Plan to convert St. Paul fire house into brewery one step closer to reality

[Update: 09-25-2018, 3:12pm]: Travis and Justine Temke’s proposal to repurpose the historic fire station on Randolph Avenue in St. Paul into a microbrewery and banquet hall could enter construction before the end of 2018 after getting approval on September 21 from the St. Paul Planning Commission, according to Finance & Commerce. To move forward, the project … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: January 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. Castle Danger Brewery George Hunter Stout, John Garland, Senior Editor One could make the case that Castle Danger Brewery makes the best seasonal-release beer in the state. … [ Read more]

Travail chef takes the reins of a restaurant and brewery

Spotlight IPA. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s because you haven’t been to F-Town Brewing Company or one of Travail’s restaurants lately—or maybe ever. The refreshing session ale is a collaboration effort between Andy Goettsch, chef at Travail Kitchen and Amusements, and F-Town Brewing Company of Faribault, Minnesota. These two establishments have combined for … [ Read more]

Now Open: F-Town Brewing

Photos by Brian Kaufenberg Located just off of Central Avenue in historic downtown Faribault, Minnesota, Chris Voegele, Travis Temke, and Noah Strouth opened the doors to the town’s first modern brewery, F-Town Brewing, last month. “The community is really excited about it,” says Temke, the company’s business and marketing manager. F-Town Brewing is the first … [ Read more]