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Art and craft
Beer and contemporary art seem unlikely bedfellows. But Gather by D’Amico at Walker Art Center is extending its chef-in-residence program to include local craft breweries. On the first Thursday of each month through July, the in-museum eatery invites the brewmaster from a featured Minnesota brewery to hang out with fans of fine beer and fine art while slinging samples. Lift Bridge’s Matt Hall kicks off the series Thursday, bringing the Stillwater brewery’s Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA and Getaway Pilsner (flights available for purchase).
5-9 p.m., Thu., May 1, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-253-3410, www.gatherbydamico.com
Despite the neighborhood’s dearth of small-batch, sulfite-free decaffeinated soda producers, northeast Minneapolis is getting another brewery. Bauhaus Brew Labs is moving into a nearly 10,000-square-foot space steps from 612Brew. Bauhaus is a family-run operation anchored by three brothers, including Mike and Mark Schwandt of local indie-rock luminaries White Light Riot (though these days they’re gigging in cover band Viva Knievel). The beer bros are focusing on German-style beers with an American twist. Bauhaus already has four 60-barrel tanks and will soon launch a Kickstarter to help build out their taproom and patio with a June opening and draft launch in mind (cans will come later).
Michael Rietmulder writes about bars, beer and nightlife.