Lakes & Legends pouring All Are Welcome Beer for ACLU tonight

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is holding a special release party this evening, April 6th from 6-10pm, for their All Are Welcome Beer. 100% of tips and 25% of profits from the beer will benefit the ACLU. It’s a collaboration with All Are Welcome Here, the creative collective promoting diversity and inclusivity in Minnesota and … [ Read more]

New beer alert: Fair State Saison Drei

Anyone who’s tasted Fair State Brewing Cooperative‘s sour beers has to admit they’ve shown an above-average command of those funky yeasts. Beginning this Thursday, December 17, their new Brettanomyces-aged saison looks to continue that reputation. Saison Drei is their new pale, rustic saison. Head brewer Niko Tonks (above) says he “modeled this beer after some of the beers … [ Read more]

New brew: Door County L’Automne Farmhouse Ale

Back-to-school flyers are stuffing our mailboxes. Leaf-watching trips are being planned. Dew points are dropping. Despite our best efforts to prolong summer, autumn is on its way. The upside: lots of malty, comforting brews will help transition us through the waning warmth. “We wanted to brew something that was fitting for the fall weather without being … [ Read more]

Surly creates rhubarb saison for 2015 Chipotle Cultivate Festival

Photos by Aaron Davidson For the second year, Surly Brewing Company has brewed a beer for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Minneapolis. Your one-and-only chance to taste it is Saturday, August 22, from 11am—7pm in Loring Park, but The Growler crew was lucky enough to get an exclusive first taste on Wednesday. Last year, Surly’s Cultivate … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: La Granja Agave Azacca Saison

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Agave tequilana is the plant responsible for pulque and tequila. It’s also an adjunct sugar source for this month’s recipe. In the interest of adjective-laden beer styles we’re going to undertake a non-traditional farmhouse … [ Read more]

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Fulton The Expat Rye Saison

Fulton Brewing Company The Expat Rye Saison 5.7% ABV, 30 IBU Ahh, saisons. Summer in a glass. The Expat is darker in color than most of its kind but still has that classic saison fruit smell. A touch of citrus zing accompanies the first sip; however the sweetness of the malt quickly takes over from there. … [ Read more]

Fulton’s Expat is back & CSA sign-ups start now

Expat Returns Winter isn’t over yet, but Fulton Brewing Company has helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today their spring seasonal, Expat, is back in the Fulton Taproom pouring in $5 pints and $13 growlers. Expat was Fulton’s first production beer fermented with a yeast different than their typical house … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Saison Classic

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Brewer, author, gastronome, and beer critic Garrett Oliver said, “[I]f I were forced to choose one style to drink with every meal for the rest of my life, saison would have to be it.” It’s one … [ 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