The Mill: Stout Weeks and Mexican Honey

Daniel Murphy / Growler Magazine

Daniel Murphy // Growler Magazine

The Mill is fumbling through February. Warmish days and bone cold nights, Valentines on the horizon, and spring sampler 12-packs teasing us with their cruel early timing. What are you drinking in The Mill? Let us know @growlermag.

Upcoming Events

Dark beer fans rejoice: It’s Stout Week at Stanley’s NE. Drink some Abyss and Oak-Aged Yeti and help support People Serving People. And then check out the Stout Tap Takeover this week at Groveland Tap.

Voyageur Brewing in Grand Marais officially opens its doors to the public this Thursday at 4pm.

Schell’s annual Bockfest will happen Saturday at the New Ulm brewery. The Herkimer is operating a beer bus for the occasion.

News

The Synek Draft System, essentially a Beer Keurig, is ready for launch.

The New York Times details two competing philosophies in craft beer growth – get investors and increase scale, or stay independent and grow patiently.

A group called FemAle brews Sweden’s first female-brewed beer.

Here’s a handy chart to remind you who really owns all the popular national beer brands.

Releases

Indeed Brewing releases Mexican Honey in 4-packs this week. The luscious lager with orange blossom honey and amarillo hops won a silver medal at last year’s Great American Beer Fest, so they were eager to brew lots more of it this year. The format change should make it more widely accessible (last year’s 750ml bottle was ~$13 at retail, now it’s ~$11 for four tallboys). And watch your favorite beer establishment for Mexican Cousin, the version aged in Don Julio tequila barrels for six months, with its beautiful floral agave notes.

Summit Brewing announced Hopvale Organic session ale.

Bent Brewstillery releases Uber Lupin—a “Schwarz India Pale Ale” at their taproom this Saturday.

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