Weekend Events Preview 3/13-3/16

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The weekend is just around the corner and our Weekend Events Preview is here to help you brainstorm. Should you go to a local art show on Thursday? Maybe enjoy the Great Outdoors at Fitger’s Bockfest? Sample local beer and wings all day at the Wings & Beer Fest? Or … [ Read more]

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Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival: Q&A with co-founder Juno Choi

The Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival is coming at the end of March, and soon tickets may be as rare as the beer. The Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival is right around the corner — just in time for spring. On March 29th this unique beer festival will features truly rare beers from 30 national breweries and 10 … [ Read more]

MN Beer Activists releases commercial lampooning Sunday liquor sales ban

Minnesota Beer Activists are hard at work for the repeal of the Sunday liquor sales law that prohibits alcohol to be sold in Minnesota on Sundays.  Andrew Schmitt, Director of the MN Beer Activists, has been working towards repealing the Sunday liquor sales law for quite some time, but now the movement has gained more momentum … [ Read more]

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is the premier beer and food pairing event in the United States. This year SAVOR returns to Washington, D.C. for its 7th year. SAVOR is presented by the Brewers Association (BA), which also host events such as the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference … [ Read more]

International Women’s Day

Saturday March 8th is International Women’s Day, and The Growler would like to celebrate it by thanking all the women who brew, drink, and support the craft beer industry.  As history shows, women have always been a huge part in the creation of beer. Actually, the first homebrewers and “Brewsters” were female. “Women traditionally brewed beer,” … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/6–3/9

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to help you navigate your weekend. The weather is forecasted to be in the upper 30s, maybe even 40 on Sunday (knock on wood!) so get out and attend some of these tasty beer releases, exhibits, and—if you’re in the Fargo … [ Read more]

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FINNEGANS to Unveil Reverse Food Truck

FINNEGANS is helping the community in more ways than ever. For 14 years FINNEGANS has set the bar for giving back in the Twin Cities. In 2000 the company was founded with a truly innovative business model that allows them to be a self-sustaining and social business. FINNEGANS has made it their mission to “turn … [ Read more]

North Shore Craft Beer Roundtable—a look into Northern MN’s beer scene

By Grace Sell The North Shore beer scene in Minnesota is a rapidly growing community that prompted Mayor Don Ness to proclaim Duluth the “Craft Beer Capital of Minnesota.” On March 23rd, The Duluth Experience will host the first of four live panel discussions, which will explore the rise of the North Shore craft beer scene. The discussions … [ Read more]

Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ to Austin to Release Fusion 19

Lagunitas is CouchTrippin’ to Austin, Texas! The Petaluma, California brewery known for their creativity and originality is at it again, this time embarking on a cross-country adventure with a team of musicians and specially crafted barrel aged beers. Lagunitas teamed up with a mix of bands, musicheads, and beer geeks to create a five-show tour … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 2/27-3/2

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to prepare you for another epic weekend! Take a peek at some cool events we’ve found going on this weekend (did someone say Bock Fest?) and start rounding up the troops. It’s the first weekend in March, which means spring is … [ Read more]

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How to Teach Your Dog to Fetch a Beer

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, but part of being a best friend is grabbing your buddy a beer every once in a while, right? You may have tried asking your pooch politely, but the real problem is that they’ve never been properly taught. Well, the era of you getting your own beer is over. … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview: 2/13-2/16

This week was a busy one here at The Growler. With Issue 11 on stands now we are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Below we’ve got a preview of great events from 612Brew’s first birthday, to Stout Week at Groveland Tap, and Indeed’s release of the 2014 Burr Grinder Coffee Ale. Oh yeah, … [ Read more]

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Surly Now Available on Sun Country Airlines

Surly Brewing Company has reached new heights–literally. Surly Brewing Company announced on their Facebook Page Wednesday that their beer will now be available on Sun Country flights. That’s right! Book your next flight with Sun Country Airlines and you’ll be able to purchase cans of Furious, Hell, and Bender for $7 (a pretty decent deal if you ask us). … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Releases Irish Coffee Stout on March 8

On March 8th, from 3-10 pm Lift Bridge Brewery will celebrate the release of their new Irish Coffee Stout at their Stillwater, MN brewery with Irish music, food, and friends. A $5 cover for the event includes admission and a beer for you to cheers the release with. That day will also be your first … [ Read more]

Bent Brewstillery’s Barrel-Aged Series

Bent Brewstillery is announcing their Barrel-Aged Series. The distillery and brewery out of Roseville, Minnesota, which recently merged with Pour Decisions Brewing is now starting the process of aging their newest batch of barrel-aged beer. Related Post: Bent Brewstillery Merges with Pour Decisions Brewing 620 gallons of Dark Fatha, their American Emperial Stout, is currently aging … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20