Lift Bridge and Red Cow release Cowlaboration No. 5 Coconut Porter

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. and Red Cow Restaurant & Bar released the fifth in their Cowlaboration series of beers on Saturday, October 23 at the restaurant’s three locations. The newest beer in the series is a 5.5% ABV coconut porter that was brewed in early October at the Stillwater brewery. For anyone who actively traded for Mounds … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: Stouts, sours, and sparkling wine

Welcome to What We’re Drinking, the new bi-weekly feature 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. Fair State Rye Falutin – Joseph Alton, Editor-in-Chief A photo posted by Fair State Brewing Cooperative (@fairstatecoop) on Mar 5, 2016 … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout Brownies for St. Patty’s Day

Celebrate your Irish heritage—and one of the year’s biggest beer holidays—without food coloring. Photos by Cali Owings Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Co. unveiled its seasonal Irish Coffee Stout and kicked off the month o’ green with a release party at its taproom in Stillwater on March 7th. Brewmaster Matt Hall said the inspiration for the … [ Read more]

The Mill: Commander Release, Green Flash Expands, Stir Crazy and More

The Mill is being whitewashed—how do you like them apples? We’re going to shut our windows and hang on to autumn as long as possible with all the great craft cider this state is making, before trudging out to drink 10% ABV barrel-aged stouts for the next four months. What’s on your radar this week … [ Read more]

The Mill: IPA Day, There & Back, and more

The Mill has a second wind. It’s all of a sudden August, i.e., time to double-down on summer. We’re keeping the grill fired up and targeting each patio we’ve neglected so far. Be sure to pick up a copy of Growler Issue 14 on stands now. Have any inside beer info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Head over to … [ 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]

Lift Bridge Tuned

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. ABV: 6.5% Lift Bridge turned it on and cranked it to 11 with Tuned, a traditional American brown ale with a hopped-up aroma and taste, thanks to generous dry-hopping. At 6.5 % ABV, this rich, dark brown ale is the perfect accompaniment to broasted chicken or turkey. Lift Bridge is the first … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Hop Dish IPA

Lift Bridge Brewing Company ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 70 IBU With a nose in the glass, we were welcomed with huge piney fruit scents, apricots, and a minor floral aroma. Lift Bridge Hop Dish IPA is rich copper in color. On the tongue Hop Dish is bold with a degree of sweetness up front followed by a welcomed, … [ Read more]

A Heart to Heart with Lift Bridge Brewing’s Matt Hall

By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Aaron Davidson Name:  Matt Hall Hometown: Saint Paul Works at: Lift Bridge Turn-Ons: Aloha, and having a beer on the bedroom deck with my wife. Turn-Offs: Those small wooden spoons you get with single serve ice cream cups. The Growler: First off, did Lift Bridge ever get the planter that … [ Read more]

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Duluth’s Pike Lake Liquor Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

Pike Lake Liquor facebook.com/pikelakeliquor 5686 Miller Trunk Hwy Duluth, MN 55811 218-729-6474 Open since May of 1990, Pike Lake Liquor has remained a father-son operation fueled by the desire to remain a leader in our market. This has been accomplished by the constant expansion of both product and square footage as we’ve strived to introduce … [ Read more]

Apple Valley Liquors Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

Apple Valley Liquor Municipal Store #3 5470 157th St. W Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2525, ext. 3   Apple Valley Liquor 3 is the newest and largest craft beer destination store in the south metro. Established in 2008, our store can proudly profess to the largest selection of beer, wine & spirits south of the … [ Read more]