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Nudity Required: A Stripped Down Version of a Beer Fest in the Poconos

Chances are if you are reading The Growler, you've been to a beer fest, you have a decent idea what the typical beer-fest-goer looks like , and you … [Read More...]

Saint Paul Art Crawl 2014

Arts MN: Ukuleles, Goldsmiths, and the Saint Paul Art Crawl

Spending last week on St. Simons’ Island, Georgia definitely readjusted my internal temperature index. Thus, upon returning on Sunday to Minnesota and … [Read More...]

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Surly Schadenfreude Release Parties

Schadenfreude, Surly's seasonal Munich Dunkel Lager, is back! They're releasing Schadenfreude on Friday, April 18 at several Old Chicago locations … [Read More...]

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What you need to know about Record Store Day 2014 in Minnesota

By Brian Kaufenberg For music lovers who obsessively leaf through stacks and stacks of records and discs to find that one diamond in the … [Read More...]

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Badger Hill building a new brewery in Shakopee

By Brian Kaufenberg New brewery to be located near Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and Mystic Lake Badger Hill Brewing will soon be moving out of … [Read More...]

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Farmhouse Ale-Braised Rabbit and Wild Acres Lemon Fried Chicken

Farm to table recipes presented by Dinner on the Farm.  Recipe by TJ Rawitzer The Tiny Diner and Farm is a little collaboration between farm and … [Read More...]

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Craft Cider in Full Bloom

By Brian Martucci In anticipation of this year’s significantly expanded Minneapolis Cider Week—slated for late May and orchestrated by Town Hall … [Read More...]

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Now Open (or Damn Close): Sisyphus Brewing

By Brian Kaufenberg When Sisyphus cheated death for the second time, the gods sentenced him to the eternal task of rolling a boulder up a hill, … [Read More...]

Outdoor Expo

Get Outfitted: Two Outdoor Expos in the Twin Cities this weekend prepare you for summer

By Adam Folk           The Twin Cities Metro is hosting two outdoor expos this weekend, leaving residents few excuses not to pick up a new Mountain Hardware tent, Dagger kayak, or maybe just a pair of new bike tires so they’re ready for the hot weather that’s surely (fingers crossed) ahead. [...]

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NorthWest Canoe: Building Beautiful Boats in St. Paul’s Lowertown

By Jeremy Zoss There has always been a good deal of symbolism tied to the canoe. The Canadians have long considered it a symbol of their national identity. In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, the canoe represents a link to cultural traditions. Canoes grace the tap handles of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company beers. On NBC’s Parks [...]

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Turn of the Seasons at Dave’s BrewFarm

An idyllic farmhouse brewery in our own backyard. By Matt Wallace Photos by Aaron Davidson Many people in the craft beer industry daydream of Belgium and Germany—far off lands that are rustic and peaceful, where the beer is brewed well in small and out of the way places, where a quiet can settle in, letting [...]

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