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St. Paul Octoberfest

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September 14, 2018

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Schmidt Artist Lofts 900 West 7th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 US

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We are Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Just like the Munich original, our festival is held mid-September. Festivities begin on Friday at 5 p.m. with a horse-drawn beer wagon parade followed by a keg tapping ceremony. Saturday brings favorites such as Dachshund races and the rock-polka parodies of Polka Police. New this year is Steinheben (stone lifting) competition (the first in the U.S.!) and a Human Glockenspiel. Our kegs of Paulaner Oktoberfest beer, brewed in Munich, are the real deal. Admission…

Apple Jam at the Arb

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September 13, 2018

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 United States

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The first outdoor music festival at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum brings together three great acts under the stars! All proceeds benefit the gardens and programs of the Arboretum. The legendary Honeydogs, in their only fall concert, plus singer songwriter Dan Rodriguez and Ali Gray’s Two Hicks and A Chick will guarantee a special night of music and fun surrounded by the natural wonder of the Arboretum. One of the Twin Cities most enduring bands, the Honeydogs come together for special…

2018 Prairie Brewfest

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September 8, 2018

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Purgatory Creek Park 13001 Technology Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 US

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Samples from 20 craft-beer brewers as well as wine and distilled-spirit samples, combined with food trucks and live music from Wondercure. This is a fundraising event for the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, with proceeds going back into the community.

10th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler

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August 25, 2018

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St. Paul CHS Field

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August 25 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cheers to a decade of glorious beer-filled years! 2018 marks the 10th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler, which is returning to St. Paul’s CHS Field for an evening featuring more than 130 local and national craft breweries and cideries. There will be more than 400 beers and ciders to sample, plus games and activities, food for purchase, live music from DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, Lakame McGhee, and The Black-eyed Snakes, and a spectacular fireworks show. Tickets: Very Important Dabber (VID) $70 GA $50…

Louis Anderson Live

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August 17, 2018

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Dancing Dragonfly Winery 2013 120th Avenue St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 United States

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August 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $40 Minnesota’s favorite comic son is having a banner year! And he’s coming home for a string of shows in intimate rooms with limited seating later this month. Louie Anderson, who went from often telling jokes about his real mom to becoming one on a popular, award-winning TV show, has already delivered a mega burst of creativity before the year is even half over with projects ranging from TV to DVD to books. Not to mention a busy schedule of stand-up performance across the country.

Basilica Block Party

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July 6, 2018

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The Basilica of Saint Mary 88 17th St N Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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Twenty national and local bands playing on three stages over a two day period in July. It’s the annual summertime music event, the Basilica Block Party. As usual, the Basilica’s annual music festival has something for everyone, including Jason Isbell, Fitz and the Tantrums, Andy Grammer, and CAKE are scheduled onto the docket. Proceeds from the event fund the continued renovation of historic The Basilica. Friday, July 6, 2018 Great Clips Stage: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit John Butler Trio Delta Rae TABAH PreferredOne Stage: Fitz and the Tantrums The Revolution Now, Now Star Tribune Stage: Lady Lark Kid Dakota Lena Elizabeth Saturday, July 7, 2018 Great Clips Stage: CAKE BøRNS Third Eye Blind Flint Eastwood PreferredOne Stage: Andy Grammer Judah & the Lion Early Eyes Star Tribune Stage: Reina del Cid The Shackletons Lazy Scorsese 5pm-11pm each night Through May 31: Single tickets $60, two-night pass $110 After June 1: Single tickets $70, two-night pass $125

Funk Fest 2018

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June 30, 2018

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Republic 221 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454 US

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Funky, tart, wild—whatever you call it, there will be plenty of it at Funk Fest on Saturday, June 30. Republic's second iteration of this beer fest will house around 10 different Minnesota breweries, pouring from a lineup of 30-plus beers. Included in the day's roster will be Wild Mind, Forager, Steel Toe, and even some special sips from Schell's Noble Star Collection, just to name a few. "We want the beers to do the talking," Matty O'Reilly, owner of Republic, says.…

45th Annual Back to the 50’s Weekend

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June 22, 2018

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Minnesota State Fairgrounds 1265 Snelling Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55108 US

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Over 125,000 people will cruise to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to feel the midcentury vibe of America’s vintage age—with cars, crafts, music, and more. This year a projected 12,000 hot rods, customs and classics, vendors, and crafters, are expected to bring the ‘50s fun. Hours: Friday and Saturday from 8am-10pm Sunday from 6am-3pm Tickets: Tickets are $10 ahead of time at participating NAPA Auto stores in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and eastern North and South Dakota, or $12 at…

Cigars ‘n Suds

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June 13, 2018

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Big Wood Brewery Taproom 2222 4th Street White Bear Lake, Minnesota US

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Join us for the first evening of cigar and beer parings at the brewery. Featuring special guest Scott O’Hearn — Territory Manager for the largest manufacturer of premium cigars in the world. The night includes an informal presentation on cigars and beers on our patio, two premium cigars, two craft brews, a cigar gift pack, and entry in prize drawings. $30 per person, tickets go on sale May 15th. For more info, click here.

Saint Paul Art Crawl 2018

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April 27, 2018

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A vibrant, biannual tradition, over 350 artists in galleries and studios across St. Paul will be showcasing their creativity at the Saint Paul Art Crawl this April. Produced by the St. Paul Art Collective, not only can crawlers gaze upon ceramics, watercolors, and woodworkings, they will also have the opportunity to enjoy live music, dance performances, films, and other artful media. A new attraction this year is the option to be led on four-building tour within the Raymond Station area, which will include historical facts about the buildings and artist insight.

Arts & Crafts 2018

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April 21, 2018

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755 Prior Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104 US + Google Map

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Come join the nonprofit educational and artful organization COMPAS for their annual Arts & Crafts soiree, this year at Can Can Wonderland. New at this year’s family-friendly event is a totally rad activity called “The Creative Race,” in which teams of four or more can test their skills at completing five creative stations, including visual art and theater. After taking in all the artistic sights and sounds (and dance steps), enjoy carnival-inspired treats. And for those over 21, enjoy a crafty adult beverage, such as a signature COMPAS cocktail or a beer at BlackStack Brewing, just upstairs from Can Can.

Ukulele Night

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April 18, 2018

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Maple Island Brewing 225 Main Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 US

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Join us every Wednesday from 6PM until 7:30PM to learn how to play popular tunes on the ukulele! Ukuleles are provided for your use. Cost is $15 for a pint and lessons.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival

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April 14, 2018

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Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 US

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An epic tasting session of more than 90 breweries from throughout Minnesota and across the nation pouring 300-plus taproom-only and limited-release beers is set and ready to delight beer lovers’ senses. This year, the special early entry time was extended, now offering VIP-ers a full hour of sampling. But all attendees will be able to tantalize their taste buds with unlimited samples, from WeldWerks to Castle Danger, to Drekker and Rush River. As for the entertainment, Rough House will supply…

Solar & Suds at Bald Man Brewing Company

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March 21, 2018

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Bald Man Brewing Company 2020 Silver Bell Rd., Ste. #28 Eagan, Minnesota 55122 US

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Join All Energy Solar for a fun and educational event. Solar & Suds is an opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of solar energy. It illustrates how solar power has never been more affordable or easier to install. This event is free and open to the public. Topics to be presented: • Basics of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system • Market trends • Step-by-step process to determine if solar is right for a property • Economic benefits and financing options • Overview of incentives available Jeff Wiberg, a renewable energy expert from St. Paul-based All Energy Solar, will lead the presentation and answer questions. For more information, click here.

