Suds: January 13

It’s Friday 13 and the first day of competition for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship here in St. Paul, MN. With a treacherous ice course winding down Cathedral Hill, it will certainly live up to its name as amateur skaters, hockey players, and international athletes compete for the title. The new-age sport with its professional lighting displays and “Xtreme” supporters is juxtaposed with the grandiose tradition of the Cathedral of St. Paul. If you are in the Twin Cities, you ought to check it out tonight and tomorrow.

Crack open a Summit Horizon Red Ale and enjoy the mayhem.

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Pictures

Northern Brewer is hosting the guys from Fulton Brewing at the new NB location in Minneapolis tomorrow morning.

Consequences for Wisconsin Homebrewers looking to leave home with their brews.

Woman in Queenstown not allowed to enter her beer into competition. It must have been hosted by the He-Man Woman Haters Club.

– Boston’s mayor bad-mouths Colorado beer. “People say that when someone says something like that, it’s because they’re jealous. But it still hurts. It hurts bad.” – Steve Zissou

– Get the low down on the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest.

– Michigan man named Midwest Homebrewer of the Year.

Beer Man reviews a Minnesota favorite, Surly Bender. Vikings fans beware of the first paragraph.

Argyle Brewing Company plans to open a CSA brewery in Chicago in May.

– Not a Midwestern Brewery, but historic news for Yuengling.

St. Louis investors to buy Schlafly Brewing Co.

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