The Mill: All Star Week

Target Field // Photo by Brian Kaufenberg

Target Field // Photo by Brian Kaufenberg

The Mill is seeing stars, but hopefully no more rain for one more day of All Star Game festivities. Did you see Giancarlo Stanton’s 510-foot blast in the home run derby last night? Ridiculous.

ICYMI: Consult our Guide to Downtown Drinking if you’ll be joining the fray this afternoon.

Upcoming Events:

There’s a Surly/Indeed tap takeover at Butcher & The Boar today, beginning at 1pm. Darkness and Pentagram go on at 3pm.

It’s Bike Night at MIA’s Third Thursday this week.

Bauhaus Brew Labs will open to the public, Friday at 3pm.

They’re all set for a weekend-long party at Boom Island Brewing for Boom Days. We can’t wait to taste the blonde ale/pinot grigio hybrid Cuvee de Boom.

Sierra Nevada Collaborations:

The Chico, CA brewers have embarked on ambitious Beer Camp Across America tour, partnering with 12 breweries across the country to produce a one-time run of 12 collaboration beers. You can taste all 12 at 3 Squares in Maple Grove, starting at 5pm on Thursday. You’ll have a couple more chances to taste the whole case in August – at Butcher & The Boar on the 10th and Happy Gnome on the 12th. Several more area bars will get to pour the New Glarus Brewing collaboration, an English-style Bitter called There & Back. We’ll update you on all the locations and times as they draw near.

News:

Harriet Brewing announced they will begin filling any clean growler at their taproom, as the new liquor statues allow.

Lots of commentary swirling about Target Field’s self-serve beer machines. The Boston Globe gives them sarcastic disdain, while TheStreet thinks they’re a disaster waiting to happen,

A chronicle of the rise and fall of the Stroh’s beer fortune.

Further effects of the craft beer boom: light beer sales are hitting a 10-year low and the number of breweries in America topped 3,000 at the end of June, reports the Brewers Association. That’s a high water mark not seen since the 1870s.

And now that Sisyphus Brewing is open, Josh Lemke and Adam Turman have finished their mural.

Releases:

Town Hall Brewery debuted Citra Mania, a single-hopped West Coast IPA, yesterday • Check out the artwork for the upcoming Surly Misanthrope • Bent Paddle will release Daypack Pale Ale by the end of July.

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