New, Distinctive Brew in Minneapolis…

If a glass of Belgian-style India Pale Ale (IPA) sound good to you, you may be able to enjoy this brew shortly in Twin Cities bars and restaurants.  On January 3, 2011,  the city of Minneapolis held a public hearing regarding a microbrewing license for Jason Sowards, a Linden Hills resident, and owner of the Harriet Brewing Company.  His new brewery, located in an industrial facility at 3036 Minnehaha Avenue In Longfellow,  will specialize in IPA and will be the first operational non-brewpub brewery in the city in over 30 years.  The IPA is characterized as “an eclectic ale brewed to balance the brightest West Coast hops with a prolific Belgian yeast strain…that pours light copper with a vigorous white head”.  Sounds good, and a release event for the IPA is scheduled for February 9, 2011, at the Blue Nile restaurant at 2027 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.  Other brews are to follow, so visit the Harriet Brewing Company site for more details.

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