Bemidji Brewing Flanders Sour Red Ale Release

Bemidji Brewing Flanders Sour Red Ale Release

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/11/15
12:00 pm

Location
Bemidji Brewing Company
401 Beltrami Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN


From Bemidji Brewing:

Bemidji Brewing Company is excited to announce its first-ever sour beer bottle release–a Flanders Sour Red Ale aged on both blackberries and raspberries, to be released in the Taproom on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Along with the limited bottle release (only 200 bottles will be available), this new sour, as well as 3 additional Bemidji Brewing sour beers will be on tap that day. Having four sour beers on-tap is another milestone for the Company, as most of the beers took several months, if not years, to produce.

BemidjiBrewingRodWhen taking a tour at Bemidji Brewing, you might miss the three large wine barrels tucked in the corner and surrounded by kegs—something completely understandable for a feature in the brewery that is quietly creating exceptional beer. These three vessels make up Bemidji Brewing’s fledgling Sour Beer Program: a European-inspired line of beers that feature the “funky” relationship of yeast and bacteria that deviates from the more “clean yeast” American styles that the Company also produces. Popularized in places like Belgium, France, and Germany, sour beers are dry and tart beverages that are often aged in barrels and blended, similar to wines. Annual blend releases, known as vintages, are possible for these types of beers–a relatively rare experience in the beer world.

Now, after 11 months of aging, 8 in the barrel, and 3 on fruit, the newest blend of beer that originated in a barrel is ready. Being only the third blend released from Bemidji Brewing’s Sour Beer Program, this Flanders Sour Red Ale will be an experience you don’t want to miss. Blackberries and red raspberries add a luscious fruity character to this lactic tart ale and help provide a lean dryness and quenching acidity.

BemidjiSourReleaseAfter very successful Taproom and festival releases of previous blends, the Head Brewer, Tom Hill, is excited to see this first Sour Program bottle release:
“It’s fun to see so many people excited about our sour program; these beers can be obscure, approachable, traditional, and new all at the same time. I think the industry will be seeing lots of growth in sour and wild beers in the near future.”

In addition to the Blackberry/Raspberry blend, the event on July 11th will also feature the following sour beers on-tap:
– Vintage 2014 Flanders Sour Red Ale
– Vintage 2014 Raspberry Flanders Sour Red Ale
– Berliner Weisse, a traditional wheat-based German ale that is tart and low-alcohol.

As Bemidji Brewing Company grows, so too will its Sour Program, especially as the craft beer industry continues to evolve and cross over with the wine and cider world. Other sour beers currently in production at Bemidji Brewing include a barrel aged Golden Sour Ale, Oud Bruin, and other variations of the Berliner Weisse, a quick turn-around non-aged beer, which the Company hopes to feature consistently on tap.

For this special release, the Taproom will have extended hours from Noon to 11pm on Saturday, July 11.

Bemidji Brewing Company’s Taproom is located at 401 Beltrami Ave NW in downtown Bemidji. The Taproom is open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 2-11pm.For more information on Bemidji Brewing, the Taproom and the beers, visit www.bemidjibeer.com or search “Bemidji beer” on Facebook.

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Rare Beer Picnic

Rare Beer Picnic

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/18/15
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
W.H. Davy Park
1st Ave N & 8th St N
Moorhead, MN


The ‘Rare Beer Picnic’ is a beer festival that is focused on Aged, Soured and Infused Beer made by local Brewers and Homebrewers. It will be held on Saturday July 18th from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  That is the last day of the Fargo Street Fair which ends at 5:00pm so you can wander across the river to this event.

These Unique types of Beer are generally harder to find, but they will be rounding them ALL up for you to SAMPLE in one afternoon of picnic-style fun in W.H. Davy Park (right next to Usher’s), and will be hosted by Junkyard Brewing Company, Usher’s House and Bottle Barn Moorhead. There will be lost of beer to sample, food, yard games and music!

