Lucid Brewing announced tonight on KARE 11 the name of it's summer saison. I recently sampled Lucid brews for the first time at the Big Brew on Saturday, and they are creating some great beers. Unfortunately, the saison wasn't on tap, but I expect it will be a fine summer brew. While a semi-creative name (you'll have to go look), this set up for the announcement is a great (yet limited) summary of the present state of Minnesota brewing. It is amazing that comparisons to Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado are the only way to make the case that Minnesota is lacking in any way.
We are truly on the cusp of a local beer explosion and Minneapolis is the next great beer destination. Cheers to Minnesota craft drinkers. The golden age is on the horizon.