Photos: Before and after at Hotel & Cafe Alma

The bar and seating area at the new Cafe Alma // Before photo by Aaron Davidson, after photo by Kevin Kramer, The Growler Welcome back, Alma. It’s like you never left. After owner and chef Alex Roberts purchased the entire building Restaurant Alma is located in and closed in August to complete an expansion, Alma is … [ Read more]

Grand Designs: Alma is expanding to make you feel more at home

Have you ever been to Restaurant Alma? The acclaimed restaurant has been quietly sitting on the corner of University and 6th Avenue Southeast in Minneapolis for 17 years now, while Dinkytown was razed and rebuilt with luxury apartments and St. Anthony Main has waxed and waned. It’s not new or hot, and you can’t sum up … [ Read more]

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Rahr Malting completes new pilot brewery and technical center

Rahr Malting Co., a family-owned and -operated malt house founded in 1847, announced today the completion of a new 20,000-square-foot pilot brewery and technical center, which will be fully operational this spring. The new facility will provide the Shakopee-based malting company the ability to test their products in a real-world brewing environment to see how they perform. Krech, … [ Read more]

Sneak Peek: NorthGate Brewing’s New Brewery

Photos by Brian Kaufenberg The Growler gets a sneak peek of NorthGate Brewing’s new brewery and taproom Nearly two two years after pouring their first pint, NorthGate Brewing has officially moved its operations from the minuscule 780 square foot space where it all began to a 7,400 square foot warehouse on Broadway and Harding in … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Badger State Brewing Co. Begins 20,000 Square Foot Expansion Project

GREEN BAY, WIS. – May 13, 2014 – Badger State Brewing Co. has begun a 20,000 square foot expansion project to be completed the summer of 2014, which will allow the brewery to meet a growing demand for their beer. “There has never been a more exciting time for craft beer in Green Bay and … [ Read more]