The Taste Test: Hazy IPA

The Growler’s editorial staff partnered with official BJCP judges in a blind tasting to determine the best Hazy IPAs in Minnesota. The results may surprise you.

What We’re Drinking: October 2016

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. Tattersall Distilling Amaro, John Garland, Senior Editor John Keats once called autumn the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That’s also the feeling I get from my … [ Read more]

Pain & Glory: The brutal, beer-soaked, free-for-all also known as Cyclocross

Holy hell this hurts. Holy Hell this hurts. Holy hell This Hurts. HOLY HELL THIS HURTS… What starts as a cursory observation turns into a sadistic mantra that ricochets around the brain during the 45–60 minute full-tilt boogie that is the average cyclocross race. Sure, other thoughts creep in from time to time, like “Why I am … [ Read more]

Eastlake Brewery wins award for packaging at international design competition

The 2016 Dieline Awards, an international design competition, awarded Eastlake Craft Brewery a silver medal in the beer and cider category for the brewery’s packaging. Eastlake bottle designs // Photos via Rice Creative website While the award was specific to the bottle designs, the broader story of Eastlake’s branding, which was developed by Rice Creative … [ Read more]

Dollar dogs and baseball-themed beers ring in opening day at Eastlake

It may be too cold to feel your hands outside, but it’s opening day for Major League Baseball, and Eastlake Craft Brewery is celebrating by airing all the day’s ball games (even some basketball sneaks in there), dollar dogs courtesy of Taco Cat, and trivia. Welcome the start of baseball season with a Dank Aaron or Kirby Pucker. … [ 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]

Straight from the Source: Eastlake Craft Brewery

Photos by Aaron Davidson On a crisp Saturday afternoon in early spring, with burgers in the fridge and the grill awakening from its winter hibernation, all was nearly right with the world—I just needed something to drink. Heading out into the afternoon sun with empty growler in-hand, I set a course for Eastlake Craft Brewery, … [ Read more]

The Mill: Santa Crawl, I AM ST PAUL!, and more

The Mill is ready for a long winter’s nap. Imperial stouts, braised meats, gingersnap cookies—truly the most wonderful time of the year. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Let us know @growlermag. Upcoming Events: TUESDAY 9: Easy & Oskey are mixing up cocktails at the Guthrie this evening from 6–7:30pm. The fete will take … [ Read more]