Rosé all day not just for wine anymore

Rosé has grown to dominate the summer wine scene, but it hasn’t stopped there. The pink drink of choice has also inspired breweries and cideries to attempt to capture its floral, fruity flavors, resulting in a not-insignificant lineup of beers and ciders that are as delightful to look at as they are to drink. Wine-inspired … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Michael Koppelman of Badger Hill Brewing Company

It is midday on a Friday, one of the first 70-degree days in May, and Badger Hill Brewing Company’s taproom is hushed, save for a few lone wolves flipping through newspapers at the bar. I’m here to meet with Michael Koppelman, part owner and head brewer of Badger Hill. Though we’ve never met before, he … [ Read more]

Finnegans and Badger Hill team up in new brewing partnership

Finnegans, the nonprofit beer company currently building its Finnegans House brewery and social entrepreneurship incubator in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced it will be partnering with Badger Hill Brewing Company in a unique business arrangement known as an alternating proprietorship. While both companies remain separate entities, the partnership allows the breweries to share each other’s infrastructure and will help … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: March 2017

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. Badger Hill Brewing & Todd Haug, HEXIT Braggot IPA, Keith Grauman, Web Editor We’re in trouble. Why? Because bees are in trouble. Of the 100 crop … [ Read more]

Badger Hill to release Todd Haug’s HEXIT on Jan. 28

Todd Haug’s Minnesota swan song, HEXIT, will be released at Badger Hill Brewing on Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon. The beer will be available for purchase in 750ml bottles, on draft at the taproom, and at some retail locations following the event. The beer is a dry-hopped braggot made with 600 pounds of honey. Badger Hill’s … [ Read more]

Beers for Bob: 10 perfect pairings honoring Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan became the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In honor of this achievement by one of Minnesota’s most recognizable native sons, here are 10 of our favorite Dylan songs or albums and their perfect Minnesota beer … [ Read more]

Badger Hill to brew Arrogant Bastard Ale

Shakopee’s Badger Hill Brewing Company is about to get a little arrogant. Badger Hill is one of 18 breweries from around the world selected to brew a one-time batch of Arrogant Bastard Ale to benefit Foster Care to Success. Once a Stone Brewing flagship and now its own brand (see below video), Arrogant Bastard is a 7.2% … [ Read more]

Badger Hill debuts two new beers in ‘Porch Pounder’ split six-pack

Badger Hill Brewing is gearing up for summer in the best way possible: with two new beers in a split six-pack they’re dubbing the “Porch Pounder.” The first of the two is Hop Hill Pale Ale, a 5.2% ABV, 45 IBU citrusy pale ale brewed with Centennial and CTZ hops, and pale, Carapils, and Munich … [ Read more]

Badger Hill and Valleyfair team up to make special 40th anniversary beer

Valleyfair Amusement Park is turning 40 this year. To celebrate, they reached out to their Shakopee neighbor Badger Hill Brewing to create an exclusive beer to mark the occasion. High Roller Extra Park Ale will be released Friday, May 13, and will be available at Atomic Beer, Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Depot Refreshments inside Valleyfair, as well … [ Read more]

Badger Hill to release Cherry Double Dunkel Nov. 11

A beer that Badger Hill Brewing Company co-founder Britt Krekelberg calls “a labor of love” will be released on Nov. 11 at the Badger Hill taproom in Shakopee. Cherry Double Dunkel is a 9% ABV German weizenbock that was brewed with German caramel and white wheat, fermented with weizen yeast, and aged on almost two pounds … [ Read more]

Minnesota breweries take home hardware from 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Two Minnesota breweries took home awards at the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, held recently in Oxford, Ohio, at which nearly 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles went up against one another in blind taste tests scored by judges from the U.S., Canada, and England. New Ulm’s August Schell Brewing Company won (another) gold medal … [ Read more]

Book Dabbler: Violent Nature in The Dig

When I opened the bottle of Badger Hill’s High Road Everyday Ale and passed it to my dad, neither of us expected it to fizz up and foam over. The beer flowed over my outstretched hand and spilled onto the floor. Dad stayed dry in his recliner, fortunately, but the dog, Gus, ran for the … [ Read more]

Clarity in Thinking: Lucid Brewing on Growth and American Sky Acquisition

Opening a brewery isn’t easy. Between the up-front capital needed to purchase equipment and learning the ropes as you go, just like any startup business there’s a lot of uncertainty and risk involved, which is why Lucid Brewing Company’s alternating proprietorship model seems to make sense: why go it alone when you can throw in … [ Read more]

Badger Hill High Road Everyday Ale

Badger Hill Brewing Company High Road Everyday Ale 5% ABV, 24 IBU The epitome of an everyday brew, perfect for in the boat, mowing the lawn, at a campfire, or grilling dinner. With the individual flavor that only a micro-scale can accommodate, this sessionable ale will pair well with anything you make, from grilled chicken … [ Read more]

MN Beer Events Calendar, October-November 2013 Edition

Your Guide to Twin Cities Beer — and Fun — for the Next two Months   October 2 “Meet the Brewer” with Badger Hill Zeke’s Unchained Animal || 3508 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55406 || 6 – 7 p.m. These newcomers to the South Minneapolis bar and beer scene are teaming up to have brewers … [ Read more]