Analog dating in a digital world

In the modern quest to find romance, many singles have shifted to dating digitally. If you’re familiar with the virtual courtship dance, then you know how frustrating it can be. From choosing the least creepy dating site, to cleverly filling out questionnaires, and deciphering the intention of emoji-ridden messages from strangers, the whole process can […]

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery in Minneapolis

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The company, which started as an alternating proprietor at Lucid Brewing’s Minnetonka facility and now at North Loop BrewCo in Minneapolis, aims to open their own space to the […]

Bad Weather adding two year-round beers, starting to can in June

After three years, Bad Weather Brewing’s red IPA, Windvane, is finally getting some year-round company starting this June. The St. Paul–based brewery announced this morning in an e-mail that it will be adding two (formerly taproom-only) beers—Hopcromancer and Sun Pillar—to its year-round offerings. Not only that, but all three beers will be available in 12-ounce cans as Bad Weather begins […]

Bad Weather Brewing Company celebrates 3 years with 18 taps

Today, March 21, is Bad Weather Brewing Company’s official third anniversary. But they aren’t celebrating—at least not yet. The St. Paul brewery announced via Twitter this morning that their big anniversary bash will be held all day Saturday, April 16, and feature a mouth-watering line-up of beers—a whopping 18 of them—including a new Storm Cellar […]

Bad Weather Brewing moving to St. Paul, building brewery on West Seventh Street

The forecast looks bright for Bad Weather Brewing as they finalize plans for their brewery in a 12,000 sq ft warehouse along St. Paul’s West 7th Street. Founders Zac Carpenter and Joe Giambruno recently signed a lease for their future brewery space, a former tire repair shop midway between the Xcel Energy Center and the […]

The Mill: IPA Day, There & Back, and more

The Mill has a second wind. It’s all of a sudden August, i.e., time to double-down on summer. We’re keeping the grill fired up and targeting each patio we’ve neglected so far. Be sure to pick up a copy of Growler Issue 14 on stands now. Have any inside beer info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Head over to […]

The Mill: In Cahoots and Uneasy Detente

The Mill has returned from the lake. Duluth treated us to a gorgeous 84 degrees to sample from 66 breweries in Bayfront Festival Park. Now it’s time to get collaborative at Red Stag and find some interesting new summer beers. Got any inside brew info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: We’ve added an interesting twist to […]

UPDATE: Badger Hill building a new brewery in Shakopee [PHOTOS]

By Brian Kaufenberg New brewery to be located near Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and Mystic Lake Badger Hill Brewing will soon be moving out of the Minnetonka brewery they’ve shared with Lucid and Bad Weather, and into their very own 13,000 square foot brewing facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. Nestled between Valleyfair and Canterbury Park, the new location […]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bad Weather Brewing

New (And Recently Opened) Local Breweries Bad Weather Brewing By Brian Kaufenberg Illustration by Lucas Gluesenkamp Strike up a conversation with a Minnesotan and without fail the exchange will lead to the weather—and for good reason. With four distinct seasons, weather in Minnesota can be powerful, unpredictable, and awesome in the fullest sense of the word, […]