What We’re Drinking: November 2016

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. La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2010, John Garland, Senior Editor Rioja is the perfect wine for late fall. It’s rich and concentrated but with a softness on … [ Read more]

Rush River Taproom To Open May 1

With its humble beginnings more than 10 years ago in a converted pole barn in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, Rush River Brewing Company is opening a taproom at its River Falls, Wisconsin, brewery on May 1. In addition to the brewery’s year-round and seasonal beers, the taproom’s 15 tap lines will also be pouring specialty infused beers, which … [ Read more]

Rush River Brewing Minion IPA

Rush River Brewing Minion IPA 7% ABV The aroma hooks you with an explosion of lemon citrus. The color is bronze and crystal clear. It slowly coats your tongue with a velvet silkiness that starts to bite just before the hops dry you out, leaving you wanting more. This is a very refreshing brew that … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Brett Bakko of Rush River Brewing

This issue’s Brewer Profile finds Rush River Brewing Company’s Brett Bakko in motion. By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Kristine Erickson Name: Brett Bakko Hometown: Saint Paul, MN Works at: Rush River Brewing Company Turn-Ons: Crutches and scars (my wife just had hip surgery) Turn-Offs: Not using your blinker when turning or changing lanes The Growler: … [ Read more]

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Rush River Brewing Company Nevermore

Rush River Brewing Company Nevermore ABV: 8% This beer smells of pure chocolate and cream. This beer lives up to its name CHOCOLATE throughout the palate. It is not a bitter chocolate but more of a milk chocolate. It is not overly sweet, so the flavors do not linger to long on the palate. This Oatmeal … [ Read more]