5 beers not to miss this Saturday at the Summer Beer Dabbler

There will be hundreds of beers flowing at the Summer Beer Dabbler, this Saturday, August 20th at CHS Field (and tickets are going fast so get yours now). But if a person had to narrow it down to five beers not to miss… Bent Paddle Old Fashioned ESB The winners of the Lord Dabbler’s Cup […]

Bent Brewstillery adds canning line

Bent Brewstillery has been canning for a while now, but soon they’ll get to do it in their own space with their new canning line. To kickoff this new phase of their business, the Roseville brewery/distillery will be having a ribbon cutting celebration on May 3. The ceremony will take place at 4:45pm at the brewstillery (1744 Terrace […]

Bent Brewstillery and Isabel Street Heat team up for beer barrel-fermented sriracha

Barrel-aged beers are all the rage lately, and barrel-fermented hot sauce has been around for longer than you may realize. Now, a local hot sauce company is combining the two for a new kind of sriracha. Isabel Street Heat’s Tony Stoy (pictured below) had already barrel-fermented his lineup of seven hot sauces, but wanted to […]

The State of Minnesota Whiskey

The Minnesota craft-distilling scene is looking to find its place in the geography of whiskey. With a handful of distilleries now past that two-year mark, it’s nearing the time for many to make the jump from barrel to bottle and start bringing aged spirits to market. Adrian Panther of Panther Distillery in Osakis believes Minnesota’s […]

Brewer profile: Kristen England of Bent Brewstillery

Located in a nondescript Roseville warehouse that’s more cinder-block drab than exposed-brick chic, Bent Brewstillery plays by its own rules. The brewery–distillery blends bare-bones warehouse vibes with shiny chrome and dark wood details, calling to mind California taprooms that care more about their product than they do ambiance. The place’s vibe is unassuming yet meticulous, […]

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Potato peels to Irish moonshine—Anchor Fish & Chips and Bent Brewstillery team up

Quick, name three things you can make out of a potato. Unless you live in Ireland and have a penchant for high-octane booze, your list probably didn’t include poitín, but Bent Brewstillery and The Anchor Fish & Chips are out to change that. “I’m a big fan of collaborations with people outside of the industry […]

In Cahoots! Returns for Year Two

10 Minnesota breweries will form five teams to brew five totally new collaboration beers for Red Stag Supperclub’s annual summer bash Block parties are a staple of Minnesota summers. So is beer—preferably local craft beer. So when the folks at Red Stag Supperclub were looking to put a new spin on their annual block party in […]

How Local Artists Create Craft Beer’s Identity One Label at a Time

Craft beer is typically lauded mostly for what’s inside the can. But for many drinkers—especially those new to craft—love at first glance starts with the label. That’s where label artists come into play. Creative, artful labels are key to getting beer into buyers’ hands and making one brewery stand out over another on store shelves. […]

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Can Do: Lagersmith Business Booming With Addition of Canning Line

Photos by Aaron Davidson Lagersmith founder Nate Smith is finally realizing everything his company can be. In two years of mobile bottling, Smith never had enough business to reach full-time status. Since adding a canning line last December, however, his business is booming and he’s hiring additional employees to keep up with demand. Each day, Smith […]

Bent Brewstillery Moar Scottish Session IPA

Bent Brewstillery Moar Scottish Session IPA 4.7% ABV, 47 IBU Moar is mysteriously labeled as “Historical India Pale Ale.” What does that mean? In this case, a Scottish-style, medium-bodied, session pale ale that’s a change of pace from other IPAs. Initial flavors of spice and malt lead into bright fruits and a dry, bitter finish. […]

Bent Brewstillery releasing Ol’ Guerrero Barrel Aged Chilean Double Stout

Bent Brewstillery’s El Guerrero Chilean Double Stout is growing “older, wiser” after a restful stint in oak barrels. The newly reborn Ol’ Guerrero Barrel Aged Chilean Double Stout will be released on April 10 in the Bent Brewstillery taproom from 2:30–11pm (no cover). According to the Bent Brewstillery website, the barrel aging process “balances the complexity […]

Bent Brewstillery Celebrates One Year in Business with Release of Cans

It was just over a year ago that Pour Decisions shuttered their taproom and an ominous online statement notified the Minnesota beer community that the Roseville brewery was closing their doors in a merger. Eight months later the chrysalis emerged as Bent Brewstillery, the state’s first brewery/distillery combination. The merger may have taken many by […]

The Mill: Stout Weeks and Mexican Honey

The Mill is fumbling through February. Warmish days and bone cold nights, Valentines on the horizon, and spring sampler 12-packs teasing us with their cruel early timing. What are you drinking in The Mill? Let us know @growlermag. Upcoming Events Dark beer fans rejoice: It’s Stout Week at Stanley’s NE. Drink some Abyss and Oak-Aged […]

Bent Brewstillery Maroon and Bold

Bent Brewstillery Maroon and Bold 9.1% ABV The color is a rich maroon/bronze with a cream-tinted head. A dank, piney, and earthy hop scent turns to a vanilla/marshmallow aroma the longer it sits. It has a smooth and bitter mouthfeel that slowly sucks the moisture from your tongue. Dried apricots are the dominant fruit, while […]

The Mill: Santa Crawl, I AM ST PAUL!, and more

The Mill is ready for a long winter’s nap. Imperial stouts, braised meats, gingersnap cookies—truly the most wonderful time of the year. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Let us know @growlermag. Upcoming Events: TUESDAY 9: Easy & Oskey are mixing up cocktails at the Guthrie this evening from 6–7:30pm. The fete will take […]