Minnesota celebrates The Great Northern from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5

Winter, to many Americans, is something to be endured indoors. Minnesotans, however, have proven for more than a century that the cold, snow-blanketed winter months are best enjoyed outdoors. In 1885, a report by traveling newspaper correspondents from the East Coast stating that Minnesota, in general, was another Siberia, unfit for human habitation in winter, led to the creation […]

The Summer Beer Dabbler through my (beer) glasses

It seems that at any given Minnesota get-together, whether a day out on the lake, a New Year’s Eve party, or a family reunion at your Aunt Bridget’s house, there’s an endless thirst for beer. And with the Land of 10,000 Lakes’ craft-beer scene exploding, it’s hard to keep up with the growing number of […]

Arts MN: A Dead Man’s Phone, Danish Dancing, and CRAFT Beer

By Naomi Crocker With the feud between winter and spring that has been taking place these past few weeks, one cannot help but consider transitions, conflict, and various other contrasting concepts. Fittingly, the events featured in this week’s Arts MN will help extend your thoughts on such notions by forcing you to ponder the changing […]

Craft Culture: Craft is Fluid at the American Craft Council

Minnesota craft breweries to be featured at the American Craft Council show, April 11-13 Over the past few issues in the Growler’s Craft Culture series, we’ve covered the local maker movement in Minnesota, from a pop-up menswear market to hand-sewn leather luxury bags. But what does “craft” mean? Is it your grandma’s knitted scarves or […]

Oskar Blues to Launch in Minnesota at The Beer Dabbler

Oskar Blues, recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine in 2013, is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, but the only way for Minnesotans to get a taste of their beer is to take a trip across the border to states where it is distributed. That is, until […]

What’s on Tap in December 2013 and January 2014

Things you should do and see during the darkest months of the year. December 4th Excelsior Tap Takeover & Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale Release The Happy Gnome 498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul // 5–9pm Excelsior Brewing Co. will be releasing their latest, Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale, at the Happy Gnome with a tap takeover. Chat […]

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Come “Meet the Growler” at Saturday’s Summer Beer Dabbler

St. Paul’s favorite summer beer fest has a new location.   Come join us in sunny St. Paul for the 5th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler.     Saturday, July 20th 1 – 5 PM (Gates at 12:30pm; Beer Pours at 1pm).   Event Details at the bottom of this page…   We will have a special […]

The Beer Dabbler Bullpen Launches at Saints’ Stadium in St. Paul

Featuring over 70 feet of bar space, 21 craft beers and retail shop (St. Paul, Minn.) April 24, 2013—Announcing the Beer Dabbler Bullpen at the Saints’ stadium in St. Paul, the place to watch the Saints game, purchase craft beer merchandise and enjoy 21 different craft beers. The Beer Dabbler Bullpen is an outdoor craft […]