The brainchild of Zach Carpenter and Joe Giambruno, Bad Weather Brewing is out to blur the lines regarding beer styles. The artwork which is nothing short of spectacular is done by Lucas Gluesenkamp and depicts the haunting beauty of Minnesota weather.
Pack your bags and get ready to head north on 35W to the beautiful city of Duluth. Although this city that I call my second home flooded just a few weeks ago it is now back up and functioning thanks to the many volunteers who helped to clean up the mess and the generous people who made monetary donations to the cause.
The Minnesota Brewers Guild chose to host the All Pints North Summer Brew Fest in one of the most supportive Craft Beer markets around. This inaugural summer event is being held on Saturday, July 21st from 3 pm to 7pm at Bayfront Festival Park—the “back yard” of some of the northland’s best breweries such as Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, Fitger’s Brewhouse and even Castle Danger Brewing from the North Shore.
Tickets are on sale for $30 in advance and $40 at the door if not sold out (your sober driver gets in for $10). Admission includes live music from Black Eyed Snakes, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, and Farewell Milwaukee; beer-centered activities; and educational components. Thirty-four brewers will be on site along with Mayor Ness who is a big supporter of the Craft Beer scene and would like people to know that Duluth is very much open for business this summer.
So get your tickets, book that hotel, and come celebrate all things Craft Beer with some of the best in the business. For $30 it doesn’t get much better than this!
It’s that time of year again. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is hosting its annual beer tasting event at the beautiful Minnesota History Center on February 3rd and tickets will go on sale at noon on Thursday, December 1st. Act fast because this event sold out last year in 30 seconds!
The annual Snowshoe award will be given to the brewery that offers the best beer as voted on by all attendees. This year there will be even more breweries, live music, and food catered by Bon Appétit all included for the ticket price of $55 plus service fees.
Michael Agnew, Minnesota’s first certified Cicerone and owner of A Perfect Pint will be on hand to provide attendees with beer education. He will take you through the steps to help determine your stylistic aptitude. Also providing beer education will be local beer historian Doug Hoverson, author of “Land of Amber Waters,” who will be there to provide historical information about brewing techniques, and talk about the “Breweriana” exhibit.
The MCBG always puts on great events and this would not be one to miss!