Gin Review: Far North Spirits Solveig Gin

Aug. 13, 2014

Even if you don’t generally go for gin, give Solveig a chance to change your mind. Solveig Gin from Far North Spirits distillery (aptly named for its location in Hallock, MN) is just as delicate as its beautiful packaging. Solveig is subtle, soft, with floral notes, hints of vanilla, and a light juniper flavor. This […]

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Pre-Trademark Label Approval

Aug. 08, 2014

Label approval is not only important for regulatory purposes, but also for trademark registration. Brewers and distillers tend to be creative in their naming and packaging of products and to make sure that creativity is properly protected, label approval is essential. In order to apply for registration of a trademark (unless filed on an intent […]

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Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout

Aug. 07, 2014

If this isn’t the perfect after dinner during a snowstorm beer, I don’t know what is. Last week, a few of the great folks from Goose Island Beer migrated to St. Paul from Chicago, and brought with them some lovely surprises. We got to try the Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout, and it certainly […]

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I Get By with a Little Hops from My Friends – Part 3: Alternating Proprietorships

Aug. 01, 2014

In Part 3 of our series exploring brewing partnership relationships, we delve into alternating proprietorships. For new brewers looking to break into the craft beer market without the full up-front cost of establishing a new brewing facility, or for existing breweries looking to begin expanding operations without expanding their physical space, alternating proprietorship arrangements can […]

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