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Places and Events to Check out Over All Pints North Weekend

All Pints North is one of the best beer fests held here in Minnesota for a few reasons. The first reason is that Duluth is one of the most picturesque cities in all of Minnesota, and there isn’t a better city to host such an event. The second reason is that Duluth is home to my favorite bar scene, partially due to all of the music that takes place on stages big and small across town. The third reason is that the beers that breweries bring to this event are some of the best being made here locally.

While the main event is always going to be the beer festival, you owe it to yourself to make a weekend out of it and check out the town on Friday. If you see me around, be sure to say hello. I’ve highlighted some of the events going on the night before the big event.
All Pints Eve Hootenanny at Bent Paddle – This event starts at 2 pm on Friday and will feature some rare beers which will of course include Double Shot Double Black. There will be a happy hour (3-5 pm) with 90.9 The Current which will be followed by bands from 7-11 pm.

Fulton Beer Presents This is a Cool Party at Pizza Lucé Duluth – Admission to this event (9:30 pm until midnight) is free and it will feature the bands Reflectivore and Dem Atlas. Grab a few beers and some pizza and prepare to party.

All Pints Eve at Sir Ben’s Tavern on the Lake – Live music, a restaurant pop up, and special tapping highlight this event on Friday from 4 – 9 pm. Beers from NorthGate, Bauhaus, Surly, Indeed, Castle Danger, Schell’s, Fair State, Dangerous Man, 612Brew, Beaver Island, and Bent Paddle will all be available for purchase. There will also be games and a kombucha station.

The Rathskeller at Tycoon’s – It’s no secret that this basement hangout is the place to be over the weekend. The Rathskeller is where people in the beer community hang and with good reason. The beer selection is top notch, and the whiskey is some of the best you’ll find around town. One thing to note is that the fire code dictates that only a certain number of people can be down there (it’s in the basement of Tycoon’s) so you may have to wait in a line to get in.

Places to eat over the weekend include Duluth Grill (fantastic breakfast), Northern Waters Smokehaus, Fitger’s Brewhouse, New Scenic Café, Tycoon’s, and Taste of Saigon.

And finally some pro advice: Don’t overdo it on Friday night or Saturday might be daunting. I’ve done this a few times. Perhaps I’ll never learn…


All Pints North Tickets on Sale Monday

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Tickets to The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Duluth beer festival, All Pints North, go on sale on Monday, April 15th. If you missed out last year (and I suspect many of you did), don’t hesitate to join us this year. The event was a blast and Bayfront Festival Park is a great venue for such an event.
On Monday you’ll also have a chance to buy ticket two-packs for All Pints North and Autumn Brew Review (ticket link). It’s an early pre-sale that starts at 10am. ABR sells out quickly, so these tickets are your guarantee that you’ll get to a.) throw down in Duluth and b.) get to go to Autumn Brew Review and c.) be the envy of all of your fugly friends. For what it’s worth, ABR tickets won’t be on sale until July.

So arm your double-clicking machine with this URL  tempotickets.com/apn and prepare to meet us in Duluth on July 13th. We promise to throw another fun party on Friday night if you promise to join us!

*And by “throw a fun party” we mean let the venue do all the hard work… thank you to the fine folks at Fitger’s Brewhouse for putting up with us last year.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • 3-7 p.m.
  • Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN
  • Approx. 2,500 attendees
  • $30 in Advance (Limit 6) | $40 at the door (if available) | $10 Sober Driver Ticket

Hey Duluth friends, anyone want to babysit my girls on Saturday? 🙂

All Pints North Pre-Fest Party Friday at Fitger’s Brewhouse

Should you find yourself in Duluth on Friday night before All Pints North, be sure to stop by Fitger’s Brewhouse for an All Pints North pre-party. Ryan (that’s me!) from MNBeer will be joining the Brewhouse brewers at the bar from 9-12. You can count on other brewers to be present too. Come down, have a pint, say hello and check out some mysic by Sarah Pieplow from Fort Collins.

…and don’t forget… All Pints North is Saturday from 3-7pm at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN. All Pints North is the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s inaugural beer fest in Duluth, MN. Tickets are still available (click on this link to purchase), and it promises to be a great event. Follow the links to  check out the breweries, food options, music, education and a special Duluth Flood Relief effort.

If you can’t make it to Fitger’s Brewhouse on Friday, stop by the fest on Saturday and say hi. As with all Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild events, we’ll be present and accounted for… (and thirsty!)