What We’re Drinking: Early June edition

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, the new bi-weekly feature 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. After a rainy start, Memorial Day weekend ended with a warm, sunny beer-drinking kind of day—and The Growler team took […]

Sponsored: Peaks meet prairies in new Odell and Lift Bridge collaboration beer

By Dan Parker, Craft Beer and Culinary Specialist at Original Gravity Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by Original Gravity Collaboration beers. It seems like everybody’s got one… or twelve. But many of them are little more than advertising opportunities—a way for a brewery to reach markets otherwise unexposed to its brand. A true collaborative effort, however, […]

A Brewmaster’s Guide to Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

The turkey is in the fridge, the guest bedroom is clean, and the grocery list has been checked and double-checked. With the dinner menu set, it’s time to turn your attention to more important things: beer pairings to complement the bounty that is Thanksgiving dinner. While the spreads may vary from household to household, Thanksgiving […]

New Beer Alert: Lift Bridge’s The Warden Milk Stout

For a city whose history is inextricably linked to Minnesota’s first prison, it was only a matter of time until Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Company released a beer like their new seasonal, The Warden Milk Stout. The beer’s name and packaging harken back to the Minnesota Territorial Prison, which was established in 1853 before Minnesota’s statehood and operated […]

Autumn Brew Review 2015 Recap

There is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin that reads, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” While the evidence suggests the original quote was about wine and not beer, craft beer fans will never argue with the sentiment. Nor would anyone argue with the phrase, “Autumn Brew Review […]

Bashes, bacon, and beer: Weekend highlights Sept. 12–13

Summer’s over, huh? Apparently this weekend didn’t get the memo. This Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12–13, are more packed with beer, food, and culture events than your Facebook feed is with back-to-school photos. See below for a rundown of some of our favorites. Saturday, September 12 Lift Bridge Pickin’ and Grinnin’ & 7th Anniversary Party | […]

Red Cow, Lift Bridge collaborate on Red Rye IPA

Twin Cities restaurant Red Cow and Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing will release a collaboration beer, Red Rye IPA, on Sunday, Aug. 23 at Red Cow’s North Loop location during the Open Streets Downtown Minneapolis celebration. According to a press release, Red Rye IPA, brewed in partnership with the Lift Bridge brew masters, Red Cow owner Luke Shimp and Red […]

New Beers—and More—at Target Field in 2015

Baseball season is finally back, and with it comes the announcement of the Twins’ starting lineup for the home opener today—and Target Field’s 2015 lineup of local beers. First, let’s go over the seasoned players of the stadium’s locally-brewed options: Indeed (Dandy Lager, Day Tripper, Shenanigans) Summit (EPA, Hopvale, Maibock, Saga, other seasonals) Surly (Furious, […]

Farmhouse Ale-Braised Rabbit and Wild Acres Lemon Fried Chicken

Farm to table recipes presented by Dinner on the Farm.  Recipe by TJ Rawitzer The Tiny Diner and Farm is a little collaboration between farm and diner counter. We believe it’s the little things that count, so we create small-scale menu items with fruits and vegetables, filling people with good food while doing good stuff like […]

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Stout-Braised Chuck Roast, Big Wood Blue Cheesecake & Barleywine Fig Compote

Dinner on the Farm presents its latest farm to table recipes. Recipe By Dan Parker Photos by Aaron Davidson The days are getting shorter, the nights colder, and while the long months of winter weather are just beginning, the holiday season brings great food, great beer, and most importantly, the great company of those we […]

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Style Profile: Russian Imperial Stout

This issue’s Style Profile examines an oft-cited, if little-understood, style of beer. By Michael Agnew Illustration by DWITT Rich, warming, and impenetrably black, Russian imperial stout is one of the most beloved beer styles. Twenty-five of Ratebeer.com’s top-50 beers of 2013 are imperial stouts. They comprise 16 of the 50 top-rated beers on Beer Advocate. […]

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