The Mash-Up: Beer for Winter Carnival Treasure Hunters Debuts

With over 170 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up to date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a … [ Read more]

Climate Change Trivia – Bad Weather Brewing

Test your wits, and drink for a cause. Join us at the kickoff of the Brewing a Better Climate Trivia Series at Bad Weather Brewing! Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is traveling to breweries across the state with climate change trivia, quizzing you on the science, sounds, sights, and pop culture. Not a climate … [ Read more]

To Haze, Or Not to Haze?

New England IPAs are divisive. Some argue the style converts the hop-averse into enthusiastic proponents of hop flavor and aroma. Others point out their trademark haze can cause short shelf life, disguise bad brewing practices, and lead eager but uninformed consumers to value haze over quality. But at this point it’s hard to make the argument … [ Read more]

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Pride!

Purchase a passport from Twin Cities Pride and join us at five breweries for “Buy One Get One Free” offers from October 14-November 4. Turn your fully filled passport in to Pride staff on November 4 to enter a drawing for Kinky Boots tickets (April 3 at the Ordway). One $20 passport provides a BOGO … [ Read more]

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Pride!

Purchase a passport from Twin Cities Pride and join us at five breweries for “Buy One Get One Free” offers from October 14-November 4. Turn your fully filled passport in to Pride staff on November 4 to enter a drawing for Kinky Boots tickets (April 3 at the Ordway). One $20 passport provides a BOGO … [ Read more]

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Pride!

Purchase a passport from Twin Cities Pride and join us at five breweries for “Buy One Get One Free” offers from October 14-November 4. Turn your fully filled passport in to Pride staff on November 4 to enter a drawing for Kinky Boots tickets (April 3 at the Ordway). One $20 passport provides a BOGO … [ Read more]

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Pride!

Purchase a passport from Twin Cities Pride and join us at five breweries for “Buy One Get One Free” offers from October 14-November 4. Turn your fully filled passport in to Pride staff on November 4 to enter a drawing for Kinky Boots tickets (April 3 at the Ordway). One $20 passport provides a BOGO … [ Read more]

Beer imitates art at Mia’s Artoberfest

Long before today’s smartphones, selfie sticks, and Instagram, artists were commissioned to document the every day happenings of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art focuses on the masterful works of view painters, including Canaletto, Bellotto, Robert, Panini, and Guardi. Head over to Mia … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Solar Wave Golden IPA

In our DIY Issue, Michael Dawson breaks down the basic steps of reverse engineering your favorite beer. This recipe appeared alongside that article. In the spirit of scaling down production beers for the homebrew system, here’s a recipe from our friends at Chop & Brew. Solar Wave Golden IPA is a beer developed in collaboration … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: November 2016

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2010, John Garland, Senior Editor Rioja is the perfect wine for late fall. It’s rich and concentrated but with a softness on … [ Read more]

Bad Weather’s Joe Giambruno reflects on first year of taproom

Bad Weather Brewing Company will celebrate the first anniversary of their West Seventh Street taproom this Saturday. Co-owner Joe Giambruno, who spends much of his time in the taproom, doesn’t hesitate when asked what it’s meant for the brewery. “Obviously, it’s the greatest thing in the world,” he says, “but that doesn’t take away from what … [ Read more]

Fair trial: Our favorite new State Fair libations

Drinking at the Minnesota State Fair is all about balance. You don’t want anything too thick or heavy, nor anything too dry. You’re looking for something crisp and tart, light and refreshing. Something to pep you up. Something to help you slink amidst 100,000 of your closest statesmen. Something to help wash away whatever cheese and … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing Company celebrates 3 years with 18 taps

Today, March 21, is Bad Weather Brewing Company’s official third anniversary. But they aren’t celebrating—at least not yet. The St. Paul brewery announced via Twitter this morning that their big anniversary bash will be held all day Saturday, April 16, and feature a mouth-watering line-up of beers—a whopping 18 of them—including a new Storm Cellar … [ Read more]

Photos: Before and after at Bad Weather’s new St. Paul brewery and taproom

Before photos by Brian Kaufenberg, after photos by Aaron Davidson One might expect a brewery preparing for its grand opening to be somewhere between hectic and a complete madhouse, but that’s not the case at Bad Weather. On Wednesday morning, two days before they officially open their doors, the guys behind Bad Weather Brewing Company were … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing announces grand opening of St. Paul taproom

Bad Weather Brewing Company is throwing a grand opening party for their new St. Paul brewery and taproom on Oct. 9 from 3pm–12am. The brewery is located at 414 W 7th St, just five blocks down from the Xcel Energy Center. On tap for the event will be Bad Weather’s flagship, Windvane, seasonals Omnious, Firefly Rye, and … [ Read more]