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First Look: 56 Brewing’s new taproom and brewery to open May 5

Photos by Kevin Kramer, The Growler Just blocks away from their original California Street production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, 56 Brewing is putting the finishing touches on their new 20-barrel brewhouse and taproom before their May 5 grand … [Read More...]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Portage Brewing Company

Surrounded by the Chippewa National Forest, the small town of Walker, Minnesota, is a port to Walker Bay on the western edge of Leech Lake, and is a thoroughfare for bicycles, canoes, kayaks, motorized boats, and all kinds of nature lovers. Most … [Read More...]

New brewpub, Union 32 Craft House, coming to Eagan this summer

Four dads, who met at their children's school, are partnering to open a new brewpub in Eagan this June. Union 32 Craft House is taking over the former BlueStone Steak & Seafood restaurant building, located at Highway 55 and Dodd Road. "Union … [Read More...]

What We’re Drinking: May 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, 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. Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co. Rollingstoner … [Read More...]

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. paddles into western Wisconsin

Bent Paddle Brewing's beer is eastward bound, as the brewery’s distribution footprint extends further into Wisconsin. The Duluth brewery has partnered with not one, but two distributions—Dean Distributing of Green Bay, Wisconsin, as well as … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Fruit beers, anniversary ales, & more

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. That’s why to help keep you up-to-date with what’s hitting shelves and tap lines, The Growler is introducing our weekly rundown of new beers, The … [Read More...]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Loony’s Brew

It’s not the northernmost brewery in Minnesota, but Loony’s Brew, which started pouring its own beer last week just over a year after opening as a pub, is certainly in the running for the most eccentric—and musically inclined—brewery in the North … [Read More...]

Hops and pot: The definitive guide to how they’re related

Hops are a resinous, green flower, and from what Snoop Dogg taught me, so too is that sticky icky icky. But the similarities between hops and weed go well beyond how they look and feel. Not only did scientists confirm in 2012 that the two plants … [Read More...]

Surly Brewing’s Rising North Pale Ale the official beer of Minnesota United FC

So long United Crushers. Hello Rising North. The beer brewed by Surly Brewing to kick off Minnesota United FC's inaugural MLS season was revamped as Rising North Pale Ale and named the official beer of the soccer team on Wednesday, April … [Read More...]

Back Channel Brewing Collective will be making waves this summer in Spring Park

Back Channel Brewing Collective, a new brewery located in Spring Park on Lake Minnetonka, announced their plans today to open in summer 2017. The former Family & Cosmetic Gentle Dentistry building is being transformed into the new lakeside … [Read More...]

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