The Mill: Insight Grand Opening, The Beer Mile, Jingle Fever and more

The Mill is ready for the Holidays. We’re dusting off our secret turkey recipes, browsing the shops for new cable-knits, and drinking beer spiced with vanilla and cinnamon. What’s on your radar in The Mill this week? Let us know @growlermag. Insight Brewing Opens This Friday: We stopped by Insight Brewing  yesterday for a sneak peek … [ Read more]

A Town Hall Meeting with Brewer Mike Hoops

In anticipation of Town Hall’s Anniversary Week, we rap with Town Hall Brewery’s Mike Hoops. Photos by Aaron Davidson Name: Mike Hoops Hometown: Glencoe, MN Works at: Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Turn-Ons: Integrity, a daybreak in the woods, and ladies driving motorcycles Turn-Offs: Gutterballs, brewery floors, -20°F The Growler: … [ Read more]

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The Mill: Wheat Week, Breweries for Sale, Fresh Hops and more

The Mill is chilling out. We’ve found the cable knit sweaters in the back of our closets, and we’re strolling down the lane with our pumpkin-spiced coffee like we’re Mr. Autumn Man. What’s on your radar in The Mill this week? Tweet us @growlermag. Upcoming Events: This week is Wheat Week at Town Hall Brewery. They’re … [ Read more]

Arts MN: Nora Ephron’s new play, Throwing Clay, and Lowertown First Fridays

By Naomi Crocker Here’s to “firsts,” all things fresh, and new beginnings in honor of spring! Meet artists in their creative environments at First Fridays at the Lowertown Artist Lofts, learn a new craft for the first time through engaging introductory classes, witness “fashion firsts” by attending your first ever fashion-related event, support overseas artisans … [ Read more]

Town Hall Brewery Renovations Finished, Reopens April 11

By Brian Kaufenberg “Our hope was to update everything,” said Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery owner Pete Rifakes at a media preview of the newly renovated brewpub, which is set to reopen to the public on April 11. For anyone who has visited Town Hall Brewery in the last 17 years, the change is pronounced. From … [ Read more]

This Week in Arts MN: Superhuman Dance Moves, China’s Indie Rock Subculture, and a One-Man Odyssey

In honor of our progression into the double-digit dates of March—and hopefully into spring weather at last!—we focus this week on all things double. Dancers that double as stunt artists, a two-for-one concert and Kickstarter event, performances that present and contrast artists from two cultures (Chinese and American, as well as Irish and American), and … [ Read more]

Town Hall Brewery New Year’s Eve House Party

  If you’re a fan of $3 drink specials, hourly raffles for bottles, growlers, merch, and celebrating the New Year with plenty of fun people, then you won’t want to miss the all day Town Hall Brewery New Year’s Eve House Party on December 31st, 2013. That’s right. All. Day. Town Hall Brewery will say goodbye to … [ Read more]

Style Profile: Russian Imperial Stout

This issue’s Style Profile examines an oft-cited, if little-understood, style of beer. By Michael Agnew Illustration by DWITT Rich, warming, and impenetrably black, Russian imperial stout is one of the most beloved beer styles. Twenty-five of Ratebeer.com’s top-50 beers of 2013 are imperial stouts. They comprise 16 of the 50 top-rated beers on Beer Advocate. … [ Read more]

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Beer Braised Rabbit & Town Hall Brewery’s Dortmunder Local Export Lager

A Farm to Table Recipe Presented by Dinner on the Farm adapted by Khaiti French of L.T.D. Farm from the “Joy of Cooking” by Rombauer and Becker Rabbit meat is one of the most healthy & sustainable local meat choices. Rabbit meat is an eco-friendly option, as pastured rabbit produces meat from a grass-based diet, … [ Read more]

Ten Facts About Duluth’s Brewing Scene (you might not already know)

By Jeremy Zoss With so much happening in the Twin Cities’ craft beer scene, it can be hard for Metro-area drinkers to look beyond their borders to see what’s happening in other parts of the state. Like the Twin Cities, Duluth is undergoing a serious craft beer boom, one that ties into the Twin Cities’ … [ Read more]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and … [ Read more]