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March 25, 2020
Hoops on Hops: Be positive, stay together, be determined — and get a beer
DULUTH, Minn. — Greetings to all my northern Minnesota friends. As I write, we are all going through uncharted waters. I read Sam Cook’s...
March 25, 2020 - 8:00am
January 22, 2020
Hoops on Hops: Forecasting beer trends for 2020
DULUTH — Another year has come and gone, and it was a real roller coaster of a ride in the craft beer world. Some of the largest and most-beloved...
January 22, 2020 - 9:00am
December 11, 2019
Hoops on Hops: A holiday gift guide for beer lovers
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s a lot of fun to be had in searching out great gift ideas for the beer fan on your list....
December 11, 2019 - 8:00am
October 23, 2019
Dave Hoops column: What's to explain the blossoming beer business?
DULUTH — Beer is fun and comfortable, and I love to talk about it. I just returned to Duluth after spending a few days in Denver judging beer...
October 23, 2019 - 8:00am
September 24, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Oktoberfest has a great history of celebration
DULUTH — The long tradition of the Munich Oktoberfest began in 1810 with the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig von Bayern and Princess Therese...
September 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
August 21, 2019
Hoops on Hops: How much is too much in the style explosion?
DULUTH, Minn. — As the nights start to lose the heat and humidity and a hint of fall drifts in, I’ve been mulling over the current climate...
August 21, 2019 - 7:00am
June 5, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Beer-drinking history and culture outside the US
Today I’m covering a small snapshot of the beer world outside the United States, including some of the influencers that have helped shape beer-drinking...
June 5, 2019 - 6:14am
May 1, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Best beers for summer
The warmer months take a little longer to get here in the Northland, but once they’re here, it’s my favorite time of year. I’m looking...
May 1, 2019 - 7:00am
April 9, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Beer for cocktail lovers
Last week, we explored beers for wine lovers. I am bookending that piece this week for folks who enjoy cocktails. I have picked some popular...
April 9, 2019 - 2:43pm
April 2, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Beer for wine lovers
This week I’m getting into wine and beer. I love wine, the rich, round flavors of a solid red, the crisp, dry and fruity taste of a great white....
April 2, 2019 - 3:13pm
March 5, 2019
Hoops: Taprooms foster fun gaming culture
Brewery taprooms are now pretty common, and most of us live near one. This week, I’m focusing on fun activities inside the taprooms that have...
March 5, 2019 - 3:47pm
February 12, 2019
Hoops on Hops: Beer battles and the power of being nice
Last week, Super Bowl LIII was played in Atlanta. More than 100 million viewers in the U.S. enjoyed watching the game and the ramped-up television...
February 12, 2019 - 3:18pm
January 29, 2019
Keeping a small footprint in a busy craft beer market
Proudly Small. This is not a mantra heard often in brewery discussions. This week, I want to highlight a very important sector in the brewery...
January 29, 2019 - 1:11pm
July 26, 2017
Hoops on Hops: All about wheat beer, styles, stories and summer
I love wheat beers. I have as long as I can remember. I'm pretty sure my first taste of a deliciously banana, clovey hefeweizen was Franziskaner...
July 26, 2017 - 11:16am
June 28, 2017
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
Beer has a bit of a journey to make to end up in your stomach. In fact, it has to pass some pretty rigorous and protective barricades —...
June 28, 2017 - 2:58pm