‘ONE’ of a kind brewpub coming to the North Loop

Two names familiar to Minnesota’s beer industry are behind a new brewery project in the North Loop of Minneapolis—ONE Fermentary & Taproom. Ramsey Louder, formerly a brewer at Dangerous Man Brewing Company and most recently a cellarman at New Holland Brewing in Michigan, and Joseph Alton, the former editor-in-chief of The Growler Magazine, are starting … [ Read more]

Rise of the Super Yeast: Will an ancient Norwegian yeast revolutionize American craft beer?

I n early 2017, Lance Shaner received a package in Chicago postmarked from Norway. With great anticipation, he delicately opened the box, revealing contents that had the potential to shape the trajectory of modern craft brewing. The product wasn’t a new one, though. It was ancient. To Shaner’s relief, the contents had survived their journey. … [ Read more]

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]

The Mash-Up: Breweries feel the love with fruited sours and chocolate infusions

With over 150 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly email. … [ Read more]

Growing Strange and Beautiful: The Sheridan Community Garden

The lot at the corner of NE 15th Avenue and 3rd Street NE in the Sheridan neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis used to be overgrown and forgotten. Today, it is lush and blooming with zinnias and marigolds, a grape arbor, fruit trees and rows and rows of vegetables. The Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO) Community Garden is in … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: April 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. Milk & Honey Ciders, Heirloom: 2015 Harvest, Brian Kaufenberg, Managing Editor Milk & Honey Ciders delivers layers of robust flavor in their Heirloom: 2015 Harvest. The … [ Read more]

Vikre releases Sugarbush Whiskey Lot 3

Whiskey aficionados can raise their glasses to a new release of a Minnesota-made whiskey. Duluth’s Vikre Distillery is releasing Lot 3 of their Sugarbush Whiskey today, Friday, September 9. This is the third time the distillery has released Sugarbush; the first lot was released November 2015, while the second was made available in April 2016. And even though each version … [ Read more]

The mystery behind the Surly, Dangerous Man “Blutpakt” revealed

Surly and Dangerous Man caused a bit of a stir last week when they announced a mysterious “blutp̈akt” on social media. Speculation immediately began to swirl and ranged from both breweries being acquired by AB-InBev to Surly canning beer for Dangerous Man. In the end however, the most obvious guess was the correct one: a collaboration beer. … [ Read more]

Dangerous Man and Surly announce mysterious “blutpakt”

At 3:15pm today, Surly Brewing Company and Dangerous Man Brewing Company simultaneously posted a mysterious (and little bit disturbing) photo with an ambiguous message: the breweries are making a blood pact (“blutpakt”) of sorts. #blutpakt comin’ soon… pic.twitter.com/9lHd2L91rY — surlybrewing (@surlybrewing) May 4, 2016 Craft beer is a brotherhood and we’ve formed a #Blutp̈akt. pic.twitter.com/8Lg2BI0vmj — DangerousMan … [ Read more]

Dangerous Man makes exclusive beer for Record Store Day

Brewing our collaboration with @efetusmpls today. It’s an Organic IPA with a blend of Amarillo and Bravo hops. #yum pic.twitter.com/6oGWEPgjKV — DangerousMan (@DangerousMan7) March 22, 2016 With Record Store Day right around the corner (April 16), music buffs are gearing up to battle it out to get their hands on rare releases and vintage vinyl. … [ Read more]

Sweating the small stuff: Little Box Sauna set up at Dangerous Man for March residency

Ahh, spring. It’s a time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and having a good sweat in a mobile sauna in the parking lot of a brewery. The 612 Sauna Society has teamed up with the Little Box Sauna for a March “residency” at Dangerous Man Brewing, and all kidding aside, 612 Sauna Society founder John Pederson says that spring is his … [ Read more]

New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and … [ Read more]

Dangerous Man releasing barrel-aged Russian imperial stout today at 1pm

Dangerous Man Brewing will release a Russian imperial stout aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels today at 1pm at their Northeast Minneapolis brewery. Bottles are $20 each with no limit on the number an individual can purchase. The beer is Dangerous Man’s final release of 2015 from their barrel-aged series, which recently included an imperial … [ Read more]

Dangerous Man debuts new ‘Growler Shop’

Since opening in 2013, Dangerous Man Brewing Company has been too popular to meet demand. They’ve hid it well by limiting growler sales to a handful per day in order to keep pint glasses full in the taproom, but all of that is about to be a thing of the past. This Sunday from 11am–6pm, … [ Read more]

8 women, 3 breweries, 1 beer: Danger Danger Pagan Pils

The women of Thirsty Pagan, Castle Danger, and Dangerous Man team up for a collaboration beer in honor of All Pints North The annual Dangerous Man Brewing Company staff retreat to northern Minnesota this April led to more than tighter bonds between coworkers. While staying at the Castle Haven Cabins in Two Harbors, Minnesota, birthplace … [ Read more]