The Growler’s editorial staff partnered with official BJCP judges in a blind tasting to determine the best Hazy IPAs in Minnesota. The results may surprise you.
A trio of new developments from Insight Brewing: 1) They’ve released their first-ever sour beer, Funken City, a dry, barrel-aged saison. It features some mild Brett funk in a svelte and grapefruit-pithy body, with a twinge of acid near the finish. Funken City will be in stores next week, with a mere 35 kegs floating out to select … [ Read more]
The 2016 Craft Brewers Conference came to a close in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the World Beer Cup Awards, the biannual international beer competition organized by the Brewers Association. Over the course of 96 beer style categories, Minnesota breweries won four medals. Insight Brewing of Minneapolis won bronze in the Belgian-Style Fruit Beer category for its … [ Read more]
As of this week, Insight Brewing beers are now available in northern and south and central Minnesota. Insight recently partnered with Locher Brothers Distributing to expand their market to the south and middle of the state; Bernick’s is bringing the love to northern Minnesota. That means Insight’s five staples—Hell Chicken, Sunken City, Troll Way, Lambton Dragon, and … [ Read more]
In August 2015, Insight Brewing Company co-founder and lead brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt traveled to England. While he was there, he partnered with Elgoods Brewery to brew a collaboration beer in honor of the brewery’s 248th anniversary. The result, A Loosened Bold on the Battering Ram, a 7% ABV export stout, will be available on tap and in growlers at … [ Read more]
Most recent college graduates wouldn’t have turned down a job in 2010, on the heels of the Great Recession. Especially not when that job was in the graduate’s field of study. And definitely not when that field of study was music performance and teaching. But that’s precisely what Ilan Klages-Mundt did after graduating from Lawrence … [ Read more]
Ilan Klages-Mundt, head brewer and co-founder of Insight Brewing in Minneapolis, carefully dipped a sanitized barrel thief into the oak barrel, took a sample, and squirted the molasses colored liquid into a sampling glass. He was excited, almost giddy, to be doling out the two different samples of 2014 Gravity Well Imperial Stout—one aged in 45 Parallel’s Richmond Rye Whiskey and … [ Read more]
For the 14 breweries participating in Grumpy’s Limited Action Beer Festival this Saturday, the rules are simple: brew a beer exclusively for the event that uses hops picked from Grumpy’s Northeast, something Minnesotan, and an aromatic herb or flower. Aside from the hops, the other two ingredients are completely up to the breweries, and when … [ Read more]
There is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin that reads, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” While the evidence suggests the original quote was about wine and not beer, craft beer fans will never argue with the sentiment. Nor would anyone argue with the phrase, “Autumn Brew Review … [ Read more]
According to a post on Insight Brewing’s Facebook page, the Minneapolis brewery will soon begin distributing cans of its Troll Way Citrus IPA, Sunken City Saison, and Hell Chicken Pale Ale with Yuzu. Insight opened in late 2014 at 2821 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.
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]
Ilan Klages-Mundt, head brewer and co-founder of Insight Brewing, describes the new 30 bbl brewery located on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis as globally inspired. A look at their beer list, which features beer styles originating from Japan, Denmark, the UK, and the US, confirms this on a surface level—but there is more behind the beer … [ Read more]