The Mash-Up: Pride Dabbler goes Gaga, Brunch beers, and 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 national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly … [ Read more]

Gluek Beer is making a comeback






In many ways, Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the summer season. But this year, it also marks the re-release of a nostalgic Minnesota beer brand: Gluek’s Beer. On Friday, May 26, a local yoga instructor and nutrition consultant, Linda Rae Holcomb, is bringing the legacy of the 160-year-old beer brand back to life in Minnesota, when … [ Read more]

Wooden Hill Brewing Company, Edina’s first brewery, coming this fall






Two brothers—one a nanotechnology scientist, the other an entrepreneur with degrees in biology and medicine—are starting a brewery and taproom project in Edina, Minnesota, called Wooden Hill Brewing Company. James and Sean Ewen are currently working to transform the space at 7421 Bush Lake Road into the city’s first production brewery and taproom. Originally, the building the Ewens leased was … [ Read more]

Liquor omnibus bill dies on last day of session






After passing different versions of a liquor omnibus bill, the Minnesota House and Senate were unable to come to an agreement on a final version of the bill yesterday, the last day of the 2017 regular legislative session. With large budget bills still outstanding when the clock struck midnight, a special session was called so … [ Read more]

Minnesota: The State of Homebrewing






The eyes of the homebrewing universe will be on the Twin Cities in mid-June, and many of its citizens will pour into our hometown to celebrate their community and culture. Homebrew Con, the world’s largest annual gathering of homebrewers, will host its official conference events at Minneapolis Convention Center from June 15–17. Other beer-focused activities … [ Read more]

Amendment removed, liquor omnibus bill passes Minnesota House






Late Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed its version of the liquor omnibus bill (S.F. No. 444), which includes provisions for craft breweries, microdistilleries, and farm wineries. Earlier this week, the bill was tabled after an amendment was successfully introduced by Rep. Debra Hilstrom (DFL–Brooklyn Center) that removed most of the provisions for craft breweries, … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: American Craft Beer Week and Art-A-Whirl exclusives






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 national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly … [ Read more]

Summit Brewing ceasing distribution in six states






In a Facebook post shared this morning, Summit Brewing Company announced they’re pulling distribution of their beer out of six states. The post reads as follows: “For over 30 years, Summit Brewing has focused on one thing: making the best, highest-quality beer for craft enthusiasts. Along the way, we’ve been invited into your homes, businesses, … [ Read more]

8 ways to celebrate American Craft Beer Week






American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is back for a 12th year to celebrate the nation’s 5,300-plus small and independent craft breweries. Starting May 15 and running through May 21, all 50 states will be holding events from exclusive brewery tours, beer releases, beer dinners, and more. Here are just a few of the ways you can get out … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative






Like most beer fans and homebrewers with big dreams, the collective behind Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative always thought it would be great to have their own brewery. They just didn’t know how to raise the capital while keeping community spirit at the forefront of their business. Then, one day it hit them: a co-op brewery … [ Read more]

Minnesota House tables liquor omnibus bill






Several Minnesota laws related to alcohol were up for discussion at the House of Representatives on Monday under a liquor omnibus bill approved by the Senate in early April. The bill included provisions related to craft breweries, microdistilleries, and farm wineries; however, an amendment successfully introduced by Rep. Debra Hilstrom (DFL–Brooklyn Center) removed most of them … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Anniversaries and adjuncts






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 national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly email. After … [ Read more]

Finnegans and Badger Hill team up in new brewing partnership






Finnegans, the nonprofit beer company currently building its Finnegans House brewery and social entrepreneurship incubator in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced it will be partnering with Badger Hill Brewing Company in a unique business arrangement known as an alternating proprietorship. While both companies remain separate entities, the partnership allows the breweries to share each other’s infrastructure and will help … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Maibocks, hefes, and wits come out of hibernation






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 listing of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly email. As … [ Read more]

Heineken to acquire full ownership of Lagunitas






Lagunitas Brewing Company, the Petaluma-based craft brewing icon that sold a 50-percent stake to Heineken last September, announced on their website this morning that they would transfer the other half of the ownership to Heineken as well. The Dutch firm is the second-largest brewing company in the world, with over 160 breweries in their portfolio. Lagunitas founder … [ Read more]