What We’re Drinking: July 2017

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. Steel Toe Brewing Sommer Vice Hefe-Weizen Ale – Brian Kaufenberg, Managing Editor A tall glass of hazy hefeweizen on a shady terrace overlooking the water is the perfect … [ Read more]

Steel Toe Brewing coming to cans starting July 11

Rumors? What rumors? This IS happening. Steel Toes on the go. #cans are hitting the market the week of July 11th. pic.twitter.com/aAjCjmD5Bo — Steel Toe Brewing (@SteelToeBrewing) June 30, 2016 Steel Toe Brewing of St. Louis Park confirmed today that cans of its beer will be available for sale this July. Starting with Size 7 … [ Read more]

Minnesota scores Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the Great American Beer Festival 2014

Brewers and representatives from more than 700 breweries from across the nation traveled to Denver this past weekend to participate in the largest U.S. beer competition and public festival—the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Over 200 beer experts from ten countries tasted 5,507 commercial entries rating them across 145 different beer styles. Amidst this astounding … [ Read more]

Omnibus 2014: How Minnesota’s new laws affect craft brewers

By John Garland The state’s newest liquor laws have been in effect for two weeks. Previously, we talked to local distillers about their plans for cocktail rooms. This week, we decided to dig a little deeper into the provisions that affect brewers—namely, the ability for brewery taprooms to operate on Sundays and fill any growler … [ Read more]

Beer/Cheese: Sommer Vice & Toma della Rocca

 By John Garland Toma della Rocca exists, most profoundly for me, in a very specific memory. It was buried under a mountain of others from the fall of 2005, until I read Michael Paterniti’s 2013 book The Telling Room, in which the author ventures to Spain in search of a legendary Castillian cheese called Páramo de Guzmán. When … [ Read more]

Minnesota Brewery Showcase at Muddy Waters

Today, January 15th, Muddy Waters in Minneapolis will host the ultimate tap takeover. With 30 tap lines pouring only Indeed, Steel Toe, Summit, and Surly. If you didn’t think it could get better, it does. Steel Toe will be releasing their Size 11 double IPA, made just once a year. Don’t miss this awesome Minnesota … [ Read more]

LOCALLY BREWED Portraits of Craft Breweries From America’s Heartland

  Author and photographer, Anna Blessing, has created a new book titled Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Breweries From America’s Heartland. In it you can find an in depth look at the history, development, distribution, and processes of 20 breweries in the Midwest. Representing Minnesota are Steel Toe Brewing out of Saint Louis Park, August Schell … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Jason Schoneman of Steel Toe Brewing

A Brewer Profile Chat with Joe Alton By Joe Alton Name: Jason Schoneman Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA Works at: Steel Toe Brewing 4848 W. 35th St., St. Louis Park, MN || 952.955.9965 Turn-ons: My Bride holding two beers. People with ambition and optimism. Those who love adventure and believe that life is what they make it. Turn-offs: … [ Read more]