Break out the sunscreen, this weekend just might top the freezing point. What better way to celebrate than heading out to some of the many fine brewing establishments around the Twin Cities? Here are some of the beer-focused activities and celebrations to check out this weekend.
Lyndale Tap House and Fulton have teamed up for a special "War & Peace brunch" on Friday, featuring breakfast entrees, a glass of the War & Peace imperial coffee stout, and a bottomless cup of Peace coffee.
Friday night, Brit's Pub hosts a party to mark its ranking as the world's top draught seller of Newcastle for the second year running. The downtown British pub will be selling imperial pints for $2 a pop, with free t-shirts for early arrivals and a performance by Queen tribute band, the Crown Jewels, later in the evening.
Saturday, Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewing will release its 2014 Irish Coffee Stout and throw a party from 3 to 10 p.m. at the brewery. Entry is $5 and includes a beer and live entertainment by bands Ruben and the Langer's Ball. Food will be available for purchase from Patriot's Tavern and Roma Restaurant.
In new beer news, Fulton's spring seasonal, Expat, is back for 2014. It's currently in the taproom and will be making its way to restaurants and bars soon.
Food trucks will also be out and about this weekend, with Get Sauced (Friday) and Cajun 2 Geaux (Saturday) at Fulton, Red Pig & Truffle (Friday) and Motley Crews (Saturday) at 612 Brew, and Kabomelette (Friday) and La Belle Crepe (Saturday) serving hot food at Harriet.