Keith Grauman

About Keith Grauman

Keith Grauman is the web editor at The Growler. When he's not drinking beer at work, he can be found homebrewing, reading comics or playing with his kids in the front yard of his south Minneapolis home.

Women of Dangerous Man brew together for International Women’s Day

Dangerous Man Brewing bartender Grace Sell is a self-described “heavy snoozer.” When her alarm goes off most mornings, it marks the beginning of a process that finally ends with her getting out of bed about an hour later. But today was different. “I only snoozed once!” she exclaimed with pride to taproom manager Maggie Pears, who […]

Gov. Dayton signs Sunday liquor sales bill into law

It’s official—beginning July 2, 2017, Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will be a thing of the past. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law today that removes the Prohibition-era ban and gives liquor retailers the option of being open on Sundays. The bill passed through the legislature with bipartisan support, gaining approval from […]

Eat out to help fight hunger this month with FINNEGANS & Minnesota FoodShare

FINNEGANS Brewing and Minnesota FoodShare have teamed up with eight Twin Cities restaurants to raise money and increase awareness about hunger in Minnesota through a friendly cooking competition—the 2nd Annual FINNEGANS Chef Food Fight. In conjunction with Minnesota FoodShare’s March Hunger Awareness Campaign, chefs at the restaurants were given the challenge of developing a menu item that incorporates […]

Modist Brewing begins canning

Modist Brewing Company, your choice for the Best New Brewery of 2016, are releasing their first tallboy cans on the retail market this week. The two beers Modist chose to package for their first run of cans are favorites at their North Loop taproom: First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager and DREAMYARD American IPA, which […]

PHOTOS: Guillermo del Toro exhibit at Mia will haunt your dreams

Beginning this weekend and running through May 28, visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will have the opportunity to peek inside the mind of famed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro through the first-ever museum exhibition of del Toro’s personal collection of artifacts, movie props, comic books, art, and more. “Guillermo del Toro: At Home With […]

Sunday liquor sales bill clears final hurdle, headed to Governor Dayton’s desk

On Thursday, March 2, the Minnesota House of Representatives re-passed House File 30, a bill that will legalize the sale of alcohol from retail establishments on Sundays. Having passed the House and the Senate, the bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Mark Dayton, who has said he will sign it into law. Both the House […]

Minnesota Senate approves Sunday liquor sales; bill likely heading to conference committee

By a vote of 38-28, the Minnesota Senate today passed a bill to lift the Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales. However, due to a discrepancy between the Senate bill and the one passed by the House of Representatives last week, the legislation is now likely headed for a conference committee where lawmakers from both legislative bodies will […]

Sunday liquor sales headed to Senate floor for vote on Monday

The Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill that would lift the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales this Monday, Feb. 27, at 11am. The bill’s chief author, Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona), said he expects it to pass. “I wouldn’t bring it to the floor if I didn’t think it has the votes to pass,” […]

Sunday sales bill approved by Senate Commerce Committee, headed for floor vote

Sunday liquor sales took another step forward on Wednesday as the Senate Commerce Committee voted 7–4 in favor a bill aimed at lifting the Prohibition-era ban. The bill will now head to the Senate floor for a vote. While a date for the vote has not been set, it’s expected to take place in the coming week […]

Sunday sales approved by Minnesota House of Representatives

For the first time since the decades-old ban went into effect, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow Sunday liquor sales in the state. The bill, which was approved by a vote of 85–45, would allow liquor stores to be open between 10am–6pm and prohibit the delivery of alcohol to off-sale retailers […]

Founders to launch new barrel-aged beers, 19.2 oz. cans of All Day IPA in 2017

Michigan’s Founders Brewing Company will celebrate 20 years in 2017 and has some big plans in store for the milestone. First up, a new series of barrel-aged beers joining Founders’ hugely-popular Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) and Backwoods Bastard. The first release in the series will be Frootwood, which according to the brewery is a crisp, […]

Trailblazers 2016: Ben Boo and Eric Sannerud of Mighty Axe Hops

Before Mighty Axe Hops announced a massive expansion plan this summer, Minnesota’s hop-growing industry wasn’t much of an industry at all. The state’s overall production was driven primarily by a patchwork of small-scale growers operating on one-acre plots or smaller. While these farms were able to harvest enough hops to sell to their local brewery […]

Trailblazers 2016: Jacquie Berglund of FINNEGANS

In 2000, long before the current craft beer boom, Jacquie Berglund quit a stable job to start a brewery with a mission that’s as admirable as it is succinct: feed the hungry. In the 16 years since, FINNEGANS has done just that. In 2016, Berglund’s company surpassed $1 million in total donations to community organizations […]

First Sip: Urban Growler Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stouts

Urban Growler Brewing will release two barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts and two experimental beers at a ticketed event tonight. The Growler had a chance to get an advance taste of the stouts on Tuesday. The St. Paul brewery made a single batch of the beer and split it between four barrels: two freshly used bourbon […]

Bad Weather’s Joe Giambruno reflects on first year of taproom

Bad Weather Brewing Company will celebrate the first anniversary of their West Seventh Street taproom this Saturday. Co-owner Joe Giambruno, who spends much of his time in the taproom, doesn’t hesitate when asked what it’s meant for the brewery. “Obviously, it’s the greatest thing in the world,” he says, “but that doesn’t take away from what […]