Brewers & Bourbon Bazaar

This is Stillwater’s original beer tasting event and, for the 13th annual celebration, we’re adding a few spirits to the menu. We’ll once again be aboard the Avalon Riverboat overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River in historic downtown Stillwater on Saturday, May 18th. The boat does not leave the dock during the event giving attendees … [ Read more]

PRIDE in Brewing Paddle it Forward @ Bent Paddle

Join us in celebrating diversity within the brewing community by attending one (or more!) of our partnering fundraisers being held to support the new PRIDE In Brewing Scholarship. Each of the events listed below will take place from 5-8 pm and $1 of every pint sold will go towards the scholarship. -Wednesday, August 22 Drink … [ Read more]

5 beers not to miss this Saturday at the Summer Beer Dabbler

There will be hundreds of beers flowing at the Summer Beer Dabbler, this Saturday, August 20th at CHS Field (and tickets are going fast so get yours now). But if a person had to narrow it down to five beers not to miss… Bent Paddle Old Fashioned ESB The winners of the Lord Dabbler’s Cup … [ Read more]

Everything you need to know for Bent Paddle’s Festiversary party

Bent Paddle Brewing Company is turning three, and taking over West Michigan Street for its annual Festiversary to celebrate. On Saturday, May 14, from 2–8pm, Bent Paddle’s block of West Michigan Street and surrounding parking lots will be filled with food trucks, vendors, activities, neighborhood groups, live music, and, of course, a whole lot of Bent Paddle … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle releases its barrel-aged beast of a beer

Lots of excitement for the release of the Double Shot Double Black! Enjoy it while you can! Details here: pic.twitter.com/ulIICJrAcr — Bent Paddle Brewing (@bentpaddlebeer) February 3, 2016 Bent Paddle Brewing Co. released its biggest beer to date on Wednesday, February 3. Barrel-aged Double Shot Double Black is a robust version of Bent Paddle’s black … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle Barrel-Aged Double Shot Double Black Ale coming to bottles

  Bent Paddle announced Wednesday, January 27 that its Barrel-Aged Double Shot Double Black Ale, which they sampled at The Growler and Nomad World Pub’s Craft Collective Night, will be released in 750-milliliter bottles in the near future. Barrel-Aged Double Shot Double Black Ale is an amped up version of the Duluth brewery’s Cold Press Black … [ Read more]

Vikre Distillery to Release First Whiskey November 20

Vikre Distillery has announced that their Sugarbush Whiskey will debut on November 20 in select liquor stores as well as their Canal Park headquarters. Sugarbush is Vikre’s first whiskey, made from 60% flaked corn, 25% barley and 15% rye. Those ingredients suggest a bourbon, but a maple-inflected aging process makes it wholly unique: “It’s shorter aged … [ Read more]

The Mill: T-Day Beers, Tryptophania, Christmas Markets and more

The Mill is just about set for Thanksgiving. We’re trying out turkey liver mousse recipes (like Tiny Diner’s, above) and we know which three beers we’re bringing on Thursday. Which local suds will grace your holiday tables? Any other T-Day beer events you’re excited about? Let us know what’s on your radar in The Mill by tweeting … [ Read more]

The Mill: Insight Grand Opening, The Beer Mile, Jingle Fever and more

The Mill is ready for the Holidays. We’re dusting off our secret turkey recipes, browsing the shops for new cable-knits, and drinking beer spiced with vanilla and cinnamon. What’s on your radar in The Mill this week? Let us know @growlermag. Insight Brewing Opens This Friday: We stopped by Insight Brewing  yesterday for a sneak peek … [ Read more]

The Mill: Stouts, Trademarks, World Records and More

The Mill is bracing for the cold. We’ve seen the videos of snow in Calgary and hear that same front is headed our way. So, looks like it’s time to hunker down with some great stouts and terrible movies. Upcoming Events: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is hosting Brews And Canoes at Aria tomorrow. … [ Read more]

The Mill: Tandem Brewing and UV Resistance

The Mill is running a little slow this week. We’re still a little groggy from the all the sun, brats and brews over the holiday weekend. But we have good things to look forward to: Sisyphus opening, breweries collaborating, and one of our favorite festivals is just around the corner. Do you have any beer … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle Begins Limited Twin Cities Distribution This Week

Bent Paddle Brewing Co., which has been brewing beer for the Twin Ports region over the past 6 months, will begin distribution in the Twin Cities at select liquor stores. The following stores will begin carrying 12oz. 6 packs of Bent Paddle’s current flagship beers (pictured above) on Wed, Nov. 13th: North Loop Wine & … [ Read more]

GetKnit North Shore Brewery Tour

We’ll admit, we’re a little late on this one — we had the opportunity to go on GetKnit’s first ever North Shore Brewery Tour way back in April — but better late than never, right? Let’s get right down to it, the North Shore Brewery Tour is awesome for a few reasons. First, if we went back … [ Read more]