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Melissa Rainville Talks Shop with The Growler

The Growler Story Here >> This issue’s Brewer Profile finds Melissa Rainville of Fitger’s Brewhouse hard at work. By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Maxwell McGruder of Dapperman Studios Name: Melissa Rainville Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Works at: Fitger’s Brewhouse Turn-Ons: Integrity, authenticity, and beards with a smattering of grey in them. Turn-Offs: Self-importance, ostentatiousness, folks that don’t use dental floss. The Growler: What’s in your [...]

Why I Love Hops by Dave Hoops

The Growler Story Here In this edition of Deep Thoughts With Dave Hoops, I talk about one of  my favorite beer ingredients—hops. Reprinted from the Dec/Jan 2013 issue of The Growler Magazine My name is Dave Hoops, Master Brewer at Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth, Minnesota. The hops used in brewing are the female flowers of the hop plant, Humulus [...]