Brewer Profile: Mat Waddell of Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Walking around the large barrel cellar at Wild Mind Artisan Ales with brewer Mat Waddell, it’s clear to see he’s having a hell of a lot of fun. The room is filled with equipment for experimentation: hundreds of oak barrels, six large foeders, a custom-built coolship, and a blending tank. Mat pinballs around the room, … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Hullabaloo, Festival of Oak, and Fresh Hop Fest bring the beer

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: May 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. Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co. Rollingstoner – John Garland, Senior Editor I love the beer Joe Pond is making in Rollingstone. He uses old-school techniques that make … [ Read more]

Wild Mind Artisan Ales to release first bottles from ‘Barrel Room’

Mat Waddell and Jason Sandquist of Wild Mind Artisan Ales knew that it’d be a while before the beer aging in their “Barrel Room” would be ready for release, but after a six-month aging period, they are ready to release their first wild ale in bottles. Golden Ho/rye/zon is an American wild ale made with … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Wild Mind Artisan Ales is doing something different, and they emphasize that point in their new South Minneapolis brewery. Behind a wall-sized window, visitors will get a good look at their foudres—large wooden vessels where mixed-fermentation beers will age for anywhere from six to 12 months. Foudres are uncommon in most American craft breweries—they’re big … [ Read more]

Wild Mind Artisan Ales to focus on sours & traditional European brewing methods

Wild Mind Artisan Ales, a new brewery eyeing a late spring or early summer opening, is hoping to bring a little slice of the Belgian countryside to south Minneapolis. According to a press release, Wild Mind will predominantly produce wild, sour, farmhouse, saison, and rustic ales in the traditional European method: through barrel aging and … [ Read more]