Drinks

The Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh once composed the lines: O commemorate me where there is water, Canal water, preferably, so stillyGreeny at the heart of summer …He wrote these lines on the Grand Canal in Dublin, and it’s not hard to draw comparisons to the town of Hudson.

The St. Croix Valley might seem a far cry from the ocean this time of year, but stepping into the Tilted Tiki Tidbits and Cocktail Lounge will make you feel like you've landed in the tropics.

Golden Gris

Farm-to-table dining has exploded in recent years—more and more people are seeking out sustainable meals made from locally grown and ethically sourced ingredients—and the trend is taking over the alcohol industry as well.

Bad Larry’s Hard Coffee comes as quite the blessing to coffee lovers who aspire to fill their days with the caffeinated brew. Now your love of the buzz can continue from morning into night as you sip on this inventive mix.

Time’s running out on the seasonal tap from Lift Bridge that’s created a summery stir this past season.

Nancy “Nan” Hansen enjoyed gardening; she tended a crop of tomatoes in her yard. In 1970, her tomatoes yielded a bumper crop and she decided to create her own bloody Mary.

It’s been a long road for Vincent Negret, owner of the newly opened Negret Wine Co. in downtown Hudson.

Fall—October in particular—is the season in which you can don sandals while bundling up in sweaters, admire the colorful leaves, and eat and drink to your heart’s content. This year, put down the pumpkin-infused latte, and spice things up with a pumpkin spiced martini.

In its inaugural 99 Beers in 99 Cities ranking, livability.com put Stillwater at No. 17 on its list of the best cities in the United States for craft beer.

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