DrekkerFest

DrekkerFest

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/24/16
All Day


DrekkerFest!

We’re turning 2 and it’s time to celebrate. The brewery is going to be buzzing with great events going on all day and then we’re thowing a huge concert in the alley featuring The 4onthefloor!!!

Check out the schedule of events for the day and grab your tickets for the alley concert. (Tip: Grab an “Early Bird” ticket and you’ll be rewarded with a stainless steel logo pint glass that is certain to make everyone else super jealy. But hurry, they’re limited)

Here’s the Lists of Event going all day at the brewery:
10:00am-2:00pm: Red River Market: Farmers Market @ 4th Ave and Broadway
• We’re kicking off the day at the Red River Market with the special release of OH MY GOURD BECKY! Pumpkin Ale
• Stop by this amazing farmers market and get free samples or grab a pint while you graze by all the incredible, local produce

12:00pm-5:00pm: Drekker Alley Bags Tournament
• Assemble your team and join in the tourney
• $20/Team with a cash prize for the winner and some pretty sweet, random side-game prizes throughout the tourney
• Get registered at: http://drekkerbrewing.com/drekkerfest-bags-tourney/

7:00pm-11:00pm: Concert in the Alley with The 4onthefloor and BOOTS
• Come hungry, our friends at Blackbird Woodfire will be serving up their HELL-FIRED pizzas that are always a crowd favorite
• Local favorite BOOTS is kicking it off with their energetic bluegrass/folk jams
The 4onthefloor take it home with their hard-hitting style that is the definition of 21st-century Rock’n’Roll!

THESE GREAT FRIENDS & SPONSORS ARE HELPING TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE:
D-S BeveragesBlackbird WoodfireThe Good Life Men’s MagazineFargo MonthlyFargo Underground
So check them out and show’em some love!

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Art and Ale Walk

Art and Ale Walk

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/13/16
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Downtown Fargo
Broadway between Main and NP Ave
Fargo, ND


Craft beer samples and live art from local artists! Buy your wristbands and receive craft beer samples at each business. Also, collect your Kegs & Canvas handout with business and beer listing at each participating Downtown business. Beer Trivia at Rhombus Guys Pizza at 9pm!
Cost: $20.00
21+

For more information visit:
http://downtownfargo.com/events/article/art-and-ale-walk

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Fall Beer Dinner with Fulton Brewing at Coteau des Prairies Lodge

Fall Beer Dinner with Fulton Brewing at Coteau des Prairies Lodge

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/21/16
7:00 pm

Location
Coteau des Prairies Lodge
9953 141st Ave SE
Havana, ND


From Coteau des Prairies Lodge:

To celebrate the coming of fall, we are hosting a unique beer dinner and live music event and live brewing demonstration on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st. We are featuring amazing craft beers from Fulton Brewing Company paired with a multiple course dinner designed and prepared by Executive Chef Jeff Anderson from Blue Plate Restaurant Co.

To kick off the evening, the talented Brady Toops will perform a concert. Brady, the small town Minnesota singer/songwriter who is becoming known on the national scene, is making a stop at the lodge on a tour across the upper Midwest to showcase music from his upcoming album. You don’t want to miss this!

We have been doing this beer dinner thing for a few years now and we have always wanted to incorporate an actual brewing component into the dinner. Well…our farm grown hops will be ready to pick and the plan is to brew a ‘wet’ hopped beer at the dinner as a demonstration for our guests. Juno Choi, a brewing industry expert from BSG (Brewer Supply Group), will be on hand to answer any questions about the brewing process. Jared Stober, CEO at Two Track Malting, will be available to talk about craft malts grown and malted in North Dakota.

At our Fall Beer Dinner, you will experience a ‘one night only’ menu complete with brewery stories and expert pairings. Ryan Petz, president and co-founder of Fulton Brewing Company, will introduce each of his beers. Chef Jeff will describe the pairings as each course is served.

Our Fall Beer Dinner guests will be among the first to try Fulton’s new year round beer ‘Standard Lager’. Standard is an all-malt American lager, amber in hue and full of flavor. It is as American as baseball and apple pie. We will also be featuring Fulton’s Taproom exclusive ‘MPLS Mild’, an English Dark Mild Ale. It’s perfect for ushering in the chilly fall evenings ahead.

The event is on Wednesday, September 21st at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited and meals are available by reservation only. Alcohol will be served only to those over 21 years of age. The price is $75 per person. The meal includes a gourmet five course meal and 5oz. of beer served with each course. Water and coffee will be provided. Sodas and additional alcoholic beverages will be sold at the bar.

Schedule
4pm – Doors open
6pm – Brady Toops concert
7pm – Beer dinner

For reservations, call 701-680-1175.

More information at http://cdplodge.com/fall-beer-dinner-921/

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Menu

Course One – Standard Lager (All-malt American Lager)
Breker Beef Summer Sausage, popcorn butter crackers, lager pickles, curry mustard

Course Two – The Expat (Rye Saison)
Roasted tomato and arugula, bacon ricotta cheese, lemon pepper pesto

Course Three – Maitrise (Imperial Farmhouse Ale)
Chile stewed shrimp, roasted plantain grits, charred poblano peppers

Course Four – 300 (Mosaic IPA)
Milk braised Breker Beef BBQ, green apple and cabbage, butternut squash flatbread

Course Five – MPLS Mild (English Dark Mild Ale)
Sticky toffee cake, rum caramel, dates, toasted cocoa nibs

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Old Chicago Gridiron Mini Tour 2016

Old Chicago Gridiron Mini Tour 2016

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/07/16 - 10/02/16
12:00 am

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


The 2016 Gridiron Mini Tour runs from September 7th through October 2nd at Old Chicago.

