Community for All Brewery Crawl

Join us Saturday, March 30th (12pm–6pm) for the first annual Community for All Brewery Crawl! Raise money for local nonprofits, while enjoying great craft beer! $15 of your ticket is donated to your favorite charity. The self-guided crawl will be a day of fun at over 15 of the best craft breweries in Minneapolis, St. … [ Read more]

Springbrook Autumn Sampler

Our 2nd Annual Springbrook Autumn Sampler will be on Friday, September 14th! Enjoy a night of tastings, giveaways, food samples—all while helping raise money for education opportunities at Springbrook Nature Center. Have great food and drinks, listen to music, and get the chance to win some items and support a great cause. The event will include … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: January 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, Managing Editor ★ New Glarus Cherry Stout This beer is less stout than it is cherry grand cru, but whatever you call it, it’s damn good. Sweet … [ Read more]

First Look: 56 Brewing’s new taproom and brewery to open May 5

Photos by Kevin Kramer, The Growler Just blocks away from their original California Street production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, 56 Brewing is putting the finishing touches on their new 20-barrel brewhouse and taproom before their May 5 grand opening celebration. The new facility is a major upgrade for the Community Supported Brewery, which operated a five-barrel brewing … [ Read more]

8 things every brewery should do to be more conservation-minded

The idea of being more sustainable can be daunting for any brewer when you consider all the heat, water, and ingredients in play, not to mention the potential for waste. But when you get to the core of sustainability, it comes down to maximizing usage, buying smart, and giving back. Here are eight ways any … [ Read more]

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Broken Clock Brewing Coop moving into 56 Brewing’s California St. brewery

There’s no shortage of beer news in Northeast Minneapolis. HeadFlyer Brewery recently announced plans to open on East Hennepin and 56 Brewing is moving down the road to a bigger space at the end of the year. In relation to that move, 56 also recently sold their 700-square-foot nanobrewery at 3134 California St NE to … [ Read more]

56 Brewing announces move and plans for taproom

It wasn’t long ago that taprooms were a new, untested concept, but in today’s market there are few breweries operating without one. The lack of a taproom has been a drawback for 56 Brewing at their current space at 3134 California St NE in Minneapolis. Founders Kale and Kerry Johnson have had to turn away … [ Read more]

Growth by demand: 56 Brewing to add outdoor taproom, continue growler delivery

56 Brewing didn’t expect to reach capacity at their Northeast Minneapolis brewhouse in just two months. Granted, there’s just 710 square feet of production space to work with in the former NorthGate facility at 3134 California St. NE. But the small production brewery has plans to grow beyond just selling growlers onsite. “We didn’t have … [ Read more]

Your Guide to Sunday Growler Sales in Minneapolis

Following passage at the state level and subsequent approval by the Minneapolis City Council, Sunday growler sales will be legal in Minneapolis starting this Sunday, June 14. Below is a listing of Minneapolis breweries and brewpubs that will be selling growlers on Sundays and their hours. In terms of special offers to mark the occasion … [ Read more]

Now Open (or Damn Close): 56 Brewing

A simple Twitter post from NorthGate Brewing this past summer announcing their plans to expand in a new location was the spark that lit the fire for husband and wife Kale and Kerry Johnson. Kale, a professional engineer and five-year homebrewer, reached out to NorthGate, curious to know what their plans were with the old … [ Read more]