The Mill: Art Crawl, Fall Fetes, BrewDogs and more

The Mill is getting breezy. We’re weathering the gusts and sneaking in some long bike rides. We’re playing Kubb before the snow blankets our fields (have you found Issue 16 yet? If not #snagamag now!). What’s on tap for you this week in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: First two dozen pints come with … [ Read more]

The Mill: Boarfest, a Beer Pipeline, and more

The Mill is gaining momentum into the fourth quarter. The Great American Beer Fest is back in Denver this weekend, new breweries and taprooms are opening at a record pace, and fresh hops and Oktoberfests are filling our weekends. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: This Thursday, October 2nd, stop … [ Read more]

The Best of Oktoberfest Minnesota 2014

It’s just about Oktoberfest time, so break out your lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for these local events. Any other Oktoberfest events we should add to the list? Tweet us @growlermag. Friday, September 19 The new Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers in Uptown will be tapping a firkin with Lift Bridge at 6pm. $10 gets you a … [ Read more]

Grrrowlers of the Month presented by Secondhand Hounds and 612Brew

612Brew is set to host a fundraiser for Secondhand Hounds, an organization that provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! In preparation for their big fundraising event on September 2, we are proudly presenting for the first time three Grrrowlers of … [ Read more]

The Mill: In Cahoots and Uneasy Detente

The Mill has returned from the lake. Duluth treated us to a gorgeous 84 degrees to sample from 66 breweries in Bayfront Festival Park. Now it’s time to get collaborative at Red Stag and find some interesting new summer beers. Got any inside brew info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: We’ve added an interesting twist to … [ Read more]

The Mill: 612Brew Day and Charitable Drinking

The Mill is feeling content with long nights, cribbage marathons and the occasional Hamm’s. Don’t forget to hop on the Green Line this weekend and support some construction-plagued businesses. We sure plan to, and we’ll update you as we do. Events: Mayor Hodges will declare this Thursday “SIX ONE TWO BREW DAY” in the city … [ Read more]

Press Release: Mayor Hodges Declares June 12, 2014 “612Brew Day” in City of Minneapolis

Come and enjoy a pint with us on June 12. Or, as we and the City of Minneapolis like to call it, SIX ONE TWO BREW DAY! MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 9, 2014 – We all look forward to our birthday or anniversary or special holidays. They are earmarked in our planners, circled on our calendars and … [ Read more]

The Mill: Street Fests and Summer Seasonals

By John Garland The Mill is settling into the summer groove with street festivals, sidewalk seating, and the running path on Lake Calhoun looking like 694 during rush hour. Brew News: Indeed Brewing has announced their “Indeed We Can” initiative, in which all net profits from Wednesday taproom operations (3-11pm) will be donated to a local … [ Read more]

Omnibus 2014: How Minnesota’s new laws affect craft brewers

By John Garland The state’s newest liquor laws have been in effect for two weeks. Previously, we talked to local distillers about their plans for cocktail rooms. This week, we decided to dig a little deeper into the provisions that affect brewers—namely, the ability for brewery taprooms to operate on Sundays and fill any growler … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 4/3–4/6

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here to protect you from a spring snow storm and provide you with plenty of fun weekend activities. Expand your brain at the Science Museum’s Fermentational Informational or join a discussion on women in the craft beer industry at the Minnesota Museum … [ Read more]

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This Week in Arts MN: First Thursdays, A Chaste Maid, Jennifer Davis’ Joyride, Live Music at Loring Pasta Bar, and 2 openings at SooVAC

April Fools’ officially begins Monday at midnight, so we hope you’ve all been ruminating on which gags you’ll pull on friends and family, as well as which of your coworkers’ goat you’ll get and how. As a tribute to the jokesters and young-at-heart of the world, this week’s events were aptly chosen because of their … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/13-3/16

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The weekend is just around the corner and our Weekend Events Preview is here to help you brainstorm. Should you go to a local art show on Thursday? Maybe enjoy the Great Outdoors at Fitger’s Bockfest? Sample local beer and wings all day at the Wings & Beer Fest? Or … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview: 2/13-2/16

This week was a busy one here at The Growler. With Issue 11 on stands now we are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Below we’ve got a preview of great events from 612Brew’s first birthday, to Stout Week at Groveland Tap, and Indeed’s release of the 2014 Burr Grinder Coffee Ale. Oh yeah, … [ Read more]

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612Brew Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Happy First Birthday 612Brew!  To celebrate their One Year Anniversary, 612Brew is throwing quite the party Thursday February 13th. Festivities begin at 4pm, and for the first hour each person gets their first beer on the house! From there 612Brew will be hosting live music from Nathan Miller, Chris Holm, and Picasso Baby as well as … [ Read more]

What’s in a (Beer) Name?

How breweries come up with your favorite brew’s name By Louis Garcia When you walk into your local beer store something is quickly apparent: the number of beer styles and breweries to choose from is staggering. With so much on store shelves, naming a beer has become important for local breweries trying to stick out … [ Read more]

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A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20