Here’s To Five Years Of Cowbell!

Urban Growler

Urban Growler Brewing Company is turning 5. They have been beer for us for nearly half a decade and on Saturday, August 10th, it is time to party! The festivities start at 11:30am and go until 11pm when they close. As someone who has shut this thing down the last two years, I can tell you it is a grand time. Of course, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Urban Growler knows how to throw a party. After all, Urban Growler is the only women-owned brewery in Minnesota; they can do anything!

Over the years, Urban Growler has been a bastion of community and inclusivity. Their beers are diverse and well-made. Their staff is one of the best and friendliest you will find in Minnesota. It will be fun to cheers with Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak, the co-founders who have established one of the best brewery cultures in Minnesota.

Urban Growler
Liz (Event Manager) and Jill (Co-Owner) from last year’s anniversary party!

When it comes to success, both Deb and Jill are incredibly humble. Deb is especially a tough customer when it comes to taking a compliment. I cannot tell you how many times I have congratulated her on something and she has come right back with something else that she wishes could have been better. I guess that you don’t stick around long in the craft beer business if you aren’t constantly looking for ways to improve.

Well, Deb and Jill, I am telling you as an unapologetic fan of what Urban Growler Brewing Company has become, congrats on 5 years! I hope you take time to step back and marvel at what you and your team have built. You have selflessly been beer for us, and now we get to thank you by coming to your birthday party!

Live Music

You can enjoy live music on Saturday as you order more Cowbell Cream Ales. There are several acts on tap and it should be a great day. Here is the schedule for music:

12-2pm- Vinyl DJ The Ring Toss Twins
2-4pm-Live Music: Ross Johnson & Blue Yodel No.9
4-6pm-Hammer Band Acoustic
6-9pm-Live Music: Chin Whiskers Band

There’s Beer, Too!

Bring your thirst and prepare to be dazzled because Urban Growler is releasing a ton of fun beers. Here is the tentative schedule of what beers go on tap when:

11:30am-Berliner Weisse, Rhubarb Bubble Brew, & Peachy Queen Milkshake IPA
12pm-Session Red Ale
2pm- Truestone Cold Press Coffee Kolsch
3pm- Blue-barb Slushee
4pm-Buckwheat Beers (Buckwheat Honey Old Ale & Buckwheat Honey Foreign Extra Stout)
5pm- Cranberry Beat Cream Ale (Sugar Dirt)
6pm- Cherry Bell (Door Country Cherry Cream Ale)
7pm- Coconut Porter
8pm- Curry IPA
9pm- Jalapeño Cream Ale

Dan Beaubien has been involved with Beerploma since 2014 although his passion for craft beer dates back to 2006 when he started traveling for beer.  Dan mostly covers craft beer events, festivals, brewery openings/releases, and beer reviews. Dan has a soft spot in his heart for authentic British Style ales, IPAs, and all things barrel-aged.  If you have any questions or comments about this article feel free to email Dan at dan.beaubien@beerploma.com .