Grrrowler of the Month: Sabine

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: Sabine Age: 4 years Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever / Hound (short coat) Weight: 30 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: Yes (considerate and calm children only, she is frightened with … [ Read more]

Win Tickets to Hopped Up Caribou Festival’s Beer Garden

This summer, Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen, Minnesota, will be hosting the 8th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival.The festival runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 13, 14, and 15 in the Sawtooth Mountains in Lutsen, Minnesota. Now, The Growler Magazine is offering you a chance to win two Beer Garden tickets, which allow you … [ Read more]

Enter For Your Chance To Win Two Tickets To The Blue Ox Music Festival

For its fourth year, the Blue Ox Music Festival is back, welcoming music lovers with a loaded lineup of rootsy musicians and bands to come play within the pine and hardwood forests just outside of Eau Claire. For three summery nights, June 14–16, the festival will showcase some of the hottest bluegrass, roots, and Americana … [ Read more]

Win Two Tickets to Hotlist for No Kid Hungry

One in six kids nationally are food insecure, meaning they regularly do not know where their next meal is coming from. The Growler, and Share Our Strength—a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America—are partnering to give one winner two complimentary tickets to the Hotlist for No Kid Hungry event on June 21. Through … [ Read more]

Grrrowler of the Month: Bean Dip

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: Bean Dip Age: 6 months Gender: Male Breed: Manchester Terrier / Xoloitzcuintle / Mixed (short coat) Weight: 26 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: TBD House trained: In progress Crate trained: In … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Guide to Cider Week 2018

Celebrating all-things cider, the annual Minnesota Cider Week is back and ready for sipping action. Running June 2–9, this week-long celebration, organized by the Minnesota Cider Guild, highlights our state’s locally crafted cider, as well as many of the establishments that embrace and support the fast-growing industry. The week is full of events, from special … [ Read more]

Taste of the Great Lakes: The changing food scenes of Milwaukee, Detroit, and Toronto

The Great Lakes are home to some of the largest metropolises in the Upper Midwest, and it’s no surprise why. The shipping industry helped build port cities like Detroit, Milwaukee, and Toronto into the towering urban landscapes they are today. But while they are linked in their industrial origins, each city’s identity is as unique … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: June 2018

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on recent remarkable beverages. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.   Brian Kaufenberg, Editor-in-Chief ■ Lakefront Fixed Gear American Red IPA Lakefront Brewery is Milwaukee’s stalwart craft brewery, and their year-round Fixed Gear is a reliable fixture of their … [ Read more]

J.J. Taylor–MN president Christopher Morton and Teamsters’ Ed Reynoso outline contract agreement to end seven-week strike

The nearly seven-week strike by 93 members of Teamsters Local 792 against distribution company J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota came to an end late Thursday, May 24, 2018. According to a tweet from Teamsters Local 792, the contract between the striking employees and Minnesota’s largest beer distributor was overwhelmingly ratified: “all along it was … [ Read more]

Backyard or Backcountry: Make the most of your Memorial Day weekend

Ahhh, Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer when we hardy Minnesotans can finally soak up some vitamin D, kick back with a beer, and enjoy being outside without the risk of frostbite. Winter will be upon us before we know it (sorry, but you know it’s true), so let’s savor our outside time … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Avocadarita at fig + farro

Margaritas and avocados go hand in hand, especially when the weather turns hot and humid. And at fig + farro, both can literally be in your hand at the same time with their Avocadarita. “Avocados lend an amazing, creamy mouthfeel and an awesome light color,” says Michael Dunn, bartender at fig + farro. “Sweet orange, … [ Read more]

The Growler’s guide to Art-A-Whirl 2018

Spring has sprung (finally), and Northeast Minneapolis is springing into a whirlwind of a weekend—it’s the 23rd annual Art-A-Whirl. From May 18–20, thousands of people will descend on the area to browse art, tour studios and galleries, and watch artists’ creative techniques. But people need to eat, drink, and take a load-off, too, so many … [ Read more]

The Growler names editor-in-chief, announces new editorial staff

  The Growler is pleased to announce Brian Kaufenberg is stepping into the role of editor-in-chief of The Growler effective May 14, 2018, succeeding the magazine’s original editor-in-chief, Joseph Alton. Kaufenberg, an English major from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has worked as a writer, photographer, and editor for the magazine since January 2013, most recently … [ Read more]

Grrrowler of the Month: Atticus

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: Atticus Age: 6 years Gender: Male Breed: Miniature Schnauzer / Terrier Weight: 14 lbs Dog friendly: Depends (see below) Cat friendly: Depends (see below) Kid friendly: TBD House trained: Yes Crate trained: No – … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win A Watch From Continental Diamond

The Growler is partnering with Continental Diamond this May and offering readers a chance to win a watch. The lucky winner will have their choice between an Extreme Men’s Watch by Philip Stein (retail value of$800) or a Signature Deco Ladies Watch by Michele (retail value of $975), courtesy of Continental Diamond. Only one watch … [ Read more]