Paddles, pinot, & porter: My spirited Apostle Islands kayak adventure

Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on the North American continent, is so cold and clean you can see nearly 10 feet down. Surrounded by long stretches of sandy beaches and deep piney forests, it’s a paradise for kayakers and hikers. And while its physical charms are immediately evident the moment one hits … [ Read more]

Chasing the Beer Scene in Western Wisconsin, Part One

By Emily Weiss In the first issue of The Growler, we played a little game of match-up, pairing beers from Duluth’s burgeoning craft brewery scene with some of the area’s most scenic and thrilling outdoor excursions. But it’s not just our northern neighbors who have much to offer in these respective departments. Wisconsin has been … [ Read more]