Keith Grauman

About Keith Grauman

Keith Grauman is the web editor at The Growler. When he's not drinking beer at work, he can be found homebrewing, reading comics or playing with his kids in the front yard of his south Minneapolis home.

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Founders KBS hitting shelves & taps this week

One of the most sought-after barrel-aged beers in the world is hitting store shelves and draft lines this week. Founders KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolate and aged in oak bourbon barrels in caves that were at one time gypsum mines beneath Grand Rapids, Michigan. The beer was the first Founders ever … [ Read more]

Modist Brewing turning boil kettle into hot tub for first anniversary party

Modist Brewing Company was built on a philosophy of “modifying” traditional beer styles and brewing practices in the name of imagination and experimentation. Over their first year in business, Modist has put that philosophy into practice by releasing beers like their First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager and German Fat Cap, a German festbier and … [ Read more]

Women of Dangerous Man brew together for International Women’s Day

Dangerous Man Brewing bartender Grace Sell is a self-described “heavy snoozer.” When her alarm goes off most mornings, it marks the beginning of a process that finally ends with her getting out of bed about an hour later. But today was different. “I only snoozed once!” she exclaimed with pride to taproom manager Maggie Pears, who … [ Read more]

Gov. Dayton signs Sunday liquor sales bill into law

It’s official—beginning July 2, 2017, Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will be a thing of the past. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law today that removes the Prohibition-era ban and gives liquor retailers the option of being open on Sundays. The bill passed through the legislature with bipartisan support, gaining approval from … [ Read more]

Eat out to help fight hunger this month with FINNEGANS & Minnesota FoodShare

FINNEGANS Brewing and Minnesota FoodShare have teamed up with eight Twin Cities restaurants to raise money and increase awareness about hunger in Minnesota through a friendly cooking competition—the 2nd Annual FINNEGANS Chef Food Fight. In conjunction with Minnesota FoodShare’s March Hunger Awareness Campaign, chefs at the restaurants were given the challenge of developing a menu item that incorporates … [ Read more]

Modist Brewing begins canning

Modist Brewing Company, your choice for the Best New Brewery of 2016, are releasing their first tallboy cans on the retail market this week. The two beers Modist chose to package for their first run of cans are favorites at their North Loop taproom: First Call Cold Press Coffee Lager and DREAMYARD American IPA, which … [ Read more]

PHOTOS: Guillermo del Toro exhibit at Mia will haunt your dreams

Beginning this weekend and running through May 28, visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will have the opportunity to peek inside the mind of famed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro through the first-ever museum exhibition of del Toro’s personal collection of artifacts, movie props, comic books, art, and more. “Guillermo del Toro: At Home With … [ Read more]

Sunday liquor sales bill clears final hurdle, headed to Governor Dayton’s desk

On Thursday, March 2, the Minnesota House of Representatives re-passed House File 30, a bill that will legalize the sale of alcohol from retail establishments on Sundays. Having passed the House and the Senate, the bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Mark Dayton, who has said he will sign it into law. Both the House … [ Read more]

Minnesota Senate approves Sunday liquor sales; bill likely heading to conference committee

By a vote of 38-28, the Minnesota Senate today passed a bill to lift the Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales. However, due to a discrepancy between the Senate bill and the one passed by the House of Representatives last week, the legislation is now likely headed for a conference committee where lawmakers from both legislative bodies will … [ Read more]

Sunday liquor sales headed to Senate floor for vote on Monday

The Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill that would lift the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales this Monday, Feb. 27, at 11am. The bill’s chief author, Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona), said he expects it to pass. “I wouldn’t bring it to the floor if I didn’t think it has the votes to pass,” … [ Read more]

Sunday sales bill approved by Senate Commerce Committee, headed for floor vote

Sunday liquor sales took another step forward on Wednesday as the Senate Commerce Committee voted 7–4 in favor a bill aimed at lifting the Prohibition-era ban. The bill will now head to the Senate floor for a vote. While a date for the vote has not been set, it’s expected to take place in the coming week … [ Read more]

Sunday sales approved by Minnesota House of Representatives

For the first time since the decades-old ban went into effect, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow Sunday liquor sales in the state. The bill, which was approved by a vote of 85–45, would allow liquor stores to be open between 10am–6pm and prohibit the delivery of alcohol to off-sale retailers … [ Read more]

Founders to launch new barrel-aged beers, 19.2 oz. cans of All Day IPA in 2017

Michigan’s Founders Brewing Company will celebrate 20 years in 2017 and has some big plans in store for the milestone. First up, a new series of barrel-aged beers joining Founders’ hugely-popular Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) and Backwoods Bastard. The first release in the series will be Frootwood, which according to the brewery is a crisp, … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2016: Ben Boo and Eric Sannerud of Mighty Axe Hops

Before Mighty Axe Hops announced a massive expansion plan this summer, Minnesota’s hop-growing industry wasn’t much of an industry at all. The state’s overall production was driven primarily by a patchwork of small-scale growers operating on one-acre plots or smaller. While these farms were able to harvest enough hops to sell to their local brewery … [ Read more]