The Growler Giveaway: Win tickets to Fair State’s Mixed Culture and Camp Fair State (Value $1,020)

The Growler Magazine and Fair State Brewing Cooperative are giving away the ultimate Fair State events prize package with tickets to the brewery’s two premier events: Mixed Culture and Camp Fair State. Mixed Culture, happening on June 15 at the Fair State taproom, is the brewery’s brewer-curated festival of fermentation, featuring rare beers from all … [ Read more]

How It’s Made: Behind the scenes at Woodchuck USA

This post and video is sponsored by Woodchuck USA You may know who took home the gold in this year’s Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards, but do you know how the awards themselves got made? We had the opportunity to visit Woodchuck USA in November to witness firsthand each step in the crafting of the 2018 … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Saving Minnesota’s pollinators one pint at a time

By the Minnesota Zoo Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by the Minnesota Zoo. Minnesota’s prairie butterflies and other pollinators are vanishing along with most of their habitat. The Dakota skipper, a small beautiful prairie butterfly, is on the verge of extinction due to habitat loss. Today, only about 1% of historic tallgrass prairie remains, and what … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Peaks meet prairies in new Odell and Lift Bridge collaboration beer

By Dan Parker, Craft Beer and Culinary Specialist at Original Gravity Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by Original Gravity Collaboration beers. It seems like everybody’s got one… or twelve. But many of them are little more than advertising opportunities—a way for a brewery to reach markets otherwise unexposed to its brand. A true collaborative effort, however, … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Like Comfortable Breweries and Cold, Tasty Beer? Thank J.C. Younger

Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by JCY Industrial Chillers. It’s no secret that commercial brewing generates a lot of heat and requires a regular supply of cool air for storage and refrigeration. Shop fans and kitchen-sized fridges might cut it in the world of homebrewing, but not in the commercial realm. So where do Minnesota’s … [ Read more]

Ten Key Legal Steps You Need to Take to Start Your Own Brewery

By Gregory B. Perleberg and Jeffrey C. O’Brien, Lommen Abdo Law Firm Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by Lommen Abdo Law Firm. Owning a brewery can be a lifelong dream come true. No more gray cubicles, and the ability to get paid to do something you love: make beer.  Starting a brewery, however, can be a daunting … [ Read more]