Drink

The Mash-Up: Kettle sours, glitter beers, and more for Pride Dabbler

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]

The Beers and Icons of Pride Dabbler 2018

Dabblers, unite! Friday, June 22, the Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride makes its way back to Loring Park for the seventh year of celebrating the … [Read more]

Hunyuck Brew Co. to Hit the Beer Market This August

Hunyuck. A term of endearment from Dave Gronert’s “tough, old Norwegian” grandmother, and the basis for the name of a new beer brand hitting the … [Read more]

In Ontario, Great Lakes Make Great Wine

Wine from the Great Lakes region can feel like a one-trick pony—mostly white and mostly sweet. But venture to the eastern reaches of the area and … [Read more]

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Food

Taste of the Twin Ports: A six-stop restaurant blitz through Duluth and Superior

Here's our Twin Ports tour by the numbers: six restaurants, 14 hours, a five-year-old, and a baby riding shotgun. We had a blast checking in on the … [Read more]

News from the Travail Universe: New building, PAMP Brewpub, BBQ details

The ever-expanding Travail Gastronomic Universe (TGU) has announced plans for the their next spate of blockbusters. Here are the broad … [Read more]

Review: Grand Catch is a Mixed Bag

There's no law against plucking a food from its roots and serving it to people who didn't grow up eating it. Yes, that's how you get gas station … [Read more]

Hive Minds: How bees are inspiring food purveyors, artists, and policy wonks

Rawest Form of Honey Making a Comb-Back From peanut butter toast for breakfast to a hot toddy for breakf… a nightcap, a drizzle of honey makes … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Todd Glass pushes back on the idea of PC culture ruining comedy

Todd Glass isn’t afraid to speak his mind. With a career spanning more than three decades, the comedian has performed all over the world, sharing his observations, insights, and absurdities with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. His most … [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rock The Garden 2018

Rock The Garden 2018 has come and gone. If you were there, you know it was hot, sweaty, and an exhaustingly fun time. If you missed it, or just want to reminisce, The Growler's got you covered. Our photographer was there (regrettably wearing a … [Read more]

Big Challenges for Small Dairy: Minnesota farmers seek creative solutions in the face of corporate competition

When I first rang Tom Portner to talk about his dairy farm Port-Haven, he told me to call back in a few minutes—he was in the middle of helping a cow give birth. The third in 24 hours, in fact. “Yesterday I had 24 due, now three of them have … [Read more]

Superior Sounds: Great summer concerts along the shores of the greatest Great Lake

Summer in the Upper Midwest—so much to do, so little time! Like any other Minnesotan, I enjoy hopping a plane to somewhere warmer for a week or so in the winter, but summer is the perfect time to enjoy local offerings out on the open road. Some … [Read more]

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