RockFilter Distillery opens in June poised to make Minnesota’s best whiskey

The floodgates open and water rushes in. The entire building starts to tremble—cobwebs shake, beams shudder, a haze of flour shoots into the air. Turbines and belts from the 1870s are whirring just like they have for over a century. This is Schech’s Mill, the oldest water-powered mill with its original equipment in the state. … [ Read more]

Want to buy a distillery? Lost Falls selling its equipment

Nils Collins issued the word on Facebook in May that his Lost Falls Distillery is in the process of folding. The company waged a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, and went on to produce the sorghum-based, gluten-free Minneapolis Vodka. They’ve now posted a classified on Craigslist, listing the distillery’s equipment for sale, asking $15,000 for the whole lot. … [ Read more]

Gluten Free Beer: Better All the Time

This special Style Profile focuses on the infinite variety of Gluten Free Beer. BY MICHAEL AGNEW, A Perfect Pint To readers of The Growler, the disease’s triggers are familiar: wheat, barley, rye, and oats. They just happen to be the main grains from which beer is made. This means that for the one percent of Americans … [ Read more]