Weekend brew round-up: Lake Superior taproom and Boom Island tastings
It's time to break down those Art-A-Whirl stages and get back to brewing and serving beer in Twin Cities (and greater Minnesota) taprooms.
This weekend brings tasting events from various brewers around the metro. Boom Island will be at Richfield Liquors on Lyndale on Friday and at Hanover Liquor and Haskell's Plymouth on Saturday. Lift Bridge will be doing likewise at both Cub Bloomington and Cub White Bear Lake on Friday.
Meanwhile, Harriet hosts live music from Cate Fierro Band on Friday and Courtney Yasmineh on Saturday.
Saturday, several local breweries will be at Firkin Mayfest in Willernie, including Lift Bridge, HammerHeart, Rush River, and more.
In Duluth, Lake Superior Brewing celebrates the grand opening of a new taproom.
On Tuesday, brew-on-premises Vine Park Brewing hosts a brew party where participants will create six different recipes and leave with two cases' worth of beer.
Summit's new canning line is up and running, with their Saga, EPA, and Summer Ale all hitting shelves in the new container this weekend.
Meanwhile, in food truck/brewery pairings, Harriet features Tollefson Family Pork (Friday) and Cajun 2 Geaux (Saturday), while O'Cheeze (Friday) and Natedogs (Saturday) will be at Surly. Across the river, Summit hosts Hot Indian Foods (Friday) and Simply Steve's (Saturday).
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