LuckyPalooza 2018

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March 10, 2018

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Start your St. Patrick's week off right at LuckyPalooza on West 7th. This two-block street party is full of action, including three tent parties at Patrick McGovern's, Burger Moe's, and Cossetta, multiple outdoor food stands and bars, DJs and live music, a mechanical bull, merchandise, and extreme sports activation. LuckyPalooza runs 2-11pm in the street, tent parties until midnight Learn more at www.visitsaintpaul.com/lucky

Teacher Appreciation

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March 6, 2018

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Wabasha Brewing Company 429 Wabasha Street South Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107 US

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To thank our educators, teachers get happy hour prices all day when you show us your teacher's badge. $2 off standard pours and $5 flights of 4.

Dangerous Man 5th Anniversary Bash at The Cedar

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January 11, 2018

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The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454 US

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After five years of making great beer and supporting community in Northeast Minneapolis, we are ready to get down and celebrate with you. Dangerous Man has joined forces with The Cedar and musical talents of Good Morning Bedlam, Yohannes Tona, and New Sound Underground. We will be taking over the tap lines with your favorites, new creations, and barrel-aged goodness from the depths of our basement. The after-party will be at The Nomad with DJ Steely Dan mixing up Worldwide Discotheque. Bring your family and friends and let’s get dangerous for an evening.

Strange Girls Holiday Night Market

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December 16, 2017

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Modist Brewing Company 505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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In collaboration with Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the Strange Girls have curated a holiday shopping experience like no other! From 6pm-Midnight at Modist Brewing Company on December 16th, visitors will be able to peruse and purchase the best kind of holiday gifts, handmade art, from Strange Girls, Interact artists and other local artists. Artistic wares from over 30 local Strange Girl artists & friends include: 3 Jäg design: Hand crafted jewelry by Betty Jäger bmf jewelry Bethany Grabert…

Holiday Bazaar Art & Craft Show at Flat Earth Brewing

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December 9, 2017

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Flat Earth Brewing Company 688 Minnehaha Avenue East Saint Paul, MN 55106 US

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Join us for our annual Holiday Bazaar Art & Craft Show featuring local & greater Twin Cities area artists and craft makers. FEATURED ARTISTS: UNCLE GARY’S ART Sculpture—www.facebook.com/UncleGarysArt PAINTING’S BY KAREN ROSE Pastels of Landscapes and Lake Minnetonka Bridge series —www.facebook.com/paintingsbykarenrose KRINGLE WORKSHOPS Custom Wooden Toys—Kringleworkshops.com SCULPTURE BY KRISTINE Custom Sculpture & Jewelry BEAUTIFUL BAUBLES BY LYNN Jewelry—https://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnsBeadworkDesigns MN OUTLOUD MN Themed Crafts—www.facebook.com/Mnoutloud LEATHER BEE’S Leather Bags & Goodies—leatherbees.com FOOD TRUCK: Signature on Wheels—3-10PM LIVE MUSIC—ACOUSTIC COCKTAIL @ 6:30 PM

Duluth Winter Village

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December 2, 2017

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Glensheen Historic Estate 3300 London Road Duluth, MN 55804 United States

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Peruse through over 30 local shops at the Duluth Winter Village, a two-day outdoor winter market on the historic Glensheen grounds. Each of the vendors will be selling holiday gifts out of rustic wooden cabins, including Frost River, DLH Clothing, Duluth Homebrew Supply, Lake Superior Art Glass, and many others. Along with shopping, visitors can enjoy a varied menu of hot food options as well as cold Bent Paddle beer and themed cocktails crafted from Vikre spirits.

European Christmas Market

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December 1, 2017

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St Paul Union Depot 214 4th St E St Paul, MN 55101

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Inspired by open-air holiday markets, the European Christmas Market brings a cherished German and central European tradition, flair, and charm to St. Paul. The six-day market will feature more than 20 craft exhibitors housed in wooden huts, including handmade glass ornaments from Poland, woolen clothing, wood burned art, candles, and other novelties. Fill up on pierogis, bratwursts, roasted nuts, hot chocolate, beer, and Glühwein, aka German mulled wine, as singers, dancers, musicians, and even Santa make special appearances.

Winter Dinner with Coalition Restaurant and Enki Brewing

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December 14, 2017

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 United States

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Cold weather is settling in and we are in the midst of a season of celebration- a perfect season to spend a little more time in the kitchen with friends! Join Eli of Coalition and Enki Brewing for a festive paired menu of winter dishes featuring locally grown ingredients and brewed beer. You will enjoy a multi-course meal while learning cooking tips and tricks from Eli and information about Enki’s brewing process. At the end of the evening, you will leave with a full belly, handout with recipes, and a new appreciation for our local cuisine! Limit 30, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience – plus beer tastings and recipes

Rice Park Powered by Xcel Energy Tree Lighting Ceremony

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November 18, 2017

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Rice Park 109 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102

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Capture the spirit of the holiday season with the 11th annual lighting of downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park and the city’s holiday tree—as tall and bright as the iconic Rockefeller Center tree in New York City—draped with 15,000 twinkling LED lights. Fun and festive, this winter wonderland kickoff will also feature live music, photo opportunities with live reindeer, and fireworks to round out the celebration. And those who attend the grand event will be the first in line to skate on…

MN Christmas Market

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November 11, 2017

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Lake Monster Brewing Company 550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114 US

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The MN Christmas Market, now in its second year, is a pop-up holiday shopping event that showcases homegrown brands and makers, with a charitable twist. After crossing off items on your friends’ and family’s Christmas list, you’ll also be lending a hand to local charities, as all 25 vendors will donate seven percent of sales to three nonprofits that help kids—The Reel Hope Project, The Sheridan Story, and Urban Ventures. Violinist David Gerald Sutton will supply the afternoon’s playlist, as…

Teacher Appreciation

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October 31, 2017

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Wabasha Brewing Company 429 Wabasha Street South Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107 US

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To thank our educators, teachers get happy hour prices all day when you show us your teacher’s badge. $2 off standard pours and $5 flights of 4.

Lake Monster Bash: Halloween Music Fest

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October 28, 2017

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Lake Monster Brewing Company 550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114

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Grab your gang of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, put on your most festive costume at Monster Bash: Halloween Music Fest, as Lake Monster Brewing and GetKnit Events join forces to create a one-day outdoor music festival to help you celebrate Halloween with a spooktacular line up of live music, delicious craft beer, food trucks, and more. The festival begins at noon with live music running from 1pm–9pm. Lake Monster’s entire portfolio of beers while enjoying local music, food trucks, specialty beers, costume…

Cider Fair 2017

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October 22, 2017

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Minnesota Harvest Orchard 8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd Jordan, MN 55352

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To highlight what's happening in the fast-changing world of Minnesota cider, the Minnesota Cider Guild is hosting the annual Cider Fair. On Sunday, October 22, cidermakers from around the state will gather together at Minnesota Harvest Orchard to pour samples and educate drinkers on how craft cider is made. There will also be food, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, a bonfire, wagon rides, apple picking, and many more fall-favorite activities. For tickets, visit the MN Cider Fair website and click on…

4th Annual Gull Dam Oktoberfest & Bavarian Costume Party

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October 7, 2017

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Gull Damn Brewing 23836 Smiley Rd Nisswa, Minnesota 56468 US

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For the fourth year, Gull Dam is celebrating with an Oktoberfest party. There will be afternoon polka music by the Jolly Zuk Brothers from 1-5pm. Evening headliner band is Wyld Ryce from 7-10:30pm. Also, partake in the Oktoberfest games and prizes, including the best men's or women's Bavarian costume. Stay connected with the Facebook event page.

