The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, Chapter 1: The History of Cider

You’re reading Chapter 1 of 7. For the complete contents of The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, click here. Despite a reputation for being as American as pie, apples are transplants from far away. Like our forebears, these fruits came from foreign shores and have been nurtured and developed by other cultures for centuries. Ancestors … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, Chapter 3: The Apples Behind The Cider

You’re reading Chapter 3 of 7. For the complete contents of The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, click here. Apples are the soul of cider—which, on its face, sounds fairly straightforward. We’ve all shopped for apples and are acquainted with the eight to 10 varieties available at most supermarkets. Except, of course, it’s not even … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, Chapter 2: Cider in the Old World

You’re reading Chapter 2 of 7. For the complete contents of The Growler’s Field Guide to Cider, click here. The U.S. has been experiencing a boom in craft cider recently, but many of the practices employed by American cidermakers today are the result of traditions that span hundreds of years and thousands of miles. Let’s … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win A Martin Backpacker Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Twin Town Guitars is the music store by and for musicians. Founded in August 1997, and owned by Andrew and Carrie Bell, the vision for the shop is simple: Get it done honestly, quickly, correctly, and affordably. The staff is made up of musicians, who are in the studio and on the stage, who know … [ Read more]

18 brewers and distillers are ‘In Cahoots!’ for collaborative block party on August 5

Camaraderie and competition are back at it for another delicious go-around with the 12th iteration of In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft. Each year, the Red Stag Supperclub and The Growler Magazine bring together craft brewers to create special beers for Red Stag’s free block party, but 2018 is the biggest yet. Seventeen breweries and … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win Six All-Inclusive Tickets to Valleyfair

With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ premiere amusement park. The park was created and built by two local businessmen who wanted to provide entertainment for the entire family. In August of 1974, construction of Valleyfair began. When the park opened in 1976, it included extensive land development, rides, attractions, … [ Read more]

Win Tickets to Hopped Up Caribou Festival’s Beer Garden

This summer, Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen, Minnesota, will be hosting the 8th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival.The festival runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 13, 14, and 15 in the Sawtooth Mountains in Lutsen, Minnesota. Now, The Growler Magazine is offering you a chance to win two Beer Garden tickets, which allow you … [ Read more]

Enter For Your Chance To Win Two Tickets To The Blue Ox Music Festival

For its fourth year, the Blue Ox Music Festival is back, welcoming music lovers with a loaded lineup of rootsy musicians and bands to come play within the pine and hardwood forests just outside of Eau Claire. For three summery nights, June 14–16, the festival will showcase some of the hottest bluegrass, roots, and Americana … [ Read more]

Win Two Tickets to Hotlist for No Kid Hungry

One in six kids nationally are food insecure, meaning they regularly do not know where their next meal is coming from. The Growler, and Share Our Strength—a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America—are partnering to give one winner two complimentary tickets to the Hotlist for No Kid Hungry event on June 21. Through … [ Read more]

4 Minnesota breweries score medals at World Beer Cup 2018

The 2018 Craft Brewers Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, came to a close Thursday night with the awards ceremony for the bi-annual World Beer Cup competition, and four beers from Minnesota breweries were decorated with medals. More than 8,000 entries from 66 countries were pitted against each other in this year’s global beer competition, called … [ Read more]

The Mill: Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace soon to open in the Duluth Folk School

The Duluth Folk School, which found itself a permanent home in the Lincoln Park Craft District on West Superior Street last spring, is soon opening its very own cafe and teaching kitchen, to be called the Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace. According to Russell Crawford, beverage director for the cafe, the menu will feature in-house roasted … [ Read more]

Win Two Tickets to an Advance Screening of Super Troopers 2 on Monday, April 16


Enter to win two tickets to the Winter Beer Dabbler 2018

The Growler is giving away five pairs of tickets—one each day, Monday through Friday—to the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler on February 24 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Over 160 local and national breweries pouring 500 beers, plus live entertainment, a meat and cheese showcase, wine, and so much more. Trust us, you do not … [ Read more]

The Growler Giveaway: Win A Fat Bike From The House

The House is partnering with The Growler this February and offering readers a chance to win a Fat Bike. The lucky winner will be taking home a Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike (valued at $1,800) courtesy of The House. Since 1982, The House has been providing equipment, education, and service for the outdoor and active sport … [ Read more]

Win two tickets to The Great Northern: Saint Paul Chef Experience

The Great Northern is a collaboration of winter experiences aimed at embracing the cold and celebrating the spirit of winter here in our great state of Minnesota. On Monday, January 29 from 6–9pm, chef Adam Eaton of Saint Dinette and chef Thomas Boemer of Corner Table and Revival will join forces again to host an outdoor … [ Read more]