Sierra Nevada collaborates with Mahrs Bräu for 2016 Oktoberfest

Germans know their beer—especially when it comes to the Oktoberfest style. So it made sense last year when Sierra Nevada announced it would collaborate with a different German brewer each year on a special Oktoberfest beer to explore the history and the various interpretations of the style. For 2016, Sierra Nevada is working alongside Mahrs Bräu, a family-owned … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

Drought forces California breweries to reduce water use

Facing one of the worst droughts in California state history, towns and cities are imposing strict water measures on more than residents’ front lawns. The new limits are also extending to the state’s breweries. While larger breweries are investing in more efficient equipment and processes, the state’s smaller brewers don’t have the capital to make similar investments, … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada releases its own Oktoberfest game

Move over Mario! Sierra Nevada created an interactive game to celebrate the release of its new German-American collaboration Oktoberfest beer. According to Sierra Nevada’s website, the brewery is on a mission to explore the roots of Germany’s festival styles of beer. This year’s Oktoberfest collaboration beer was brewed in partnership with Brauhaus Riegele in Augsburg, Germany, located 30 minutes … [ Read more]

The Mill: Brooklyn MASH, Final North Coast Nosh, and more

The Mill is getting anxious. There are autumn sampler packs on shelves and back to school specials in our mailboxes. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors while we can. How about a riverboat cruise? Or a paddle around the lake? Any other outdoor events we should know about? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Here’s the list … [ Read more]

The Mill: IPA Day, There & Back, and more

The Mill has a second wind. It’s all of a sudden August, i.e., time to double-down on summer. We’re keeping the grill fired up and targeting each patio we’ve neglected so far. Be sure to pick up a copy of Growler Issue 14 on stands now. Have any inside beer info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Head over to … [ Read more]

The Mill: In Cahoots and Uneasy Detente

The Mill has returned from the lake. Duluth treated us to a gorgeous 84 degrees to sample from 66 breweries in Bayfront Festival Park. Now it’s time to get collaborative at Red Stag and find some interesting new summer beers. Got any inside brew info? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: We’ve added an interesting twist to … [ Read more]

Pack Up For Sierra Nevada’s Twin Cities Beer Camp

“This is the first time we’ve ever attempted this, and there’s no model for what we’re trying to do,” says Stephen Cregan, Sierra Nevada’s Twin Cities sales representative. “This is going to be the largest craft beer celebration in history.” He’s talking about Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend, multi-city beer festival that will involve … [ Read more]

The Mill: All Star Week

The Mill is seeing stars, but hopefully no more rain for one more day of All Star Game festivities. Did you see Giancarlo Stanton’s 510-foot blast in the home run derby last night? Ridiculous. ICYMI: Consult our Guide to Downtown Drinking if you’ll be joining the fray this afternoon. Upcoming Events: There’s a Surly/Indeed tap takeover at Butcher … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul