8 things every brewery should do to be more conservation-minded

The idea of being more sustainable can be daunting for any brewer when you consider all the heat, water, and ingredients in play, not to mention the potential for waste. But when you get to the core of sustainability, it comes down to maximizing usage, buying smart, and giving back. Here are eight ways any … [ Read more]

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What We’re Drinking: March 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, 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. Badger Hill Brewing & Todd Haug, HEXIT Braggot IPA, Keith Grauman, Web Editor We’re in trouble. Why? Because bees are in trouble. Of the 100 crop … [ Read more]

Odell Brewing expanding distribution to Illinois

A little slice of Colorado is heading for the Land of Lincoln. Odell Brewing Company announced today that they’ve partnered with Breakthru Beverage to expand distribution into Illinois. Both draft and packaged beer will be available throughout the entire state starting in February. “I always said that we wouldn’t distribute in Chicago unless the Cubs … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: Early June edition

Welcome back 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. After a rainy start, Memorial Day weekend ended with a warm, sunny beer-drinking kind of day—and The Growler team took … [ Read more]

Sponsored: Peaks meet prairies in new Odell and Lift Bridge collaboration beer

By Dan Parker, Craft Beer and Culinary Specialist at Original Gravity Editor’s note: This content was sponsored by Original Gravity Collaboration beers. It seems like everybody’s got one… or twelve. But many of them are little more than advertising opportunities—a way for a brewery to reach markets otherwise unexposed to its brand. A true collaborative effort, however, … [ Read more]

Happy Gnome/Odell collab to be released March 29 for Gnome’s 10th anniversary

St. Paul’s The Happy Gnome has spent the past 10 years racking up award after award for their beer selection, so for their 10th anniversary it was high time their name graced one of their 90+ tap handles. Happy Gnome General Manager Emily Brink and Executive Chef Scott Brink (the two are married) recently traveled to Odell … [ Read more]

Odell Brewing cans hitting shelves this month

Odell Brewing Company are rolling out their beer in 12oz. cans, beginning with flagships 90 Shilling and IPA. Twelve-packs of the cans are beginning to ship out of the brewery this week and should be on store shelves in Minnesota and elsewhere before Thanksgiving. Odell founder Doug Odell said in a press release that they conducted … [ Read more]

Odell Runoff Red IPA

Odell Brewing Company Runoff Red IPA 6.5% ABV, 50 IBU In 1989, Odell Brewing set up shop in a converted grain elevator outside Fort Collins—the second microbrewery in Colorado. For a while, brothers Doug, Wynne, and Corkie Odell spent a lot of time explaining to people what craft beers were. Explain no more. Educated palates … [ Read more]

Odell Brewing Company Lugene

Odell Brewing Company Lugene ABV: 8.5% With the first sip of this beer you are transported back to your childhood and an ice cold glass of chocolate milk. This beer pours dark as night with a nice brown head. Raising your glass delivers a sweet aroma—no coffee or hops here—just milk chocolate and possibly a hint … [ Read more]