St. Paul artist Michael Iver Jacobsen named Surly’s 2018 Featured Artist

More than 120 artists threw their work in the ring to be this year’s featured artist for Surly Brewing Company. The winner: March 2017 Growler cover artist (and the artist behind the illustrations in the September issue’s Field Guide to Cider), Michael Iver Jacobsen. Jacobsen created the artwork for this year’s Darkness label (and the three Darkness … [ Read more]

Surly Darkness Day moving from Brooklyn Center brewery to new venue

Surly has announced that it is moving 2018 Darkness Day from its Brooklyn Center production facility to…Wisconsin? The brewery announced on Friday that this year’s beer release party will take place at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, (35 miles east of Minneapolis) on Saturday, September 29. “Simply put, we ran out of room at … [ Read more]

Town Hall Tap serving four-year Darkness verticals Tuesday

In a true showing of patience, Town Hall Tap has been sitting on kegs of the the past four years of Surly Darkness and will tap them all at 5pm on Tuesday, March 1. They’ll be offering flights of four five-ounce pours of the 2012, 2013, barrel-aged 2014, and 2015 vintages for $20.

Barrel-aged Surly Darkness hitting stores today

If you thought you had a hard time snagging a bottle of this year’s Surly Darkness, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Surly has upped the ante on their most sought-after annual release by creating a barrel-aged version and releasing it in bottles for the first time. The limited edition barrel-aged Darkness bottles are hitting store shelves today, … [ Read more]

The Mill: Winter Dabbler, Fat Bikes, Foreign Beer and more…

The Mill has shaken the holiday hangover and gotten back to work. New beers, new breweries, lots on the docket for 2015. What’s on your radar in the Mill? What are you most looking forward to in beer for 2015? Let us know @growlermag. Winter Dabbler: The 2015 Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is almost here. One … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 12/19-12/22

Thursday, December 19th: MIA Third Thursday—Northern Grade Art meets America’s finest craftsmanship with Northern Grade, an exclusive marketplace of menswear and other unique goods. Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at 6:00pm-9:00pm to meet the makers, connect with craft, and do some last-minute holiday shopping. Create your own letterpress gift tags and specialty wrapping paper … [ Read more]

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Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and … [ Read more]