Dankest Day of the Year

We’re going to be blunt—On April 20, we’re throwing the most dope party you can think of for the second year in a row. So, grab your buds, roll into our joint, and experience a delicious pint from an infused cask. You can also enjoy FREE munchies and stoner-friendly tunes from DJ Flipstyle TC. Casks … [ Read more]

Smoke Signals at Insight Brewing

Winter is almost over, and Insight Brewing is welcoming the arrival of spring with open arms. On March 23, they’re celebrating spring with their annual Smoke Signals Beer Fest, including beer, BBQ, and bluegrass. Here’s what’s on tap: BEER SCHEDULE 1pm: Mango Dankbot 2pm: Triple Shot Banshee Cutter 3pm: Dandelion & Elderflower Brut IPA 4pm: … [ Read more]

Historic Casanova Liquors 3rd Wild/Sour Beer Cave Fest

Get your tickets now for Historic Casanova Liquors 3rd Wild/Sour Beer Cave Fest. This tasting event is held in the Historic Casanova Caves where you will be able to sample over 75 different wild and sour beers with your very own, custom sampling glass. There will also be appetizers from The Nova of Hudson by … [ Read more]

5th Annual Firkin Fest

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 5th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7 in Mobile, Alabama. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a … [ Read more]

11th Annual Firkin Fest

Spring is here, and that means one thing—it’s time for Firkin Fest. The Happy Gnome’s 11th iteration will include a collection of more than 60 one-of-a-kind, unfiltered, naturally carbonated, cask-conditioned beers from around Minnesota and across the United States. Local attendees to the fest include Steel Toe, Bad Weather, and Fulton, while the St. Paul … [ Read more]

Hullabaloo 2017

Let’s Hullabaloo! Our yam-packed fall fest is back for a sixth year of fun with all the fixins. On October 14 and 15, they are celebrating their harvest part with a bunch of beer, food, and live music. Flip on your flannel and let’s get this thing started. BREWS We’ll be pouring all your favorite … [ Read more]

Hullabaloo 2017

Let’s Hullabaloo! Our yam-packed fall fest is back for a sixth year of fun with all the fixins. On October 14 and 15, they are celebrating their harvest part with a bunch of beer, food, and live music. Flip on your flannel and let’s get this thing started. BREWS We’ll be pouring all your favorite … [ Read more]

St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival

The 2017 St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9. All money raised through this event goes to help improve the environment of the residents at St. Mary’s Care Center. The sampling will take place from 2-6pm, and guests can vote on their favorite beer and wine. There will also be … [ Read more]

More beer for your buck with Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Ticket Packages

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild has announced their 2016 festival line-up AND a special ticket package that will save you some cash on a ticket package to their entire year of beer sampling. At noon, Tuesday, December 1, the guild will release online ticket sales for packages to its 2016 craft beer festivals. 2016 Minnesota Craft … [ 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]

Nudity Required: A Stripped Down Version of a Beer Fest in the Poconos

Chances are if you are reading The Growler, you’ve been to a beer fest, you have a decent idea what the typical beer-fest-goer looks like , and you know that this is a questionable idea at best. On the weekend of June 27 – 29, 2014 you can ‘enjoy’ all the ammenites of your typical … [ Read more]

The ABCs of the GABF

By Joseph Alton and Brian Kaufenberg The 2013 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up this weekend in Denver, CO. This annual celebration of suds has grown to host nearly 50,000 attendees who have an opportunity to sample more than 3,000 beers from over 600 American breweries. Beer lovers from around the country and the … [ Read more]

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The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride

2nd Annual Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities PRIDE Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis When: Friday, June 28, 5:30-9:30 PM What: Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride acts as the official kick-off for the 2013 Twin Cities PRIDE Celebration, one of the largest in the nation. Other PRIDE activities will include a fireworks display, parade, concert and … [ Read more]

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A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul