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]

Your Guide to Sunday Growler Sales in Minneapolis

Following passage at the state level and subsequent approval by the Minneapolis City Council, Sunday growler sales will be legal in Minneapolis starting this Sunday, June 14. Below is a listing of Minneapolis breweries and brewpubs that will be selling growlers on Sundays and their hours. In terms of special offers to mark the occasion … [ Read more]

In Cahoots! Returns for Year Two

10 Minnesota breweries will form five teams to brew five totally new collaboration beers for Red Stag Supperclub’s annual summer bash Block parties are a staple of Minnesota summers. So is beer—preferably local craft beer. So when the folks at Red Stag Supperclub were looking to put a new spin on their annual block party in … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Art-A-Whirl Beer Guide

Northeast Minneapolis is the poster child for the Twin Cities’ creative scene. From innovative breweries to one-of-a-kind artist studios to quirky restaurants, the neighborhood wasn’t dubbed Minneapolis’ Arts District for nothing, and this weekend the doors are being thrown wide open for Art-A-Whirl. It’s no surprise, then, that the big annual event in Northeast would … [ Read more]

Four Years on Seven Corners: A Profile of Matty O’Reilly

Matty O’Reilly, shaved clean from his chin to the top of his head, relaxes in a high-back chair at the bar at 318 Café. Behind him, on a narrow stage framed by wood beams and soaked in late-afternoon light, members of the Daisy Dillman Band test their mics and tune their acoustic guitars. A couple … [ Read more]

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Dangerous Man and Electric Fetus Collaborate to Create Record Store Day Beer

Music and beer collaborations are nothing new, from Dogfish Head’s interpretation of Miles Davis’ experimental album Bitches Brew to create an ale by the same name, to the recent teaming of Surly Brewing Company and hip-hop collective Doomtree to create the aptly named Surly Doomtree. The partnerships are often born out of a desire to … [ Read more]