Notable Duluth and Superior Brewers Gather for the Craft Beer Roundtable’s “Crafting the North Shore Beer Scene”

On April 13th, The Duluth Experience will host the second of four live panel discussions focused on the ever growing north craft beer community. “Crafting the North Shore Beer Scene” will take place in Duluth on the stage of the Teatro Zuccone in the Zeitgeist Arts Building downtown at 1pm. The panel will include a number of well-known … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 4/3–4/6

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here to protect you from a spring snow storm and provide you with plenty of fun weekend activities. Expand your brain at the Science Museum’s Fermentational Informational or join a discussion on women in the craft beer industry at the Minnesota Museum … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview 3/27-3/30

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here to guide you through a weekend full of beer festivals, charitable fundraisers, outdoor activities, brewery tours, and everything in between. Word on the street is that Sunday will be 60°F, so go outside and enjoy spring! Thursday, March 27th Rock Bottom … [ Read more]

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Blues & Brews Canvas Health Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 19th from 6–10pm—that’s when the Blues & Brews charity fundraiser makes its return. This year the event will be held in the beautiful Van Dusen Mansion on LaSalle Ave. in Minneapolis. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Canvas Health‘s youth in crisis programs. A program that helps children, … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: New Belgium Brewing to Release Summer Helles

Ft. Collins, Colo., March 26, 2014 –New Belgium Brewing has released Summer Helles, the brewery’s summer seasonal. It was originally created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of both Telluride’s famed Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass Festival. Due to its popularity at those events, New Belgium decided to give more people a chance to enjoy Summer Helles and made it the … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: $20k Fundraising Goal: Global Beer Network Celebrates 20 Years

MIDDLETON, Mass. – (March 2014) – Cheers to 20 years of Belgian beer! Global Beer Network, the exclusive U.S. importer for ten award-winning breweries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by throwing a nationwide series of parties and benefit events. The company and its fans are marking the occasion with a first-ever traveling Belgian Beer Chalice. Global Beer Network was founded in 1994 … [ Read more]

Rock The Cause Presents Glitter Ball 5

Are you ready to dance? Get ready to bust out your dance moves, because on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm Rock the Cause will present Glitter Ball 5: Funk & Soul Express. This year the party will be held in the atrium of the historic Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis and there will be more music, … [ Read more]

All Aboard the “Beer Train”

Visit Castle Danger on the North Shore Scenic Railroad Back in the early 1900s the Northern Pacific Railroad would deliver barley, hops, and grains to the A. Fitger Brewery in Duluth, MN. Now, that railroad is used to bring nature and beer lovers together on a trip up the North Shore. Rides on the North … [ Read more]

Summit to Host Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

Summit Brewing Company will be this years host of Bike MS: Sam’s Club Twin Cities Ride on Saturday May 10th. This is a one-day ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society who uses the benefits to provide cutting-edge research, advocacy, professional education, and programs and services to help people with MS and their families. This ride is open to … [ Read more]

Pig-A-Palooza at Dangerous Man

Dangerous Man Brewing Company will be welcoming spring with a Pig-A-Palooza. This appropriately named palooza will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 4–9pm in and outside of the brewery, located in NE Minneapolis. Lulu’s Street Food, and their highly anticipated offspring The Red Pig & Truffle, will be roasting a full pig over a spit outside the … [ Read more]

Eastlake Brewing Company to Open in Midtown Global Market

Midtown Global Market becomes home to Eastlake Brewing Company in Fall 2014 A new brewery and taproom that goes by the name of Eastlake Brewing Company has plans to open its doors in September 2014. According to the Southwest Journal, the brewery has recently applied to brew and serve beer in the Midtown Global Market … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/20-3/23

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here just in time to celebrate the first day of spring! Celebrate the Spring Equinox by going outside, enjoying Firkin Fest, and attending a beer release or tap take over. Thursday March, 20th Harriet Brewing Company’s 2nd Anniversary Celebrate Harriet Brewing Company’s … [ Read more]

California Drought Puts Pressure On California’s Craft Breweries

While Minnesotans have been struggling with too much of the cold, wet stuff (I won’t say the s-word, it’s bad luck), Californians have been suffering from the opposite. This past year was the driest in history for California, which has affected many regions, namely Sonoma County along the Russian River. The Russian River is a 110-mile waterway that provides drinking … [ Read more]

MN Brewery Running Series

Start lacing up your shoes, the MN Brewery Running Series is ready for another running season. MN Brewery Running Series, coordinated by Apple Adventure Racing, is hosting their kick-off event on Saturday, March 29th from 6–9pm at the Running Room in Uptown in order to celebrate the start of another running season. MN Brewery Running Series is series of … [ Read more]

Five Local Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Green beer is…green. Imports are good. But you can’t beat a locally made Irish-style craft beer. We at The Growler have picked out a few of our favorite Irish brews, made right here in Minnesota. Have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick’s Day! FINNEGANS: Irish Amber // ABV 4.75% The Irish Amber is FINNEGANS flagship … [ Read more]