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Craft Beer, Represent: The importance of increasing diversity in the brewing industry

The craft brewing community likes to lean on one word as one of its pillars: community. But high profile incidents of racism and industry data released in the past year have demonstrated that the community isn’t always diverse or inclusive. Two … [Read More...]

Tony Zaccardi: The owner of Palmer’s Bar on selling the ceiling, repping Minneapolis on CNN, and DMing Obama

If Minneapolis were one big high school, Tony Zaccardi would win the vote for class president in a landslide—but he wouldn’t be happy about it. In fact, he’s the most humble, unassuming 43-year-old popular kid you could ever meet.  Before becoming … [Read More...]

The Beer List: Don’t Call It A Session! Welcome to a new wave of craft light lager

A new wave of craft light lager is proving you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when turning down the ABV. Our editors discuss their favorites. John Garland, Deputy Editor: Of all the terrible buzzwords that became popular during the initial craft … [Read More...]

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What We’re Drinking: August 2020

FINNEGANS Keeper Keller Pils John Garland, Deputy Editor I’ve spent nearly all of my beer money this summer at FINNEGANS. The brewery directs all of its profits to fighting food insecurity (and is nearing the milestone of $2 million donated) but … [Read More...]

Now Open: Swing Barrel Brewing Co. in Moorhead

Now Open (Or Damn Close) is supported by underwriting partner Maltwerks, a Midwest malt house focused on genuine relationships in offering quality, locally produced, traceable malt. The Growler maintained full editorial control over the … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: From pineapple to lime to guava, fruit is front and center

With over 185 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 weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national … [Read More...]

Letter from The Growler’s Founder and Publisher Matt Kenevan

Dear Readers: The Growler Magazine was founded at a momentous point in Minnesota craft beer’s history. While there were a handful of craft breweries in the state that had outlasted the shakeout of the mid-1990s, when the laws changed in 2011 to … [Read More...]

The Mash Up is back—and so are the new beer releases

With over 185 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 weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national … [Read More...]

From garage, to bowling alley, to brewery taproom: Lazy Loon Brewing in Glencoe’s path to opening (and surviving)

Now Open (Or Damn Close) is supported by underwriting partner Maltwerks, a Midwest malt house focused on genuine relationships in offering quality, locally produced, traceable malt. The Growler maintained full editorial control over the … [Read More...]

Now Open: Rendezvous Brewery in Hackensack

Now Open (Or Damn Close) is supported by underwriting partner Maltwerks, a Midwest malt house focused on genuine relationships in offering quality, locally produced, traceable malt. The Growler maintained full editorial control over the … [Read More...]

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