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Minnesota Breweries Bring Home the Hardware

The annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver is truly the greatest U.S. beer festival and competition. Going strong since its inception in 1982, GABF is the largest gathering of craft brewers in the world. Each fall, over 60,000 people converge on the Denver Convention Center for a weekend of tastings, tap-takeovers, education, competition and camaraderie. Last weekend, the 2018 festival set records in attendance and competition. Minnesota breweries returned from their journey triumphant, taking home twelve medals between eleven breweries.

Our burgeoning Minnesota beer scene is quickly rising the ranks to the best in the nation — growth supported largely by the innovation, creativity and quality that runs in the veins of our favorite local brewers. Here’s a big congratulations to the Minnesota medalists! Stop by and check out these seven winners at the shop:


Steel Toe Dissent Dark Ale — $4.99/22oz // Gold, Export Stout

Summit Keller Pils — $8.99/6pk or $14.99/12pk // Gold, Kellerbier/Zwickelbier


Steel Toe Provider Ale — $4.49/22oz or $8.49/6pk // Silver, English-Style Summer Ale


Insight Sunken City Saison — $8.49/4pk // Silver, Specialty Saison

Modist First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager — $11.99/4pk // Bronze, Coffee Beer


Utepils Alt 1848 — $7.99/4pk // Bronze, German-Style Altbier


Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge — $9.99/4pk // Bronze, Herb and Spice Beer