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Annie’s Parlor


Location: 313 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis
P: 612-379-0744
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat: 11AM-Midnight

Tucked in the corner on one of Dinkytown’s busiest intersections, above the Kitty Kat Klub; lies one of Minneapolis’ best burger spots. At night the old school signs reading “Annie’s” in bright lights can’t be missed. Up the stairs and through the old parlor door, Annie’s interior looks as if it has never seen a makeover (in a good way). They have a decent variety of sandwiches, including a pretty good BLT; but everyone knows the burgers are the only way to go. No frills, no special sauces; just straight up hand/homemade burgers with lots and lots of cheese. Annie’s is a true parlor, they serve some of the city’s best malts and milkshakes to accompany any of the tasty burgers you decide to try. Overall this place is definitely the best spot for a classic “no nonsense” burger, the price is right and the service is fast; if you’re ever on campus make sure to stop in for a bite. You won’t regret it.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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Last year was the first time trying Left Coast’s beers and needless to say, I am a huge fan of what this brewery offers. Coincidentally, I happened to try their beer for the first ever while I was visiting out in Los Angeles. A year later, I finally got my hands on a bomber of their Hop Juice.

Hop Juice – they couldn’t have picked a better name for the sweet nectar of an IPA. This Double IPA is far from average, as it kicks your ass while leaving you with a shit grin. Hop Juice pours a light gold color, with little to no head. After the first taste, you notice this DIPA is far from bitter, as it brightens your day up. Sweet, citrus, honey and piney hop flavors – Hop Juice has a distinct flavor for a DIPA. My favorite part about this brew, is that you will hardly notice the 9.7% ABV . This one will become a regular in our rotation, and we recommend giving it a try.

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From my understanding, Sierra Nevada has never really been known for darker beers. After grabbing Sierra Nevada’s newly released Snow Pack, we found a new lost love for their Coffee Stout, thus catapulting our belief that they can make a wide range of brews.

Sierra Nevada’s Coffee Stout pours as expected, as dark as a dungeon. I honestly do know how many coffee stouts that I have tasted that are as well balanced as this one. Dark, thick, creamy, yet packed with malty espresso/coffee bean flavor, all mixed with a dash of hops. Wow…Once again, Sierra Nevada you continue to make consistently great beers. Cheers, and ignore the Chiefs glass.

Summer Beer Dabbler 2014


Where: 1095 7th Street West St.Paul, MN |
When: September 6th, 2014 | 5pm-9pm | Tickets $40-$50 |

Did you happen to miss the other beer festivals this summer? Well, you’re in luck, because the Summer Beer Dabbler is less than a week away. The 6th annual Summer Beer Dabbler will be held at a brand new location and has expectations to be the best one yet. With the new location being held at the St. Paul Saint’s Midway Stadium, it should make for an open and fun environment.

Event Features:

  • Commemorative tasting glass.
  • Live Music (Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Hippo Campus and Crossing Guards)
  • Food Vendors
  • Silent Disco
  • Fireworks
  • Unlimited Beer & More