Norwegian Nights: HammerHeart Brewing Company is an oasis of heavy beers and heavier metal in Lino Lakes

On a Saturday afternoon in the absolute nadir of the worst Minnesota winter in recent memory, HammerHeart Brewing Company’s taproom is full of warm bodies. Nestled among a small grove of pines just off Highway 23 in Lino Lakes, HammerHeart’s hand-built log cabin exterior would look like something out of a Thomas Kinkade painting, if … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: September 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. HammerHeart Brewing Von Winterherz Verhasst – Brian Kaufenberg, Managing Editor Ever wonder what a smoked banana would taste like? While the Lino Lakes brewery is known for … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): HammerHeart Brewing Co.

By Drew Kerr HammerHeart Brewing Co. Courtesy of HammerHeart Brewing Co. Like the black metal band that inspired its name, HammerHeart Brewing Co.’s beers are anything but subtle. The Lino Lakes brewery – named after an album by the Swedish metal group Bathory – doesn’t have a single beer under six percent alcohol by volume … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close)

New or Recently Opened Local Breweries Minnesota is home to a rapidly growing number of craft breweries. The following six breweries are new to the local scene.       Kinney Creek Brewery // Rochester, MN         Jack Pine Brewing Co. // Baxter, MN         HammerHeart Brewing Co. // … [ Read more]