Drink

10 Years in Beer: Lift Bridge’s Dan Schwarz on lessons learned, the future of the brand, and Minnesota’s beer industry

Ten years ago, a group of homebrewers launched Lift Bridge Brewing Company in the historic river town of Stillwater, Minnesota, selling their first … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: A week of brewery anniversaries and milestones

With over 150 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our … [Read more]

Six local standouts from the 2018 International Cold Climate Wine Competition

The International Cold Climate Wine Competition yesterday celebrated its 10th year of honoring the finest examples of cold-climate wine in North … [Read more]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards Nominations 2018

It's time for you, our dedicated readers of The Growler Magazine, to nominate the best of the best in Minnesota food, drink, and culture for The … [Read more]

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Food

Bite of the Week: Rock-n-Roll Bowl at Fish Bowl Poké

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite … [Read more]

Review: 3rd Street Tavern in St. Peter is helping to relight the torch of real barbecue

Step by painful step, Americans are reclaiming the proud culinary heritage of barbecue. Barbecue’s roots are deep, intertwining the foodways of the … [Read more]

Cooking with Beth Dooley: Raspberry Pie Recipe

It’s raspberry season and the fruit is coming in splendidly. We’ll enjoy thimble sized berries now (first crop) for several weeks, and then again in … [Read more]

Taste of the Country, On an Urban Table: Lenny Russo and Daniel Cataldo of ninetwentyfive

If you’re going to tell the story of food in the Upper Midwest, it’s helpful to think of a circle. People here were once intimately interconnected … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Taking a deep-dive into Somali culture at the Minnesota Historical Society  

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. Roughly 57,000 people live here, according to the latest census figures (the actual number is believed to be much higher); most live in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area. The … [Read more]

Five State Parks across the Heartland for your road-tripping pleasure

Looking for some summer or fall road trip inspirations? The Growler has you covered with these Heartland destinations. ■ ■ ■ West on I-94: Lake Sakakawea State Park near Pick City, North Dakota Stretching 178 miles in length from Williston, … [Read more]

A lesson in drag at Guthrie Theater

It takes more than putting on a dress and squeezing into nylons and high heels to be a true drag queen. You have to know the history of it, the community of it, the art of it. You have to know who you are and who you’re hoping to become. You have to … [Read more]

“100 Years and Counting”: The next chapter of the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Racks stuffed with paintings, shelves holding all shapes and sizes of sculptures, and artist-designed furniture fill a fluorescent-lit warehouse. The sheer amount of art packed into this single room is nearly impossible to take in; to the untrained … [Read more]

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