RareBeerPicnicSample beers from Junkyard Brewing and other local breweries including Surly Brewing, Bent Paddle Brewing, Bemidji Brewing and Hammerheart Brewing.
The Prairie Homebrewing Companions will be there giving out samples of homebrewed beer plus doing a brewing demonstration during the event.

Get your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rare-beer-picnic-tickets-17265631970?aff=es2

Included in the $28 ticket price…

  • Admission
  • Beer sampling
  • Ticket for either a brat/burger
  • Souvenir Pint Glass

Other food items will be available for purchase!
Gigi’s Ice Lollies will be there.

 

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Ballast Point Brewing Patio Party and Tap Takeover at JL Beers Moorhead

Ballast Point Brewing Patio Party and Tap Takeover at JL Beers Moorhead

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/24/15
4:36 pm

Location
JL Beers Moorhead
2902 Highway 10 East
Moorhead, MN


From JL Beers Moorhead:

BallastPointJL Beers Moorhead is proud to host a Ballast Point Brewing Co. Patio Party and Tap Takeover on Wednesday June 24th Featuring:
Even Keel
Victory at Sea
Yellow tale pale
Sculpin
Grapefruit sculpin
Habanero sculpin

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Founders Brewing Release Party at JL Beers Grand Forks

Founders Brewing Release Party at JL Beers Grand Forks

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/19/15
12:00 am

Location
JL Beers, Grand Forks
2531 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58201


From JL Beers Grand Forks:

FoundersLogoFounders Brewing Co. is arriving in North Dakota!!! For the first time ever, Founders beer will be available on tap here in Grand Forks! To welcome them to the area we are hosting a HUGE tap takeover event to help introduce you to all their amazing brews! Join us on June 19th as we tap Founders All Day IPA, Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale, Porter, Red’s Rye IPA, Rubaeus, Blushing Monk, Devil Dancer, and Imperial Stout all at once! Come see what this Grand Rapids, MI brewery is all about and get a taste of some of their greatest brews! With 8 beers on tap and swag giveaways, this is another event you won’t want to miss!!!

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Founders Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers Bismarck

Founders Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers Bismarck

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/19/15
12:00 am

Location
JL Beers Bismarck
217 North 3rd Street
Bismarck, ND


From JL Beers Bismarck:

FoundersLogoFounders Brewing Co. out of Grand Rapids, Michigan is coming to North Dakota! About time! We will be having a release party on June 19th with tons of swag to give away!
Beers include:
Dirty Bastard
All Day IPA
Centennial IPA
Red’s Rye IPA
Porter
Rubaeus
Blushing Monk
ANNNNNDDDDD one more that we’re keeping a secret!

If you had to choose only one tap takeover to attend for the rest of your life, this should be that one! Cheers!

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Founders Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers West Fargo

Founders Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers West Fargo

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/19/15
12:00 am

Location
JL Beers West Fargo
810 13th Ave E
West Fargo, ND


FoundersLogoFrom JL Beers West Fargo:

Join us on June 19th, as we welcome Founders Brewing Co. to North Dakota! Six of the baddest beers from the mightiest of breweries will be invading our tap lines for the first time ever, including the world famous Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Glassware and swag giveaway while supplies last!

Complete lineup includes:
– Centennial IPA (ABV 7.2% IBU 65)
– Dirty Bastard (ABV 8.5% IBU 50)
– Founders Porter (ABV 6.5% IBU 45)
– Red’s Rye IPA (ABV 6.6% IBU 70)
– Nitro Rubeaus (ABV 5.7% IBU 15)
– KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) (11.2% IBU 70)

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Founders Brewing Tap Takeover at JL Beers Downtown

Founders Brewing Tap Takeover at JL Beers Downtown

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/19/15
12:00 am

Location
JL Beers
518 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102


From JL Beers Downtown Fargo:

FoundersLogoFounders Brewing Company finally has found their way to North Dakota, and we could not be more excited! Out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this brewery has built up quite the reputation for great beer over the years and we can’t wait to let you experience it for yourself. On Friday, June 19th, we are tapping not one, not two, but TEN different Founders beer, so make sure hands and feet are inside the vehicle at all times because we are about to go on a delicious ride!

