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Beer Halls: A good excuse to get social

Know what’s a great cure for that? Beer halls! Seriously, there are not many things left in the modern world that encourage striking up conversation with a complete stranger like communal tables and good beer.

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Breweries that go above and beyond the generous pour

You’ve heard of do-gooders, right? Say what you will about 2016, but according to this Porch Drinking article, there were a whole lot of brew-gooders making the world a better place last year. Kudos to the breweries who stepped up (as if filling it with beer wasn’t enough). While you won’t find the Northern Brewer team shooting a “Beerdoir” Calendar for charity (you’re welcome!), we are proud to support Pints for Prostates with donations supporting prostate cancer research.

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Yeah, we’re going to go ahead and bother brewing our own beer.

Puhleeze. If everybody thought like this, we’d soon be reduced to a race of people eating entirely out of vending machines. Sure, the convenience and availability of great craft beer is wonderful. But for most of us at Northern Brewer, drinking great beer doesn’t replace the experience of making great beer.

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A brewery on every corner? Sounds amazing.

This article predicts the beer version of “a taco truck on every corner” and we at Northern Brewer couldn’t be happier. Our own HQ is based smack dab in the heart of one of the greatest beer cities in America, according to Thrillist. And knowing you’re never too far away from amazing, local beer is, we can attest, really good for the soul. Not to mention, strike up a conversation with just about anybody, and you’ll find out they’re somehow linked to either beer and brewing, or simply a die-hard, knowledgeable fan.

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Happy to see MN leading the way when it comes to women brewers!

We’re proud to count many of these brewers among our friends and brew heroes…including Urban Growler’s Deb Loch, who was our very own Product Development guru way back when!

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Short Pour: Q & A with Omega Yeast Labs