What you should drink at the new Lawless Distilling cocktail room

Lawless Distilling, makers of Greenway Gin and Tippling House Vodka, officially opens their Seward neighborhood cocktail room today, June 23, from … [Read more]

And your craft beer options at U.S. Bank Stadium are…

When U.S. Bank Stadium opens later this summer, visitors will be able to enjoy craft beer from some of Minnesota's smallest and largest craft … [Read more]

Minnesota’s stunning streams lure trout anglers

Anglers drawn by the lure of stunning streams have plenty of places to fish for trout in Minnesota. Southeast Minnesota, a land of forested hills … [Read more]

Dance outside: 2016 summer music festival preview

Today, June 20, is the official start of summer, which means the calendar in the coming months is chock full of outdoor music festivals. See the list … [Read more]

Kathy Griffin dishes celebrity dirt, offers tips for Pride newcomers

Kathy Griffin is used to having the biggest personality in the room. But during Pride weekend, even she knows that she has work cut out for … [Read more]

Jim Koch’s unvarnished, unconventional take on the beer business

This past year, the spotlight has been on one of craft beer’s forefathers and icons, Jim Koch, the founder and CEO of Boston Beer Company. Boston Beer … [Read more]

The Growler’s Super Scientific Foolproof Chart for Finding Your Perfect Boat

For our Lakes & Streams Issue and the beginning of summer we wanted to provide a public service to you, the readers, to help you find your perfect … [Read more]

On boards: How a Minnesotan taught the world to water ski

The date is Saturday, July 22, 1922. The place is Lake City, Minnesota, on the waters of Lake Pepin, the largest naturally occurring lake on the … [Read more]

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Now Open (Or Damn Close): Lakeville Brewing Co.

“My dream has always been to open a restaurant, and about a year ago my dream became to open a brewpub,” explains Glen Bruestle, one of four owners at Lakeville Brewing Company, set to open June 13. Bruestle and his wife Kate were looking for a … [Read more]

The State of Cider 2016: Updates from cideries during Minnesota Cider Week

For at least one week in the year, cider reigns supreme in Minnesota. Town Hall Brewery's sixth annual weeklong cider celebration runs through June 11, and this year the event was rebranded Minnesota Cider Week to reflect the growing community of … [Read more]

A letter from Beer Camp: Jace Marti of Schell’s on leading Midwest collab brew

For participating breweries, Beer Camp may not be a week of s’mores and campfires, but the memories made—and lessons learned—will last well beyond their days spent brewing at Sierra Nevada. This year’s Sierra Nevada Beer Camp mixes up the format … [Read more]

Boat Beers for Summer 2016

The Growler is toasting four years in print with our Lakes and Streams issue this June. To celebrate, we joined The Current in studio to chat about a few of our favorite Minnesota boat beers this summer season. Listen at 8:30 to hear @JoeAlton of … [Read more]

Brewer Profile: Brennan Greene of Birch’s on the Lake

It’s the first beautiful day of spring in Minnesota—a cloudless, 70-degree afternoon in early May on Long Lake. The only thing separating today from those perfect summer days that pass by too quickly in July is the slight chill of the breeze. The … [Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Velvet Unterbahn Kettle-Soured Gose

This month: a traditional Gose produced with a modern souring regimen. Since long preambles are for single-strain fermentations, let’s dig right in. A recipe to try Velvet Unterbahn Gose Target OG: 1.048, Target IBU: ~7 Grain 4 pounds … [Read more]

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