Brooklyn Brewery, one of the nation's top craft breweries, will be making their way to the Twin Cities about halfway through an 11-stop tour called "The Brooklyn Brewery MASH." Brooklyn's President and Co-founder Steve Hindy describes the weeklong event ... Continue reading
By Gabriel Douglas
Photography by Brian Kaufenberg
Dessa. She is an artist. She is a wordsmith. She is in a hip-hop collective called Doomtree. She hosts a TPT & MN Original ... Continue reading
Louie the Loon points out a few silver linings of our staying-longer-than-its-welcome spring.
Brewers’ Craft at Altered Esthetics & Indeed Brewery Brew up some art with an exhibition that celebrates beer culture in the historic center of Minnesota's best known breweries.
Join us at Altered Esthetics as we pair with Indeed Brewing Company to celebrate the art and craft of beer. Works will be displayed at both Indeed and Ae, featuring over twenty artists ... Continue reading
By Emily Weiss
In previous issues of The Growler, we’ve played match-up with fun and interesting outdoor (and sometimes indoor, because we all need an occasional break from the weather) activities with craft beers from our neighboring cities and states.
Now that we’ve covered Duluth to our north, Wisconsin to our west, and Iowa to the south, it’s only natural that we ... Continue reading
Photos by Stacy Schwartz
Each issue, Dessa sits down at the Nomad World Pub with a notable Minnesota figure. For this issue, she chatted with Twin Cities chef Alex Roberts
There are few professions in which a trim physique could be considered a liability. Alex Roberts is a clear-eyed, dark-haired ... Continue reading
Beer Braised Rabbit
adapted by Khaiti French of L.T.D. Farm from the "Joy of Cooking" by Rombauer and Becker
Rabbit meat is one of the most healthy & sustainable local meat choices. Rabbit meat is an eco-friendly option, as pastured rabbit produces meat from a grass-based diet, not grain-based.
Unlike grass-fed beef, pastured rabbit meat has a very mild, versatile flavor. Living The ... Continue reading
Live Music and Fresh Beer at Harriet Brewing Co.’s Taproom
By Brian Kaufenberg
One of the chief joys of craft beer is the mental space it affords a person as they sip their favorite pint.
Craft beer allows its drinkers to slow down, soak in their surroundings and contemplate not just the flavors and ... Continue reading
The Growler is hitting the streets of Duluth!
Join us on February 8 for Duluth Launch Party of The Growler at Tycoon's Alehouse & Eatery. Black-Eyed Snakes and Silverback Colony with lead singer Gabriel Douglas of 4ontheFloor will be performing.
Beer is tapped at 9:00pm with music starting at ... Continue reading
By Brian Kaufenberg
It’s time to turn the page on 2012, but there are at least five albums that you should bring with you into 2013, and it just so happens they are the very same albums reviewed for this edition of the Growler—it’s weird how that works. Let’s get to it.
Two Albums You May Have Missed:
As 2012 comes to a close, we look back on the most popular (online) stories we published in our inaugural year.
December 6, 2012
Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these people, places and beers, as well as your appreciation and support. Thank you to ... Continue reading
By Juliana Bryarly
A look at the many seasonal theater offerings and the best beer bets nearby
Long lines, present purchasing, and marketing madness can instigate that holiday havoc. Avoid stressing over the small details and remember to enjoy the season by dedicating an afternoon or evening for a live holiday ... Continue reading
If you went to a Twins game this season, you may have noticed the tall vines growing in the Target Field Plaza just outside of the ball park. Those vines are hops, Willamette hops to be specific. As Target Field was closed up for winter, one of the production crew ... Continue reading
Its getting to be that time of year again. Minnesotans are packing the pantries and stocking the cellars for The Great State Hibernation. Rest comfortably, Dabblers. There will be time (and reason) to shake off the cobwebs come January. The Beer Dabbler, this magazine's parent company, is gearing up ... Continue reading
A look at what was, what is, and what is to come on the musical horizon in 2013
By Brian Kaufenberg, Midwest Beer Collective
The year is winding down, but the great new music keeps coming. This is a good thing for music buffs and a bad thing for music reviewers like myself who need to choose which of the numerous worthy ... Continue reading