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Twin Cities Beer Lovers Itinerary- 2 Days, 9 Breweries + Food

We planned a brewery weekend to make a small dent in our long list of breweries that we want to check out in the Minneapolis area.  Our hotel in Roseville was perfectly positioned serving as the perfect home base for the weekend. If you’re so inclined, we’ve mapped out the Twin Cities Beer Lovers Itinerary for you below! Full disclosure: Fitting this many breweries into 2 days does not allow time to sit and really soak in each brewery or properly taste all the beers. These many  ...

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Tapped & Uncorked Event Attracts MN Craft Beer & Spirits Lovers

We had a brewery weekend planned with Kelly’s sister and her husband, Jason. It so happened an event called Tapped & Uncorked took place the same weekend. It was the perfect way to be able to check off more breweries that we wouldn’t have time to see in person. Tapped & Uncorked was held at Guidant John Rose MN OVAL on County Road C just east of Lexington Avenue and is presented by Friends of Roseville’s Parks . Also known as a craft-beer lovers haven. Perhaps even  ...

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5 Reasons To Visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House

Mankato, MN is home to one of the recently named, “7 of the Most Charming Tea Houses in Minnesota”.  We’re going to give you 5 reasons to visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House for the ultimate charming, local experience! Last fall Dusty and I took a walking food tour in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. One of our stops was a tea shop. Our experience with good tea thus far was limited at best.  We vowed then and there that we’d explore tea options going  ...

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Discover Midwest Wine Country with the Winery Passport

Dining, drinking & discovering Minnesota and its neighbors is exactly what Dining Duster is about. Imagine our delight when we stumbled on the MGGA Winery Passport!  The Minnesota Grape Growers Association passport is $25 and includes 10 tastings from 48 participating wineries scattered around Minnesota as well as the Iowa and Wisconsin borders. This is pretty much right in our wheelhouse!  The passport also includes discounts such as BOGO’s and discounted bottles  ...

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