The Mill: In Cahoots and Uneasy Detente

The Mill, Lake Superior

Daniel Murphy / Growler Magazine

The Mill has returned from the lake. Duluth treated us to a gorgeous 84 degrees to sample from 66 breweries in Bayfront Festival Park. Now it’s time to get collaborative at Red Stag and find some interesting new summer beers. Got any inside brew info? Tweet me @johnpgarland.


We’ve added an interesting twist to this year’s Red Stag Supperclub Block Party with In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft. This Sunday, August 3rd, 2pm-8pm, come sample collaboration beers from 4 teams of Minnesota brewers, along with music from Sonny Knight and the Lakers, E.L.nO and more. The event is free, outside, rain or shine, at 509 1st Ave. NE.

Lucid Brewing‘s BFD Party is happening Saturday, August 2nd, from 2-8pm at their Minnetonka brewery. There’ll be a homebrew competition, along with food and live music.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp is rolling through town. Taste their New Glarus collaboration, There & Back, today at 5pm at the Prairie Tap House, and Friday, August 1st, 4pm at MacKenzie.

We’re giving away a bunch of tickets to On Tap @ Mystic, Saturday August 9th. Sign up now!

And with barely enough time for you to shake your hangover from All Pints North, tickets for Autumn Brew Review go on sale at noon today.


An “uneasy détente” has been reached in the FDA’s plans to subject spent grain delivery from breweries to farms to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Check out City Pages’ slideshow from last weekend’s NE Brewers Block Party.

Surly Brewing is looking for a Chef de Cuisine for their new brewery, to work as second-in-command to Jorge Guzman.

Bon Appetit offers a slightly pessimistic outlook at the growing concentration of craft breweries.

And what do you think of Deadspin’s list of 18 Overrated Beers?


Schell’s Arminius, the pale, hoppy lager, has landed at accounts across Minnesota.

612Brew releases GLAM IPA at Icehouse today. It’s a summer session IPA, based on Maris Otter and Golden Naked oats, brewed with Galaxy and Amarillo and dry hopped with Equinox. They’re going for a floral-citrus-tropical fruit flavor with an ABV around 4.5%.

Bad Weather Brewing dropped Firefly Rye at Ward 6 yesterday. It’ll be filtering out to other bars and liquor stores this week.

Indeed Brewing will release Peloton Saison, their latest in the Derailed Series, at their taproom on Wednesday.


About John Garland

John Garland is the Deputy Editor at the Growler Magazine. Find him on twitter (@johnpgarland) or in every coffee shop on West 7th Street.

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