Dena Alspach

With 18+ years experience in magazines. content strategy, sales and marketing, and as past publisher of Twin Cities METRO, Minnesota Bride, et al; I was on the front lines as the business of print underwent it's massive upheaval, enthusiastically creating and driving new digital strategies, social media and mobile development.

Next, as publisher of heavytable.com and thelinemag.com, I took some time to dig in deep with millennial companies that grew up online and thrive on new revenue models outside of the traditional magazine world.

Now I'm in the best of all worlds with The Growler Magazine and The Beer Dabbler. Strong events, retail, and smart editorial delivered via print, web and social all work to support and engage an incredible community with deep roots in the vibrant world of craft beer.

The high level of engagement from both readers and our partners has allowed us to transition beautifully into a broader editorial mission covering all things food and drink, local arts and culture, and more general lifestyle content; our focus always on craft and quality. It is seriously fun.

At home I've got two great kids, a rescued black lab, and too many books. I'm a leisurely cyclist and really love hip hop. I garden. I split my time between Minneapolis and Madison and can usually be found dining at the bar...