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Slow Foods Beer Tasting

This sounds like fun as well. Word on the street is that Lanny, Dave Berg from Bandana Brewery and I are all from the same town in central Minnesota… beer nerds unite!

Slow Food Minnesota Presents
Sunday, April 30, 2:00-6:30 p.m.

Lanny Hoff, owner of Artisanal Imports of Minneapolis and an international beer expert, will conduct a formal beer tasting from 2:00-6:30 p.m. Fifteen fine beers from around the world will be presented in five flights: each flight will consist of three examples of a single type of beer. (A very special thanks to Cellars Wines & Spirits, Inc. for being our retail partner and for offering attendees a 10 percent discount on purchases at their shops throughout the Twin Cities.)

At the halfway point, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy a light snack, conversation and of course more beverages. In addition to treats from the Happy Gnome, our snack will feature certified organic cured pork tenderloin from Beaver Creek Ranch. We are grateful to Doug Anderson of Beaver Creek Ranch for his generous donation. Mr. Anderson holds the patent for his unique curing process using spinach. No nitrites or nitrates are used. You will not want to miss this tasting and presentation.

Activities: formal beer tasting, light lunch and conversation. Casual dress.
Where: the Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul.
Directions: (from Minneapolis) take 94 East to exit 240-Dale Street. Turn right on Dale Street. Go to Selby Ave. and turn Left. The Happy Gnome will be on your right. Turn right into the parking lot. Our event will be held upstairs in the banquet rooms.
Cost: $25 for Slow Food members; $35 per person for non-members. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

To reserve, e-mail or call 612-362-9210. Please make check payable to Slow Food Minnesota and mail to
Slow Food Minnesota
P.O. Box 14059
Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Reservations are limited, so take a moment to respond to now.

For those interested in joining Slow Food, membership materials will be available at the event.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be used to fund local food producers accepted as Terra Madre participants in Turin, Italy in October 2006.

Thank you for your continued support.
Ron Huff, CCC
Leader/founder Slow Food Minnesota