Seeing green: Looking past the label to separate sustainable from superficial

green•wash (grēn’wŏsh’, -wôsh’) — The act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. When a company or organization spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually implementing business practices that minimize environmental impact. You’re standing in … [ Read more]

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For Sale: Dave’s BrewFarm

Ever dream of buying a farm, brewing beer using ingredients from the garden, and living off the grid? It may seem like a idyllic dream, but it’s exactly what David Anderson and Pam Dixon cultivated over the past five years at Dave’s BrewFarm, the 7 bbl farmhouse brewery located in Wilson, Wisconsin. The idea for … [ Read more]

Turn of the Seasons at Dave’s BrewFarm

Many people in the craft beer industry daydream of Belgium and Germany—far off lands that are rustic and peaceful, where the beer is brewed well in small and out of the way places, where a quiet can settle in, letting a slower pace to be had. It’s odd that not many of us look in … [ Read more]

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Chasing the Beer Scene in Western Wisconsin, Part Two

By Emily Weiss In the last issue of The Growler we explored Western Wisconsin, pairing beers from its well-established craft brewery scene with some of the area’s most worthwhile outdoor excursions. In this issue we’re continuing this tour of our neighbors to the east, looking to the charming smaller towns and vibrant larger cities of … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20