Haunted Tap Takeover at JL Beers Downtown

Haunted Tap Takeover at JL Beers Downtown

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/25/14
12:00 am

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


From JL Beers Downtown Fargo:

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky… the beers on our haunted tap takeover!

We will be tapping 13 hauntingly delicious brews for your Halloween enjoyment. With a variety of styles and names that go bump in the night there is bound to be a brew for every beauty and beast in your trick or treating party! The brews will be tapped on the Saturday before Halloween and poured until they are gone.

The beers included are;
HauntedGlasses- Southern Tier Pumking
– Southern Tier Warlock
– Boulder Brewing Dragonhosen
– Jolly Pumpkin Autumn Fire
– Wasatch Brewing Black O’Lantern
– Wasatch Brewing Pumpkin
– Third Street Brewing Jack’d Up
– Finnigans Dead Irish Poet
– Thatchers Green Goblin (oak aged cider)
– Witchwoods Hobgoblin
– New Holland Brewings Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
– Rogue Dead Guy Ale
– Tallgrass Brewings Zombie Monkie

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Bell’s Honey Hearted tapping at the HoDo Lounge

Bell's Honey Hearted tapping at the HoDo Lounge

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/22/14
5:00 pm

Location
HoDo Lounge
101 Broadway
Fargo, ND


From the HoDo:

We will be tapping the only keg of Honey Hearted to hit North Dakota. What is Honey Hearted you ask? Well it is Un-dry hopped Two Hearted Ale that has been re-fermented with honey and champagne yeast; then aged in Traverse City (Michigan) Whiskey barrels with orange and lemon zest. This unique beer is not one to miss. Cheers!!

This is a BIG beer with alcohol at 16.7%!

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Drekker Brewing Company’s Taproom is Open

DrekkerTapsAfter years of planning, test batches, searching for a location and finally construction, the Drekker Brewing Company has opened their taproom at 630 1st Ave N, Suite 6 in downtown Fargo.

The found their location in April, their stainless steel brewing system from Portland Kettle Works started showing up in June and they opened in early October.

Taproom hours are Wednesday-Friday: 4pM-10PM and Saturday: Noon-10PM.  Pints, samplers, 64oz growlers and 32oz howlers are available.

The Drekker taproom is quite large compared to the others in the area and features a curved cement bar, a section going back around their cooler so you can get a good look at their shiny stainless brewing system, and lots of tables in front that the Drekker crew made themselves.

Like other taprooms in the area, they don’t serve food but you can bring in food from other locations, and Wurst Bier Hall is just a few doors down on 1st Ave.

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Bemidji Brewing releases their Raspberry Sour Red Ale

Bemidji Brewing releases their Raspberry Sour Red Ale

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/25/14
2:00 pm

Location
Bemidji Brewing Company
401 Beltrami Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN


From Bemidji Brewing:

Bemidji Brewing Company invites the community to its Taproom for the release of the long-awaited Raspberry Sour Red Ale on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00pm.

BemidjiBarrelWhen taking a tour at Bemidji Brewing, you might miss the 60-gallon wine barrel tucked in the corner and surrounded by kegs—something completely understandable for a feature in the brewery that is quietly creating exceptional beer. Now, after 13 months of aging, 9 in the barrel, and 4 on red raspberries, this newest blend of beer that originated in the barrel is ready.

Being only the second blend released from Bemidji Brewing’s sour beer program, this Raspberry Flanders Sour Red Ale will be an experience you don’t want to miss. Red raspberries add a luscious fruity character to this lactic tart ale and help provide a lean dryness and quenching acidity.

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Old Chicago Halloween Mini Tour 2015

Old Chicago Halloween Mini Tour 2015

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/15/14 - 11/02/14
12:00 am

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


From Old Chicago:

OChalloween2015Join your Fargo Old Chicago for the kick off to the 2014 Halloween Mini Tour. You’ll have until November 2nd to finish our selection of eight haunting specialties.

Halloween Tour Kick‑Off Party – Wednesday, October 15th 7‑9pm

Featuring:
• Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
• Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale – (OC Exclusive)
• Guinness Irish Stout
• Hobgoblin Dark English Ale
• OC/Boulder Beer Blood Orange VampIrePA – (OC Exclusive)
• Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark- All 3 Beer Blends
• New Holland Ichabod Ale
• Wasatch Black o’ Lantern

Enjoy all 8 brews and you’ll receive a glow-in-the-dark Witch Craft t-shirt. Complete a 2nd Halloween Tour and receive a LIMITED EDITION glow-in-the-dark Revenge of the Zombier Apocalypse t-shirt (while supplies last). Click here for a closer look.

