Drink

Wassail! The pagan origins of a Yuletide cider festival

Reprinted with permission from "Ciderology" by Gabe Cook, Spruce 2018 If you happen to be in the West of England during January, you might catch … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Fresh hop beers, Oktoberfests, and Autumn Brew Review collabs

With over 150 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our … [Read more]

Boom Island Brewing Company eyeing west suburbs for new location

After almost eight years calling the Hawthorne/Near North neighborhood of Minneapolis home, Boom Island Brewing Company on Saturday, September 8, … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Clutch Brewing Company

Jordan Standish and Max Boeke have been friends since the sixth grade. They spent their middle school years together, and when high school came, … [Read more]

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Food

Bite of the Week: Hot Fudge Sundae at Sweet Chow Ice Cream Shop

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite … [Read more]

Cheerful Caribbean Flavors Prevail at Grumpy Claude’s

The black food truck trailer of Grumpy Claude’s, with little more adornment than a hand-painted plastic sign, is the mobile equivalent of a … [Read more]

5 bites from the newly opened Keg & Case West 7th Market

The newly opened Keg & Case market on West 7th has the potential to become St. Paul’s answer to Chelsea Market in Manhattan, the Ferry Building in … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: French Toast at Highland Grill

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Cheap beer and humility: Lessons from a 22-day Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip

The Grand Canyon is an amazing geologic feature. Cutting through the Colorado Plateau on its way to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River drains the western slope of the Southern Rockies and, over millions of years, has carved a 277-mile long, … [Read more]

St. Paul artist Michael Iver Jacobsen named Surly’s 2018 Featured Artist

More than 120 artists threw their work in the ring to be this year’s featured artist for Surly Brewing Company. The winner: March 2017 Growler cover artist (and the artist behind the illustrations in the September issue’s Field Guide to Cider), … [Read more]

Matt Osterman’s “Hover” is a Heartland Horror story

Drones are as accessible as iPhones these days. Anyone can get their hands on one—to take videos, race, or simply enjoy as a toy. Minnesota filmmaker and director Matt Osterman’s latest work, “Hover,” takes this technological phenomena one step … [Read more]

Through Diversity and Collaboration, TU Dance Continues to Defy Definition

Somewhere beyond the confines of ballet and other genres of dance resides contemporary dance—an artistic expression fluctuating between cadenced and arrhythmic motion, which ignores traditional boundaries and evades simple categorization. For the … [Read more]

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