It's spring in Minnesota, and in the brewing universe, that means Maibock season. To celebrate its own unique brew, the Sol Bock, Harriet Brewing will throw a free party at the brewery on April 26 from 1 to 10 p.m.
"This year I brewed Sol Bock as traditionally as possible, German-style," says owner and brewmaster Jason Sowards. The beer possesses a floral and earthy character and a "softer than traditional malt profile." Harriet will tap the kegs the night before at an April 25 pre-party at the brewery, and supplies are expected to last into May. It will also be available in limited metro bars during Minnesota craft beer week.
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As for the party, expect live music all day long, with performances from No Man's String Band, Dead Pigeons, Roe Family Singers, and Evergreen Grass Band. There will also be live art by Jeff Troldahl, Shell Kelley, and Jesse Brodd, and food trucks AZ Canteen, Potter's Pasties, and Dandelion Kitchen will all be parked outside.
Brodd says he plans on "eating at least one item from every food truck" and reminiscing about "people toughing out a cold, cold day to enjoy our first Sol Bock Revival [in 2012]." Here's hoping this year's festivities aren't quite so cold.