The Mill: Walktoberfest, Food Trucks, Shipwrecked Beer, and Fresh Hops

Hop picking at Might Axe Hops // Photo by Joseph Alton

Hop picking at Might Axe Hops // Photo by Joseph Alton

The Mill is ready for a full weekend of new taprooms, more Oktoberfests, fresh hops, and sunshine. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag.


This Thursday through Sunday it’s Walktoberfest at the Walker Art Center. Enjoy local crafts, sausages from Butcher & The Boar, and live music in the Walker’s very own beer garden.

Indeed Brewing is taking over Bluestem Bar on Lyndale this Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Northeast Farmers Market Harvest Gala will take place in the new third-floor events space at the Solar Arts Building. Munch on some appetizers and down a few 2 Gingers cocktails to live music and belly dancing.

Saturday, the Minnesota Food Truck Association will hold its Fall Food Truck Rally from noon–7pm, in which 17 local trucks will gather at Harriet Brewing.

Get your funk on at Republic Calhoun Square for Where The Wild Beers Are, Saturday from noon–4pm (participants must bring a sour to share and register in advance).

Saturday is also Fair State Brewing‘s official grand opening and Co-optoberfest celebration, from 2–10pm.

And Sunday, head to Fulton Beer for a five-course beer tasting dinner with Red River Kitchen.


Belgian scientists have recreated a beer found in a shipwreck off the coast of Finland that had been underwater for 150 years. The beer will sell for €113, and proceeds will go towards more archaeological research in Finnish waters.

This week in beer science: how fruit flies contributed to the evolutionary biology that gave us beer yeast.

Deadspin proclaims New Glarus Spotted Cow is overrated.

Business Insider takes a look at some (mostly) hackneyed attempts to market beer to women, noting that women make up only one-fifth of the global beer drinking market, and the “pink it and shrink it” strategy isn’t working.


The next Summit Union Series release will be an English-style mild.

Brau Brothers Hundred Yard Dash fresh hop is making its way to stores this week, and Lake Monster Brewing‘s Loonatick Wet Hop is filtering out to select bars as well.

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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