Enter to win two tickets to the Winter Beer Dabbler 2018

The Growler is giving away five pairs of tickets—one each day, Monday through Friday—to the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler on February 24 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Over 160 local and national breweries pouring 500 beers, plus live entertainment, a meat and cheese showcase, wine, and so much more. Trust us, you do not … [ Read more]

Grrrowler of the Month: Norway

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: Norway DOB: Approx. 09/20/2014 Gender: Male Breed: Pit Bull/Labrador Retriever Weight: 55 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: Older preferred House Trained: Yes Crate Trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: Pulled … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win A Fat Bike From The House

The House is partnering with The Growler this February and offering readers a chance to win a Fat Bike. The lucky winner will be taking home a Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike (valued at $1,800) courtesy of The House. Since 1982, The House has been providing equipment, education, and service for the outdoor and active sport … [ Read more]

Win two tickets to The Great Northern: Saint Paul Chef Experience

The Great Northern is a collaboration of winter experiences aimed at embracing the cold and celebrating the spirit of winter here in our great state of Minnesota. On Monday, January 29 from 6–9pm, chef Adam Eaton of Saint Dinette and chef Thomas Boemer of Corner Table and Revival will join forces again to host an outdoor … [ Read more]

Grrrowler of the Month: Mitty

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: Mitty Age: 3.5 years Gender: Male Breed: Beagle/Hound Weight: 25 lbs Dog friendly: No Cat friendly: Yes, but likes to play with them Kid friendly: No House Trained: Yes Crate Trained: Yes Energy … [ Read more]

Grain Belt After Glow Party Ticket Giveaway

The historic Grain Belt sign located along the Minneapolis Riverbanks is being re-lit after over 20 years of darkness. Following the lighting ceremony, there will be an After Glow Party featuring The 4onthefloor and, of course, the beer will be flowing. Loading…

Trailblazers 2017: James Buckley of Icehouse

Go to Icehouse on any given night, and you won’t be disappointed. There, you will find established artists like Lissie, jeremy messersmith, and Dave Simonett, and up-and-comers getting their first shot at filling the space with music that spans a wide range of genres. A key reason that room is constantly abuzz with thrilling talent … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Joe Mande

Whether you realize it or not, chances are Joe Mande has made you laugh. You might recognize his face if you’re familiar with his stand-up (and if you aren’t, you should be) or acting, but the place where he’s really made a splash is behind the scenes as a writer for some of TV’s biggest … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Emma Deaner of Superior Siren

“I’ll always remember escorting Haley from the gardener’s cottage to the pier right before her set,” says Emma Deaner, associate events manager at Glensheen. “We were walking down the path and she’s like, ‘I always dreamed of working here.’ Me too!” Bringing music to Glensheen is just one of the many dreams Deaner is living. … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Local Soccer in Minnesota

Minnesota has an enduring—but complicated—history with soccer, with teams like the Kicks, Stars, Strikers, and Thunder rising up and fading away. But as these teams have come and gone, the state’s fans and amateur players never let the dream of pro soccer in Minnesota die. It’s these believers who effectively paved the way for the … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Baddies Comedy Co.

The best comedians will get as much stage time as possible. But for comedians Bruce Leroy Williams, Brandon Riddley, and Pierre Douglas, there just weren’t a ton of options. So they made their own stage. Recognizing that the traditional comedy clubs and open mics in the Twin Cities didn’t spotlight very many black and urban … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Joe Spencer

Whether or not you know it, chances are you’ve been directly impacted by the work of Joe Spencer in the City of Saint Paul. For the past 12 years, in the administration of outgoing Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Joe has served as the Director of Arts and Culture, helping to bring vitality to downtown, … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: John Moe of ‘Hilarious World of Depression’

In 2015, when the live comedy program “Wits” got the axe from American Public Media after a five-year run, fans were curious where creator and host John Moe might pop up next. He disappeared from the public eye for a while, before reemerging in December 2016 with a new podcast that aimed to tackle the … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings

It’s been a season full of success stories for the Minnesota Vikings on the field, but one of the organization’s brightest stars shines outside the lines. Kevin Warren came to the Vikings in 2005 after representing the Wilf family in the $600 million purchase from previous owner Red McCombs while working for the international law … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Craig Cohen

When Craig Cohen and his father Jeffrey first emerged as interested buyers of the old Schmidt Brewery in 2007, their partnership was initially unexpected for many in the West Seventh neighborhood. Jeffrey, a well-known real estate developer in the 1980s, was located in Maine, and Craig had returned to Minnesota nine years prior to recover … [ Read more]