‘ONE’ of a kind brewpub coming to the North Loop

Two names familiar to Minnesota’s beer industry are behind a new brewery project in the North Loop of Minneapolis—ONE Fermentary & Taproom. Ramsey Louder, formerly a brewer at Dangerous Man Brewing Company and most recently a cellarman at New Holland Brewing in Michigan, and Joseph Alton, the former editor-in-chief of The Growler Magazine, are starting … [ Read more]

Why So White?

Where is the black leadership in the Twin Cities food and beverage industry? Lachelle Cunningham’s Facebook profile reads like this: “Black Goddess/Mother/Extremely Driven/Visionary/Entrepreneur/Executive/Chef.” For nearly three years, she’s been the executive chef at Breaking Bread, the North Minneapolis global comfort food–forward cafe founded by Appetite for Change (AFC), a nonprofit with a mission to create social … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: November 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.   Brouwerij Rodenbach Rodenbach Alexander – Brian Kaufenberg, Managing Editor Each Thanksgiving, I search for a bottle of something special to share with my family members who aren’t beer drinkers. … [ Read more]

Buzzed Beer: How brewers fuse beer with coffee, plus seven java brews to try

Cortado. Americano. Iced caramel latte, sugar-free, no whip. The options are endless—almost amusingly so—for ordering a cup of morning joe these days. As for coffee-infused beers, the options are just as plentiful, with most breweries serving up at least one French-press-meets-fermenter concoction. Whether adding grounds, dumping cold press into the fermenter, or adding brewed coffee … [ Read more]

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A ‘Standard Lager’ is coming to Minnesota this September

In the age of double IPAs and barrel-aged imperial stouts, one wouldn’t expect a craft brewery to come out with a standard lager. But that’s exactly what Fulton Brewing of Minneapolis is doing this September. The brewery announced it will launch a new year-round all-malt lager brand called Standard Lager on September 9. The beer is … [ Read more]

Pain & Glory: The brutal, beer-soaked, free-for-all also known as Cyclocross

Holy hell this hurts. Holy Hell this hurts. Holy hell This Hurts. HOLY HELL THIS HURTS… What starts as a cursory observation turns into a sadistic mantra that ricochets around the brain during the 45–60 minute full-tilt boogie that is the average cyclocross race. Sure, other thoughts creep in from time to time, like “Why I am … [ Read more]

Fulton Brewing announces music lineup for 2016 Gran Fondo

Fulton Brewing’s 3rd annual 100-mile bike ride, the Fulton Gran Fondo, returns on May 7th. Bikers can test their mettle on the 100-mile route or the brand new “Medio” 40-mile route. While riders’ days begin early with a mass start at 9am, the free block party open to the public kicks off at 2pm. The block party will feature $5 Fulton … [ 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]

Arts MN: Audubon’s Birds, Volcanic Puppet Theater, and Emerging Printmakers

Seeing as it’s set to hit 75°F on Tuesday, this week’s events were chosen because of their connections to nature, their ability to get people outdoors, or because they reflect the type of verdant beauty that the spring weather has brought with it. It’s everything from Audubon bird prints to an original play that explains … [ Read more]

Fulton’s Patience Barleywine Release, Duluth Expansion, and MNBA Punchcard

Fulton will be releasing their newest addition to the Garage Series this weekend with Patience Barleywine. On Saturday you’ll be able to grab yourself a 10oz pour of this new 13.2% ABV beer, or perhaps, a bottle. Act quickly though, because there is only a little over 200 cases produced, making this Fulton’s smallest bottling run. Liquor stores … [ Read more]

Fulton Worthy Adversary Launches Saturday, Dec. 8

Fulton Brewing’s winter seasonal Worthy Adversary is getting tapped at the brewery this Saturday, December 8, 2013 at noon. Starting Monday, this hefty Russian imperial stout sitting at around 10% ABV will be tapped at area bars and restaurants, and can be found on liquor store shelves in 750mL bottles. Get more information at Fulton’s … [ Read more]

The Government Shutdown and Its Effect on Beer

By Joe Alton and Brian Kaufenberg The government has shut down. We go about our daily lives, accepting that Washington is broken and that this ridiculous stalemate, bemoaned by citizens from every political view, could drag on for a while. While not all of us are affected as directly or dramatically as the more than 800,000 … [ Read more]

Fulton’s New Brewery–Straight from the Source [PHOTOS]

By Joseph Alton, @JoeAlton Photos by Brian Kaufenberg When Fulton Brewing Company began building their 6,000 square foot facility in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, equipped with four 40 bbl fermenters & one bright tank, they wondered how they could possibly fill all that space. Well, that was two short years—and seven tanks—ago. The “little brewery … [ 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]