Rogue Valley pairing with NorthGate Brewing for Aster Cafe performance

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Photo By Justin Blair

Most bands have a hard enough time getting their own allotment of specific beers secured for them at each gig. But Rogue Valley not only got to choose what type of beer is available for their show at the Aster Cafe tonight, they got to partner directly with northeast Minneapolis's NorthGate Brewing to help craft their Chocolate Cherry Porter. The dark, velvety porter will be flowing freely from the taps tonight, right along with the sweet sounds of the band.

The show is part of Stillwater-based Tuned Beer's ongoing series of pairing a local band with an area brewery to create limited-release brews that match well with the distinctive tastes of everyone involved.


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Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2014 reveals music lineup

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Photo By Erik Hess
Sims is one of the performers at the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is one of the best and biggest gatherings for beer lovers throughout the state, but it's also a music event. While attendees sample hundreds of craft beers from local, national, and international breweries, as well as food from a wide array of food trucks, they can take in a mixture of quality local music.

The entertainment lineup has just been announced for the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival -- taking place Saturday January 25 at the Midway at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.


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Walker Fields' Brad Senne and Chris Tierney on reinvigorating the blues

Categories: Beer, EP Release
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Listening to last year's Walker Fields disc, Gettin' By, you're bound to wonder why they were asked to play this weekend's Border Battle Beer Fest in Somerset on a bill that includes heavy favorite Bloodnstuff. If each have common roots in the blues, Gettin' By is worlds away from the electric English blues and '70s metal that inspire that other guitar/drums duo.

But the just-released EP Double Down captures the current Walker Fields -- a heavy blues collaboration between singer-songwriter Brad Senne and drummer Chris Tierney. Gimme Noise spoke to them both in depth.


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Santacon pub crawl hits lowertown St. Paul

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This Saturday Lowertown St. Paul will come alive with the spirit of Christmas. Or, more accurately, spirits will be consumed by people in Christmas costumes. Whether you work at the mall as Santa Claus, have reindeer ears that you secretly wish you could wear year round, or happen to have an elf costume just in case, all our welcome to partake in this spirited pub crawl.More »

Free beer, workshop

Categories: Beer, Local Music

burning_piano.jpgCould you be the next jingle writer to pen a memorable ear worm, like the National American University anthem (one day, one night, Saturday’s alright…)? Does your band have a song that is made for the background of the sports news segment on the 10 o’clock news? Have you always wanted to score a film? Then this free workshop is for you.

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Beer and culture collide tonight on the West Bank

Categories: Beer

Looking for something last minute to do this Thursday night? Zipp's Liquors is returning to the Cedar Cultural Center for a fall beer tasting. In the past they've done wine, but tonight they will focus on micro and kraft brews local, national, and international.

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Beer Olympics this Saturday at Mayslack's

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If the Valkyries Women's Rugby Team is trying to tell us anything by hosting its first Beer Olympics, it's that these girls can drink and good as they can scrum.


Saturday's fundraiser at Mayslack's Restaurant and Bar is your chance to try and drink a Rugby girl under the table. Alongside the Valkyries, the Minnesota Amazons and the San Diego Surfers will play Flippy Cup, Beer Pong, and Boat Races with their fans, as well as participate in other relay races and games the teams made up.


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