Drink up Black Friday with these special beer releases

Concerned citizens, fear not: we’ve compiled a list of alternatives to throwing elbows in a department-store-turned-hotbed-of-anarchy during the wee hours of the morning this Black Friday. Sleep in, avoid the consumerism-fueled chaos, and have a beer while you’re at it! This list is just a taste of the beer releases happening across the state this … [ Read more]

There’s No Perfect Oktoberfest Pretzel in Minnesota—There Are 5

When you hear “pretzels and beer” you can’t help but think of a classic bar pretzel: a chewy loop of mahogany bread sparingly sprinkled with massive grains of salt. But when we scoured Minneapolis–St. Paul in search of the perfect Oktoberfest pretzel, we found that the same “creative-to-the-point-of-anarchy” approach that American brewers bring to beer … [ Read more]

New Bohemia coming to downtown St. Paul

New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus is adding to their beer hall lineup, with a new location in downtown St. Paul. Coming in late January, the restaurant will be located on the former Seven Corners Hardware site—one block from the Xcel Energy Center. The St. Paul New Bohemia will be the company’s biggest restaurant yet, according … [ 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]

Eat This Now! Gerhard’s Brats at Surdyk’s

Gerhard Riautschnig says that cast iron pans are the way to cook his käsewurst. I spoke to the sausage maker about what makes a good brat for Growler Issue 14, and he stressed simplicity. Just heat up his brats in some simmering water, he says, and serve with mustard and crusty bread. But the cheese … [ Read more]