Walker Art Center Announces Brewer-in-Residence Series at Gather by D’Amico


Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and Gather D’Amico announced today that they will welcome three local brewers to take part in a brewer-in-residence series this summer, which is an extension—and a sudsy complement—to its established chef-in-residence events.

On the first Thursday of the month, starting this May, guests can enjoy three complimentary samples of beer from that month’s featured brewery at the museum’s restaurant Gather by D’Amico and chat with the featured brewer from Lift Bridge, Flat Earth, and Boom Island. Full flights from the featured breweries will be available for purchase if the samples are not enough to quench your summer thirst.

Gather features a happy hour and full bar with an innovative specialty cocktail menu every Thursday evening in conjunction with the Walker’s Target Free Thursday Nights. Gather’s terrace will open in May (weather permitting).

Join chef-in-residence Tyler Shipton, executive chef at Borough and Coup d’ Etat, on April 3rd as he shares tastes from his small plates menu, created exclusively for Gather and featured throughout the month. Tyler Shipton grew up on a hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota and began cooking at an early age with his grandmother, whose football field–sized garden provided fresh produce for cooking, canning, and pickling. Shipton initially pursued a degree in art, then went to culinary school and further to earn a BA in management. As a young, eager-to-learn cook, he had stints at Obento Ya, the After Midnight Group, and later at Porter & Frye (under Stephen Brown). He then worked at Bar La Grassa and Travail. He is the executive chef at Borough, one of Minneapolis’ North Loop’s culinary hotspots, and Uptown’s new Coup d’ Etat restaurant and bar.

May Brewer-in-Residence: Brad Glynn of Lift Bridge

Thursday, May 1, 5–9 pm

Gather by D’Amico

Join Brad Glynn of Stillwater’s Lift Bridge brewery for samples of Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA, and Getaway Pilsner.

June Brewer-in-Residence: Franco Claseman of Flat Earth Brewing Company

Thursday, June 3, 5–9 pm

Gather by D’Amico

Spend the evening with Franco Claseman of Flat Earth Brewing Company and enjoy samples of Angry Planet Pale Ale, Cygnus X-1 Porter, and Ovni French Style. Flat Earth Brewing Company is a growing handcraft brewery dedicated to its Saint Paul roots.

July Brewer-in-Residence: Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing Company

Thursday, July 5, 5–9 pm

Gather by D’Amico

Sip away a summer evening with Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing Company. Gather will be sampling Brimstone Triple, Silvius Belgian Pale and Hoodoo Duble.

Welch is living (and brewing) proof of the power of one really good beer. Late one evening in 2001, Kevin returned home from playing a French horn gig. On a friend’s recommendation, he poured himself his first Belgian beer. “It was a Tripel from the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle,” he recalls. “I took my first sip and couldn’t believe it. There were so many unique flavors, all intricately balanced! They were layered, and evolved as the beer warmed its way across my palate.” As a brewer, Kevin became obsessed with the traditions of Belgian brewing. That’s why, today, you’ll find more than 1.000 different types of beer in Belgium. And now, one authentic Belgian brewery in Minneapolis.


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