Hidden in the cave of mystery

This has to be one of the most intriguing beers I’ve reviewed thus far.  Just think about it, all of the other Minnesota beers say right on the label where they come from, and usually they point you to a web site where you can find out more info. BORING! Brewer’s Cave keeps you on your toes with it’s mysterious label stating “Handcrafted by the Blue Diamond Brewing Company” and lack of web site.

A google search for the name of the beer doesn’t reveal much, and if you end up on the Blue Diamond web site there’s no mention of the beer. Fortunately, Doug Houverson’s Land of Amber Waters refers to the beer and references an article from the Star Trib explaining the history.

I guess ol’ Frank decided that too much information would ruin the mystery that is Brewer’s Cave. As for the beer itself, not much of a mystery there. It’s a decent sweet beer, too sweet to drink more than one.

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Ok, I'll start with my dirty little secret: the first beer I drank with regularity is Natural Ice, yes, Nattie's ice. I think the reasoning was something like, it's dirt cheap and super alcoholic. Well I've grown up a bit since then, and I actually like the taste of beer. Hence the idea for this site.

4 thoughts on “Hidden in the cave of mystery”

  1. You’re a brave man being the first to venture into the brewer’s Cave. I checked out the Blue Diamond web site and it blew my mind. I think even Rett would be unable to create a more fitting site for Frank and his products.

  2. The website reminds me of my first website I ever built on tripod.com. I think back then they allowed you a maximum of 100k in disc space so you really had to keep your images small.

    Blue Diamond is one of the cheapest beers I have ever purchased. I wonder if the owner Frank D. Yarusso is related to the owners of Yarusso Brother restaurant’s on Payne Ave.

  3. Haha, totally! Looks like my ol’ site on geocities. And yes, apparently Frank sold his share of the restaurant and got into the beer business.

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