East of Lake?

  Where am I? That is what I was thinking as I joined the ranks of the pierced, tattooed and bearded at the Eastlake taproom. Walking through the global market spying the wide array of offerings I knew immediately we were bound for someplace different, someplace unique, someplace special. As we made our way around the corner, [...]

By | 2017-10-19T14:49:03+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Experience|0 Comments

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is caring when it comes to Craft Beer - Cheers! Humans are social beings. Being social comes naturally to extroverts, while some of us introverts prefer the company of a good book and a vinyl record. But no matter how safe and comforting if feels locked away in the confines of our homes away from [...]

By | 2017-04-25T11:48:14+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Experience, Guest Blogger|0 Comments

A formula for success

What started out as a cute phrase which was misunderstood has turned into a whirlwind adventure for a transplanted Canadian red head. Years ago, beer and sunshine’s founder Tommy Thomsen was listening to a story being told by his mother in law about how when his wife and siblings were younger, she [...]

By | 2017-04-18T15:47:52+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Experience, Guest Blogger|0 Comments

Craft Beer and Generation X

In college, I cut my teeth on mass-produced pale yellow pilsners.  Stroh’s was the swill of choice.  In Pennsylvania, beer distributors sell beer by the case (by state law), and a “case” of Stroh’s inexplicably contained 30 beers.  What poor college student could resist 6 free can of beer, no matter how bad? [...]

By | 2017-04-18T10:39:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Experience|0 Comments

The Inauguration

It had been a month of setbacks, restarts, product sourcing, printer finding, and collaborative thinking.  Nevertheless I was driving with anxious determination toward our meeting place.  I would finally get to see our labor of love.  Our little book, our Minnesota Craft Beer Passport and Taproom guide!  The weather forecast that day was a [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:03:08+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Experience|0 Comments

One beer does not a brewery make

Always sample more than one beer from any given brewery. It's important to withhold judgment until you have had a proper sample. Give them a realistic chance. If you have visited a few taprooms in your life like I have, you have more than likely have had a really good experience with your tasting [...]

By | 2017-01-31T14:33:23+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Experience|0 Comments

Communities in Collaboration 3.0

 Sunday, January 22nd, Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative and Intertwine NE are hosting Communities in Collaboration 3.0 and we are joining in on the festivities! Craft Beer Home brewer Competition Live Music Yard Games Food Trucks What more could you ask for? Come out and meet Ryan at Juxtaposition Arts! Swap some taproom tips, pickup [...]

By | 2017-01-17T13:42:52+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Events, Experience, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Craft Beer for the Common Man (& Woman)

Craft beer for the common man means that you do not need to know everything there is to know about beer to enjoy it. We at Beerpassports.com have never claimed to be beer experts. If you are a regular reader of our blog you already know that. However, we do know one thing; we [...]

By | 2017-01-02T15:27:00+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Experience|0 Comments

It’s all about variety

American Lager, Oktoberfest, German Bock, Doppelbock, Maibock, Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale (IPA), American IPA, Imperial-Double IPA, English IPA, Porter, Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Irish Dry Stout, Belgian Wheat, Etc... Annual Impact in MN per year in MILLIONS Barrels of Craft Beer produced [...]

By | 2017-02-01T16:21:17+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Experience|0 Comments

Five Reasons to Visit Your Local Taprooms.

Thanks to the local legend Surly and the trailblazing they accomplished getting the now well-known "Surly Bill" passed,  dozens of brewery attached Taprooms have been popping up since 2011.  I have had the pleasure of visiting many of these tap rooms but never really gave much thought as t o why I enjoyed the experience [...]

By | 2017-04-04T09:31:57+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Experience|0 Comments