7 Minnesota breweries take gold, silver, and bronze at the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Over 7,000 beers from around the world were judged in over 130 style categories for the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship, and seven Minnesota breweries came away with 10 total medals. The U.S. Open Beer Championship was judged blind by judges from England, Canada, and the United States. Unlike other beer competitions, it is the … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: July 2019

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 New Glarus Summer Sour This June, I found myself traveling through New Glarus, Wisconsin, the very same weekend the eponymous brewery was doing a bottle release … [ Read more]

Tickets now on sale for Unlabeled No. 1: Hazy IPA

The Growler Magazine is proud to announce the launch of a brand new kind of beer festival series, never before seen in Minnesota or the U.S.—Unlabeled: A Blind Tasting Showdown. Similar to other beer festivals, Unlabeled will allow attendees the chance to sample dozens of beers from different breweries. The twist? The tasting is 100 … [ Read more]

Lupulin Brewing Company Acquiring Hydra Beer Company, Opening Second Lupulin Taproom in Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakotans living on the South Dakota/Minnesota border have been able to get Lupulin Brewing Company’s beers at liquor stores and on tap throughout their state since April 2019, when the Big Lake, Minnesota, brewery expanded its brewhouse and partnered with Global Distributing, Inc. Soon, they’ll also be able to post up at Lupulin’s second brewery … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Outdoor Guide

During the four glorious months that compose summer in the Midwest, the call of the wild echoes over the plains and through the river valleys, through the forests and along the lake shores, and into our hearts and minds.  For some, the call stokes the fires of adventure and self-reliance. It’s a chance to test … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: June 2019

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. Ellen Burkhardt, Managing Editor Seedlip Spice 94 Spoiler alert: This spirit is not really a spirit. Before dismissing it, hear me out. I thoroughly enjoy a good cocktail. … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: May 2019

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 Ursa Minor El Jefe American Sour Ale For such a young brewery, Duluth’s Ursa Minor is showing off some real maturity with its El Jefe American … [ Read more]

Win Two Tickets to CLINK! Minnesota’s Largest Local Wine Pop-Up Shop

CLINK! is Minnesota’s largest one-day “pop-up wine shop.” Hosted at Saint Paul’s Union Depot on Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 6pm, you could win two tickets to the premiere event. CLINK! brings wineries from across the state under a single roof. There’s wine sampling, savory perfectly paired foods, and you can buy up to … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Tourism Guide 2019

There’s nothing like a long, brutal winter to make a Minnesotan dream of escape. It’s been a lifetime, it seems, of scraping and shoveling and waddling along icy sidewalks like a penguin, shoulders hunched, lips chapped, cursing your hardy ancestors who thought this might be a good locale to set up shop. To make things … [ Read more]

Growler Giveaway: Sign Up For A Chance To Win A Pair Of Tickets to the Hopped Up Caribou Festival in Lutsen, Minnesota

Join homegrown brewing Heroes-handpicked for their mastery of the craft and bravery in the face of homogenization on the mountain above Lake Superior. Share Stories. Sample new recipes. And save humanity from itself, one glass at a time. Grab a friend and head up to Minnesota’s North Shore for the 9th annual Hopped Up Caribou … [ Read more]

Four Minnesotans are 2019 James Beard finalists

The finalists for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced from Houston this morning, and four Minnesotans have punched their ticket to the awards galas. They are: Best Chef Midwest Ann Kim, Young Joni (See: Kim chats with Steve Hoffman about KFC and Kimchi) Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe (See: Steve Hoffman’s interview with Malone and … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: April 2019

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 Ferme de Beau Soleil Cidre Fermier Breton Bio As a lover of Old World ciders, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all the imported ciders I’m … [ Read more]

Three Minnesota breweries among the top 50 in the U.S.

Three Minnesota breweries are on the Brewers Association’s annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the U.S. and the 50 top overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Summit Brewing Company, August Schell Brewing Company, and Surly Brewing Company came in at 24th, 25th, and 34th, respectively, … [ Read more]

Growler Giveaway: Sign Up For A Chance To Win A Private Happy Hour Party at FINNEGANS

In the same spirit that buys a pint for a lad down on his luck, FINNEGANS believes in helping those in need. That’s why they donate every penny of their profits to the FINNEGANS Community Fund. What better reason to raise a pint or two? Or 12? The company aims to be a leader in social … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: March 2019

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. John Garland, Deputy Editor Clutch Outta’ Style Cream Pale Ale I’m a sucker for cream ales. Despite the name, these beers do not contain lactose (unlike basically every other … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul