Brewers & Bourbon Bazaar

This is Stillwater’s original beer tasting event and, for the 13th annual celebration, we’re adding a few spirits to the menu. We’ll once again be aboard the Avalon Riverboat overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River in historic downtown Stillwater on Saturday, May 18th. The boat does not leave the dock during the event giving attendees … [ Read more]

The Mill: Insight Grand Opening, The Beer Mile, Jingle Fever and more

The Mill is ready for the Holidays. We’re dusting off our secret turkey recipes, browsing the shops for new cable-knits, and drinking beer spiced with vanilla and cinnamon. What’s on your radar in The Mill this week? Let us know @growlermag. Insight Brewing Opens This Friday: We stopped by Insight Brewing  yesterday for a sneak peek … [ Read more]

Grumpy’s Limited Action Beer Festival This Saturday Features One-of-a-Kind Brews

What happens when a bar asks every brewery in town to make up a special beer for a random Saturday in November? If you’re Grumpy’s, they respond with a resounding yes. Beginning at 2pm this Saturday, Grumpy’s Downtown will host the Limited Action Beer Festival. The free event is your chance to taste one-of-a-kind and … [ Read more]

The Best of Oktoberfest Minnesota 2014

It’s just about Oktoberfest time, so break out your lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for these local events. Any other Oktoberfest events we should add to the list? Tweet us @growlermag. Friday, September 19 The new Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers in Uptown will be tapping a firkin with Lift Bridge at 6pm. $10 gets you a … [ Read more]

The Mill: State Fair, Third Bird and other Big Deals

The Mill is ready to get together. And we’ll bring you complete coverage on Thursday’s coming chaos in St. Paul. In the meantime, tell us who is the best in local beer: submit your nominations for Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal 2014. Yesterday’s News: Bent Brewstillery will re-open their taproom this Thursday, August 21st beginning at 2pm. Check out … [ Read more]

The Mill: Fitger’s Expands and More

The Mill is easing in to the summer routine. We’re smoothing out our tan lines, adjusting our biking routes around flood waters, and taking advantage of the long nights. Do you have any inside beer info? Or just want to get worked in a game of bocce at Republic? Let me know @johnpgarland. Announcements: Endion … [ Read more]

The Mill: Beer Week Redux, Art-A-Whirl, Omnibus

By John Garland The Mill has unthawed and now spring has us tumbling through the rinse cycle. But the forecast is looking bright and sunny for Thursday’s Saints home opener (where the Beer Dabbler Bullpen will be pouring some fine local suds). Events Coming Up: Hot on the heels of MN Craft Brew’s 10,000 Minutes, … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Launching Getaway Pilsner in Tallboy Cans

Retro Design of the 16oz. Four-Pack Can Captures Summer Spirit Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Stillwater’s first Craft Brewery since Prohibition, is helping Minnesotans escape to better times this summer with its new Getaway Pilsner. This seasonal brew uses golden malts, noble Saaz hops and lager yeast to create a refreshing pilsner with assertive character. Getaway Pilsner … [ Read more]

Walker Art Center Announces Brewer-in-Residence Series at Gather by D’Amico

Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and Gather D’Amico announced today that they will welcome three local brewers to take part in a brewer-in-residence series this summer, which is an extension—and a sudsy complement—to its established chef-in-residence events. On the first Thursday of the month, starting this May, guests can enjoy three complimentary samples of beer from that … [ Read more]

Blues & Brews Canvas Health Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 19th from 6–10pm—that’s when the Blues & Brews charity fundraiser makes its return. This year the event will be held in the beautiful Van Dusen Mansion on LaSalle Ave. in Minneapolis. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Canvas Health‘s youth in crisis programs. A program that helps children, … [ Read more]

UPDATED: Firkin Fest at The Happy Gnome

It’s that time of year again. . . The Happy Gnome, on Selby Avenue in St. Paul, has been a leader in the local and national craft beer scene since it’s opening eight years ago. This spring, The Happy Gnome will host its annual Firkin Fest: a collection of specially-brewed ales using traditional ingredients. Each … [ Read more]

The Commander Barleywine Release Party

Join Lift Bridge for their 3rd Annual The Commander™ Barleywine Release Party on November 16th, 2013, 3 – 10PM. There will be contests, prizes, live music, great food, and Lift Bridge beer. About the Beer For those who haven’t tried The Commander™ before, it is an English-Style Barleywine ale brewed with an excessive malt bill and includes … [ Read more]

Harvest Season: Minnesota’s Bounty of Fall Brews

Fall is officially upon us.  The harvest season offers more than perfect sweatshirt weather, football on TV, and the scenic majesty of autumn in the Midwest. This time of year also happens to be a busy one in terms of beer. Craft breweries across the country (and the world) are releasing their varied versions of … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Brewing Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

The typical gift for the 5th anniversary is wood, but at Lift Bridge’s 5th Anniversary party on September 7 hops might be more appropriate. In conjunction with Hippity Hops Farm, Lift Bridge is celebrating the occasion with this year’s Pickin’ & Grinnin’ event. This anniversary is a major milestone for Lift Bridge which began in … [ Read more]

Lift Bridge Limited Edition Beer Inspired by Minneapolis Band

Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Stillwater’s first Craft Brewery since Prohibition, will release American Brown, a limited edition beer, to promote the Minneapolis band, Reckless Ones, in early July. This dry hopped, blended brown ale will be the first locally made beer that is sponsored by Tuned, a new traveling label that promotes local musicians and local breweries through … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul