Location: 2506A Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 Hours: M/W/TH: 4-11 | TU: CLOSED | FR: 4-12 | SA: 12-12 | SU: 12-9
Last year, Fair State Brewing Cooperative emerged in Northeast Minneapolis. The co-op brewery is Minnesota’s first, and also happens to be one of the very few in the United States. Everything about the brewery is community driven, as they offer a variety of benefits.
What exactly does a co-op brewery have to offer, you might ask? Well, quite a bit if you want to purchase a share of the brewery and become a member. The cost, $200. If you are a beer nerd, this is actually a VERY fair price. Members will have first dibs on new releases, special discount on happy hours, the ability to have recipe input and voting rights within the brewery (and many other features). For the full article and definition listings, click HERE. Also, if you aren’t a Minnesota resident, don’t bother trying to buy a share, because you must be a resident.
The truth is still out there! Fans of one of the most successful science-fiction series in history, The X-Files, can rejoice. Original writer/creator Chris Carter is bringing the series back to Fox for a 6-episode season that will air on January 24th. Returning from the original series are actors David Duchovny (Evolution, Californication) and Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland, Closure) as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, with supporting cast members Mitch Pileggi (Basic Instinct, Sons of Anarchy) and William B. Davis (Numb, The Messengers) returning to reprise their roles as Walter Skinner and the ‘Smoking Man,’ respectively. This will be the first installation in the series since 2008’s The X-Files: I Want To Believe feature-length film, which found Mulder and Scully years after the show’s conclusion after the two had gone into hiding. Other cast members appearing in the new mini-series are Joel McHale (Community, Ted) and Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, Max). It is not yet clear whether or not there will be pending additional seasons after this one, but it has been labeled a ‘reboot’ season, so maybe there will be more X-Files in the near future. The original X-Files series is available on Netflix, so if you want to do some refreshing, consider watching some of the more important episodes. You can find a list of these on Wikipedia, and remember the first film takes place between seasons 5 and 6. Stay tuned.
The new comedy with Will Ferrell (Superstar, Old School) and Kevin Hart (Think Like A Man, Ride Along) will be opening in theaters this March 27th. Comedy screenwriter Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Men In Black 3) is in the director’s chair for this project, working from a script by himself, Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, which was adapted from a story by Martel, Roberts, and comedy-writer/director Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step-Brothers). The story follows millionaire James King (Ferrell), who turns to Darnell Lewis (Hart) to teach him how to survive in prison when he is convicted of fraud and sentenced to San Quentin Prison. Making up the supporting cast are actors Alison Brie (Community, The Five-Year Engagement), T.I. (Step Up, Fast and Furious 6), and Taryn Terrell (The Campaign, Now You See Me). You can see the full trailer here on MADE. The movie opens in theaters this March 27th. Enjoy!
Writer/director Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me) has a new project in theaters this week titled Black or White with Academy Award winners Kevin Kostner (The Untouchables, Dances With Wolves) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station). The film follows a grandfather who receives custody of his granddaughter and ensues in a custody battle with her paternal grandmother (Spencer) and her father after her mother dies. What follows is an interesting look of culture-clash and understanding as the two families come to work together in their child’s best interest. Also making up the supporting cast are actors Jillian Estell (Chase, So This Is Christmas), Bill Burr (Date Night, The Heat), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Gangster Squad), and Gillian Jacobs (Walk of Shame, Community). Check out the trailer here on MADE.
Summit Entertainment recently picked up a script from The Daily Show with John Stewart writer David Javerbaum entitled International Incident. The film apparently already has The Hangover star Ken Jeong set to take the lead role in the script, which follows five U.N. delegates who go on a whacky road trip adventure to find one of their members’ lost loves. This would be the first time Jeong will be the lead star in a feature film. His characters in The Hangover and Community have definitely improved these titles, but never featured him as the key element of the story, which this picture is apparently going to do. Steve Carell is also being courted to produce the movie under his company Carousel Productions, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be making an appearance at the moment. A release date for the project has not been released at this time.
As the week out in LA continues, there has a been a bit of a toss up for which beers to post for this week’s two choices. The first one that I decided to share, was the Trinity Tripel by Community Beer Co., whom hails out of Texas.
This Tripel pours a hazy light gold color, which is pretty typical for a Tripel. With very little head, there is no need to let this one sit out for it is good to drink the second it touches the glass. The initial flavor is nearly perfect for a Tripel, as it fills your taste buds with a fruity hop flavor, followed by a light and dry biscuit maltiness. This brew is clean from start to finish and it is hard to tell that it sits at a solid 9% ABV.
The Double Rainbow by Iron Horse Brewery was another standout new beer that landed into our hands and into our stomachs. This IPA is much different than your average IPA, and this is why we want to share it.
While it isn’t our favorite IPA to date, it is definitely a must try if you happen to come across this brew. The first thing we noticed in our 32oz pour, was the dark ruby red color of the beer. It looks and almost tastes like a Red IPA, or even a Strong Ale. Overall, the beer smells and tastes great. It is heavily dominated by malts and has a typical fruity-citrus taste, and possibly some brown sugar like attributes as well.
You may know the man from NBC’s Community but he also has a decent catalogue of music too. Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is preparing to release his latest project entitled “Because The Internet” and has finally shared the cover art. Peep the gif above and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the release date.