The Mill: Winter Dabbler, Fat Bikes, Foreign Beer and more…

The Mill has shaken the holiday hangover and gotten back to work. New beers, new breweries, lots on the docket for 2015. What’s on your radar in the Mill? What are you most looking forward to in beer for 2015? Let us know @growlermag. Winter Dabbler: The 2015 Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is almost here. One … [ 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]

Two Brothers Sidekick

Two Brothers Sidekick ABV: 5.1%, IBU: 36.1 Sidekick pours bright golden orange and immediately fills the room with honeyed tropical fruit aroma. The first time I put this to my lips it was magnetic—I couldn’t pull away, and soon a second can was opened to make sure it was really that good. ‘Twas indeed. Pairs well … [ Read more]

Ommegang Adoration

Ommegang Adoration ABV: 10.0% A rich bouquet of dates, dark cherry and pecan praline is balanced by notes of leather and tobacco. A warming, boozy spice cuts the brown sugar sweetness on the palate. Delicately spiced with coriander, cardamom, mace, grains of paradise, and sweet orange peel, this semisweet Belgian Christmas ale would go great with … [ Read more]

Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA

 Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA ABV: 8.7% When the fine folks at Victory Brewing decided to introduce a new Double IPA, they didn’t have any qualms about utilizing some of the most desirable hops on the planet. Talk to any beer geek about Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Chinook and it will conjure up feelings of tropical … [ Read more]

Brewery Bosteels Deus

Brewery Bosteels Deus ABV: 11.5% Deus is the only beer in the world truly worthy of being called “The Champagne of beers.” During an intensive, hands on, yearlong aging process in the Champagne caves of France, this Belgian strong golden ale is transformed into a spectacular and entirely unique beer. This painstaking process is well worth … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle Begins Limited Twin Cities Distribution This Week

Bent Paddle Brewing Co., which has been brewing beer for the Twin Ports region over the past 6 months, will begin distribution in the Twin Cities at select liquor stores. The following stores will begin carrying 12oz. 6 packs of Bent Paddle’s current flagship beers (pictured above) on Wed, Nov. 13th: North Loop Wine & … [ Read more]

Lagunitas Releasing “Fusion 15” at Grumpy’s NE this Friday

Earlier this year, Lagunitas sponsored a homebrew contest for homebrew clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The winning home brewer, Peter Skold, was flown out to the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA to brew the special winning beer selected specifically for the Metro-area market. Skold was accompanied by Dan Herman (who was randomly selected from a … [ Read more]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and … [ 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