Hoops Brewing, Fair State Expansion, Taproom at Blacklist

Hoops Brewing, Fair State Expansion, Taproom at Blacklist

Today in the Toast: A taste of Duluth including the newly opened Hoops Brewing and Blacklist Artisan Ales, plus Fair State in Minneapolis.

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Hoops Brewing

When head brewer Dave Hoops (below) left Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth in the fall of 2015, his enormous fan base immediately asked what he would do next. As a major figure in the Minnesota beer scene — among the ranks of Summit Brewing’s Mark Stutrud, Schell’s Ted Marti, and Surly’s Omar Ansari — Hoops wasn’t likely to keep quiet for long. Indeed, his next project was soon announced, but drinkers had to wait until this summer to experience it.

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