New Ulm’s Oktoberfest

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October 6, 2017

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The festival is held at the Best Western Plus New Ulm, Downtown New Ulm, Schell’s Brewery and Morgan Creek Vineyards.

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Come to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation. This traditional festival is modeled after one of the world’s largest celebrations, held each year for several centuries in Munich, Germany. New Ulm’s version takes place during the first two full weekends in October, with festivities happening all over town. The main locations for Oktoberfest in 2017 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, Morgan Creek Vineyards, and Schell’s Brewery. October 6-7, 13-14; various times. For a full schedule of the events, click here.

Oktoberfest at Voyageur Brewing Company

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September 27, 2017

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Voyageur Brewing Company 233 West Highway 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604 US

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Join us at Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais, Minnesota, as we celebrate Oktoberfest September 27-October 1. We’ll have music, games, food and a special Oktoberfest beer. Below is a tentative schedule of events. Wednesday, September 27th *Canteen Club benefits apply* 5:00pm Tapping of Oktoberfest Beer 6:00pm Make your own pretzel necklace 7:00pm Oktoberfest Trivia Thursday, September 28th *2018 Canteen Club Membership Special – $80* 5:30pm Pretzel Toss 6:30pm Weiner Toss 7 – 9pm Oktoberfest music 7:30pm Stein Hold 8:30pm…

Grape Stomp Festival

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September 15, 2017

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Carlos Creek Winery - 6693 County Road 34 NW Alexandria MN 53308

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Over 16,000 visitors will pour in at the annual Grape Stomp Festival at Carlos Creek Winery. This three-day fall festival is packed with fun for everyone, including continuous live music on three stages, over 150 food, art, and marketplace vendors, plenty of wine tastings, a “man cave” featuring beers from Schell’s, and the main attraction—grape stomping. More than five tons of grapes will be stomped and smashed throughout the weekend. (That’s a lot of purple feet!) There will also be…

Pickin’ & Grinnin’ and Lift Bridge Brewery’s 9th Anniversary

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September 9, 2017

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1900 Tower Drive Stillwater, MN US

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The hop-picking tradition continues, as Lift Bridge commemorates their ninth anniversary. After Lift Bridge cuts down the bines and brings them into the brewery, all ages can start pickin’ local hops for the brewery’s seasonal fresh hop ale, Harvestor. After you’ve worked up an appetite, Stillwater’s own Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop will be onsite serving up your food needs, while live music will keep the party going strong. As 7pm turns the corner, those 21+ can join in on…

Pints For a Purpose//Books on Wings

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September 7, 2017

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Tin Whiskers Brewery 125th E 9th St. Unit 127 St. Paul, MN 55101 US

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On September 7, our Pints for a Purpose recipient is the Books On Wings, which works toward delivering books, primarily non-fiction, to children and classrooms in at-risk communities and create an environment in which those children have the tools to become lifelong learners. One dollar of every pint sold throughout the evening goes towards their work in our state, and we hope you can join us. Stay connected with the Facebook event page.

3rd Annual Porktoberfest

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September 3, 2017

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Day Block Brewery 1105 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-617-7793

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Get ready for some Labor Day weekend fun (and food)! The 3rd Annual Porktoberfest will be kicking off on Sunday, September 3 at Day Block Brewing Company. This all-day outdoor event in downtown Minneapolis will be offering a slew of stellar food--both pork and non-pork, fun activities, live music, freshly brewed craft beer! --- Day Block Deals: 10am-3pm: $5 Bacon Infused Bloody Mary Special 2pm-2:30pm: Bacon Raffle Ticket with every beer purchase starting @ 1pm --- Art by: Jeff Troldahl Performances…

11th Annual red Stag Block Party:In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft

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August 6, 2017

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Red Stag Supperclub 509 1st Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 US

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The Red Stag & The Growler are proud to bring you Minneapolis’s First Collaboration Festival, In Cahoots! Fourteen Minnesota breweries form seven teams to create seven new collaboration beers that will debut at the free block party. You vote on the best brew with FairVote MN’s ranked choice voting. A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team’s local charity. The 2017 In Cahoots teams include: Modist & Dangerous Man Fulton & Bad Weather Schell’s & Indeed Surly & Steel Toe Bang & Fair State Bauhaus & Sociable Bent Paddle & Able Stage and street performances from MC Foxy Tann, Epitome No Question, North Start Roller Girls, RLGDPPL, Catbath, Graveyard Club, Black Market Brass, The Blind Shake, and 4onthefloor.

9th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler

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August 26, 2017

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CHS Field

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A last hurrah to summer, the Summer Beer Dabbler is back and better than ever for the ninth year. Taking over an entire stadium, the evening beer fest will feature more than 120 breweries pouring over 400 unique beers and ciders to sample. Enjoy live music from DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, Graveyard Club, and Dwynell Roland, as well as ballpark eats, games, and a fireworks show to end the night with a slam-bang finish. Tickets: $45 in advance GA ($55 day of if available), $99 Very Important Dabbler, $50 Very Important DD, $20 DD. Learn more at www.beerdabbler.com.

VSP Events Cal Banner « All Events Brew Love 2017

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August 10, 2017

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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel – The Depot 225 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 US

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Back for the eighth year, Brew Love 2017 is bigger and better than ever, with samples from more than 25 breweries, plus complimentary food from The Depot and several food trucks, including Rusty Taco, O’Cheeze, and the new Dough Dough cookie dough truck. Live music, a photo wall, raffles and games will add to the fun. All event proceeds will support Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, and the 5,000 families we serve each year. Tickets available to purchase here.

Evenings @ The Bakken—Science of Brewing

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August 3, 2017

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The Bakken Museum 3537 Zenith Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States

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Sip and sample your way through science, as guests explore the chemistry behind the fermented concoction—beer. See what goes into making a malty beer or how hops add a bitter bite, courtesy of a local brewery lineup, including Bauhaus Brew Labs, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Boom Island Brewing, and Tin Whiskers. The evening will consist of other fermentable features, such as Prohibition Kombucha and Superior Switchel Co., sharing tips and tricks. Learn more at www.thebakken.org/evenings-at-the-bakken.

Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival

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July 21, 2017

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Now in its fourth year, The Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival returns to Mears Park as the Twin Cities' largest, free blues festival. You’re sure to get an earful of sounds, with an evening of soul and funk on Friday, followed by a day of blues on Saturday. From the music of Average White Band to Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, everyone can attend and appreciate the musical melodies of all things funk and blues. Fri: 4pm-10pm, Sat: 12pm-10pm. Learn…

34th Annual Highland Fest

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July 14, 2017

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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to the 34th Highland Fest Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. The three-day festival for the whole family will take place along Ford Parkway from River Boulevard to Howell Street. The event is free and open to the public with food and beverages for sale. Popular traditions of Highland Fest include live music from fun local bands, a juried art fair on Saturday and Sunday featuring the creative works…

Basilica Block Party

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July 7, 2017

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The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party—the Twin Cities’ premier summertime music event—returns in 2017 for two nights of music on the grounds of The Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis.The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary. Today, proceeds from the event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores, and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. Limited quantity of pre-sale tickets…

Boundary Waters Cookout with Ngon Vietnamese Bistro and Summit Brewing

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June 29, 2017

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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro 799 University Avenue West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 US

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Celebrating the Summit's Boundry Waters Box with a Boundry Water's cook out on Ngon Vietnamese Bistro's patio area. Forget freeze dried food, for Ngon will be preparing some elevated camp meals, cooking over a fire pit and camp stoves. Not only that, but you can also hang out and sip on some beers with the folks from Summit. The $30 ticket includes food, two beers, Summit swag, and gratuity. **There are two groups: Group 1 at 5pm and Group 2 starting at 7:30pm.**

Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

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June 18, 2017

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North House Folk School 500 Highway 61 West Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604 US

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Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats... there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on…

Fete de Fleurs—Flowering of the Vines Festival

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June 24, 2017

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An annual celebration is blooming again for the 13th year in western Wisconsin. This “flowering of the vines” festival not only showcases live music both days, but also the opportunity to mingle with arts and crafts booths, enjoy local food vendors, tour the winery, and sip on Chateau wine. For those who prefer beer, the winery will also offer a selection of local beers by the bottle. This fete will surely be a summer treat.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

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June 22, 2017

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One of the largest free music events in the Upper Midwest attracting thousands of people to Lowertown for a three-day celebration of jazz music. Music starts at 4pm on Thursday and Friday, noon on Saturday. Learn more at www.twincitiesjazzfestival.com.

North Star Grand Prix

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June 14, 2017

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Hundreds of the best cyclists in the world will be pedaling into Minnesota for the 18th annual North Star Grand Prix for a multi-day, multi-location celebration of bicycling. The six-stage race will be hosted in five cities around the state, including St. Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis, North Mankato, and Stillwater. In addition to the professional bicycle races, your kiddos can also join in on the biking fun with the free Park Dental Tour de Kids at each location.

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

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June 10, 2017

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St. Paul Summer Beer Fest June 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55108 US + Google Map For the ninth year, thousands of craft beer lovers will descend upon the Minnesota State Fairgrounds' International Bazaar armed with a tasting glass, ready to quench their thirst. Grab your friends and family, and head to the outdoor festival, where you’ll be able to sample a bevy of beers from over 100 breweries from around the state and throughout the country. Not only that, but the event will also feature live music and educational seminars all afternoon long. Early entry…

Art on the Lake

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June 10, 2017

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Art on the Lake is an engaging creative experience that connects the artist's personal story with a vibrant lake community and showcases a wide array of high quality art and craft, both contemporary and traditional. There will be tons of art featured; 140 artists in thirteen different disciplines. To learn more, click here.

ApplePalooza! Cider Week 2017

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June 7, 2017

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In honor of Minneapolis Cider Week, Sociable Cider Werks brings you ApplePalooza. Seven days of socializing, bottle releases, food, live music, games and give-a-ways. Check out our line-up of events below. Monday and Tuesday are ticketed, the rest of the week is open to all. Event Schedule: Monday, June 5 | 5PM – 9PM (dinner from 6PM – 8PM) Red River Kitchen & J.D. Fratzke Dinner A four-course, seated pairing dinner ($45) Tickets available here: http://sociablecider.com/store/ciderdinner

51st Edina Art Fair

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June 2, 2017

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50th & France neighborhood 3911 West 50th St Edina, Minnesota

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Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has since grown to feature over 300 artists from around the world and host 200,000 visitors. Booths upon booths of ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, wood carvings, mixed media, 2D pieces, fine art, wearables and sculptures will delight art enthusiasts along France Avenue and 50th Street as well as in the parking lots of Lunds + Byerly’s and U.S. Bank. Besides browsing and shopping, fair goers can enjoy a kid’s zone and live entertainment. Food and beverage options will be plenty. Area restaurants such as Arezzo, D’Amico & Sons, Pig & Fiddle, and Red Cow will provide house specialties in the food court area. Due to popular demand, an additional Edina Grill Craft Beer Garden has been added so the two locations will be in the Edina 5-0 Food Court and on Drew Avenue. Plus, Edina Liquor is hosting a wine garden at Halifax and 50th Street. Times for each day– Friday and Saturday: 10am–7pm, Sunday 10am–5pm For more information on the Edina Art Fair, please visit EdinaArtFair.com or call 952-922-1524.

Jack Pine Brewery Grand Opening Celebration

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May 26, 2017

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Jack Pine Brewery 15593 Edgewood Drive Baxter, MN 56425 United States

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Bigger and better, Baxter brewery, Jack Pine Brewery, is finally ready to open Memorial Day weekend. The new brewery, a 7,400 square foot building, will allow for 800 to 2,000 barrels of beer to be brewed per year. Come check out the new place May 26 and 27. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

GB Leighton Live: American Craft Beer Week at Bald Man Brewing

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May 16, 2017

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Blad Man Brewing 2020 Silver Bell Road, Taproom: Suite 28 Eagan , MN 55122 United States

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Bald Man Brewing is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with a live music series, and on this Tuesday night they welcome GB Leighton. Show starts at 7:30pm. Heavy Metal Grill food truck will be on-site. To learn more, check out the Facebook event page.

Mother’s Day Bouquet Drop in at Lake Monster Brewing

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May 13, 2017

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Mother’s Day is coming up, so treat the leading lady in your life with a handmade, bountiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Lake Monster Brewing will be stocked full of beautiful blooms, thanks to the help of Tamarack Design Group, for you to learn how to make a personalized floral arrangement. Your ticket price includes the flowers, help with the bouquet building and design, and a beer ticket. $40 per person. Learn more at Tamarack Design Group’s Facebook event page.

Circuit Breaker Double IPA Tap Release

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May 12, 2017

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Tin Whiskers is welcoming a new seasonal beer to their lineup. After making its way through the Fourier Series, they have digested your feedback and think they have concocted something you will love. Ringing in at 8.1% ABV and 80 IBU, this DIPA is brewed with a blend of Amarillo and Calypso hops, resulting in an orange, pine, peach, pear and biscuit aroma, with low sweetness of caramel and toffees, cracker and slight sunflower seed. Hop flavors lend flavors of orange peel, peach and slight resin.

Bike & Beer Series

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May 9, 2017

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VSP Events Cal Banner « All Events Bike & Beer Series May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) $30 Event Navigation « Guillermo del Toro: At Home with MonstersLiquid Music: Bedroom Community and Friends » Two of our favorite things: bikes and beer. Gather your friends for a fun evening with Maple Island Brewing and DIRO Outdoors. Start by renting one of our fat bikes for a beautiful and fun one hour self-guided ride along Brown’s Creek State Trail. Upon returning, have a pint of one of Maple Island’s craft beers on us. Book a single evening or multiple as we’ll be there throughout the summer. What You Can Expect: Framed fat tire bike rental provided onsite Bring your own bike helmets (we have helmets available for those who do not have one) One hour self-guided bike ride that is an out-and-back on Brown’s Creek Trail Great for all riders Location: Maple Island Brewing – 225 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082 Terrain: Relatively flat with an uphill as you head out of town that is a fun coasting experience as you head back to Maple Island Brewing. The trail follows Brown’s Creek and is really quite lovely and relaxing. Distance: As far as you can get in an hour (Trail is 5.9 miles long and connects to the Gateway Trail). Sign up here.