On Friday June 19th take your pick from these ten amazing Founders brews that will all be on tap:

-Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
-Founders Porter
-Rubaeus (fermented with pure raspberries)
-All Day IPA
-Centennial IPA
-Red’s Rye IPA
-Devil Dancer Triple IPA
-Curmudgeon Old Ale
-Founders Imperial Stout
-2015 Blushing Monk Belgian Triple Ale

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Old Chicago Extra Innings Mini Tour 2015

Old Chicago Extra Innings Mini Tour 2015

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/10/15 - 07/05/15
12:00 am

Location
Old Chicago
2551 45th St. SW
Fargo, ND


Old Chicago starts their Extra Innings Mini Tours on June 10th and it runs through July 5th.  Drink the 12 beers on this mini tour and get a Team OC batting practice jersey.

OCsummerjerseyThe beers on the tour for Fargo are:
• Blue Moon White IPA
• Ommegang Cooperstown Ale
• Samuel Adams Summer Ale
• Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale
• Samuel Adams Boston Lager
• Breckenridge Ballpark Brown
• Manager’s Choice
• Manager’s Choice
• Manager’s Choice
• Boulevard Pop-Up Session IPA
• New Belgium Skinny Dip
• Manager’s Choice

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Disgruntled Brewing is coming to Perham, MN

Another brewery is being built in the lakes area of Minnesota.  Tavern Brewing will be brewing their own beer this Summer in Detroit Lakes and now Disgruntled Brewing is setting up operations in Perham, MN and hope to be open in the Fall.

DisgruntledLargeI talked with Brett Doebbeling, the brewer for Disgruntled Brewing and he said “Well we’ve started construction on a new 5000 sq ft building in the industrial park in Perham, MN.  We’ll have a 1000 sq ft taproom attached to a 4000 sq ft production brewery.”  They’re plan has been reviewed and approved by the Deptartment of Agriculture and will soon apply at the Federal level to the TTB.  The two other partners that are involved are Andy Pettow and Craig Salmela of the Perham area.

 Disgruntled Brewing has ordered a 7bbl brewhouse that should arive in late August. Their website and facebook page are in the works and should go public soon.  They plan to have pints, flights, growlers, and 750ml bottles available in the taproom with 1/2 bbl and 1/6 bbl kegs for self distribution.  Cans and/or bottles may be offered in the future. 

 Brett is very excited to bring his own style of brewing to the masses and plans to have 7 year round offerings plus a different seasonal offering every month.

 

Prairie Rose Meadery is Open

PrairieRoseMeaderyPrairie Rose Meadery is now open at 3109 31st St SE, Suite E, South Fargo (just west of the Flying J Travel Plaza).  Hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday noon-6pm.
Prairie Rose Meadery on Facebook

Prairie Rose Meadery website

Mead is a honey wine but it is so much more. Its origins go back thousand and thousands of years. The ancient Greeks called mead, Ambrosia, or Nectar. It was believed to be the drink of the gods. In Norse mythology a draught of mead, delivered by the beautiful divine maidens, was the reward for warriors that reached Valhalla.

PRMsampler3 meads are currently available at Prairie Rose Meadery’s tasting room, a traditional mead with just honey, a ginger mead and a blackberry mead.  Additional meads are fermenting and will be available soon.

You have several options at the tasting room.  A sampler will give you smaller pours so you can  taste 3 meads.  Larger pours of a glass of mead are availabe plus you can buy bottles of the mead to take home.  Soda and cheese & meat platters are also available for you to snack on while you are there.

PRMmeatcheeseThe tasting room is carpeted and very comfortable with a long bar plus several tables and a couple sofas to relax while you taste the mead.  The tables are custom made with a prairie rose routed and stainted in middle.

There are large windows in the doors going to the brewing area where you can see all the stainless steel tanks with quick tours avaiable if you ask.

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