Enter for a chance to win an Icehouse from Clam Outdoors

For over 30 years Clam Outdoors has stood for the best in outdoor gear. Customers claim the name means dependable, durable, and tough. That’s important, because no one wants to be out in the field or on the ice and have a problem with their gear. Quality is Clam’s top priority, and it’s reflected in … [ Read more]

Growler Giveaway: Sign Up For A Chance To Win A Guitar From Twin Town Guitars

Twin Town Guitars is first and foremost a music store by and for musicians. This month, you could win a Fender Newporter Classic in Cosmic Turquoise with a gig bag ($900 value). Founded in August 1997, and owned by Andrew and Carrie Bell, the vision for the shop is simple: Get it done honestly, quickly, correctly, … [ Read more]

Growler Giveaway: Sign Up To Win A Prize Package From Number 12 Cider

The cidery’s story began decades ago when two young boys would spend their summer afternoons stealing apples from their neighborhood trees. Steve Hance and Colin Post, the cidermakers and founders of Number 12 Cider, have come a long way since their adolescent mischief, but, the bond they formed then has turned into a lifelong friendship … [ Read more]

Growler Giveaway: Sign Up To Win A Years Supply Of Bottles From 11 Wells Spirits

Located in the historic Hamm’s Brewery on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul, 11 Wells Spirits is a part of the revitalization of the Payne Avenue Corridor. Both Bob McManus and Lee Egbert had separate dreams of opening a distillery. It wasn’t until a common friend connected them that they decided to join forces. They each … [ Read more]

Win Two Tickets to Charlie Parr at the Palace Theatre on November 17

Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been traveling around performing his Resonator-fueled folk songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota, in the 1980s in search of Spider John Koerner–whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and transformed him into … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win Coffee For A Year From Peace Coffee

Peace Coffee was born out of a late-night conversation between the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and a group of Mexican farmers. Since 1996, when Peace Coffee got 38,000 pounds of Mexican Coffee, the Twin Cities based company has grown dramatically. While many companies source their beans via a broker’s cupping table, having gone … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Chilled Seafood Platter at Martina

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. How crazy hot is Martina? A full nine months after the Argentinian-inspired seafood restaurant’s opening, we got reservations for a Monday night and found the place utterly rammed with people … [ Read more]

Win tickets to an invitation-only first taste of Summit’s Helles Ya, You Betcha!

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is right around the corner, and there will be a whole slew of new beers on tap ready to greet thirsty fairgoers. One of those beers: Helles Ya, You Betcha! from Summit Brewing Co. The Minnesota State Fair-exclusive beer is a sessionable unfiltered Helles-style pale lager brewed with barley and wheat … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Peaks meet prairies in new Odell and Lift Bridge collaboration beer

By Dan Parker, Craft Beer and Culinary Specialist at Original Gravity Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by Original Gravity Collaboration beers. It seems like everybody’s got one… or twelve. But many of them are little more than advertising opportunities—a way for a brewery to reach markets otherwise unexposed to its brand. A true collaborative effort, however, … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Like Comfortable Breweries and Cold, Tasty Beer? Thank J.C. Younger

Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by JCY Industrial Chillers. It’s no secret that commercial brewing generates a lot of heat and requires a regular supply of cool air for storage and refrigeration. Shop fans and kitchen-sized fridges might cut it in the world of homebrewing, but not in the commercial realm. So where do Minnesota’s … [ Read more]