Mid West Music Fest

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April 28, 2017

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Featuring 130 musical acts across 14 different venues in two historic river towns, the Mid West Music Fest melds together a harmonious get-together of music and community—featuring a wide variety of styles and genres by highlighting old favorites and up-and-coming performers of the Upper Midwest. The fest spans over two separate weekends: First up will be La Crosse, Wisconsin on the 14th and 15th, while downtown Winona will host the MWMF the last weekend in April. Fest-goers will hear a smorgasbord of talent, as the lineup includes Charlie Parr, GGOOLLDD, The People Brothers Band, Heatbox, and much more. To learn more and for a breakdown of who is playing in what city, check out www.midwestmusicfest.org.

HeadFlyer Brewing Grand Openig

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April 22, 2017

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Welcome HeadFlyer Brewing to the Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood at their grand opening. There will be food trucks, live music, and fresh beer for you to enjoy. Family friendly events from 11am-2pm. Check out the Facebook event page for updates.

Firkin Fest 2017

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April 8, 2017

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The big tent returns for another year at The Happy Gnome’s parking lot for Firkin Fest. This festival of firkins will showcase over 60 one-of-a-kind, unpasteurized, cask-conditioned beers from around Minnesota and the United States. Attendees include Ballast Point, Odell, Fulton, 612Brew, and a multitude of others. Breweries will be bringing their A-game, as they will be battling for “The Golden Firkin,” aka the People’s Choice trophy, as well as four judge’s choice categories: Dark & Sultry, Strong & Powerful, Hoptastic, and Other/Mixed. Specials for this year’s 10th anniversary event will be a bagpipe band, beanbag tosses, live gnomes for picture ops, and other assorted shenanigans. Tickets are $50, $10 for DD. Learn more here.

St. Croix River Valley Winery Tour

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April 8, 2017

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The only thing more alluring than the pristine waters of the St. Croix River are the wineries that reside in its valley. During this outing with GetKnit Events, you will have the opportunity to take in both the sights and the wine that this vibrant region has to offer. This tour includes visits to WineHaven Winery & Vineyard, Dancing Dragonfly Winery, and Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard. Tickets Include: 14 local wine tastings Visit to three distinct wineries Private winery and cellar tours Chocolate and wine pairings Gourmet wood-fired pizza buffet Round-trip transportation Take-home wine glass For more information, and to get tickets, click here.

7th Annual Twins Home Opener Tailgate: Pig on the Porch

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April 3, 2017

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To kick off the Minnesota Twins home opener against the Kansas City Royals, downtown Minneapolis’ FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is having a pork party. Executive Chef Jim Kyndberg and his culinary team will be outside roasting a “Pig on the Porch,” a whole Duroc hog from MRS. Pork in Glencoe, Minnesota. Both Twins and Royals fans can get in on the tailgate offerings, including pulled pork sandwiches and pork tacos. Lift Bridge Brewing will toast to the day with the release of their Mango Blonde Ale, available at the festivity, along with Farm Girl Saison. Check out the Facebook event page for updates.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival

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April 1, 2017

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Enthusiasts of craft beer will be coming together for a special evening of limited-release beers and world-class breweries at the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival. Over 80 breweries from Minnesota and across the nation will be pouring more than 220 beers for you to sample and savor. From Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales to Minneapolis’ Fair State Brewing Cooperative, there’s a beer for everyone to enjoy. Alongside the unlimited tastings, live music will add to the festive ambiance. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Early admission entry is at 1:30pm. Regular admission starts at 2pm. Learn more at www.minnesotacraftbeerfestival.com.

Hops for Hunger 5.0

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March 25, 2017

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Now in its fifth year, Hops for Hunger is Southern Anoka Community Assistance Food Shelf & Thrift Store’s annual tasting fundraiser that celebrates 21 local brewers, such as Able Seedhouse + Brewery, NorthGate Brewing, and Sociable Cider Werks. As you imbibe on craft beer and cider, nosh on the delectable by Chowgirls Killer Catering. Music will fill the air, as the Analog Drifters and The Travelin’ Moburys will perform their toe-tapping tunes. Take a stroll through the venue, as you’ll encounter a silent auction and a beer wall. In the last for years, Hops for Hunger has enabled the SACA to purchase over 500,000 pounds of food and has fed over 26,000 families and households. Let’s keep the effort going and continue to spread goodwill and kindness. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Designated driver tickets can be purchased at the event for $10. Learn more at www.sacafoodshelf.org/events/hops-for-hunger-5-0.

LuckyPalooza

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March 11, 2017

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Date/Time Date(s) - 03/11/2017 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm Start your St. Patrick’s week off right at LuckyPalooza on West 7th. This two-block street party is full of action, including three tent parties at Patrick McGovern’s, Burger Moe’s, and Cossetta, outdoor food stands and bars, DJs and live music, merchandise, and extreme sports activation. Event runs from 2-11pm, with tents open until 1am. LuckyPalooza occurs on West 7th Street, between Walnut Street and Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. Learn more at www.visitsaintpaul.com/luckypalooza

Lupulin Brewery Big Beer Week

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March 6, 2017

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Lupulin Brewery Big Beer Week MARCH 6, 2017 BY JEFF ZIERDT LEAVE A COMMENT 0 Date/Time Date(s) - 03/06/2017 - 03/12/2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Patience is a virtue when it comes to BIG BEERS at Lupulin. We are finally rolling out beers that have been aging since we opened back in 2015. In addition, this week will mark Lupulin Brewing taproom expanding its hours to seven days a week! From our first Russian Imperial Stout, RUS, in 2015 to our latest and freshest version of RUS. In addition, we have some special-aged barrels of Barrel God from a Pour Bottle Shop Bourbon barrel and Shorewood Liquor Wild Turkey. Hours: Monday: 4pm – 8pm Tuesday: 4pm-8pm Wednesday: 4pm – 9pm Thursday: 4pm-10pm Friday: 3 pm-11pm Saturday: Noon-11pm Sunday: 11 am – 6pm Attend 5 out of 7 days and earn a free T-Shirt.

The Fulton Pintwood Derby

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March 5, 2017

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Do you remember making pinewood derby cars as a kid? Well, here’s a chance to test your skills again. Beer, pinewood derby cars, prizes…just another Sunday at Fulton’s taproom. There will be 10 categories: 1st place / Last place / Best Fulton Car / Best other beer car / Funniest car / Craftiest car / Best MN car / Most Original car / Best twins car /Best car name.

North Shore Brewery Tour

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February 25, 2017

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The coast of Lake Superior offers not only breathtaking views of one of the most famous Great Lakes, but also a bounty of unique, cutting-edge breweries waiting to be explored. Come get a taste of the North Shore and tap into some of the finest breweries in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Your ticket includes: More than 25 craft beer tastings Exclusive access to six different microbreweries and brewpubs on the North Shore Private tours of select breweries Exclusive access to selected brewery before regular hours Coffee and pastries Beer-inspired pub fare lunch Gastro pub dinner Roundtrip transportation from the Twin Cities Take-home GetKnit koozie For more info and tickets, Click Here.

