Minnesota on Tap

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.

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Sisyphus Brewing Sets Opening Date

Posted by: Ryan Tuenge Updated: July 2, 2014 - 7:24 PM

Another taproom is set to open in Minneapolis, this time in the Loring Park neighborhood on July 11th at noon. Sisyphus Brewing plans to sell its beer exclusively in their taproom without growler sales on Fridays and Saturdays from noon till 1 AM. Some of the advantages to this model are that the quality of the product is much easier to control and they will not incur the costs involved with purchasing and filling growlers. 

A mural adorning the building facing the I-94/394 interchange will be created by both Josh “Jawsh” Lemke and Adam Turman—two high profile local artists who are well known in the local brewing and art communities. This will be possible because of a Kickstarter campaign they ran back in May that raised over $8,000, more than $2,000 over their initial goal.

The plan is to create a variety of unique beers that will be rotated frequently and to educate beer drinkers on the different styles and ingredients that go into making it. The taproom will also feature a 100 seat theater for music and stand up comedy, a passion of co-owner Samuel Harriman’s.

Both Sam and his wife (co-owner) Catherine are excited to start this new adventure. “We are so excited that our opening date is nearly upon us,” said Sisyphus Brewing founder Samuel Harriman. “We are so inspired by the great variety of beers out there, and we can’t wait to share the best of what is out there with our customers. Our goal at Sisyphus Brewing is to take the experience we had touring the best taprooms in the country and replicate it under our roof. We think beer is a community experience, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the Minnesota beer community.”

Let’s just say that I’m a bit excited for the opportunity to enjoy a little comedy with a pint of beer.

Cheers!

Posters and Pints Art Show

Posted by: Ryan Tuenge Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:14 PM

On Saturday Uppercut Boxing Gym will be hosting a beer tasting, art show, and fundraiser called Posters and Pints at 6 PM featuring some of the best beer and artwork in town. The cost will be $20 to enter (beer samples included) with a portion going to Art Buddies, a group committed to mentoring urban youth. Artists such as Jawsh Lemke of Surly Darkness fame, CHUX, Adam Turman, David Witt and many others will be selling limited edition posters here as well for $30 a piece.

Some of the breweries that will be pouring 3 oz samples (included in your $20 ticket price) will be Surly, Steel Toe, Dangerous Man, 612 Brew, Lake Monster, Fulton, Indeed, Summit, Lift Bridge, Tin Whiskers, Boom Island, and Day Block. Check out the program listing all the beers available here.

Food trucks will also be present with a lineup of Nate Dogs, Borough, Aki’s Bakery, and Gastro Truck. Food of course will be sold separately and is not included in the ticket price. 

If you plan to buy tickets the day of the event they are only accepting plastic. Plan ahead and grab your tickets here if you don't like lines.

When and where:

Saturday, June 21st from 6 PM to 10 PM

Uppercut Boxing Gym

1324 Quincy St NE

Minneapolis MN, 55413

Cheers!

Adam Turman and CHUX Print Garage Sale

Posted by: Ryan Tuenge Updated: June 12, 2014 - 2:35 PM

On Saturday, June 28th CHUX Print and Adam Turman are hosting a garage sale from 9 AM to 5 PM where you can find $5 prints and $10 test prints along with t-shirts (designs are yet to be determined) made to order. This is your chance to dress up that fancy home bar or living room with some cool stuff from the best print shop in town and one of the most talented artists out there.

Adam’s work can be seen all throughout the beer community (posters, shirts, etc) as well as on the side of local buildings such as The Butcher and Boar, 612 Brew, and Yamamoto. Check out his portfolio here.

CHUX Print has been a staple in the St. Louis Park community since 2005 working with many Twin Cities businesses, high school sports teams, food trucks, breweries, and artists. Check out some of their apparel work here.

Details of event below.

Where:

CHUX Print

3316 Gorham Ave.

St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Time:

Saturday, June 28th

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What to Bring:

Cash or plastic

Cheers!

      

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