Pride in Brewing – Give Back Tuesday at LTD Brewing

Gray Duck Media, parent company to The Beer Dabbler, The Growler Magazine, and Twin Cities Pride Magazine, feels strongly that the craft beer industry is strengthened, not impeded, by diversity. After receiving a homophobic email from a Minnesota brewery in response to an invitation to participate in the 2018 Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride, … [ Read more]

The Beers and Icons of Pride Dabbler 2018

Dabblers, unite! Friday, June 22, the Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride makes its way back to Loring Park for the seventh year of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and craft beverages. This year’s theme  is “Icon,” and each of the 53 participating Minnesota breweries and cideries will craft a special beer or cider inspired by … [ Read more]

10 things you need to know about Winter Beer Dabbler 2018

Dabbler Day is nearly upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet, incoming snowstorm and all. For those who are new to the Winter Beer Dabbler, or just as a quick refresher for everyone before Saturday, here are 10 things that you may … [ Read more]

And The Beer Dazzler Award goes to…

Stay tuned for more details on our first annual #BeerDazzler Award — to be bestowed to the best beer at the fest tomorrow. #BDWC17 pic.twitter.com/SZCuOASZzV — The Growler Magazine (@growlermag) February 3, 2017 The Growler Magazine is proud to introduce The Beer Dazzler Award, making its debut tomorrow at the 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter … [ Read more]

Win Dad’s Day with The Growler’s Gift Guide

Father’s Day is a week from Sunday, and there may not be a harder holiday for shopping. Dads are famously self-reliant. They’re dads—they’ve already taken care of everything! So what do you get the man who usually gets everything himself? How about a chance to maneuver a 26-ton excavator? How about a bike trip between … [ Read more]

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Here’s the tap list for the Beer Dabbler Craft Beer Corner at CHS Field

It’s “Game On!” once again for the St. Paul Saints as they open the 2016 season tonight against the Gary Southshore Railcats at CHS Field. For many fans, the lineup on the field plays second fiddle to a more important lineup: the tap list at the Beer Dabbler Craft Beer Corner, located in the left field … [ Read more]

Tickets on sale today for Pride Beer Dabbler, event to feature 50+ one-off beers

Tickets go on sale today at noon for the 5th Annual Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride, taking place from 5:30–9:30pm on Friday, June 24 in Loring Park. In previous years, The Beer Dabbler’s craft beer festival that kicked off Twin Cities Pride weekend brought together food trucks and breweries to craft special pairings. With an updated … [ Read more]

PHOTOS: 2016 Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

They came. They saw. They dabbled. Almost 9,000 people descended on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the 2016 Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival. With temperatures in the 30s for much of the festival and a brief snow/sleet mix that helped disperse the crowds just after beer officially stopped being poured, it seems … [ Read more]

Insider’s Guide to the 2016 Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

Snow is falling, Rice Park is filled with ice sculptures, and darker beers are dominating local tap lines. Winter is here, friends, and with it comes our favorite cold-weather festival—The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival. As a sister company to The Beer Dabbler and after seven years of sipping beers in every weather condition that Minnesota’s … [ Read more]

Win tickets to the 2016 Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler before they go on sale

The beer festival that could only happen in Minnesota is returning for a seventh year and The Growler has your chance at a pair of tickets before they go on sale to the general public. The 2016 Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler returns to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Feb. 6, 2016, from 3:30–7:30pm with more than … [ Read more]

Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2015 in Photos

On January 24, 2015, more than 7,500 craft beer fans from more than 30 different states gathered at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for Minnesota’s largest outdoor winter beer fest — The 6th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival. The Growler was on site to take part in the revelry. Below are a few of our favorite … [ Read more]

The Mill: Fitger’s Expands and More

The Mill is easing in to the summer routine. We’re smoothing out our tan lines, adjusting our biking routes around flood waters, and taking advantage of the long nights. Do you have any inside beer info? Or just want to get worked in a game of bocce at Republic? Let me know @johnpgarland. Announcements: Endion … [ Read more]

Brrr Dabbler Winter Carnival Recap

By Doug Hoverson A true test of Minnesota heartiness — The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2014 was an extreme example of what makes Minnesota great. Even as the weather forecast for the weekend became ominously cold, the last few tickets for the bigger, broader Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival sold out. Apparently local craft beer lovers … [ Read more]

The Growler Visits the Current’s Morning Show

In case you missed it this morning on 89.3 The Current you can listen to our very own managing editor, Joe Alton, talk with Jill Riley and Steve Seel about the latest trends in the Minnesota craft beer scene here. They spoke about the newly opened Sociable Cider Werks and the difference between some of the large … [ Read more]

New Location for the Summer Beer Dabbler

The Beer Dabbler just announced details for a brand new location for the 5th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler. Dabblers will join fellow beer lovers on Saturday, July 20th for an afternoon of sampling craft beer from over 65 breweries, eating delicious food from some of the Twin Cities best food trucks, and enjoying live music … [ Read more]