When Eric Luoma and his wife Sandra Seha-Luoma heard about a building for sale in Fountain, Minnesota, halfway between Rochester and Decorah, Iowa, the couple thought the sleepy town would be a good place to finally retire. However, with Eric’s love … [Read More...]
As the negotiations over the Wisconsin state budget continues this week, a memo obtained by a conservative group has the Badger State's microbreweries and wineries mobilizing to head off a proposal that would end direct retail sales and … [Read More...]
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 hope to open around the holidays.
The concept for Venn has been kicked around for a couple of … [Read More...]
Mitch Ermatinger wanted a truly unique brewery. He wanted Speciation Artisan Ales to showcase what he knows best—spontaneous sour beers and wild farmhouse ales. So he turned to Bootleg Biology to make his mixed-culture fermentations stand out from … [Read More...]
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.
Steel Toe Brewing Sommer Vice Hefe-Weizen … [Read More...]
I turn on my recorder and loft up what I think is a softball question: “What led you to go the brewmaster route?” Caleb Levar and his business partner Levi Loesch exchange a look. In pure Minnesota Nice fashion, they both immediately look away and … [Read More...]
Riley Seitz grew up right along with Minnesota’s craft beer industry. In 1989, her dad took a job at a fledgling Summit Brewing, then located on University Avenue, where she’d drink 1919 Root Beer and get rides up and down the ramp of the keg cooler. … [Read More...]
It’s early morning in the small brewhouse. A brewer doughs in a unique blend of malts for a variation on an American pale ale. Bright sunlight shines through a full wall of windows and into the brewery, cutting through a column of steam and … [Read More...]
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...]
It’s been over one-and-a-half years in the works, and is the culmination of a highly-successful career in the craft beer industry, but master brewer Dave Hoops is set to open the eponymous Hoops Brewing brewery and beer hall, in Duluth’s Canal Park, … [Read More...]