Coronavirus Update: A Message from Matt Kenevan, owner and founder of Gray Duck Media and The Growler Magazine

  To all the supporters of Gray Duck Media and The Growler Magazine: Today I made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations of Gray Duck Media, the parent company of The Growler Magazine, effective Monday, March 23. This decision certainly wasn’t easy to make and wasn’t made with myself in mind. It was made … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: St. Patrick’s Day releases bring us Irish stouts, Irish reds, and plenty of green beer

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

Minnesota’s largest hop farm Mighty Axe Hops up for sale

Mighty Axe Hops, Minnesota’s largest hop farm and processor, is up for sale as the result of a storm that devastated the hop farm’s 2019 crop. Late in the evening on Labor Day in 2019, roughly halfway through their harvest season, Mighty Axe’s hopyard in Foley, Minnesota, was hit by 55-mph straight-line winds that snapped … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: International Women’s Day collabs and bright, fruited releases for warm days ahead

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

Opinion: Let Minnesota breweries sell taproom customers what they really want: 6-packs & 4-packs

Chris Kolve is co-founder of Wabasha Brewing Company in St. Paul. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. There has been a lot of talk about the “growler cap” in Minnesota recently and while it’s good for everyone to know about the regulations that affect them, I think it’s important to have … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: With new releases and parties lined up, Leap Day gives us an extra day to celebrate

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

Surly Darkness Day on indefinite hiatus, brewery cites state distribution laws in decision

Surly Brewing Co. CEO Omar Ansari announced today on social media and an email newsletter that his brewery will be putting their annual Darkness Day festivities on hold indefinitely. Pulling no punches, the state’s third-largest brewery placed the blame for their festival’s hiatus squarely at the feet of local lawmakers. The craft beer industry is … [ Read more]

For Harmony Spirits’ owners, distilling is second nature

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 content. Opening a distillery seemed like a logical next step for Harmony Spirits co-owner Jim Simpson and his other two co-owners, … [ Read more]

The Most Important Beers in Wisconsin Brewing History: A 12-Pack of Leaders & Legends

Few places on earth are more synonymous with beer than Wisconsin. Names like Pabst, Schlitz, and Miller spread the fame of the state worldwide while many amazing beers were seldom available beyond a 50-mile radius of the brewery. Ranking the most important beers in Wisconsin history is only slightly less controversial than ranking its “best” … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: This week’s lineup shows that IPA is still king

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

Modist Brewing rolling out D&D-inspired beer with original characters, adventure campaign

If you’re a rogue who enjoys visiting the village public house for a stein of ale (and, of course, pickpocketing a fool or two), Modist Brewing’s latest beer release will have you grinning. On Sunday, February 16, the North Loop brewery is debuting what might be the world’s first-ever Dungeons & Dragons-inspired beer—a sessionable hazy … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: From chocolate to raspberry to boysenberry, love is in the beer this Valentine’s Day

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

The Mash-Up: Boozy winter beers mingle with spring-minded midseason flavors

With over 175 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 … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Collaborations inspired by band reunions, charitable causes, and Dungeons & Dragons

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

The Great Debate: Dogs Shouldn’t Be Allowed In Taprooms

Illustration by Will Dinski There are few expressions of joy so pure as your dog greeting you at home after a long day at the office. Those wide, expectant eyes, a furious wag in their tail, with a lick and slobber so ebullient and unrestrained. What monster would send that back to its kennel and … [ Read more]

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