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]

10 takeaways from the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference

On July 4, 1776, a group of disenfranchised colonists gathered in Philadelphia to sign their names on a document asserting their independence. Nearly two and a half centuries later, a host of independent craft brewers from around the U.S. and the rest of the world came to Philadelphia to continue the fight for America’s craft beer … [ Read more]

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The year ahead: predictions for 2016 Minnesota beer trends

The editorial team at The Growler sat down with Minnesota Business to share our predictions for 2016 beer trends in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. From rural/suburban expansion (we think you’ll see more of it) to collaborations (increased collabs between breweries, distilleries, and wineries), and a renewed focus on local ingredients to a bold prediction for the … [ Read more]

5 factors driving the evolution of Minnesota beer

August Schell Brewing Company marked its 150th anniversary in 2010, a milestone that only a handful of other breweries can claim. The brewing industry has changed a lot in those 150 years: the advent of mechanical refrigeration, the ascension of the first beer barons, Prohibition, industry consolidation, near bankruptcy, and the rise of the craft … [ Read more]

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The Year in Beer 2014

Minnesota has seen significant growth in craft beer over the past 12 months, and all signs point to an equally impressive 2015. By our count Minnesota currently has more than 75 breweries and brewpubs in operation. We now have more breweries in the state than we have had at any point since Prohibition. In addition … [ Read more]