What We’re Drinking: January 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 Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Castle Danger Brewery George Hunter Stout, John Garland, Senior Editor One could make the case that Castle Danger Brewery makes the best seasonal-release beer in the state. […]

Beers for Bob: 10 perfect pairings honoring Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan became the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In honor of this achievement by one of Minnesota’s most recognizable native sons, here are 10 of our favorite Dylan songs or albums and their perfect Minnesota beer […]

Fair trial: Our favorite new State Fair libations

Drinking at the Minnesota State Fair is all about balance. You don’t want anything too thick or heavy, nor anything too dry. You’re looking for something crisp and tart, light and refreshing. Something to pep you up. Something to help you slink amidst 100,000 of your closest statesmen. Something to help wash away whatever cheese and […]

Fulton pays it forward to entrepreneurs and charities

“In the brewing industry there are a lot of companies that are involved in donations and that’s great,” begins Fulton Brewing co-founder Ryan Petz, seated in their North Loop taproom behind a pint of Tanager Brett IPA. “But we wanted to add our own element that ties into our own story.” Enter the brewery’s Ful10 […]

Fulton and Wheaties beer collab gets the Jeopardy treatment

Minneapolis’ Fulton Brewing Company teamed up with General Mills last August to create “HefeWheaties,” a limited release Hefeweizen that was an ode to the famous Breakfast of Champions. Last night that collaboration was immortalized in Final Jeopardy-style. According to Fikklefame.com’s recap of the show, none of the contestants answered the question correctly (one wrote down […]

New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and […]

HefeWheaties to be released Wednesday at Fulton

Your first chance to get your hands on a can of HefeWheaties, the collaboration beer between Fulton Brewing Company and General Mills, will be at 3pm on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Fulton taproom, 414 N 6th Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. According to a press release from Fulton, starting 3pm and while supplies last (likely […]

From Itasca to the Gulf: Fulton and NOLA collaborate on ‘Messipi’

Ol’ Man River. The Big Muddy. The Gathering of Water. The Joiner of Breweries. The Mississippi River cuts a meandering line down the center of the United States, connecting not only northern Minnesota’s Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, but also Minneapolis’ Fulton Brewing with New Orleans’ NOLA Brewing. So it only makes sense that […]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko: Episode Three – Victory

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer: Horatio August 2, 8pm, Red Stag Supperclub Block Party On a hot, sunny, classic August day, a champion was born: Horatio, a sour wheat beer with rhubarb and Nelson Sauvin hops, beat out four competing collaboration beers at the second annual In Cahoots! festival […]

Fulton, Bachelor Farmer collaboration beer to be released Saturday

Lodestar Ale, Fulton Brewing Company’s latest limited-edition beer and its first collaboration with a non-brewery, will be released this Saturday at Kraftskiva!—the annual summer block party hosted by The Bachelor Farmer, Askov Finlayson, and Marvel Bar. The Kölsch-style rye ale is named after a 14th century English term for the North Star and was developed in partnership […]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko: Episode Two – The Brew Day

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer July 8, 11:30am, Fair State Brewing Cooperative A pallet of white-and-red bags sits in the sun outside the back entrance to Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Filled with 50 pounds each of German malts—pale wheat and Bohemian pilsner—the bags indicate one thing: Brew day has […]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer Episode 1: The Game Plan It’s a warm Friday evening in June and the patio at Fulton Brewing is buzzing. Dogs walk circles around their owners’ feet, empty pint glasses stack up on the edges of tables, and a line for nachos, Mexican corn, […]

Your Guide to Sunday Growler Sales in Minneapolis

Following passage at the state level and subsequent approval by the Minneapolis City Council, Sunday growler sales will be legal in Minneapolis starting this Sunday, June 14. Below is a listing of Minneapolis breweries and brewpubs that will be selling growlers on Sundays and their hours. In terms of special offers to mark the occasion […]

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 […]

Fulton The Expat Rye Saison

Fulton Brewing Company The Expat Rye Saison 5.7% ABV, 30 IBU Ahh, saisons. Summer in a glass. The Expat is darker in color than most of its kind but still has that classic saison fruit smell. A touch of citrus zing accompanies the first sip; however the sweetness of the malt quickly takes over from there. […]