Welcome summer at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, now in its eighth year, boasts all the things we enjoy about summer: craft beer, summer sun, live music, and food trucks, all set in the iconic and quintessential representative of summer: the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This year’s St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will be held Saturday, June 4, at … [ Read more]

2015 Minnesota State Fair Food, Reviewed

The gastronomic adventurers flocked to the first day of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair and have compiled their reports on the newest fair foods: Deep-fried ribs taste “like an alien zapped all the flavor out.” Sauce is all corn syrup and smoke. ^MI pic.twitter.com/Af9L7zkK3H — Heavy Table (@heavytable) August 27, 2015 Heavy Table Three Best: Espresso … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Guide to Beer at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

It’s that time of year: to drink some cold craft beer with a couple hundred thousand of your closest friends. It’s been eight years since the Great Minnesota Get-Together began allowing beer stronger than 3.2% ABV. Now, you can hardly swing a pronto pup without hitting a booth that pours the state’s finest suds. Here’s our rundown … [ Read more]

New Foods at the 2015 MN State Fair

The new foods for the 2015 Minnesota State Fair have been released to the usual mix of excitement and revulsion. Early favorites for best new item are imports from Midtown Global Market – The Rabbit Hole (roasted pig tail, curry & kimchi poutine) and Hot Indian Foods (butter chicken samosas and indi frites) should bring … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Guide to Craft Beer at the Minnesota State Fair 2014

This year brings a new S’Mores Beer, the return of the popular Mini Donut Beer, and even more places to find your favorite craft beers. The Minnesota State Fair officially began in 1859, one year after Minnesota became a state, to promote the area’s agricultural potential and encourage farmers to plant crops in Minnesota. These … [ 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]

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Craft Beer at the MN State Fair 2013

By Joseph Alton, @JoeAlton   View The Growler‘s Guide to Craft Beer at the State Fair 2014 The Minnesota State Fair is upon us. And Minnesota beer enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to. What a difference six years make. It wasn’t until 2007 that The State Fair “ditch[ed] the long tradition of wimpy 3.2-percent-alcohol beer … [ Read more]

Craft (Beer at the) Fair 2012

The Minnesota State Fair embraces craft brews By Drew Kerr For years, the Minnesota State Fair has been dominated by the country’s largest brewers, leaving craft beer enthusiasts a limited menu of options from which to choose. That’s starting to change. In a nod to the state’s growing roster of breweries, the Great Minnesota Get … [ Read more]


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