5 Non-Cliche Valentine’s Day Food Adventures for Two

It happens every February. Like snowflakes accumulating to create a drift, food writers’ inboxes start to accumulate Valentine’s Day menu after Valentine’s Day menu, each seemingly more choked with lobster-stuffed this and dark chocolate-flavored that than the last. Valentine’s Day does not have to be a day for being led down a prix fixe garden … [ Read more]

For The Love Of Chocolate Valentine’s Tour

Are you looking for something new and exciting to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Do you love fine chocolates? Come join us for the Twin Cities’ only chocolate tour where you can enjoy the best chocolate delicacies the Twin Cities has to offer, all while being chauffeured around in a warm, cozy … [ Read more]

For The Love Of Chocolate Valentine’s Tour

Are you looking for something new and exciting to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Do you love fine chocolates? Come join us for the Twin Cities’ only chocolate tour where you can enjoy the best chocolate delicacies the Twin Cities has to offer, all while being chauffeured around in a warm, cozy … [ Read more]

Analog dating in a digital world

In the modern quest to find romance, many singles have shifted to dating digitally. If you’re familiar with the virtual courtship dance, then you know how frustrating it can be. From choosing the least creepy dating site, to cleverly filling out questionnaires, and deciphering the intention of emoji-ridden messages from strangers, the whole process can … [ Read more]

Heat things up at Franconia Sculpture Park this Valentine’s Day weekend

If you’re looking for something to do other than make googly eyes at your sweetie over a fancy dinner this weekend, read on. Franconia Sculpture Park‘s Valentine’s Day Hot Iron Pour is a unique, fun way to spend the day with the love of your life (or the person you’re hoping to be the love of your … [ Read more]

For the love of theater: 11 shows opening this week

There are 11—yes, 11—shows opening this week in and around the Twin Cities, just in time for Valentine’s Day. (Read: Date ideas!) With such a wide variety of productions being staged, we thought we would take a minute to help you navigate your options. Here’s what’s coming up, in order of opening date. Feb. 9 – … [ Read more]

New Brew: Boom Island Django Hop Bier

Boom Island Brewing Company hasn’t ventured too far into the hoppy side of brewing. Other than their Belgian-style IPA, Thoprock (which was especially terrific in its wet-hop form), their beers have relied mostly on malt and yeast for their defining flavors. But even the most traditional Belgians have succumbed to the IPA craze. Recent formulations like Duvel Tripel … [ Read more]

Valentine’s Day with baby (and beer)

Lake Monster Brewing is about to become the best friend of every beer-loving parent of an infant this Valentine’s Day. The new St. Paul taproom is partnering with Do Good Diaper Service to host “Babies and Brews Valentine’s Day Bash,” a celebration of your little (or not so little: toddlers are welcome, too!) bundle of joy … [ Read more]

American Sky’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout Just in Time for V-Day

American Sky Beer from Hudson, Wisconsin is releasing a special Valentine’s Day treat for the (beer) lovers among us. American Sweetheart is a chocolate peanut butter stout making its 2nd annual Valentines Day week debut this Thursday, Feb. 13 at The Hangar—American Sky Brewing Co.’s taproom—and these selected establishments: Postmark Grille (Hudson), Taverna (Eau Claire), The Eau Claire Fire House (Eau Claire), … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview: 2/13-2/16

This week was a busy one here at The Growler. With Issue 11 on stands now we are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Below we’ve got a preview of great events from 612Brew’s first birthday, to Stout Week at Groveland Tap, and Indeed’s release of the 2014 Burr Grinder Coffee Ale. Oh yeah, … [ Read more]

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14 Things to Help You Tolerate Valentine’s Day

By Grace Sell   Whether single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated” – we were all struck by Cupid’s arrow the moment we tasted our first heartbreakingly-good craft beer. Here at The Growler, we may not be the most romantic kids on the block, but we do know love when we see it – just like … [ Read more]

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