Things you should do and see during the darkest months of the year.
Excelsior Tap Takeover & Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale Release
The Happy Gnome
498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul // 5–9pm
Excelsior Brewing Co. will be releasing their latest, Mr. Jimmy’s Ruby Ale, at the Happy Gnome with a tap takeover. Chat with the folks from the brewery and check out Excelsior favorites like Nunnmorblak, Bitteschlappe, XLCR, and more.
Fulton Beer Dinner
3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park // 6:30–9pm // $50
With a menu ranging from crispy duck leg confit to braised beef expertly paired with Fulton beers, like the Libertine, War and Peace, and others, McCoy’s and Fulton are set to knock this one out of the park. I’m hungry. Let’s do this!
Social Science: Tinkerer’s Ball
120 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul // 6–11pm
Makers, DIYers, Crafters unite! This Social Science celebrates inventors, artists, geeks, and plain every day folk who mix new and old technology to create newfangled marvels. Discover your own inner maker, and create something special in December.
Summit Rebellion Stout Release Party
85 6th Street Northeast, Minneapolis // 4–6pm
Join the Summit brewers and founder Mark Stutrud for the release of Summit’s second Union Series beer, Rebellion Stout. Chat with the brewers and learn more about the beer based on an archived recipe from a brewery in Cork, Ireland.
Maroon & Bold Release
Roseville // 12pm
Damn you for getting my high school fight song in my head (“Maroon & Gold”), Pour Decisions. I’ll hold back on the serenade and recommend you check out this PDBC release crafted with Minnesota grown hops and malt. At 9% ABV and 100+ IBUs, I urge you to sip gently, friends. Look for beer specials, limited bottle edition, food from Butcher and The Boar, and beer nerds beaming with Minnesota pride!
Rebellion Stout Sausage Party
1121 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis // 5–8pm
Join the Summit brewers for a “meat and greet” at Butcher and the Boar in celebration of Summit’s Rebellion Stout. Try the beer and join the sausage party… literally! Butcher and Boar will have sausages made with the second beer on the Union Series for your noshing pleasures.