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Ryan Tuenge is an avid home brewer and craft beer lover who is not afraid to spend his last $5 on a pint of beer at the local pub. As a member of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association, Ryan has tried a wide variety of beers and has toured many of the local breweries. He also has a blog about craft beer in Minnesota. He likes to read, write and travel with his wife. Follow him on Twitter @lodgefather.

Northbound Makes National TV Debut

Posted by: Ryan Tuenge under Beer, Food, beer, wine events, Beer, Television Updated: November 8, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Remember that local show last year called Beer Geeks? Well, it has gone national and Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub is going to be the first Minnesota brewery to be featured on the show, which will air on WFTC/MyFox 29. If you remember Amy Johnson and Jamie Robinson opened the brewpub just a year ago and have enjoyed much success over that time.

The focus of the segment will be on the collaboration they did with Indeed Brewing called Hotbox, which is a Smoked Imperial Porter made with 150 lbs of jalapeño and Fresno peppers along with smoked malt. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first Minnesota breweries featured on Beer Geeks TV,” said Amy. “Having recently celebrated our first birthday, it’s quite an honor to receive national attention. We’re also thrilled to share the spotlight with our good friends at Indeed Brewing.”

They will be hosting a viewing of the show at Northbound on Saturday Sunday, November 9th 10th at 12:30 AM. To celebrate they will be having an extended happy hour ($3 house beers) from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM. They will also be featuring some Indeed beers with a partial “tap takeover” to commemorate the partnership. One thing you may not know is that Jamie Robinson and Josh Bischoff (brewer at Indeed) brewed together at Town Hall and have remained friends, sharing their passion for brewing.

If you can’t make it on the 9th they will be hosting two more showings on November 10th at both 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM. “We truly hope that our loyal customers will join us to watch our television debut with us,” said Johnson. “None of this would be possible without their continued support.”

Congrats to Northbound on 1 year and cheers to many more.


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