Photos: How bartenders at Eat Street Social come up with new cocktails (and 4 to try now)

If you’ve spent time in a restaurant kitchen, you look forward to the day when chefs test out new recipes. Dishes will make their way around the line, being tasted and critiqued by prep cooks and sous chefs, and whoever else is lucky enough to be around, before they’re brought to the executive chef for consideration. … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Falcon Gravy is the holiday ‘egg nog’ of your dreams

This is the nog of your dreams. It’s rich and foamy and looks as impressive as it tastes. A note on the beer: You want to get the carbonation out of the milk stout before mixing it. Either get Left Hand’s nitro bottled version, or roll a regular stout back and forth between two glasses … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Inlander

Keith Werner (below) has a great idea for holiday drinking: keep a good vermouth handy. Cocchi di Torino or Carpano Antica—come the end of the night, a dose of vermouth with a strong dark spirit and bitters is an ideal fireside slug. Or mix up the vermouth in a proper drink, like the Inlander, which … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Mulled Wine

There might not be a drink that tastes more like the holidays than mulled wine. The warming spices, the heat of the brandy, the hand-warming steam from the mugs—if you’re heading to an outdoor holiday market, this is necessary fortification. Feel free to experiment with the spice blend as your stocks allow. But make sure … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Fall of Temperance

Rum and lime juice doesn’t seem like a winter drink. But these two dark rums have an earthy, spicy way about them that’s perfect for the season. This drink is a wake-up call—a blast of booze and bitter for braving the Santa line at Macy’s. Fall of Temperance By Keith Werner, Eat Street Social (below) … [ Read more]

Holiday Survival Guide

Need a festive cocktail to shake up for your guests? Not sure how to navigate your holiday office party? Did mom tell you to bring a side dish to dinner? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to The Growler’s Holiday Survival Guide, everything you’ll need to make this year’s holiday season memorable. DRINK There’s a certain type of drinking … [ Read more]

Let’s Get Physical: Training for the Bar

  Shove a towel inside a pint glass and twist. Feel the strain in your wrists. Stand up. Don’t sit back down for 10 hours. Dig a scoop of ice out of the well. Really get your back into it. Hoist a shaker over your head. Work it back and forth until the drink is … [ Read more]

The Mill: Summer Celebrations

The Mill is ready to party. We’ve got a holiday weekend, a big match against Belgium, and The Growler’s 2nd Birthday party, Thursday from 6-10pm at the Nomad World Pub. Join us for special firkins, DJ Backpain, food trucks and more. Events: Eat Street Social announced that their Polynesian cocktail annex, the Torpedo Room, will be … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul