference afterglow with Minnesota and its b...

May’s national Craft Brewers Conference was work and play for Twin Cities beer professionals.

Is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lagers? - Star Tribune

Once eschewed by craft brewers, the lighter style of beer is full of local possibilities.

7 chocolate beers to show your sudsy affection this Valentine's Day...

Made with real chocolate, these brews are the way to a beer lover’s heart.

Arbeiter Brewing's had a long, winding road to fruition - Star Tribune

Arbeiter Brewing Co. faced hurdle after hurdle before finally opening last month.

A taste of wacky Minnesota State Fair beer, elsewhere - Star Tribune

State Fair beers are unlike any others. Find out for yourself, though not at the fairgrounds.

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8 holiday beers and winter warmers that make for a festive fridge -...

These once-a-year drinks offer a welcome addition to the coldest season.

Follow this light-rail beer crawl along the Green Line, from Minnea...

Grab a brew at any — or many — of these 19 taprooms along the Green Line.

For a taste of olde England, try its cider - Star Tribune

The traditional beverage, made with pressed apples, comes from centuries-old orchards. Several brands are available in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Raise a glass (or can) to American premium lagers - Star Tribune

Don’t listen to the craft beer snobs: Simply enjoy refreshing brews perfect for summer.

Hard cider offers a taste of France right here in Minnesota - Star ...

Beverages from Normandy and Brittany stand out for color, clarity and sweetness.

What's a lawn mower beer? Check out these options - Star Tribune

Lawn mower beers are poundable brews that won’t fill you up, weigh you down or knock you out with a sedative alcohol punch.

Hit the road with two beer tours of the Twin Cities - Star Tribune

On the hunt for a cold beer this summer? Here are two tours that should keep even the most discerning palate happy. Be sure to bring along a designated driver.

Don't like hops? These beer styles will keep you content - Star Tri...

There are plenty of choices for those who lean away from hop-heavy beer.

A tale and taste of Barley John's in New Brighton - Star Tribune

This early brewpub was ahead of its time, and paved the way for others.

Twin Cities brewery crawl: Two options to get you started - Star Tr...

With 25 taprooms inside the I-494/694 loop, putting together a brewery crawl is easy. Two burgeoning brewery districts, one in northeast Minneapolis and the other along the Green Line, let you leave the car behind to take in multiple taps by foot, bike or train.

Brewers and beer drinkers have eyes on rye - Star Tribune

Although part of a brewer’s tool kit for centuries, the grain is just now starting to resurface.

Kombucha faces a hurdle - Star Tribune

The fermented tea offers a sales challenge that, with some ingenuity, can be met.