More beer for your buck with Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Ticket Packages

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild has announced their 2016 festival line-up AND a special ticket package that will save you some cash on a ticket package to their entire year of beer sampling. At noon, Tuesday, December 1, the guild will release online ticket sales for packages to its 2016 craft beer festivals. 2016 Minnesota Craft … [ Read more]

AleSmith Brewing Company launches Minnesota distribution

Another award-winning national craft brewery has expanded distribution to Minnesota. AleSmith Brewing Company will begin hitting shelves and tap lines in the state “any day now.” Twenty years after launching in a small space in the commercial district of Miramar in San Diego, California, AleSmith CEO—and Minnesota native—Peter Zien is bringing his beer back home. “Minnesota is my home state … [ Read more]

Bent Brewstillery Celebrates One Year in Business with Release of Cans

It was just over a year ago that Pour Decisions shuttered their taproom and an ominous online statement notified the Minnesota beer community that the Roseville brewery was closing their doors in a merger. Eight months later the chrysalis emerged as Bent Brewstillery, the state’s first brewery/distillery combination. The merger may have taken many by … [ Read more]

Dangerous Man Launching Barrel Aging Program, Releasing 4 New Beers

Photos by Aaron Davidson “There’s something about barrels that is just so romantic,” doted Dangerous Man’s ‘creative director and list maker’ Sarah Bonvallet as she reminisced about the excitement her partner Rob Miller and the rest of the Dangerous Man brewers exuded about the next chapter for one of NE Minneapolis’ favorite breweries. “I feel like [a barrel … [ Read more]

Indeed Brewing Company Expands, New Beers and Expanded Distribution To Follow

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their Northeast Minneapolis Brewery in 2012 they saved some space for more and bigger tanks with the hope of future expansion. Well, that original brewhouse is much more crowded these days and Indeed has again expanded their brewing capacity with the addition of a couple shiny new tanks and some new cellar space. … [ Read more]

Now Open (or Damn Close): New Breweries in Minnesota and Beyond

Each issue we take a look at a few new breweries on the craft beer scene. In issue 14 we take a closer look at Drekker Brewing (Fargo, ND), Oliphant Brewing (Somerset, WI), and LynLake Brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Drekker In 1974, Robert Asp of Moorhead, Minnesota, had a dream to build a full-scale replica of the … [ 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]

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]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20