Food & beverage

612 Brew, a fast-growing craft beer brewery in Minneapolis, has invested in a new canning line to better get its beer into the hands of loyal patrons and new customers alike. Purchased from Colorado-based  Read More

Susan Brown, founder of Mademoiselle Miel

Susan Brown, founder of the St. Paul-based confectioner Mademoiselle Miel, has always had a thing for honey. Read More
Tyson and Mary Schnitker, co-owners of Skaalvenn

Tyson and Mary Schnitker, co-owners of Skaalvenn

Skaalvenn, a new Brooklyn Park distillery, is in the works. Named after the Norwegian words for “cheers” and “friends,” Skaalvenn (pronounced “skoal venn”) will offer spirits made from all-natural and locally sourced ingredients (when available). Read More


Justin and Amanda Henke

Minnesota based Annie B’s was recently named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2014. The endorsement from the media mogul raised the company’s profile exponentially in a matter of days, though the recognition was a long time coming. Read More
Minneapolis-based Tzfat Spirits of Israel launched their luxury vodka, Aviv 613, in 2013. Read More
Six Minnesota brewpubs and breweries celebrated last week after receiving medals at the 28th annual Great American Beer Festival. Read More

Nathan Newhall via FreedomDistilling.com 

“There’s a lot of interesting, new stuff happening in this business,” says Nathan Newhall, founder of Freedom Distilling, a local company currently in the fundraising stage. “We wholly intend to be part of that, but to also do something socially responsible.” Read More
National food and beverage website The Daily Meal recently released its list of America’s 50 best craft breweries. Read More
Edina-based Aspire Beverage Company announced Aug. 1 that their product will now hit Target shelves in Minnesota and Colorado. Read More