First Sip: Urban Growler Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stouts

Urban Growler Brewing will release two barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts and two experimental beers at a ticketed event tonight. The Growler had a chance to get an advance taste of the stouts on Tuesday. The St. Paul brewery made a single batch of the beer and split it between four barrels: two freshly used bourbon […]

Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back

Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back for a third year, and now includes a dozen breweries, the organizer, GetKnit Events, announced via press release. The crawl takes place via Metro Transit’s Green Line Light Rail on Saturday, August 27, from 11am–6pm, and hits up the following breweries: Inbound BrewCo Modist Brewing Fulton Beer Day […]

Brewer Profile: Deb Loch of Urban Growler Brewing

It’s 9am on a drizzly late August day. At Urban Growler Brewing Company in St. Paul, Deb Loch, head brewer and co-owner, sits at the founder’s table—a round mosaic of woodwork designed to look like the brewery’s logo. Just as she’s getting settled, she suddenly stands up to go check on the coffee situation. None […]

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Lessons from Year One

We asked six Minnesota breweries to reflect on the ups and downs of their first year in the brewing business Minnesota will have more than 100 craft breweries in business by the end of 2015. It’s remarkable, considering the state had only five licensed breweries in 2005. While all the new developments are interesting, what’s […]

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Sunday Growler Sales in St. Paul to Begin July 5

This weekend marks the 239th year since the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain and the first time since Prohibition people will be able to buy beer on Sunday in Minnesota’s capital city. If that’s not cause for celebration, we don’t know what is. Cities across the state are updating their ordinances to allow […]

Tin Whiskers and Urban Growler Compete in First-Ever Brew-Off

Updated: May 28, 2015 The Tin Whiskers vs. Urban Growler Brew-Off ended in an even tie! A big thank you to all who showed up and voted at The Happy Gnome last night for our Brew-off with Urban Growler! After… Posted by Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 Tin Whiskers threw down […]

10,000 Things to Do During 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Week

The idea behind the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer is simple: There are 10,000 minutes in a week, so what better way to spend them than drinking beers from the Land of 10,000 Lakes? From Brau Brothers Brewing Company in the plains of southwestern Minnesota to Gun Flint Tavern near […]

The Love of Beer Film and Conversation at MMAA Project Space

On Friday, April 4th, the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) Project Space will host its First Friday Films event with the theme being craft beer. This event is free and open to the public, registration is not required. Doors will open at 6pm and the event will run from 6:30pm–8:30pm. The featured film will […]