Help us name our Super Troopers collab beer

It was a Super (Trooper) Tuesday at Barrel Theory. Erik Stolhanske—aka “Rabbit”—was in the house with The Growler crew for a special brew day on February 20 at Barrel Theory Beer Company in St. Paul. All the action streamed on Facebook Live, from sampling a glitterized “Snozz Project Dry Hopped Fruited Unicorn Sour” from “Mashmaker” … [ Read more]

Fire Cider: The DIY winter tonic that’ll punch you in the face

There’s no denying that fire cider looks bad. Its glow-in-the-dark yellowish hue is like a liquid version of hepatitis. But not to worry—it tastes much, much worse than it looks. What is it? This tonic/remedy/taste bud marauder is made by infusing apple cider vinegar with a heap of pungently healthful ingredients like garlic, ginger, hot … [ Read more]

10 things you need to know about Winter Beer Dabbler 2018

Dabbler Day is nearly upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet, incoming snowstorm and all. For those who are new to the Winter Beer Dabbler, or just as a quick refresher for everyone before Saturday, here are 10 things that you may … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Snozz Project Dry Hopped Fruited Unicorn Sour

The Growler and actor and comedian Erik Stolhanske of Broken Lizard are joining forces Tuesday, February 20 for a special brew day at Barrel Theory Brewing. In honor of the occasion, Michael Dawson, author of “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home,” created this Super Troopers themed homebrew recipe: Snozz Project Dry … [ Read more]

Minnesota brewers keeping it classy at Winterfest 2018 [PHOTOS]

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild‘s annual Winterfest returned to St. Paul’s Union Depot Saturday night for a sophisticated evening of beer drinking. In a new format this year, local restaurants were paired up with a group of Minnesota breweries, and brought one standout dish to complement their partners’ beer. Minnesota BBQ Company carved up some seriously … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Breweries feel the love with fruited sours and chocolate infusions

With over 150 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. … [ Read more]

Conjuring Up Equality: Witch Hunt provides education and advocacy for women in beer

If you’d told Witch Hunt co-founders Sarah Williams, Rose Picklo, and Barb Gettel a couple years ago that dozens of women would show up at 9am on a Saturday to brew beer and learn about the history of women in beer, they wouldn’t have believed it. Not because the interest wasn’t there, but because, until … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Blue Wolf Brewing Company

Over 20 years ago, a wife bought her husband his first Mr. Beer kit. This is the story of so many Christmases and birthdays and special occasions. But for Mike and Jennifer Campbell, that simple gift sparked a decades-long dream: a dream that is finally coming to fruition in a taproom in Brooklyn Park. Jennifer … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Barrel-Aged Darkness, anniversary parties, and doppelbocks galore

With over 150 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. … [ Read more]

Busting Up the Brotherhood of Beer: Time to confront sexism & harassment in the industry

Last April, the Brewers Association announced that it would no longer publicize medals won by beers with sexist names or labels. From now on, beers like Thong Remover, PD (Panty Dropper), and Pearl Necklace could win in competition, but the win would not be published. The comment threads and forum posts that followed the announcement … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Minnesota breweries get sour for Super Bowl LII

With over 150 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. … [ Read more]

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild 2018 Winterfest brewery and restaurant pairings announced

For 16 years, Winterfest has been filled to the brim with beer lovers, breweries, and brewpubs. In year 17 though organizers are kicking it up a notch, not just showcasing 100 Minnesota craft breweries, but also some of the region’s best restaurants and chefs. In a new format, a local restaurant or chef will be … [ Read more]

LII Super Winter Beers

Editor’s Note: This content was created as part of a content collaboration with KARE 11.  The Bold North, home of well over 10,000 lakes, Paul Bunyan, all the hotdish, and Super Bowl LII. While the Twin Cities are gearing up for the Big Game itself with over one million hardy fans and visitors expected in … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Derek Allmendinger of Unmapped Brewing

It’s clear right away that Derek Allmendinger, head brewer at Unmapped Brewing, is a thinker. He deeply considers every question, and when he answers “I don’t know,” it is not a cue to move on to the next question, but an opportunity to further contemplate the answer. This is the gift that Derek not only … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: February 2018

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on recent remarkable beverages. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. John Garland, Senior Editor ★ Ale Asylum Hu$h Money IPA The first seasonal release to enter Minnesota from Madison’s Ale Asylum is a showcase of the Hallertau Blanc hop. … [ Read more]