Beer imitates art at Mia’s Artoberfest

Long before today’s smartphones, selfie sticks, and Instagram, artists were commissioned to document the every day happenings of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art focuses on the masterful works of view painters, including Canaletto, Bellotto, Robert, Panini, and Guardi. Head over to Mia … [ Read more]

Fulton to release new Hopstar Session IPA at Gran Fondo 2017

Riders and spectators of Fulton Brewing’s annual Gran Fondo will be tipping back a brand new beer in celebration. The Northeast Minneapolis brewery is introducing an all new summer seasonal, Hopstar Session IPA, on Friday, May 5 as part of the Gran Fondo 2017 festivities. Hopstar is the beer Fulton has been “testing not-so-secretly in the taproom for the past … [ 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]

Beers for Bob: 10 perfect pairings honoring Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan became the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In honor of this achievement by one of Minnesota’s most recognizable native sons, here are 10 of our favorite Dylan songs or albums and their perfect Minnesota beer … [ Read more]

Fair trial: Our favorite new State Fair libations

Drinking at the Minnesota State Fair is all about balance. You don’t want anything too thick or heavy, nor anything too dry. You’re looking for something crisp and tart, light and refreshing. Something to pep you up. Something to help you slink amidst 100,000 of your closest statesmen. Something to help wash away whatever cheese and … [ Read more]

Fulton pays it forward to entrepreneurs and charities

“In the brewing industry there are a lot of companies that are involved in donations and that’s great,” begins Fulton Brewing co-founder Ryan Petz, seated in their North Loop taproom behind a pint of Tanager Brett IPA. “But we wanted to add our own element that ties into our own story.” Enter the brewery’s Ful10 … [ Read more]

Fulton and Wheaties beer collab gets the Jeopardy treatment

Minneapolis’ Fulton Brewing Company teamed up with General Mills last August to create “HefeWheaties,” a limited release Hefeweizen that was an ode to the famous Breakfast of Champions. Last night that collaboration was immortalized in Final Jeopardy-style. According to Fikklefame.com’s recap of the show, none of the contestants answered the question correctly (one wrote down … [ Read more]

New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and … [ Read more]

HefeWheaties to be released Wednesday at Fulton

Your first chance to get your hands on a can of HefeWheaties, the collaboration beer between Fulton Brewing Company and General Mills, will be at 3pm on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Fulton taproom, 414 N 6th Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. According to a press release from Fulton, starting 3pm and while supplies last (likely … [ Read more]

From Itasca to the Gulf: Fulton and NOLA collaborate on ‘Messipi’

Ol’ Man River. The Big Muddy. The Gathering of Water. The Joiner of Breweries. The Mississippi River cuts a meandering line down the center of the United States, connecting not only northern Minnesota’s Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, but also Minneapolis’ Fulton Brewing with New Orleans’ NOLA Brewing. So it only makes sense that … [ Read more]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko: Episode Three – Victory

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer: Horatio August 2, 8pm, Red Stag Supperclub Block Party On a hot, sunny, classic August day, a champion was born: Horatio, a sour wheat beer with rhubarb and Nelson Sauvin hops, beat out four competing collaboration beers at the second annual In Cahoots! festival … [ Read more]

Fulton, Bachelor Farmer collaboration beer to be released Saturday

Lodestar Ale, Fulton Brewing Company’s latest limited-edition beer and its first collaboration with a non-brewery, will be released this Saturday at Kraftskiva!—the annual summer block party hosted by The Bachelor Farmer, Askov Finlayson, and Marvel Bar. The Kölsch-style rye ale is named after a 14th century English term for the North Star and was developed in partnership … [ Read more]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko: Episode Two – The Brew Day

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer July 8, 11:30am, Fair State Brewing Cooperative A pallet of white-and-red bags sits in the sun outside the back entrance to Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Filled with 50 pounds each of German malts—pale wheat and Bohemian pilsner—the bags indicate one thing: Brew day has … [ Read more]

In Cahoots with Mikey and Niko

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fulton + Fair State collaboration beer Episode 1: The Game Plan It’s a warm Friday evening in June and the patio at Fulton Brewing is buzzing. Dogs walk circles around their owners’ feet, empty pint glasses stack up on the edges of tables, and a line for nachos, Mexican corn, … [ Read more]

Your Guide to Sunday Growler Sales in Minneapolis

Following passage at the state level and subsequent approval by the Minneapolis City Council, Sunday growler sales will be legal in Minneapolis starting this Sunday, June 14. Below is a listing of Minneapolis breweries and brewpubs that will be selling growlers on Sundays and their hours. In terms of special offers to mark the occasion … [ Read more]

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