Homer Simpson said it best – “Beer… Yuuuum.” Oh yes. Who doesn’t love a well crafted brew? It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long, hard day at the office. And as of recently, I’ve discovered that I’m becoming somewhat of a beer snob.

I was once content with drinking strictly big-name beers like Guinness (still a solid beverage in my opinion) but as a seasoned veteran at the ripe old age of 25, I’m beginning to pick up on the subtle nuances of every new beer that I try. Personally, I’m a fan of dark beers. There’s more flavor in them, and a nicely brewed dark beverage strikes me as being a meal in itself.

Through my investigations, I’ve discovered that craft beer companies tend to provide a larger selection of the darker brews, which is perfect for me. So naturally, I’m pretty excited for the All Pints North at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. It will feature limited-release beers, local breweries, and more. It's taking place on July 27th. Tickets are available online now.

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