Beer

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

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Spirits

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. … [Read More...]

Craft Cocktail: Branch Water at Norseman Distillery

On the first beautiful day of spring, I was admiring the Wüsthofs at Eversharp when I noticed the patio at Norseman Distillery. A single table was … [Read More...]

Spirits Close-Up: Water

This month's Craft Cocktail is the Branch Water at Norseman Distillery, a remarkably uncomplicated whiskey and water. So, for this month's Spirits … [Read More...]

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Cider & Wine

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...]

Minnesota Cider Guild incorporates, Cider Week planned for June 5–10

Local hard cider producers from around the state officially established the Minnesota Cider Guild on April 3rd. “The Minnesota cider industry is very young, with the majority of cider makers launching their businesses within the last four years,” … [Read More...]

It’s spring, and that means Rosé season

Our Senior Editor, John Garland, appeared on Appetites with Tom Crann on MPR today, heralding the return of pink wine. Yes, as winter looses its grip and color returns to the trees, that means rosés of all kinds will be appearing on happy hour menus … [Read More...]

Lawsuit challenges locally grown mandate in Minnesota wine

The Institute for Justice, joined by Alexis Bailly Vineyards of Hastings, and Next Chapter Winery of New Prague, announced yesterday a lawsuit that will challenge the language of Minnesota's statutes for farm winery licenses. Currently, the … [Read More...]

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