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Ryan Tuenge is an avid home brewer and craft beer lover who is not afraid to spend his last $5 on a pint of beer at the local pub. As a member of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association, Ryan has tried a wide variety of beers and has toured many of the local breweries. He also has a blog about craft beer in Minnesota. He likes to read, write and travel with his wife. Follow him on Twitter @lodgefather.

Town Hall Cider Week and Bent Paddle Celebrates One Year

Posted by: Ryan Tuenge under Beer, Food, beer, wine events, Beer Updated: May 15, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Next week is Cider Week at Town Hall Brewery. Starting on Monday, May 19th the flagship location at Seven Corners and Town Hall Lanes in South Minneapolis will each showcase 10 different ciders while Town Hall Tap will spotlight a different bottle every day at 4 PM.

Some of the highlights are the cider tasting and dinner on Tuesday at the Seven Corners location which begins at 6:30 PM and tickets (call 612-339-8696) will cost $50 a piece. On Saturday, March 24th Town Hall and Sociable Cider Werks invite you to hop on your bike and collect stamps at all locations including Sociable Cider Werks. The first person with all four stamps at each site will receive a prize.

Also on Saturday, May 24th the Town Hall Tap will be hosting a cider homebrew competition. Henry Chevallier Guild from Aspall will judge the ciders according to BJCP rules and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Find the full schedule below:

WHEN:

Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23

 Minneapolis Cider Week - Town Hall Tap features a specialty cider bottle release daily at 4 PM. Town Hall Lanes and Town Hall Brewery will serve more than 10 ciders on draft from a variety of cider makers picked from around the world.

 

Monday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

 Town Hall Brewery Dinner and Cider Tasting - Dine on a paired cider meal with local and international guest cider makers. Tickets available for $50. Call 612-339-8696.

Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

 Cider Tasting at Town Hall Lanes - Mingle with local and international cider makers, enjoy appetizers, and go bowling. Tickets are $25. Call 612-767-3354.

Saturday, May 24th at 11 a.m.

Minneapolis Cider Bicycle Crawl - Bicyclists and cider lovers are invited to ride between Town Hall Brewery, Town Hall Lanes, Town Hall Tap and Sociable Cider Werks. Start at any location by picking up a spoke card map and a wristband. Try ciders along the route but no purchase is necessary. First rider to arrive at each location with all four stops punched on their wristband wins a prize.

Saturday, May 24th at 3 p.m.

 Homebrew Cider Competition - Town Hall Tap hosts British cider maker Henry Chevallier Guild from Aspall who will judge according to Beer Judging Certification Protocol (BJCP) rules.  Prizes will be awarded.

 

WHERE:

Town Hall Brewery

1430 Washington Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Town Hall Tap

4810 Chicago Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Town Hall Lanes

5019 34th Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Sociable Cider Werks

1500 Fillmore St NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Bent Paddle Celebrates One Year

A year ago our friends at Bent Paddle Brewing began their journey up in Duluth with the goal of making great beer that people can enjoy in the taproom or in the great outdoors. Bryon Tonnis and Colin Mullen along with their wives Karen and Lauren are hosting an outdoor beer festival they are calling Festiversary 2014 on Saturday, May 17th from noon till 6 PM.

Duluth Mayor Don Ness will propose a toast at 4:25 PM and there will be music throughout the day along with numerous activities. Food trucks will be on site and of course beer will be for sale. They have also partnered with WLSSD to make this a zero waste event.  Tickets are $10 and all transactions on site will need to be made with cash.

Find the complete details here.

Cheers!

 

 

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