San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing acquired by Sapporo

Anchor Brewing, an esteemed American craft beer brand with original roots dating back to the California gold rush, has been sold to Japan’s Sapporo Holdings. The landmark deal with the international beer giant had been in the works for a year, after speaking with “many, many” larger breweries across the globe to find the right … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: February 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Lion Bridge Brewing The Disaster at Meux, John Garland, Senior Editor As an alumnus of the University of Iowa, I find myself driving along Interstate 380 … [ Read more]

A look back at the oldest beer recipe ever discovered

Tonight we’re gonna homebrew like it’s 1800 B.C. Tech Times takes a quick look back at the oldest beer recipe ever discovered—a hymn to Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of brewing and beer. An excerpt: “Ninkasi, you are the one who spreads the cooked mash on large reed mats,  Coolness overcomes,  You are the one who … [ Read more]

Tiny Diner Menu Change Celebrating San Francisco Fare—and Anchor Small Beer

Restauranteur Kim Bartmann and her team have been a busy bunch these past few months. It wasn’t long ago we shared a sneak peak of Bartmann’s South Minneapolis farm-to-table restaurant, Tiny Diner. Since Tiny Diner opened in June, Kim and her staff have gone on to revamp the old Cafe Maude on Loring Park into … [ Read more]