Insight Brewing invades Beer Club!

Insight Brewing invades Beer Club!

The first Tuesday of the month means Beer Club night at Ed’s (no name) Bar. They’ve been knocking it out of the park lately, with fun-filled, informative tastings. We’ve been treated to tastings centered around different styles, and events centered around a single brewery. This latest Beer Club catered to the latter, focusing on one […]

Beer Club 2015— Starting off with a Bang

Beer Club 2015— Starting off with a Bang

Beer Club devotees at Ed’s (No Name) Bar‘s monthly tasting were treated to a visit from Bang Brewing on Tuesday. Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo, who operate their small brewery in a highly customized 1300 square foot insulated grain bin in St. Paul, sell all of their beer in the state’s capital. In their taproom, […]

Mike Munson— 10 breweries in 5 days? No problem!

Mike Munson— 10 breweries in 5 days? No problem!

From July 22-26, Mike Munson played 10 breweries in 5 days. This trip was spread out between larger breweries with beer halls, to family run farms. I was lucky enough to tag along with him and document the tour, blogging it daily on The Growler’s web blog. The goal was to celebrate the thriving, diverse […]

Odell Brewing and Boat House- A perfect pair

Odell Brewing and Boat House- A perfect pair

Until recently, food pairings were mostly done with wine, and beer pairings were generally thought of as nothing more than what kind of pizza or wings you’d eat while downing pale lagers. With the craft beer surge, we have many more choices of style, color, and flavor to work with, making beer and food pairings […]

A bit about Beer Club

It’s a wonderful time to be a beer lover in Minnesota, and especially in Winona.

A bit about Beer Club

It’s a wonderful time to be a beer lover in Minnesota, and especially in Winona. In addition to the many new breweries that have opened up in the state over the past couple of years, we’ve never had better access to well-made, hand-crafted regional and national beers in our town. At times, the selection seems […]