Crack open a cold one and venture into the fun and exciting world of Minnesota craft beers, taprooms, and brewmasters with this inside look at beer making and beer culture.
In recent years, Minnesota has developed one of the most vibrant and original beer scenes in the nation. Home to more craft breweries per capita than its famously beer-loving neighbor Wisconsin, Minnesota is pumping out an exciting array of innovative IPAs, spectacular stouts, succulent sours, and perfect pilsners—among countless other styles of lager and ale.
These small-batch concoctions are taking their place alongside mass-produced national and regional beers on tap lines and in coolers throughout the state, forever changing the tastes of discerning beer drinkers in Minnesota and beyond.
The relatively recent revolution in Minnesota craft brewing has led to an explosion of new breweries and taprooms, and in Pints North, Katelyn Regenscheid is here to guide you through the latest trends.
In addition to providing background history to Minnesota’s beer renaissance, Regenscheid introduces you to the people who helped build the craft-beer scene—the brewers, the entrepreneurs, and the consumers—bringing an insider's perspective to the business and the beer. In-depth profiles of a selection of innovative and unique craft breweries illustrate the variety of approaches and offer a snapshot look at taprooms from Moorhead to Minnetonka, and New Ulm to Nordeast.
Katelyn Regenscheid dove headfirst into her love of craft brewing by visiting every brewery with a taproom in Minnesota.
In the process, she gained knowledge of her home state and discovered what Minnesota's craft beer industry had to offer: local talent, easy-going culture, and a damn good product.
Regenscheid has worked in the craft beer industry as a consultant, tour guide, bar back, and in-house marketing manager, and she is author of the "Beer and Life" blog, where she chronicles her visits to the state's many taprooms. She lives in Minneapolis.