The Taste Test: Hazy IPA

The Growler’s editorial staff partnered with official BJCP judges in a blind tasting to determine the best Hazy IPAs in Minnesota. The results may surprise you.

The West Side Brewers Collective: Eight breweries, one barleywine

How much does water and brewing equipment affect the taste of a beer? A new collaboration from eight West Metro breweries may hold the answer. Brewers from Lupine, South Fork, Schram Vineyards, Birch’s on the Lake, Wayzata Brew Works, Excelsior, ENKI, and Waconia joined forces and traveled to each other’s breweries to craft the same … [ Read more]

Now Open: Wayzata Brew Works

When Wayzata put out a call for more destination-focused businesses, entrepreneur Robert Klick heard the call loud and clear. His answer: open a brewery. First, Klick visited an old dairy building, one that is now being replaced by condos. Then, he turned his attention closer to Lake Minnetonka, to the Boatworks Building. It’s prime real … [ Read more]

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