Beer

Now Open: Karst Brewing Co.

When Eric Luoma and his wife Sandra Seha-Luoma heard about a building for sale in Fountain, Minnesota, halfway between Rochester and Decorah, Iowa, … [Read More...]

Wisconsin breweries and wineries on guard after proposal to ban direct sales revealed

As the negotiations over the Wisconsin state budget continues this week, a memo obtained by a conservative group has the Badger State's microbreweries … [Read More...]

South Minneapolis getting new neighborhood watering hole in Venn Brewing Company

Connie and Kyle Sisco have signed a lease, and construction has begun on Venn Brewing Company, a brewery and taproom in South Minneapolis that they … [Read More...]

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Spirits

Spirits Close-Up: Smoke

From midday brats to late-night s’mores, the flavors of summer are full of smoke. I say you should add a little to your cocktails as well. There are … [Read More...]

Craft Cocktail: Campfire Rob Roy at Ngon Bistro

Most restaurants on University Avenue in St. Paul deliver excellent food at the expense of their ambiance. I’ll happily eat a banh mi from a grocery … [Read More...]

I’m never drinking again: The science behind hangovers

Jonathan Howland is in the business of giving people hangovers. A professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director … [Read More...]

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Cider & Wine

Soldier’s 2,600-year-old request for wine revealed on pottery shard

New scans of a millennia-old shard of pottery revealed the details of an ancient booze run. Originally unearthed in 1965, the ostracon—a pottery fragment with an inscription—was found in poor condition in 1965 at the desert military fortress of … [Read More...]

Apple blossoms mean Minnesota’s cider season is here

Apple orchards are beginning to bloom and that can only mean one thing: cider season is here. Starting Friday, May 5, Number 12 Cider House's taproom, located at Deer Lake Orchard in Buffalo, will be open for business on the weekends. Started by … [Read More...]

How to drink in the woods: Pro tips to elevate your beverage experience in the backcountry

We’re approaching that glorious time of year when we shed what’s left of our winter layers and head north in search of fresh air and open spaces. What’s an adventure trip without some delicious drinks to enjoy after those long, summer days? We talked … [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...]

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