Fire Chief Ale Tapping

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February 23, 2017

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It’s time to extinguish your thirst and give back to local heroes and charities as Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is bringing back their annual tapping of Fire Chief Ale. A portion of the proceeds from each glass of the auburn-colored ale will help benefit the foundation, Firefighters for Healing. Not only that, but Rock Bottom will be donating 15 percent of their sales back to the nonprofit organization on the day of the tapping party too—from open until close. Firefighters for Healing’s mission is to emotionally and financially support children and burn survivors, as well as their families, in ways insurance companies and caretakers might not be able to, such as contributing for corrective surgeries, donating to local hospital burn units, and supporting summer camp attendance for burn-injured youth. So raise your glass, and let’s salute to these survivors. Learn more at Firefighters for Healing’s Facebook event page.

Valentine’s Match Made in Heaven—Brewery & Truffle Pairing Tour

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February 11, 2017

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Surprise your loved one with something new this year and take a Couples Valentine’s Match Made In Heaven—Brewery & Truffle Pairing Tour. Hop on the luxury coach bus and tour three different breweries around the Twin Cities. With each stop you’ll get to pair a truffle from Legacy Chocolates with a fresh craft brew. If you’re hungry, food trucks are usually available at Inbound and Lake Monster and a full service menu is available at Urban Growler. You will have the opportunity to purchase a little extra something for your loved one from Legacy Chocolates. No shopping needed… our guides will have this ready and reserved for you at the end of the tour. Options include six- or 12-pack of locally made truffles from Legacy Truffles. You MUST purchase these items in advance at time of check out. Breweries include Lake Monster, Inbound and Urban Growler What’s Included Sample local craft beer – pint per person at each location included Truffle pairings at each brewery Behind the scene tour at one brewery Snack Bottled water Cooler to store your growlers in Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will show you a great time and help select your craft beer Convenient pick up and drop off location Professional driver Enclosed luxury coach Special brewery discounts Pricing Tickets are sold as a Couple (includes 2 tickets) Early registration price $150 per couple Full Value price $170 per couple

8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

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February 4, 2017

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For eight years, hardy Midwesterners have left behind the warmth of their homes to join us for the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, the biggest outdoor beer festival in Minnesota. With unlimited samples of the nation’s best craft beer, great live music, and fun activities, the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is a true celebration of winter in Minnesota—and this year’s fest will be the biggest and best yet. The Growler is once again excited to help support the 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, Feb. 4, 2017, 2:30-6:30pm, at the Mighty Midway on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Tickets and more info can be found here.

Crashed Ice Village

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February 4, 2017

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The Crashed Ice Village is your pre- and post-championships headquarters for the Red Bull Crashed Ice event. The two-block street party is located on West 7thStreet between Walnut Street and Kellogg Boulevard and includes tent parties at Cossetta’s and Burger Moe’s as well as the Red Bull DJ Truck, the Red Bull Airstream with sweet Crashed Ice swag, outdoor food, beverage and activation by Afton Alps athletes. Crashed Ice Village runs 2-11pm, with tents open until 1am. To learn more, click here.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

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January 26, 2017

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Date/Time Date(s) - 01/26/2017 - 02/05/2017 All Day A St. Paul Winter tradition since 1886, this winter festival is known as the “Coolest Celebration on Earth.” Bundle up and enjoy a plethora of fun activities with the family, such as parades, coronations, ice and snow carvings, the medallion hunt, a giant snow slide, and so much more. Check out Rice Park, for it will be the epicenter of events. Learn more at www.wintercarnival.com.

Pinot Noir—A Global Tour

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January 17, 2017

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Winos, get ready for a tour around the world with a pinot noir tasting. Instructed by Surdyk’s wine consultant, Bill McCleary, the class will showcase the elegance and finesse of the wine. With a multitude of the grape’s expression, such as the familiar ones from Oregon, California, and France, or the often-overlooked bottles from New Zealand, Germany, or even Chile, you’ll be able to sip your way across the globe. Tickets are $40. Learn more and register here.

Mankato Craft Beer Expo

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January 14, 2017

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Explore and taste your way through over 45 breweries—from here in Minnesota as well as from across the nation—at the fifth annual Mankato Craft Beer Expo. Attendees will be able to savor unlimited samples of beer in a commemorative tasting glass, while also enjoying educational seminars, live music, and tasty food vendors. VIP (2–6PM) $45, general admission (3–6PM) $35, DD $10. Learn more at www.mankatocraftbeerexpo.com.

Brewer’s Table New Year’s Eve Dinner

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December 31, 2016

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Raise your last glass of 2016 at Surly Brewing’s Brewer’s Table for a celebration of food, beer and holiday cheer. Our award-winning culinary team will lead you through a five-course experience, pairing exceptional food with exemplary beer. The evening will also feature the debut FRISSON, a brand new black current, Champagne-inspired bier only available at the Destination Brewery on New Year’s Eve. WHEN: Saturday, 12/31 (reservations from 5pm-11pm) WHERE: Brewer’s Table, 520 Malcom Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Craft Beer Tap Takeover

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December 30, 2016

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Rochester’s Grand Rounds Brewpub is having a tap takeover, where you’ll be able to meet brewery reps and have a chance to win some prizes and giveaways. The night will feature Indeed, Bent Paddle, Steel Toe, Olvalde, Junkyard, Able, Bad Weather, and Fair State. Learn more on their Facebook event page.

Winter Wassail Weekend

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December 17, 2016

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Date/Time Date(s) - 12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tour all three Waconia Wineries—Schram Vineyards, Parley Lake Winery, and Sovereign Estate—for a festive holiday spirited weekend. The weekend will feature carolers and holiday music, mulled wine (wassail), winter games, food, and more. Check each wineries website for specific events this weekend at each location. Tickets are $35, which includes tastings at all three Waconia wineries. Click here to purchase tickets and to learn more.

Indeed On Ice

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December 16, 2016

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Lace up your skates, for it’s time to get Stir Crazy with Indeed on Ice. Come out to The Depot’s skating rink in Minneapolis for a skating party like no other, as Indeed warms up to the hot sounds of DJ Shannon Blowtorch and cools down with a frosty glass of their special winter ale. Learn more here.

Lakes & Legends One Year Anniversary Party

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December 10, 2016

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Join Lakes & Legends for their One Year Anniversary Party. The party will be jam-packed with fun things to do: * DRINK // seasonal & specialty releases – Winter warmers and other secret specialties… * EAT // Flagsmash food truck * SHOP // Procraftinate – A Handmade Holiday Market with Minneapolis Craft Market – Shop from dozens of local artists for all your gift giving needs: 12pm–5pm * GROOVE // live music – Harbor City Project: 6pm–8:30pm – Feeding Leroy: 9pm–11:30pm Plus, there will be the launch of Lakes & Legends’ Brewer’s Reserve Club. To learn more about the party, check out the Facebook event page.

