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New ownership taking the helm at Minneapolis’ NorthGate Brewing UPDATED

By Brian Kaufenberg and Joseph Alton Updated December 16, 2017 at 1:20pm: This story has been updated with information from NorthGate and Tod Fyten.  After nearly five years of operation, NorthGate Brewing’s Adam Sjogren, Todd Slininger, and … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Scotch, bourbon, and brandy barrel-aged beers lead the way

With well over 100 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 … [Read More...]

F-Town Brewing co-founder eyes St. Paul fire house for new brewery and restaurant

A new brewery and restaurant is in the early stages of planning after the St. Paul City Council granted Travis Temke tentative developer status over the old fire house Station 10, located at 754 Randolph Avenue in St. Paul. The area is otherwise … [Read More...]

U.S. hits record-breaking 6,000 breweries in operation

Another year has come and gone, but not without craft beer industry hitting a record-shattering number. The Brewers Association published its end of the year report, announcing that America has passed 6,000 total breweries, with 98 percent of them … [Read More...]

State of Chicago Beer: A good time to be thirsty in the Windy City

If you're heading to Chicago, come parched. As of this writing, there are just under 200 breweries in the greater Chicagoland area. Like many American cities, the Chicago craft beer scene is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Eight Chicago-area … [Read More...]

Bandits of brewing: Modist expands to make room for more modifying

Whether it’s brewing heretofore impossible beers, or poking at Big Beer with their marketing mischief (Dilly Dilly, anyone?), the dudes at Modist Brewing are all about pushing the limit. So when they found themselves bumping against the capacity … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Kyle Rudolph collaboration beer, winter porters, and malty ales

With over 130 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...]

50 Things We’ve Learned in 50 Issues

Take a walk back in time with The Growler's editorial team as we recount 50 of the most important and interesting pieces of information we learned from publishing our first 50 issues. … [Read More...]

Hear ye, hear ye: Bud Light gets Medieval on Modist with creative cease-and-desist

Dilly, dilly! You may have heard the silly phrase thrown around between at the bar or tailgates recently, thanks to a Bud Light commercial that went viral a few months back. Heck, you may have used "dilly dilly" yourself. But one craft brewer … [Read More...]

The Mash-Up: Fir tips, piney hops, and winter-themed ales

With well over 100 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 … [Read More...]

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