Tickets still available: Sisyphus Comedy and Taste Of The Nation

Two events happening this weekend for your consideration: Ahmed Bharoocha at Sisyphus Brewing (Friday-Saturday) If you’ve never seen a comedy show at Sisyphus Brewing, then you’ve been missing out. The stage half of the Downtown West taproom has become one of the best comedy venues in town, and this weekend’s headliner should prove that without … [ Read more]

Bauhaus launches charitable arm with Still Kickin pale ale

Bauhaus Brew Labs today announced the launch of On The Haus, a new facet of the company built to help foster a sense of belonging and kinship through outreach in the community. For the launch, they are partnering with the local non-profit organization Still Kickin to release a one-time-only beer across the Twin Cities—with all the … [ Read more]

Drink a Negroni this weekend for charity

Negroni Week is coming to a close—but you still have a two days to get out and drink some bitter red cocktails for a good cause. Check out the 19 Metro-area restaurants serving Negronis (and their own riffs on the classic gin-Campari-vermouth formula) this week and the charities they’re supporting in the process. A few highlights: Our … [ Read more]

Fulton pays it forward to entrepreneurs and charities

“In the brewing industry there are a lot of companies that are involved in donations and that’s great,” begins Fulton Brewing co-founder Ryan Petz, seated in their North Loop taproom behind a pint of Tanager Brett IPA. “But we wanted to add our own element that ties into our own story.” Enter the brewery’s Ful10 … [ Read more]

The more you drink, the more they donate

Today, March 14, Red Stag Supperclub is hosting a happy hour event to raise funds for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the annual grassroots food and fund drive that provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. The happy hour will feature live music by local musicians DOSH, Al Church, … [ Read more]

How Indeed spends its Wednesday nights: giving back

The positive energy surrounding Indeed We Can is contagious. The program is Indeed Brewing Company’s way to give back: every Wednesday of every week, a different nonprofit organization is chosen to be the recipient of the taproom’s net proceeds from that night. Organizations have ranged from Trylon Microcinema to KFAI community radio to The Leukemia … [ Read more]

Anonymous couple thanks Salvation Army with $500,000 check

A check made out for $500,000 was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend at a Cub Foods in Rosemount, reports Star Tribune. The quiet act of generosity was made by a couple who said it was their way of saying thank you. Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen said they’ve been in touch with … [ Read more]

Help End Hunger. Drink FINNEGANS.

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means: it’s time for the annual FINNEGANS Drink Like You Care Campaign. For the ninth year, FINNEGANS will be matching profits dollar for dollar November 1 through December 31. That’s right: for every dollar spent on a FINNEGANS beer, two dollars will be donated … [ Read more]

Firefighters and breweries bring warmth to kids in Minnesota one coat at a time

It’s almost unfathomable to consider enduring a Minnesota winter without a thick, warm, well-made, secure winter jacket. But thousands of people find themselves facing the harsh winds and biting temperatures each year without a coat to protect them. Many of those individuals are children. Operation Warm was founded in 2002 with the goal of serving … [ Read more]

Water a Tree, Beer for Free

A little over a year ago, seven professional tree enthusiasts met for beers to contemplate a big issue: Due to the emerald ash borer epidemic, an estimated 7,000 trees are being cut down each year in Minneapolis. And while new trees are being planed in their place, the City of Minneapolis only has the capacity … [ Read more]

30 Days of Biking

By Patrick Stephenson In March 2010, during an especially balmy and bright Minneapolis spring, best friends Patrick Stephenson (yours truly) and Zachariah Schaap co-founded a Social Media Beast named 30 Days of Biking. The premise of 30 Days of Biking was beautifully simple: Pledge to bike every day in April, 1–30, no matter the weather, … [ Read more]

Blues & Brews Canvas Health Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 19th from 6–10pm—that’s when the Blues & Brews charity fundraiser makes its return. This year the event will be held in the beautiful Van Dusen Mansion on LaSalle Ave. in Minneapolis. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Canvas Health‘s youth in crisis programs. A program that helps children, … [ Read more]

Rock The Cause Presents Glitter Ball 5

Are you ready to dance? Get ready to bust out your dance moves, because on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm Rock the Cause will present Glitter Ball 5: Funk & Soul Express. This year the party will be held in the atrium of the historic Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis and there will be more music, … [ Read more]

Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival: Q&A with co-founder Juno Choi

The Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival is coming at the end of March, and soon tickets may be as rare as the beer. The Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival is right around the corner — just in time for spring. On March 29th this unique beer festival will features truly rare beers from 30 national breweries and 10 … [ Read more]

Rock Bottom Hosts Annual Fire Chief Promotion

Rock Bottom Restaurants and Breweries are located all over the nation. Their beer and food are made in-house and this year they are continuing their annual Fire Chief Promotion, February 25th–March 30th. During this promotion they offer a limited-time menu, beer, and cocktails that benefit local fire departments and related charities. They began this promotion in … [ Read more]