There are a couple beer-related events going on for those of you who are looking for something to do this weekend:
Out east, in Stillwater, on Saturday and Sunday they are celebrating Harvest Fest. On Saturday you can witness a pumpkin weigh-off or purchase tickets to take part in a beer tasting and chili cook-off featuring local favorite Lift Bridge Brewing. You can also ride the Joseph Wolf BierCycle, a multi-person pedal bike, throughout the two-day event.
On the BierCycle you will be able to take a tour of downtown Stillwater and see all that it has to offer. Right now the BierCycle is also available for private parties, and in the future you will be able to try out beer from the soon-to-be re-established Joseph Wolf Brewery—run by great granddaughters Pat Wolf and Kathy Wolf Swanson. More to come on the reemergence of Joseph Wolf Brewery at a later time.
If you are going to be out west this weekend, you may want to head out to Excelsior Brewing’s Oktoberfest on Saturday. Here you can check out Tim Mahoney, who was most recently on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” at 2:00 PM while wolfing down some sausage and other german fare. At 4:00 PM, hometown surf rockers Thee Holy 3 will take the stage in front of the fitting backdrop of Lake Minnetonka.
Bitteschläppe Brown Ale will be on sale at the Excelsior tap along with Big Island Blonde, and XLCR Pale Ale. They will be doing cash and credit transactions so you don’t have to bother with tickets. The focus here will be on the fun. Get out and enjoy the weather before the snow starts flying!