Brews ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

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December 8, 2016

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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Brewery stops will vary depending on the tour day. In between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, you’ll take a warm luxury motor coach through Phalen Park and enjoy the Holiday Lights in the Park. While viewing these lights, you’ll have fresh holiday popcorn from Candyland. A stop at Rice Park is a great photo opportunity right in the middle of the twinkling lights. The tour will conclude back at the starting location, where you will be able to grab another pint, sit back, and reflect on the amazing new way you just enjoyed local brews ‘n bulbs. What’s Included: Sample local craft beer – pint at each location included Souvenir pint glass Holiday popcorn from Candyland Bottled Water Cooler to store your growlers in A tour guide that will show you a great time and help select your craft beer Convenient pick up and drop off location Special brewery discounts Dates and Pick-Up Locations Tours run from 6-10pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31 Tours pick up at Rock Bottom Brewery in downtown Minneapolis (825 Hennepin Ave.) on Nov. 25, Dec. 1, Dec. 2, Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Dec. 29, and Dec. 30. Tours pick up at Saint Paul’s Flat Earth Brewery (688 Minnehaha Ave E.) on Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Dec. 31. Price is $75. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

15th Annual SUBWAY Bring a Blanket Collection

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December 4, 2016

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This winter, you can wrap a child’s heart with a blanket and help keep them warm. Participating local SUBWAY restaurants are partnering with Bridging to collect blankets that will be distributed to 6,000 children in over 4,000 Minnesota families in need. Everyone is invited to bring new or gently-used, clean blankets to any participating SUBWAY restaurant. In return for their donation, contributors will receive a free six-inch classic SUBWAY sandwich (one free six-inch classic sandwich per person, regardless of the number of blankets donated). Especially needed are blankets that fit full and queen-size beds.

Cosmos Brewing Launch Party

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December 2, 2016

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Grumpy's Nordeast 2200 4th St NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

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Greetings fellow earthlings, friends and beer lovers! Cosmos Brewing, a new production brewery in Hugo, Minnesota, is finally set for takeoff and Grumpy’s Northeast will be the launchpad. Three beers plus a special event-only firkin will be tapped. Beers include: Planet XPA (a heavily citra-hopped IPA with a floral and citrus aroma), Crop Formation (a Belgian wit with lemon peel, basil, and wildflower honey additions), and IRA (an imperial red ale that’s malty and fruity, made with Mosaic hops), and the wet brett firkin (a pale blonde ale that has an herbal, earthy, and mild tartness to it). The event starts at 4pm and goes until close.

Southern Minnesota Brewery Tour presented by GetKnit

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November 12, 2016

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Radisson Hotel Minneapolis-St. Paul 2540 North Cleveland Avenue Roseville, MN 55113

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From rolling hills, to winding roads, to picturesque rivers, Southern Minnesota is home to diverse typography and even more diverse local breweries. Join GetKnit as we explore the all of the beautiful lands and delicious brews that this unique region has to offer with our exclusive Southern Minnesota Brewery Tour. This tour features visits to August Schell Brewing Co., Mankato Brewery, F-Town Brewing, LTS Brewing Co., Forager Brewery, and Grand Rounds Brewpub. Your Ticket Includes: Exclusive access to six breweries throughout Southern Minnesota More than 25 craft beer tastings Private tours of select breweries Round-trip transportation from the Twin Cities Coffee and pastries for breakfast Pizza and salad buffet lunch Pub-style dinner Take-home GetKnit Koozie Trivia and giveaways throughout the day Friendly GetKnit staff on-site to guide you through the day For more information, and to get your tickets, visit: https://getknitevents.com/public-events/southern-brew-tour/

Cheese and Chocolate Weekend

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November 19, 2016

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Chateau St. Croix Winery 1998 Highway 87 St. Croix Falls , Wisconsin 54024

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Sip and nibble your way through a delectable weekend at the Chateau St. Croix Winery’s Cheese and Chocolate Weekend. The celebration not only gives you the opportunity to sample a diversity of wine styles, but also to explore the creativity–and creamy goodness–of local cheeses and chocolates. There will also be live music each day from 1–4pm to get the weekend fun started. The event is free, but the food and wine pairing tasting is $7. Learn more at www.chateaustcroix.com.

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack hosts annual Wine Fest

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November 12, 2016

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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack 15201 Zurich St, Columbus, MN 55025

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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is hosting its 7th annual Wine Fest, where you will have the chance to sample a variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines while shopping at featured craft vendor booths. In addition to sampling a variety of wines, those who purchase a ticket will receive a souvenir glass, appetizers, a gaming voucher, and the chance to win great prizes. The event will also have live music from The Inside Out Band in the Trout Air Tavern bar area from 7 pm–11 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day-of. Tickets are limited and available at RunAces.com/WineFest

Buffalo Tap Teniversary

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October 29, 2016

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Location Buffalo Tap 4990 123rd Street West Savage, MN 55378

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Buffalo Tap in Savage, Minnesota, was among the first to serve Surly 10 years ago when both businesses were just starting out. To mark their 10th anniversary, Buffalo Tap has an impressive lineup of special tappings from Surly planned for Oct. 29 – Nov. 6. See the poster below for the beer list and tapping schedule.

Urban Growler Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout Release

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November 2, 2016

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Urban Growler Brewing Company 2325 Endicott Street St. Paul, MN 55114

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Urban Growler Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout Release NOVEMBER 2, 2016 BY THE GROWLER LEAVE A COMMENT 0 Date/Time Date(s) - 11/02/2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UrbanGrowlerBarrel Join Urban Growler in their new event space for their first barrel-aged beer release on November 2 from 6:30-8pm. The two beers from their “Cellar Collection” that will be released are: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout No. 2 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout No. 3. There will also be two additional “experimental brews” available that are exclusive to the release party. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here or at Urban Growler’s taproom. Tickets include: Access to barrel room Two beers from the Cellar Collection Two experimental brews Appetizers paired with the beers Master Brewer & co-owner Deb Loch will provide narrative for the tasting Learn about St. Paul’s colorful past with resident historian Anja Kroll

Monster Bash: A Halloween Extravaganza

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October 29, 2016

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Lake Monster Brewing Company 550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114

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Grab your gang of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, put on your most festive costume, and unleash your inner monster with GetKnit Events’ spookiest get-together, Monster Bash: A Halloween Extravaganza. Lake Monster Brewing Co. will serve as the hosts for the evening while serving up bottomless pints of flagship and specialty beers. Enjoy live DJ entertainment, dancing, costume contests, and more. For more information and to get your tickets, visit www.getknitevents.com/monster-bash/

Neighborhood Beer Dinner Series with Flat Earth

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October 24, 2016

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Red Stag Supperclub 509 1st Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Join Flat Earth Brewing and Friends of the Mississippi River for a craft beer dinner and discussion at Red Stag Supperclub. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Flat Earth’s brewer, Tim Fisher, and Friends of the Mississippi Riverwater’s water program director, Trevor Russell, who will discuss the intersection of beer and water as well as the State of the River report. Five beers will be paired alongside a seasonal four-course menu prepared by Red Stag Supperclub’s chef, Andrew Ernst. Tickets are $65

RAISE A GLASS FOR TOMORROW

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October 22, 2016

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1954 UNIVERSITY AVE. W. ST. PAUL, MN 55104...Come check out Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's new office on University Ave in St. Paul! Parking is available on the street along Prior Ave., in Lot C off of Prior & Oakley, or just steps from the Fairview Lightrail Station on the Green Line.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 1954 UNIVERSITY AVE. W. ST. PAUL, MN 55104 Hosted by the Habitat Young Professionals Network, Raise a Glass for Tomorrow is an annual fundraiser that brings together 150+ local, community-driven young professionals for an evening of food & drinks, music, games, and much more. All proceeds will support the construction of safe, affordable housing in partnership with local homebuyer families. By supporting Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you create real, positive change in our community. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 4:00 p.m. | Registration & Tasting Stations Open 4:00 p.m. | Raffles & Games Open 5:30 p.m. | Program TICKETS Tickets are $20/each, and provide the ticketholder with: admission to the event; complimentary samples from local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries; and provide the opportunity to participate in Habitat-themed giveaways. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase beverages from a cash bar and food from a variety of food trucks. EVENT DETAILS This year's event is a tasting that will feature local vendors, including: 56 Brewing Alexis Bailly Vineyard Indeed Brewing Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Lift Bridge Brewing Lionheart Cider Lucia's Cafe Number 12 Cider House Nordskogen Coffee Sidhe Brewing Company Silhouette Bakery & Bistro Tin Whiskers Brewing Company Wholesoul There will also be: Raffle Games Music Trivia

Tapped and Uncorked!

