10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Wednesday Events

10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Wednesday Events
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You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer.

We've compiled a list of today's best brew-related events around the state so you can take this chance to refine your taste buds and truly figure out what's the deal with hops, malt, barley, and all that good stuff.

Barley John's Brew Pub 1-2-3 Sale Barley John's Brew Pub 781 Old Highway 8 SW, New Brighton Barley John's has deals all week long, including today's Wednesday discount of $2 off growlers including Little Barley Bitter, Stockyard IPA, Old Eight Porter, the new HefeWeizen, Honey-Rye Blonde Ale, Brown Porter, and Oyster Stout.

Great Waters Cask Ale Feature Great Waters Brewing Co. 426 St Peter St, St Paul Enjoy Great Waters giveaways (including growlers!) and $2.50 pints of select cask ale all week long, with a new cask ale featured each day. Ales will include Coconut Brown Ale, Spiced Brown Ale, Chipotle Blonde, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, and Chipotle Pale Ale.

Minnesota Craft Brewery Tap Takeover Tycoon's Alehouse 132 E Superior St., Duluth Minnesota beers will be on tap all week including: Big Wood, Brau Bros, Lift Bridge, Schells, Summit, Surly, Indeed, Castle Danger, Black List, Borealis Fermentery, Third Street, Dubrue, Fitger's Brewhouse, and the official Duluth release of Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

612Brew Music and Art 612Brew Tap Room 945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis Get your hands on some tasty 612Brew beers and grab a limited edition poster by the brewery's mural artist Adam Turman.

Town Hall's Wee Jack Release Town Hall Brewery 1430 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis Sample an ice-cold glass of the first release of Town Hall's brand-spanking-new, Scottish-style brew, Wee Heavy.

Fulton Tap Takeover Cocina Del Barrio 5036 France Ave S, Edina Chow down on Mahi Mahi tacos coated in a crisp Lonely Blonde batter, a bacon-wrapped Sonora Dog with Sweet Child of Vine mustard, or War & Peace empanadas with barbacoa and wash it all down with some of Fulton's signature brews on tap.

Getting Crafty with Schell's Bryant Lake Bowl 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis Lace up your bowling shoes and treat yourself to the special occasion tapping of the dry-hopped Imperial Grain Belt Premium tonight.

Minnesota Craft Beers Tap Takeover at Whistle Binkies Whistle Binkies Rochester Rochester-area craft beer lovers can sip on $5 12 oz. glasses of Surly, Bad Weather, Fulton, Flat Earth, Summit, Lucid, Lift Bridge and Schell's until the taps run out.

Badger Hill Brewing Night at Northbound Brewpub Northbound Brewpub 2716 E 38th St, Minneapolis Meet the beer-obsessed team behind the delicious brews at Badger Hill while enjoying $3 pints and tons of brewery giveaways all night.

Summit Invades Roseville Old Chicago 2100 N Snelling Ave, Roseville Chat with seasoned Summit brewers Mike Lundell and Nate Siats this evening at Old Chicago while $4 pints of the classic Summit EPA, IPA, Summer Ale, Meridian Session, Saga IPA, Horizon Red Ale, Pilsener, and Oatmeal Stout pour from the taps all night long... until they run out, that is.

Third Street Tap Invasion D.B. Searle's 18 5th Ave. S, St. Cloud Third Street's year-round beers will be a-pourin' from the taps at D.B. Searle's, from Lost Trout Brown Ale and Three Way Pale Ale to Rise to the Top Cream Ale and Bitter Neighbor Black IPA.

Flat Earth's Ovni Release Party Bullpen Sports Saloon 395 North Robert St, St Paul Sample this malty, new French bier de garde with a touch of hops at Bullpen while hanging out with brewer Bob Roepke.

Lift Bridge Tap Takeover Golden Nugget Tavern & Grille 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka From Badger Hill on Tuesday to Lift Bridge tonight, the Golden Nugget is embracing the spirit of the week. Try out all of Lift Bridge's goods on tap tonight until closing time.

Steel Toe Brewing Company's SIZE 11 Release Party Muddy Waters 2933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis Head to Lyn-Lake for Steel Toe's debut of the super hoppy 11 percent winter seasonal that's only brewed once a year.

Tycoon's Rathskeller Meet and Greet Tycoon's Alehouse 132 East Superior St., Duluth Rub elbows with the beer-aficionado and brewer of Borealis Fermentery tonight at Tycoon's.

For more details on events and times, check out the 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer site.

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