Letter from the editor
This month we’re stripping down to the bare essentials. Our
Minimalism Mnmlsm Issue is meant as a reminder that enough might just be enough.
We are living in a manic time. Just because we can have anything we want with a few taps on a touchscreen, doesn’t mean we need to. The current age of excess must come to an end. Purge with me, Growler Nation. Let’s use less, waste less, spend less, and make more room for peace and joy and contemplation.
I hereby pledge to spend the month of March conscientiously minimizing the amount of material goods and distractions in my life. Join me. Start with your email inbox (by far the least minimalistic part of my life these days) or a trip to Goodwill this weekend. See where it takes you. I promise you won’t regret it.
Paring down to live more fully.
By Katelyn Regenscheid
Artist Profile: Nick Zdon
“I am a large container of life”
By Kate Murphy
Craft Culture: Woodsport
Simple and Soulful
By Morgan Mercer
The Low Hum
Drone Not Drones’ 28 hours of tunes
By Maia Jacobson, The Current
Clues and Solution
By Victor Barocas and Andrew Ries
Unearthing the distinct regional flavor of hops
By Cedar Schimke
The Taste Test
A blind-tasting of 25 Minnesota Pilsners
By Michael Agnew
By John Garland
Martini recipes from Marvel Bar
By John Garland
Brewer Profile: Eric Harper of Utepils Brewing
Eric is as approachable as his beer; simple Old World-style beer without fanfare.
By Sarah Ratermann Beahan
What We’re Drinking
By Growler Staff
The Animal At The Table
Better living through whole-bird butchery
By John Garlund
Tradition & Transcendence: The modest virtuosity of Shigeyuki Furukawa
By Steve Hoffman
The 10 essential items you’ll need.
By The Growler Staff