This weekend’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer events


Insight Brewing will host a cask event on Saturday at 2pm featuring Troll Way on mango, grapefruit, and peach, and Mega Dankbot // Photo by Aaron Davidson

10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, a week of special events and tappings that celebrate the state’s growing craft beer scene, is in the home stretch this weekend. Below is a list of events registered with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild for May 14-15.

Saturday, May 14

Twin Cities

Piwo Grodziskie Beer Release at The Herkimer, 10am – The release of a smoked wheat beer.

Modist T-Shirt Special, 3pm – Buy any t-shirt and get a free pint. Brooks High will be the food truck.

Bauhaus Brew Lab Presents Fantastic Flying Wheel Throwdown at Blue Ribbons Disc Golf Club, 10:30am–2:30pm – Get your disc golf on for $35. This include 18 holes, tacos, and prizes. Grab your tickets here.

Tin Whiskers Brewing Yoga Nerd Morning + Beer, 10:30am–noon – This is a ticketed event that includes a one hour yoga session lead by in-house host Emily and a pint of beer or soda. Bring your own yoga mat! Tickets can be found here.

10K Brewing Beer and Yoga, 10:30–11:30am –Kim Olson from Pura Paddle will teach this class and attendees will sample a flight of beer as well. Tickets can be purchased here.

Biking Brewery Tour: Lakes and Legends, Sisyphus, and Eastlake Brewing, 12pm – Tour these breweries via bike and collect stamps to earn a free beer.

612Brew Mug Club Membership Day and Social Media Frenzy, 12pm – Mug Club members get $2 fills all day long in the taproom. Post yourself drinking your favorite 612Brew beer on a patio and you will be entered into a drawing where you could win swag and beer.

Fair State Small Batch Sours in the Taproom, 12pm – Fair State will tap some experimental sour beers. These are 5 gallon kegs so they won’t last long.

ENKI Brewing Infusion #5 Tart Lemon Candy Victoria’s Gold Ale, 12–10pm – This is a perfect summer treat. On tap Saturday only.

Yahtzee Tournament at The Herkimer, noon–5pm – Giant size Yahtzee tournament on the patio.

Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest, 1–10pm – Check out more than 40 breweries while you get down on some bacon. Grab tickets here.

Boom Island Brewing Pints and Pups 1–9pm – Grab a pint, bring your dog, and support local pups. This is a fundraiser for local dog adoption and fostering agencies.

Waconia Pils Cask-Off, 1–5pm – Join the staff in deciding the best cask in the taproom. $5 will allow you to try them all and also gives you a vote.

Insight Brewing Cask Party 2–beer runs out – Cask party at Insight Brewing featuring Troll Way on mango, grapefruit, and peach, and a cask of Mega Dankbot. Check the Facebook page for the details.


Castle Danger Pints for a Cause for Lake County Historical Society, noon–close – $1 from each pint sold at the taproom will go to the Lake County Historical Society.

Festiversary at Bent Paddle, 2–8pm – Happy 3rd birthday to Bent Paddle. Celebrate out in the parking lot along with food trucks, casks, and family-friendly activities. Tickets are $15 at the door, more details here.


Forager Brewery NAMI Pub Crawl, 10am–4pm – Join the pub crawl at Forager and around Rochester to help support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Forager Brewery Beer Release, 11am – Today’s special release is Funky Dangerfield Sour Blend #1.

Bauhaus Tap Takeover at Grand Rounds  3pm – Bauhaus continues their Rochester debut.

Sunday, May 15


Modist will release First Call, a cold press coffee lager, on Sunday // Photo by Aaron Davidson

Twin Cities

Modist Brewing Brunch Party and First Call Release, 11am–8pm – Brunch party featuring the debut of First Call, Modist’s cold press coffee lager.

612Brew Dog Day on the Patio, 11:30am–9pm – Bring your dog and $1 from each pint will go to Second Hand Hounds.

ENKI Infusion #6 Pineapple Litmus Pilsner, noon–7pm – This will only be on tap for one night.

Uptown Tavern NE Brewery Tap Takeover, noon–midnight – Full tap takeover featuring the NE breweries.

Brau Brothers 2 Beer Showcase at the Iron Tap, 2–4pm – Two taproom exclusive beers will make an appearance. Strawberry Wheat & Grapefruit Pale Ale and Grapefruit Pale Ale.

Bauhaus Brew Labs Pizza Party with Pig Ate My Pizza, 3–7pm – All you can eat and drink from Bauhaus and Pig Ate My Pizza. Grab tickets here.


Sunday Brewery Brunch at Forager, 10am–2pm – Sunday brunch featuring Huevos Rancheros, wood fired breakfast pizza, bloody Mary’s, and more.

Forager Brewery Beer Release, 11am – Barrel Aged Sherpa will be tapped.

Weeklong Events

Bemidji Craft Beer Tour, various locations, May 9–22, 11am–10pm each day – To participate, pick up a Bemidji Craft Beer Tour Card at Green Mill, Brigid’s Pub, or 4 Point Grille & Bar in Bemidji, drink a Bemidji Brewing Company beer while you’re at each establishment, and have them stamp your card. Bring a completed card into Bemidji Brewing’s taproom and receive a free pint.

Canal Park Brewery, MN Craft Beer Week, May 9–14 – Special cask releases and the chef’s burger of the week will be available, which will incorporate Canal Park beers.

Forager Brewery, Bike or Walk Program, May 9–14 – Bike or walk to the brewery and receive a free mini beer, cup of coffee, or soda when you show your server a selfie displayed on your Facebook page.


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