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]