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September 30, 2016

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Takes place outside, rain or shine, at the OVAL in Roseville. Guidant John Rose MN OVAL 2661 Civic Center Drive - Roseville Location Guidant John Rose MN OVAL 2661 Civic Center Drive Roseville, MN 55113

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Third annual Pour FOR Parks: Tapped & Uncorked! fundraiser by the Friends of Roseville Parks. Features sampling from local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries, plus food trucks, live music by GB Leighton, human foosball, Hammerschlagen and more! Takes place outside, rain or shine, at the OVAL in Roseville

Birch’s Fall Fest 2016 – Oysters, Music & Brew

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September 25, 2016

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$15 ticket price includes: Entrance into the tent to enjoy live music by Stray Voltage 1 craft beer of your choice 1 commemorative Birch’s Beer Mug Food: Kramarzuk’s sausage & brats on the grill, roasted corn on the cob, massive pretzels, and oyster bar on the deck with oyster shucking contest with The Fish Guys. Drink: Birch’s Pumpkin Ale, plus their current grain to glass taps, as well as wine and cocktails. Activities: Pumpkin painting, bonfires, s’mores, live music and so much more! When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Add to Calendar Where: Birch’s on the Lake – 1310 Wayzata Boulevard, Long Lake, MN 55356

Gausthaus Bavarian Hunter Oktoberfest

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September 23, 2016

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Stillwater is ready to get the party started by having two weekends of German culture for you to enjoy. Gausthaus will have music, dancing, imported beer, brats and chops, huge pretzels, cinnamon roasted almonds, and Hammerschlagen. Friday and Saturday are 21+ with a $5 admission; gates open 5 to 11pm. Sundays are family days, with the additional fun of balloon twister and face painting; admission fee is $3.

Saint Paul Oktoberfest

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September 16, 2016

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Rice Park 109 4th St. W. Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Ozapft is! It’s tapped! This September 16–18, you can enjoy all of our tapped beers at the 16th Annual Saint Paul Oktoberfest, right in the heart of downtown in Rice Park! Eat the wurst, drink the best, and enjoy the centuries-old German tradition with bed races, carriage rides, polka, and, of course, beer and games! Cast your vote for your favorite Oktoberfest beer made by a local craft brewer in the Kaiser’s Choice Award. Admission is FREE! Saint Paul Oktoberfest Friday, September 16 from 4–10pm Saturday, September 17 from 10am–10pm Sunday, September 18 from 10am–5pm Rice Park 109 4th St. W. Saint Paul, MN 55102

Summit Backyard Bash 30th Anniversary Party

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September 10, 2016

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Summit Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday, September 10 with an all-day party and music festival at the brewery’s backyard. Celebrate the epic milestone with an amazing live music line-up headlined by Bob Mould, awesome food trucks and, of course, a whole lot of great beer including year-round releases, special limited edition brews and real ale pouring in the cask area. Live music performances by: Bob Mould, Bully, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Apollo Cobra, Nooky Jones and Hotpants DJs spinning vinyl between sets.

WacToberfest!

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September 10, 2016

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Join us for our 2nd annual “WacToberfest”! The Oktoberfest beer will be flowing, we will have games, food, music, the outdoor patio and fun! You do not want to miss out on the festivities! The celebrating starts at 11am and won’t stop until 10pm. PROST!

Castle Danger Brewery Anniversary Party

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August 20, 2016

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Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th Street Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Join us in celebrating 5 years of dangerously good ales on the North Shore in Two Harbors! The weekend kicks off with live music Friday from 5–10pm. Saturday will be full of beer, food, fun & games from noon–8pm featuring Northwoods Band, Brothers Burn Mountain, Big Wave Dave & the Ripples and Tin Can Trio. El Oasis del Norte & Love Creamery will be on site serving up delicious mexican & locally crafted ice cream.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Release Party – Hosted by NorthGate Brewing

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July 30, 2016

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NorthGate Brewing 783 Harding Minneapolis, MN

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To coincide with the theatrical release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, NorthGate Brewing in Minneapolis will be hosting an HP-themed event on Saturday, July 30th from 4PM to 12AM. Activities will include an HP costume contest, trivia, a Quidditch Beer Pong Tournament, along with an HP-themed photo booth. Classic Yum Food Truck will be onsite to provide great eats.

Nershfest 2016 Summit Brewing Company

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July 30, 2016

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910 Montreal Circle, Saint Paul, MN

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Nershfest 2016 Summit Brewing Company (910 Montreal Circle, Saint Paul) July 30, 2016 12:00 - 10:00 PM FREE! Join us for a day of awesome (free) music, food trucks and craft beer at Nershfest 2016! Nershfest is a unique music festival experience that combines live music with a curated playlist of streaming artists. Last summer, more than 1,500 attendees danced their faces off at the 3rd annual Nershfest Music Festival. Beer was drank, food was ate, the sun was shining and groovy tunes put a shake in everyones caboose. This year's live music line-up includes: Ginstrings, Hustle Rose, Tin Can Gin, Filthy Animals, and Northern Darling. The event will also include a Prince Dan Party! For your nersh noshin' needs Butcher Salt food truck will be at the festival. Nershfest has been and always will be about the music. That is why all proceeds from the festival benefit the Minnesota Music Coalition, helping to provide resources and services for independent musicians.

All-Pints-North Bayfront Park Duluth, MN 11AM-6PM

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July 23, 2016

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Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN

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All Pints North Summer Brew Fest Saturday, July 23, 2016 3-7 p.m. Bayfront Festival Park | Duluth, MN 120+ Breweries 21+ Only Event | ID Required at Entry Rain or Shine No Pets Allowed Blankets and Folding Chairs Allowed Sealed Water Bottle Allowed Tickets are $45 in advance (+taxes and fees) and $55 day-of if available (+taxes and fees) Tickets on sale now at Tempo Tickets The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is excited and proud to bring back their fast-growing and hugely popular Summer beer festival! The Fifth Annual All Pints North Summer Brew Fest will celebrate beer brewed in Minnesota by breweries and brew pubs in the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, plus select national craft brands. Join us by the lake to meet the brewers and enjoy unlimited craft beer samples, local food vendors, beer-centered activities and educational components, live music from 4onthefloor and Viva Knievel and much more!
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