Grrrowler of the Month: Francie






Each month we feature one up-for-adoption pooch from a local animal rescue. This month’s Grrrowler of the Month is presented by Secondhand Hounds. Name: Francie Age: Approx. 1.5 years (DOB 10/5/2015) Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua mix Weight: 16 lbs Dog friendly: Yes, prefers playmates bigger than her Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: TBD House trained: On a diligent schedule … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win a $500 Stillwater getaway package






Sign up for The Draft Line, The Growler’s weekly email newsletter, by June 29, 2017, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $500 Stillwater, Minnesota, getaway package that includes: a $200 Discover Stillwater Lodging Voucher, a $100 Stillwater Riverboat Dining Excursion, $100 at Lift Bridge Brewery, and $100 at LOLO American Kitchen. Visit DiscoverStillwater.com for more … [ 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]

MN Original digs in to the art of food with Chef Erick Harcey






Since their debut in 2009, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original has highlighted thousands of the artists and arts organizations that make Minnesota a vibrant and beautiful place to live. Now the award-winning series will be dishing up an episode focused on the culinary craft. In a new episode airing on TPT this Sunday at 6pm and 10pm, MN … [ Read more]

Grrrowler of the Month: Wrinkles






Each month we feature one up-for-adoption pooch from a local animal rescue. This month’s Grrrowler of the Month is presented by Secondhand Hounds. Name: Wrinkles Age: Approximate DOB 9/21/14 Gender: Female Breed: Shar Pei/Dachshund mix Weight: 33 pounds Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes Kid friendly: Yes – older kids please! House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win a two-night getaway at Green Gate Guest Houses






Sign up for The Draft Line, The Growler’s weekly email newsletter, by May 30, 2017, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a two-night getaway at Green Gate Guest Houses next to Giants Ridge Recreation Area in Biwabik, Minnesota. Winner receives two nights of their choice (subject to availability) at one of three rentals: The … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Austin Jevne of Forager Brewery






Forager Brewery is tucked into an unremarkable industrial corner of Rochester’s Kutzky Park neighborhood, flanked by featureless commercial buildings, a gas station, and train tracks. Nevertheless, the brewpub’s parking lot is at capacity and an overflow of cars is parked on the street, defying the dozens of clearly visible “No Parking” signs.  In the back … [ Read more]

The Growler Magazine debuts ‘Land of 10,000 Drinks,’ an interactive map of every Minnesota brewery, winery, cidery, and distillery






New map allows users to search the state’s vast craft beverage landscape by location, filter by various amenities, and more (St. Paul, Minn.) April 21, 2017 — The Growler Magazine, in partnership with Explore Minnesota, this week launched the Land of 10,000 Drinks, an online, mobile-friendly, interactive map of Minnesota’s craft breweries, wineries, cideries, and … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win an Ultimate Sandbox Package from Extreme Sandbox






Sign up for The Draft Line, The Growler’s weekly email newsletter, by April 29, 2017, and you’ll be automatically entered to win an Ultimate Sandbox Package for two people courtesy of Extreme Sandbox, 1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings, MN 55033. Extreme Sandbox is a heavy equipment adventure company that lets people play with construction equipment. The Ultimate Sandbox … [ Read more]

How a gas tax for aircraft set the stage for the craft beer revolution






If you have ever stopped to read the tax disclaimer stickers on a gas station pump, you’d know that a sizeable percentage of the price you pay for gas—$0.28 per gallon in Minnesota—goes towards covering something called “excise taxes.” If you are wondering what gasoline and excise taxes have to do with the enjoyment of … [ Read more]

Founders KBS hitting shelves & taps this week






One of the most sought-after barrel-aged beers in the world is hitting store shelves and draft lines this week. Founders KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolate and aged in oak bourbon barrels in caves that were at one time gypsum mines beneath Grand Rapids, Michigan. The beer was the first Founders ever … [ Read more]

Modist Brewing turning boil kettle into hot tub for first anniversary party






Modist Brewing Company was built on a philosophy of “modifying” traditional beer styles and brewing practices in the name of imagination and experimentation. Over their first year in business, Modist has put that philosophy into practice by releasing beers like their First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager and German Fat Cap, a German festbier and … [ Read more]

It’s spring, and that means Rosé season






Our Senior Editor, John Garland, appeared on Appetites with Tom Crann on MPR today, heralding the return of pink wine. Yes, as winter looses its grip and color returns to the trees, that means rosés of all kinds will be appearing on happy hour menus and wine store display tables across the Metro. How can you … [ Read more]

Fulton to release new Hopstar Session IPA at Gran Fondo 2017






Riders and spectators of Fulton Brewing’s annual Gran Fondo will be tipping back a brand new beer in celebration. The Northeast Minneapolis brewery is introducing an all new summer seasonal, Hopstar Session IPA, on Friday, May 5 as part of the Gran Fondo 2017 festivities. Hopstar is the beer Fulton has been “testing not-so-secretly in the taproom for the past … [ Read more]

‘I Am’ series to debut in St. Paul






Kristi Abbott moved to the U.S. from Australia four years ago. And in that time, she turned her gaze inward, focusing on and figuring out who she is as an artist. Her discovery: “I Am,” a collection of eight portraits—”I Am Art,” “I Am Woman,” “I Am Erotic,” “I Am Brave,” “I Am Imagination,” “I Am … [ Read more]