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Learn to Homebrew Day 2014 – Bismarck

Learn to Homebrew Day 2014 - Bismarck

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/01/14
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Sertoma Community Center
300 Riverside Park Road
Bismarck, ND


From the Muddy River Mashers – http://muddyrivermashers.org/LTHB

MuddyRiverMashersPlease join us on November 1st 2014 for the AHA Learn to Homebrew Day. The event is being held at the Sertoma Park Community Center, the location of Oktoberfest. We will have multiple brewers brewing all grain and extract recipes. Come out to have all your questions about homebrewing answered. This event is free to attend.

There will be free beer samples and free brats and chips. We will also have tables setup to sell/trade any extra homebrewing equipment that you may have.

Learn to Homebrew Day (LTHD) was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the most rewarding hobby, obsession and lifestyle since the beginning of time!

Through beer making, demonstrations, tastings and other educational efforts, LTHD events around the world are spreading the joy of homebrewing far and wide, so don’t miss out!

Please join us for a fun filled day of brewing!

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Blackbird Woodfire Autumn Wood Fired 5 Course Dinner with Junkyard Brewing Beer Pairings

Blackbird Woodfire Autumn Wood Fired 5 Course Dinner with Junkyard Brewing Beer Pairings

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/20/14
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Blackbird Woodfire
206 Broadway N
Fargo, ND


From Blackbird Woodfire:

BlackbirdWoodfireWe are happy to announce that our first ever Autumn Wood Fired 5 Course Dinner will be set on Monday, October 20th at 6:00 PM. Doors will open at 5:30 and we will be closing up the last course around 8:00. We will be doing general seating due to our seating arrangement, which will enhance the overall experience and give you an oppurtunity to really talk and appreciate what the night is all about with everyone.

We have just recently finalized the pairings and are more then excited to have Aaron and Dan Juhnke with Junkyard Brewing Company pairing a different brew with each of the 5 courses as well.
We will also be having live acoustic music played by Ike Moursch.

Tickets will include 5 local hand crafted courses of food with 5 locally brewed beers and a Junkyard snifter beer glass to take home with you. It is $65.00 a ticket and we have roughly 50 seats available so please call and reserve a spot so you can share in this beautiful evening.

Call us at 701-478-1968 or stop by anytime.

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Junkyard Brewing Company’s new taproom is now open

Junkyard Brewing Company’s new taproom at 1416 1st Ave N in Moorhead is now open.  Normal hours have shifted a bit as they get a feel for the taproom but are currently 4:00PM-9:00PM Tuesday-Thursday, 4:00PM to midnight on Fridays and noon to midnight on Saturdays.

The Juhnke brothers built out this new taproom and brewery a block or so east of their original location and did most of the work themselves using lots of reclaimed wood, old church pews, metal tractor seats and much more to keep their Junkyard theme.  The taproom as 10 taps featuring their own brews.  Most beer will be $5 for a pint and $3 for a half-pint.  Stronger beers are available at $4 for a half-pint.

They won’t be able to offer our Growlers until they determine if they can keep up with the amount of beer in the taproom, or until they build their new 7 barrel (14 kegs) brewing system.

They have moved their old brewery to the new location and are brewing there.  The Kickstarter they did to fund larger fermentation tanks was successful and they will be purchasing the new tank(s) and working on upgrading their system so they can brew larger batches soon.

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Hoppy Halloween Challenge Homebrewing Competition 2014

Hoppy Halloween Challenge Homebrewing Competition 2014

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/31/14 - 11/01/14
12:00 am

Location
Howard Johnson Inn
301 3rd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102


The Prairie Homebrewing Companions homebrew club from the Fargo/Moorhead area present the 17th annual Hoppy Halloween Challenge homebrewing competition.

HHtrimedalHoppy Halloween is the largest homebrewing competition in the Dakotas with up to 600 entries expected.  Homebrewers from all over can submit their entries for all BJCP categories of beer, cider and mead for this competition.  Registration is now open and entries will be accepted through October 24th.

Hoppy Hallowen includes 2 special categories
Halloween Theme BeerAny beer with characteristics that would identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween.
Fresh Killed Hops BeerA wet hop beer made with fresh undried hops that displays the character of those hops in the flavor and aroma.

Judging will take place on October 29th, 31st and November 1st.  Volunteers are still needed so sign up to help judge or steward.

The Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday November 1st at the Howard Johnson Inn in downtown Fargo with featured speaker Russ Karasch from Black Swan Cooperage.

For more information and to register online go to hoppyhalloween.com

How spooky can you brew?

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Herkulean Woods cask at JL Beers Moorhead

Herkulean Woods cask at JL Beers Moorhead

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/17/14
5:00 pm

Location
JL Beers Moorhead
2902 Highway 10 East
Moorhead, MN


SummitNewFrom JL Beers Moorhead:

We’ll be tapping, pouring, and drinking Summit Brewing Company’s newest Unchained release, Herkulean Woods starting at 5pm! This one-of-a-kind is a truly local product, with Minnesota grown malts, Wild Country maple syrup, and some serious spruce tips borrowed from a friendly neighbor! This beast of a beer won’t last long, and won’t be available in a cask again! Don’t miss it!

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