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  • First Look: Copper Trail Brewing Company’s new taproom in Alexandria September 5, 2019
    I f there’s been one constant at Copper Trail Brewing Co. since they opened in 2016, it’s been growth. “Our plan was—start up, get the loan […] and as we get comfortable with our system, we’d add [additional] tanks,” Graf recalls their plan from 2016. But business at Copper Trail took off much quicker than […]
    Adam and Katie Rozanas, Ale Adventures
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ribbon-Worthy: Tasting notes of 48 new drinks at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair August 23, 2019
    The Growler’s review of the new beverages at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair was supported by underwriting partner Maltwerks, a Midwest malt house focused on genuine relationships in offering quality, locally produced, traceable malt.  Cotton candy and toasted pumpkin seeds, lavender and passion fruit, Red Bull and White Claw—together at last. There’s no lack of […]
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  • When Beer Met Chiles August 1, 2019
    Jack Pine Brewery’s Vengeance! Jalapeño Cream Ale is no mere novelty. This beer helped the Baxter, Minnesota-based brewery land Brewery of the Year at Grand View Lodge’s Grand Tasting in 2013 and the People’s Choice Award at the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour in 2014. A bronze medal in the Chile Beer category at the […]
    James Norton
  • The Growler’s Complete Guide to Beer at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair July 29, 2019
    It’s the most Minnesotan time of the year, folks: State Fair time. Since the launch of Lift Bridge Mini Donut in 2013, the Fair has engendered the zaniest output from Minnesota’s breweries and cideries. Fair beverages are 12 days of devil-may-care: stuffed with fruits, pickled with veggies, ringed with cotton candy, frozen into slushies, or […]
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