It’s spring, and that means Rosé season

Our Senior Editor, John Garland, appeared on Appetites with Tom Crann on MPR today, heralding the return of pink wine. Yes, as winter looses its grip … [Read more]

Lawsuit challenges locally grown mandate in Minnesota wine

The Institute for Justice, joined by Alexis Bailly Vineyards of Hastings, and Next Chapter Winery of New Prague, announced yesterday a lawsuit that … [Read more]

What We’re Drinking: April 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler … [Read more]

Artist Profile: Laura Eng

Most of us probably don’t put a lot of thought into where our “trash” goes once it leaves the street curb and it’s thrown into the back of a garbage … [Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Late Tea Time at Revival St. Paul

“I wanted to stick to things that pair well with the food,” says Nate McLemore Raczkowski. He’s mixing a cocktail behind the bar at Revival St. Paul, … [Read more]

Spirits Close-Up: Infusions

This month's Craft Cocktail, the Late Tea Time at Revival St. Paul, uses Earl Grey-infused gin to add flavor to the drink, so we decided to take a … [Read more]

Craft Culture: On the cutting edge with Eversharp

One might think the center of the Twin Cities culinary scene is anchored firmly on Nicollet Avenue or one of its downtown counterparts. But there’s … [Read more]

Alumni Bars: Where March Becomes Madness

Frank Mason III has the ball at the foul line. The game is winding down, his third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are closing in on one of the most incredible … [Read more]

 

Craft beer gets ‘small’: Breaking down the Brewers Association’s 2016 growth report

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual craft beer statistics report Tuesday morning, outlining the latest data on craft beer production and its overall market share in the beer category. One of the takeaways? Craft beer is growing steadily, … [Read more]

We Can Rebuild It: How to reverse-engineer a beer

Pablo Picasso once said “To copy others is necessary,” and who are we to argue with a cubist? Since contemporary craft and world classic beers are a source of inspiration and aspiration to homebrewers, let’s talk a bit about … [Read more]

Brewer Profile: Andy Ruhland of Bad Weather Brewing

It’s 9:30am and I’m sipping my first cup of coffee of the morning as I pull up to Bad Weather Brewing on West 7th Street in St. Paul. Inside, standing behind the half wall separating the taproom from the brewery, Andy Ruhland is also sipping from a … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Roma Restaurant & Brewery

Roma Restaurant & Brewery is owned by two brothers who grew up in a foodie household. Making things from scratch is what they know, and that love of working with their hands and creating led them into the culinary world and, now, into beer as … [Read more]

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of journal entries in which Oakhold Farmhouse Brewery founders Levi Loesch and Caleb Levar write about the trials and tribulations of starting their mixed-fermentation brewery in Northern Minnesota. Catch … [Read more]

Dogfish Head lands in Minnesota

Dogfish Head will begin showing up on Minnesota retail shelves on March 27, but their "off-centered ales" are starting to pop up on draft lines around the Twin Cities this week. The Delaware craft brewery has teamed up with Breakthru … [Read more]