For the Gridiron Mini Tour, you’ll earn a completion after you enjoy 12 unique Mini Tour beers. For each completion, you’ll earn this exclusive Old Chicago Gridiron hoodie!

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Hello from the “New Kid”

Here to drink your beer. Ryan Anderson.

Greetings from a recent Twin Cities’ transplant. I’m Ryan Anderson and I’ll be helping with FMBeer.com for the foreseeable future. About 10 years ago I started another website that you may be familiar with – MNBeer.com. And about three years ago, we cloned many of the elements of that site over to FMBeer.com, with local beer guy Dean Gundberg at the helm. Dean has worked tirelessly to keep this site active – I’ve mostly just ensured that it is functional and easy on the eyes.

My family and I relocated to the F/M area to be closer to all of our parents and to step away from ridiculous commutes. We both enjoyed our jobs (Hell, I worked at Brewers Supply Group… I loved my job), but wanted a change in order to slow our worlds down a bit, so here we are.

I spent my formative years in Fergus Falls, looking to Fargo as the “big city.” The music scene in Fargo drew me here in the early 90s and I spent a few years involved with the music and ‘zine world while in high school and college. During that time I developed a love for “dark beer” at Ralph’s Corner Bar in Moorhead (RIP), and then a palate expansion thanks to the Great Northern on Broadway and a few liquor stores that carried a variety of what we used to call “Microbrews.”

It’s been nearly twenty years since I’ve lived here, but I’m glad to be back. Our first two months here have been a whirlwind of moving, paperwork, acclimating, construction and more paperwork (selling a house is a lot of work). I’ve also been playing the role of stay-at-home Dad while we’ve been getting settled. Life is starting to get a little less crazy and I’m looking forward to connecting with local beer nerds, reps and brewery folks soon. We’re tossing around the thought of a FMBeer-related meetup sometime in the not-so-distant future. Drop us a line if you’re interested!

I’m also in the process of finding my dream-gig in Fargo/Moorhead. Most recently I’ve been working as a designer with the marketing team at Brewers Supply Group. Before that, I was the advertising manager for a Twin Cities ski/bike/paddle/camp outdoor store. Whatcha’ got Fargo/Moorhead?

Looking forward to drinking more of your beers!

-Ryan

Submit Your Own Events

So, uh, we took our sweet time with this one, but we are proud to announce that as of today, you can submit your own events to FMBeer.com. Pretty sweet, eh? Click here to check it out.

Once your submit your event, it’ll be routed to us for approval. Once approved, it goes live.

These are truly exciting times we live in…

-Ryan

 

Otter Tail County Historical Society Brewers Festival 2016

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/14/16
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
VFW Post 612
420 East Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN


The Otter Tail County Historical Society and the Fergus Falls VFW are once again teaming up for the annual Brewers Festival on Friday, October 14, 7-10 p.m. at the VFW in Fergus Falls. If you are a beer and/or wine lover this is the event for you. Enjoy samples from a variety of craft beer and wines, many made from area fruits and grains. To cleanse the palate delicious hors d’ oeuvres will also be served. You can also bid on a favorite beer or wine during the silent auction.

For a unique evening with great food, beer, wine and fun, come to the annual Brewers Festival on October 16. Advance tickets for $12 can be purchased at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum and the Fergus Falls VFW. Tickets at the door are $15. No one under 21 will be admitted. For more information call 218-736-6038.

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6th Annual Fargo Brewer’s Ball

6th Annual Fargo Brewer's Ball

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/11/16
7:00 pm

Location
Hilton Garden Inn
4351 17th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103


The Fargo Brewer’s Ball is all about good people, drinking good beer, for a great cause – to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis!

The 6th Annual Fargo Brewer’s Ball is a unique craft beer, wine and distilled tasting event. The event offers a variety of beers, wines and distilled spirits from 15 of the region’s best breweries, wineries and distilleries while also enjoying fantastic food! The evening will feature one of the region’s most memorable silent auctions and music from The Front Fenders! Invite your clients, colleagues, family and friends to enjoy hand-crafted brews, wines, distilled spirits, delicious food and “cheers” towards a cure.

Get your tickets at https://fargobrewersball2016.eventscff.org/

Do you work for a company or know of a company that would be a great sponsor for the Fargo Brewer’s Ball!?! Follow this link to learn more about the open opportunities! http://bit.ly/2c9vuyV
Email Kelsey at ksteiner@cff.org with any questions/concerns/inquiries!

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Odell Brewing Co. Launch Party at JL Beers West Fargo

Odell Brewing Co. Launch Party at JL Beers West Fargo

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/14/16
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
JL Beers, West Fargo
810 13th Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078


OdellBrewingFrom JL Beers West Fargo:

The mighty Odell Brewing Co has finally landed in North Dakota, and we’re hosting the launch party! Join us September 14th from 5-8pm, for nine amazing brews to go along with a boatload of giveaways. Tap lineup will be announced soon!

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Odell Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers Downtown

Odell Brewing Launch Party at JL Beers Downtown

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/14/16
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


OdellBrewingFrom JL Beers Downtown:

We’re proud to be hosting Odell Brewing Co.’s Fargo Launch Party. We’ll have their delicious beer on tap as well as a meet and great with brewery reps. Stay tuned for further details and tap lineup!

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