About Michael Rietmulder

Michael Rietmulder is a reporter with City Pages and former beer, spirits and nightlife writer for the Star Tribune and Vita.mn. He lives in Minneapolis and drinks in a lot of places.

Growing Pains: Toppling Goliath Confronts the Challenges of Expansion, Turnover, and Public Perception

Like a milk-chugging eighth grader, Toppling Goliath is on the verge of a summer growth spurt. Since opening in 2009, the small Decorah, Iowa, brewery has lit up the online trade boards with explosively hopped beers, such as its flagship pale ale PseudoSue and a bitter fiend’s dream Intergalactic Warrior. With Goliath’s demand far exceeding … [ Read more]