Enter to win one of four pairs of tickets to the sold out Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is 100% SOLD OUT. Thanks for your support of #MNBeer. See y’all at the fest! #BDWC17 pic.twitter.com/jF5UIgFdo4 — The Beer Dabbler (@BeerDabbler) February 1, 2017 The Growler is giving away four pairs of tickets—one each day Wednesday through Saturday—to the sold out 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Feb. … [ Read more]

Toast to the North: Dabbling in the great outdoors

Craft beer has become engrained in Minnesota culture. New breweries are always in the works, along with countless events highlighting the craft of beer. However, this wasn’t always the case. When the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, an outdoor, all-you-can-sample beer festival, started in 2010, Minnesota had fewer than a dozen breweries operating in the state. … [ Read more]

Minnesota celebrates The Great Northern from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5

Winter, to many Americans, is something to be endured indoors. Minnesotans, however, have proven for more than a century that the cold, snow-blanketed winter months are best enjoyed outdoors. In 1885, a report by traveling newspaper correspondents from the East Coast stating that Minnesota, in general, was another Siberia, unfit for human habitation in winter, led to the creation … [ Read more]

The Summer Beer Dabbler through my (beer) glasses

It seems that at any given Minnesota get-together, whether a day out on the lake, a New Year’s Eve party, or a family reunion at your Aunt Bridget’s house, there’s an endless thirst for beer. And with the Land of 10,000 Lakes’ craft-beer scene exploding, it’s hard to keep up with the growing number of … [ Read more]

Arts MN: A Dead Man’s Phone, Danish Dancing, and CRAFT Beer

By Naomi Crocker With the feud between winter and spring that has been taking place these past few weeks, one cannot help but consider transitions, conflict, and various other contrasting concepts. Fittingly, the events featured in this week’s Arts MN will help extend your thoughts on such notions by forcing you to ponder the changing … [ Read more]

Craft Culture: Craft is Fluid at the American Craft Council

Minnesota craft breweries to be featured at the American Craft Council show, April 11-13 Over the past few issues in the Growler’s Craft Culture series, we’ve covered the local maker movement in Minnesota, from a pop-up menswear market to hand-sewn leather luxury bags. But what does “craft” mean? Is it your grandma’s knitted scarves or … [ Read more]

Oskar Blues to Launch in Minnesota at The Beer Dabbler

Oskar Blues, recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine in 2013, is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, but the only way for Minnesotans to get a taste of their beer is to take a trip across the border to states where it is distributed. That is, until … [ Read more]

What’s on Tap in December 2013 and January 2014

Things you should do and see during the darkest months of the year. December 4th Excelsior Tap Takeover & Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale Release The Happy Gnome 498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul // 5–9pm Excelsior Brewing Co. will be releasing their latest, Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale, at the Happy Gnome with a tap takeover. Chat … [ Read more]

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Come “Meet the Growler” at Saturday’s Summer Beer Dabbler

St. Paul’s favorite summer beer fest has a new location.   Come join us in sunny St. Paul for the 5th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler.     Saturday, July 20th 1 – 5 PM (Gates at 12:30pm; Beer Pours at 1pm).   Event Details at the bottom of this page…   We will have a special … [ Read more]

The Beer Dabbler Bullpen Launches at Saints’ Stadium in St. Paul

Featuring over 70 feet of bar space, 21 craft beers and retail shop (St. Paul, Minn.) April 24, 2013—Announcing the Beer Dabbler Bullpen at the Saints’ stadium in St. Paul, the place to watch the Saints game, purchase craft beer merchandise and enjoy 21 different craft beers. The Beer Dabbler Bullpen is an outdoor craft … [ Read more]