Drinking and learning on tap this week in food

Summit is the subject of a beer dinner on Wednesday
Summit is the subject of a beer dinner on Wednesday

Learning and drinking: two things we're not opposed to, especially when done together. If you feel the same way then this is your week. We've got classes, beer dinners, classes on making beer, and even an afternoon dedicated to healthy eating. Dive in.

2/22 Hit up Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul for a Summit-themed beer dinner. The meal will be comprised of some Amsterdam menu staples as well as dishes made especially for the event. Summit IPA, EPA, Horizon, Oatmeal Stout and Maibock will accompany the dishes. The cost of the meal, which begins at 6 p.m., is $65. To reserve your spot call 612.285.3112 or email Josh (at)

2/23 The Linden Hills Co-op offers an Eating and Living for Energy class tonight with Claudine Arndt, certified health coach. If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning and yawn your way through the afternoon, this workshop will help you figure out which foods are depleting your energy--and which foods you can replace them with to up it. Attendees will also learn strategies you can incorporate into your life for feeling more energized on a daily basis. The class runs 6:30-8 p.m. and costs $13 for members, $15 for nonmembers. To sign up visit the customer service desk or call 612.922.1159.

2/25 Looking to take your home brewing to the next level? Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies is offering a free class about extract brewing, a favorite among those in the know. The process is faster than all-grain brewing and requires less equipment. Learn some tips and tricks to practice when doing your next home brew batch. During the 90-minute class Midwest staff will walk you through the entire extract brewing process. Call 952.925.9854 to reserve your seat at this free class, which begins at 10 a.m.

2/26 Families looking for something fun to do should check out the Winter Market at the Midtown Global Market. Not only is there a Food Truck Fix brunch (nom nom) but FriendChip Farm will be on hand to entertain the tots. Kids can try their hand at the Nutrition Toss, Veggie Hopscotch, and Spin the Tail on the Cow before taking a break at the Farm's Kitchen Table to read books. As you've probably guessed, the FriendChip Farm aims to provide educational fun to help kids make healthy food choices. This free event runs 12-4 p.m., and parents can get free health screenings from the Minneapolis Heart Foundation while they're there.

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