It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here to guide you through a weekend full of beer festivals, charitable fundraisers, outdoor activities, brewery tours, and everything in between. Word on the street is that Sunday will be 60°F, so go outside and enjoy spring!
Thursday, March 27th
Rock Bottom Brewery is hosting their annual Fire Chief Ale promotion—a special beer release with “fiery” menu with items like the 3-Alarm Brisket Chili and Campfire Shrimp. A portion of the proceeds from Fire Chief Ale will benefit local fire departments and their related charities. This promotion ends March 30th. All day // 800 Lasalle Ave #125, Minneapolis, MN
Don’t miss a delicious beer dinner between Excelsior Brewing Company and McCoy’s Public House. Excelsior will have their Big Island Blonde, XLCR Pale, Bridge Jumper IPA, Bitteschlappe Brown Ale, and Oar Lock Oat Stout which will each be paired with exquisite plates from McCoy’s Public House. 6pm // 3801 Grand Way, St Louis Park, MN.
Friday, March 28th
Come out to the 1st Annual Brewer’s Ball, and support research for Cystic Fibrosis while you’re at it! The Brewer’s Ball is a beer-tasting event held in the DQ Club Room @ TCF Bank Stadium. It offers guests the opportunity to sample crafted beers from more than 20 of the region’s best craft breweries while also enjoying a catered meal. The evening will also have silent and live auctions. 7pm // 420 SE 23rd Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, March 29th
Get ready to bust out your dance moves and 70′s digs because Rock the Cause will host Glitter Ball 5: Funk & Soul Express. There will be live music from Black Joe Lewis and his 10-piece band, as well as live covers from Viva Knievel, and special guests John Tolliver from Black Diet, Chris Koza from Rogue Valley, Gabriel Douglas from The 4onthefloor, and many more. To purchase your ticket visit TicketFly. 7:30pm // 19 – 13th Avenue NE. Minneapolis, MN
The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the creativity and skill of a select group of the top brewers in the country. Attendees will sample unique, aged, limited availability, and one-time-only beers from thirty craft breweries. 7pm–10pm // 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN
Dangerous Man Brewing Company is hosting a Pig-A-Palooza! Lulu’s Street Food and The Red Pig & Truffle food trucks will be parked outside roasting a pig and serving up plenty of delicious food. Dangerous Man also made a couple special batches of beers just for the ‘Palooza. For more information you can visit Dangerous Man’s Event Page. 4pm–9pm // 1300 2nd Street NE. Minneapolis, MN
Enjoy the scenery and get a taste of the North Shore brewery scene with GetKnit Events on their North Shore Brewery Tour. This all-day beer lover’s trip includes tours to six breweries along the North Shore, round trip transportation on a coach bus, 20 beer samples, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! To register visit their website. All day // Traveling around the North Shore.
MN Brewery Running Series, coordinated by Apple Adventure Racing, is hosting their kick-off event on Saturday March 29th from 6–9pm at the Running Room in Uptown in order to celebrate the start of another running season. At the kick off meeting you’ll learn about the 2014 Series Schedule, hear from the sponsors of the series, and get discounts, samples, and a free goodie bag! 6pm–9pm // 1433 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN
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