10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Monday Events

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From ales and porters to stouts and lagers, we're crazy about craft beer. And this week, we're especially excited because it's American Craft Beer Week. To celebrate this week-long festival of tasty libations in our neck of the woods, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild are presenting 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer this year.

Technically the week began on Saturday at Kieran's, but things are really kicking off today with a bunch of beer-soaked fun to banish that case of the Mondaze away. We'll be posting the schedule and a little taste of what to expect at each event every day this week so you can plan out which tastings and tappings you'll want to check out.

Great Waters Cask Ale Feature
Great Waters Brewing Co.
426 St Peter St, St Paul

Enjoy Great Waters giveaways (including growlers!) and $2.50 pints of select cask ale all week long, with a new cask ale featured each day. Ales will include Coconut Brown Ale, Spiced Brown Ale, Chipotle Blonde, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, and Chipotle Pale Ale.

Minnesota Craft Brewery Tap Takeover
Tycoon's Alehouse
132 E Superior St., Duluth

Minnesota beers will be on tap all week including: Big Wood, Brau Bros, Lift Bridge, Schells, Summit, Surly, Indeed, Castle Danger, Black List, Borealis Fermentery, Third Street, Dubrue, Fitger's Brewhouse, and the official Duluth release of Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

Vote for Boom Island's Witness Witbier in Brewmaster's Challenge
Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Club
3001 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis

Each Boom Island Brewery Witness Witbier purchased this week (and until May 23) counts as a vote to keep the Minnesota beer on tap through the summer.

August Schell Brewing Company Cask Tapping
Acadia Cafe
329 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis

The Acadia boasts "NO CRAP ON TAP" all the time, and this week they're featuring a firking of Schell's Pils dry hopped with experimental hop.

Brau Brothers Tap Takeover at St. Anthony Village Pub
St. Anthony Village Pub
88 St Anthony

Pints of Minnesota beers will be $4 all week long, and the pub will specially feature Brau Bros' MooJoos, Bancreagie, and Ringneck, with the most popular one sticking around on tap for another half-dozen barrel run.

Russian Roulette Release
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis

Don't miss the release of the Chocolate Imperial Stout made with Wilbur Chocolate.

3:00 p.m.

The Herkimer's GOSE Tapping
The Herkimer
2922 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
This tart beer combines Belgian Wit and Berliner Weisse to become a Gose.

4:00 p.m.

Fulton Cask of Insurrection Imperial IPA Tapping
Bar Louie
1348 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis

The new Uptown hang out spot will be tapping Fulton's Insurrection Imperial.

Minnesota Craft Beer Tap Takeover at the Republic
Republic in Uptown
3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Republic will be featuring tons of Minnesota beers on tap.

Lucid Duo Double IPA Release Party
Old Chicago
12300 Singletree Ln., Eden Prairie

Celebrate the release of Lucid's Double IPA Duo which clocks in at 9%. Old Chicago will have Air, Dyno, Foto on tap, too.

Third Street American Craft Beer Week Kick Off Party
3 Squares Restaurant
12690 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove

3 Squares features five Third Street beers including Rise to the Top Cream Ale, Lost Trout Brown Ale, Bitter Neighbor Black IPA, Sugar Shack Maple Stout, and Three Way Pale Ale.

5:00 p.m.

Bad Weather Brewing Meet the Brewer Night
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
2716 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

Pints of Bad Weather beers will be $3 while Zac and Joe of Bad Weather Brewing will hang out with beer enthusiasts.

Surly Bitter Brewer Release Party
Republic in Uptown
3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Surly's seasonal English Bitter featuring British malt and American hops gets a release party at Republic from 5-9 p.m.

Vine Park Oui IPA Release Party
Vine Park Brewing Co.
1254 West 7th St, St. Paul

Say yes to the brewery's new Oui IPA at Vine Park's open house featuring growlers of Oui and fine cheese samplings.

Badger Hill Brewing Night & Happy Hour at Golden Nugget
Golden Nugget
14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka

Happy Hour will be Badger Hill-flavored tonight from 5-7 p.m. with three of the brewery's goods on tap.

High Road Everyday Ale Happy Hour
Red Cow
3624 W. 50th St., Minneapolis

Get a free glass when you buy a pint of Badger Hill's High Road Everyday Ale today!

For more information on 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, visit the website.


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