The Lowertown Paradox: Can artists build a community without pricing themselves out?

When Mike Savage emerged from the alleyway with a black suit and black hat, holding high his black umbrella, you could tell this was no ordinary funeral. It was a wake for the JAX, an old warehouse building that, for years, held the heart of St. Paul’s arts community. The memorial procession was a New … [ Read more]

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AleSmith says ‘Your art here’ for Evil Dead Red label

San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company is giving artists a chance to have their work grace the label of their fall seasonal, Evil Dead Red Ale. The 6.66% ABV, 24 IBU red ale features citrusy and piney American hops with rich, sweet, bready flavors from the use of caramel malts. It pours a “deep, blood-red” and true … [ Read more]

Surly Brewing Co. Needs a New Coaster. You Should Design It.

Calling all beer-inspired artists! If you are an avid reader of The Growler you know we have a special place in our heart for the artistically inclined. This one goes out to all you “artists, designers, and doodlers out there in Growler Nation.” Surly is running their “kind-of-annual” Surly Brewing Coaster Contest and they want your submissions. … [ Read more]