How to Make a Better Bathtub Gin

With a little time, ingenuity, and high quality vodka, you can make your own “bathtub gin” from the comfort of your kitchen.

Casanova’s Prohibition Cave Speakeasy

Go back in time to the 1920’s, age of Prohibition & Bootlegging, in the Historic Casanova Caves. This was the time where the music made you want to dance, the clothes made you want to dress up and those cocktails were like no other. Dance the night away to a Live Band featuring Debbie O’Keefe … [ Read more]

Step back in time with stories from Prohibition for National Beer Day

We have a very important announcement. Today, April 7, is National Beer Day in America. But this is no run-of-the-mill “National _____ Day” (although it also happens to be National No Housework Day, feel free to observe that as you wish), for this day stands in history as a crucial precursor to the full repeal … [ Read more]

Real Speak: Why is our cocktail scene fascinated with the “speakeasy”?

The club is swinging. Duke Ellington leads a raucous rag. Flappers kick up their heels. Champagne is flowing and the Feds are none the wiser. This is the speakeasy of our imaginations. Now it’s 2016 and Thomas has just been punched in the face. People are stealing stuff from his living room and doing cocaine in his … [ Read more]

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Why you should reach for a 3.2% beer on National Beer Day

Today, April 7, is National Beer Day in America, but the date wasn’t plucked from the calendar at random—it marks one of the first major steps taken by the U.S. government to repeal Prohibition. According to an article by beer writer Fred Eckhart, in June of 1932, then 12 years into Prohibition and leading up … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/6–3/9

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to help you navigate your weekend. The weather is forecasted to be in the upper 30s, maybe even 40 on Sunday (knock on wood!) so get out and attend some of these tasty beer releases, exhibits, and—if you’re in the Fargo … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview 2/27-3/2

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The Weekend Events Preview is here to prepare you for another epic weekend! Take a peek at some cool events we’ve found going on this weekend (did someone say Bock Fest?) and start rounding up the troops. It’s the first weekend in March, which means spring is … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview: 2/13-2/16

This week was a busy one here at The Growler. With Issue 11 on stands now we are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Below we’ve got a preview of great events from 612Brew’s first birthday, to Stout Week at Groveland Tap, and Indeed’s release of the 2014 Burr Grinder Coffee Ale. Oh yeah, … [ Read more]

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Panther Distillery Releases First Aged Whiskey

Panther Distillery, located in Osakis Minnesota, is Minnesota’s first legal whiskey distillery. They are passionate about creating traditional distilled spirits that are comparable to those during the time of Prohibition. This week they announced the release of their first aged whiskey, Minnesota 14. This whiskey has been aging in American White Oak barrels for nearly two … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 1/09-1/12

Thursday, January 9th: Odell Tap Invasion  Starting at 4pm, come to the Red Cow for Odell Brewing Co Tap Invasion. There will be 11 Odell brews on tap, including the all new Runoff Red IPA. Come in early for a happy hour drink at 3-6pm. More details here. Red Cow – 4pm-11:30pm 3624 West 50th Street … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Preview 1/02-1/05

Thursday, January 2nd: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in the new traveling exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” created by the National Constitution Center, on view at the Minnesota History Center. Find out more. Minnesota … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 12/19-12/22

Thursday, December 19th: MIA Third Thursday—Northern Grade Art meets America’s finest craftsmanship with Northern Grade, an exclusive marketplace of menswear and other unique goods. Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at 6:00pm-9:00pm to meet the makers, connect with craft, and do some last-minute holiday shopping. Create your own letterpress gift tags and specialty wrapping paper … [ Read more]

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How Dry We Weren’t: Lager, Liquor and the Law

Photographs Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society President Herbert Hoover called it the “noble experiment.” Many Americans, a majority by 1933, called it silly. In 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment and the National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act) made it illegal to “manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish or possess” intoxicating beverages. The actions of many Americans … [ Read more]

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