Category: cask beer

10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Week returns on May 5-11

10kmembersTo celebrate Minnesota’s nationally recognized craft beer community, from May 5-11, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week packed with more than 80 member events, from Minnesota tap takeovers on the North Shore to special firkin tappings in Southern Minnesota. 

10,000 Minutes events include: tap takeovers, special releases, firkin tappings, cask tappings, block parties, beer art, and all-day happy hours. It’s the most Minnesota-specific craft beer events in one week ever. Events are being added every day, so for the latest, visit Facebook:

WHAT: The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Presents 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer
WHERE: Locations throughout Minnesota 
WHEN: May 5-11, 2014 

WHY: To celebrate the growth and strength of the craft beer industry in Minnesota 

HOW: Visit to find events and make the most of every minute, with a Minnesota craft beer in hand. 

Summit Beer Hall New Hours Include Saturday

Summit Taproom

Summit recently announced in this blog post that it is expanding hours for the Summit Beer Hall & Taproom in 2014. (The Beer Hall had been open only on Friday 3-8pm.) Beginning this Friday and Saturday (Jan 3 & 4), the Beer Hall will be staying open a bit later on Fridays and will be open to the beer-loving public on Saturdays, 4-9pm on both Friday and Saturdays. This kick-off weekend features food truck Cajun 2 Geaux on Friday evening with an oak firkin of Winter Ale conditioned on star anise; Saturday evening you’ll find Tiki Tim’s food truck and a firkin of Oatmeal Stout with vanilla beans. Look for more events and specialty releases on Friday and Saturday thoughout 2014.

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild American Craft Beer Week Events

So much beer, so little time. Our good friends at The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild have compiled a week’s worth of events (or 10,000 Minutes, if you prefer) at in celebration of American Craft Beer Week! Consider it your civic duty to get out there and enjoy some of these events!


Firkin Fest

The heated tent returns to The Happy Gnome’s Parking lot on March 30th! This year The Happy Gnome will have over 85 firkins from over 40 breweries! As always, they will have as much beer as is in the firkins…first come, first serve. Firkin Fest is a tasting event, where you can come and learn about the brewer’s intention for the beer, so please come and enjoy these unique one-of-a-kind beers. Tent opens at 12pm and all firkins will likely be empty by 6pm.

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