Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back

Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back for a third year, and now includes a dozen breweries, the organizer, GetKnit Events, announced via press release. The crawl takes place via Metro Transit’s Green Line Light Rail on Saturday, August 27, from 11am–6pm, and hits up the following breweries: Inbound BrewCo Modist Brewing Fulton Beer Day … [ Read more]

Where to play hooky for the Twins home opener

The start of baseball season marks the beginning of spring (and the impending arrival of summer), all of which deserve a serious party. Lucky for us, Target Field and numerous bars and restaurants near the field are throwing just such celebrations, and you’re invited. So go ahead: play hooky, and go enjoy a day at … [ Read more]

Happy Birthday, Fulton!

Six years ago, Peter Grande, Jim Diley, Ryan Petz, and Brian Hoffman founded Fulton Beer. There was no North Loop taproom, no Northeast production facility, no presence on just about every bar menu and liquor store shelf in Minnesota. There were just four guys playing with recipes in a Minneapolis garage. Fast-forward to today and … [ 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]

The Mill: T-Day Beers, Tryptophania, Christmas Markets and more

The Mill is just about set for Thanksgiving. We’re trying out turkey liver mousse recipes (like Tiny Diner’s, above) and we know which three beers we’re bringing on Thursday. Which local suds will grace your holiday tables? Any other T-Day beer events you’re excited about? Let us know what’s on your radar in The Mill by tweeting … [ Read more]

Fulton Brewing celebrates five years

The brewery’s wood anniversary is complete with barrel-aged Expat Rye Saison On October 28, 2009, The Happy Gnome in St. Paul tapped the first keg of Fulton Sweet Child Of Vine and started Ryan Petz, Pete Grande, Jim Diley, and Brian Hoffman—the four friends that started homebrewing in a garage in 2006—on a journey that … [ Read more]

The Mill: Walktoberfest, Food Trucks, Shipwrecked Beer, and Fresh Hops

The Mill is ready for a full weekend of new taprooms, more Oktoberfests, fresh hops, and sunshine. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: This Thursday through Sunday it’s Walktoberfest at the Walker Art Center. Enjoy local crafts, sausages from Butcher & The Boar, and live music in the Walker’s very … [ Read more]

The Mill: Art Crawl, Fall Fetes, BrewDogs and more

The Mill is getting breezy. We’re weathering the gusts and sneaking in some long bike rides. We’re playing Kubb before the snow blankets our fields (have you found Issue 16 yet? If not #snagamag now!). What’s on tap for you this week in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: First two dozen pints come with … [ Read more]

The Mill: Dabbling, Kielbasas, 99-packs and More

The Mill is back to work, back to school, back to the grind. Now that September is upon us, it’s imperative to squeeze out every last ounce of summer. And what better way to do that than by coming to Midway Stadium this Saturday for the Summer Beer Dabbler? Events: Kramarczuk’s is holding their 5th … [ Read more]

Q & A: Kevin Kniebel of Pert Near Sandstone

Tomorrow, Minneapolis modern bluegrass favorites Pert Near Sandstone will take the stage at On Tap @ Mystic. You can still get tickets to the festival, which will pair over 30 breweries with music from Pert Near and The Dan Band. We spoke with Pert Near banjoist Kevin Kniebel about their new album and craft beer … [ Read more]

Collab Beers Announced for ‘In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft’

Some of Minnesota’s favorite craft breweries are ready to announce their collaboration beers for the first ever ‘In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft‘ on August 3rd, 2014. There is something special about the craft beer ‘industry.’ Craft breweries seems to foster a different kind of competition. Seemingly less frequent in craft beer are cutthroat rivalries and … [ Read more]

The Mill: Street Fests and Summer Seasonals

By John Garland The Mill is settling into the summer groove with street festivals, sidewalk seating, and the running path on Lake Calhoun looking like 694 during rush hour. Brew News: Indeed Brewing has announced their “Indeed We Can” initiative, in which all net profits from Wednesday taproom operations (3-11pm) will be donated to a local … [ Read more]

What’s in a (Beer) Name?

How breweries come up with your favorite brew’s name By Louis Garcia When you walk into your local beer store something is quickly apparent: the number of beer styles and breweries to choose from is staggering. With so much on store shelves, naming a beer has become important for local breweries trying to stick out … [ Read more]

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A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20