How to Celebrate Craft Beer Week in Southeast Minnesota
We have tons of breweries in Minnesota and my husband and I love to go and check them out. If you're also a bit of a craft beer fiend, this week is just for you! It's Craft Beer Week!
Craft Beer Week goes on all across the country. There are plenty of ways to celebrate here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and around Rochester, MN specifically.
Craft Beer Week in Minnesota
If you want to explore a new brewery somewhere in Minnesota, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild has a map where you can 'Find a Brewery'. See which breweries you haven't visited and check them out this week.
Like the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild said on Facebook, there are tons of breweries and brewpubs hosting events and offering deals all week in celebration.
Craft Beer Week in Rochester, MN
As for here in our neck of the woods of southeast Minnesota, we have lots of breweries we can support!
Just in Rochester, we've got Little Thistle, LTS, Thesis, Kinney Creek, and Forager.
Outside Rochester but still staying in southeast Minnesota, we've got SxSE in Pine Island, Chaotic Good Brewing in Kasson, Karst Brewing in Fountain, Trout City Brewing in Preston, Sylvan Brewing in Lanseboro, Angry Hog Brewery and Gravity Storm Brewery in Austin, Tanzenwald Brewing and Imminent Brewing in Northfield, Chapel Brewing in Dundas, Tilion Brewing in Cannon Falls, Red Wing Brewery in Red Wing, Reads Landing Brewing in Reads Landing, and Island City Brewing in Winona.
Man, hopefully I didn't miss any!
Craft Beer Week Events in Rochester, MN
We've got quite a few events happening at our breweries here in Rochester to celebrate Craft Beer Week. Here's what going on:
Monday, May 15th
Beer Release - Little Thistle
Small Batch Release - Cabernet Barrel Aged Rock (Golden Sour) - LTS
Trivia - 7 PM - Forager
Free Darts and Puzzle Night at 7 PM - LTS
Tuesday, May 16th
Rochester Pride Beer Release - Little Thistle
Sour Beer Release - Thesis
Small Batch Release - Cabernet Barrel Aged Paper (Red Sour) - LTS
Medical Trivia - 7 PM - LTS
Beers for Queers - 7-9 PM - Little Thistle
Live Music - Dan Rumsey (soulful blues/folk) - 7-10 PM - Forager
Karaoke - 8-10 PM - Thesis
Wednesday, May 17th
THC Setlzer Release - Thesis
Small Batch Release - Bourbon Barrel Aged Scissors (Dark Sour) - LTS
Trivia (with special Beer Week prizes) - 6:30 PM - Little Thistle
Trivia - 7 PM - Kinney Creek
Live Music - Jeremy Jewell and the Codependents - 7-10 PM - Thesis
Live Music - Luke Hendrickson (country/Americana/folk) - 7-10 PM - Forager
Thursday, May 18th
Small Batch Release - Blackberry Scissors (Dark Sour) - LTS
Craft Beer Tasting Event - Little Thistle
Pup Meetup at 6 PM, Disc Golf, and Public Brewery Tour - LTS
Trivia - 7-10 PM - Thesis
Live Music - Mary Cutrufello (country/Americana) - 7-10 PM - Forager
Friday, May 19th
No-Filter Hefeweizen Release Party - Little Thistle
Small Batch Release - Bourbon Barrel Aged Bock - LTS
Specialty Seltzer Slushy Releases - Thesis
Beer Dinner (tickets required) - Forager
Bonfire Beers w/ live music - 6 PM - LTS
Live Music - The Double Down Daredevils (bluegrass/Americana) - 7-10 PM - Forager
Live Music - Carnage the Executioner - 8-11 PM - Thesis
Saturday, May 20th
Barrel-Aged Beer Release - Forager
Rochester Pride After-Party - Little Thistle
4 Sour Beer Releases - Thesis
Small Batch Release - Cherry DeLarge (Imperial Milk Stout) - LTS
Live Music - Murder Turtle Firing Squad (rock/pop/reggae) - 2-5 PM - Forager
LTS Swag Bag Drawing - 6 PM - LTS
Live Music - Thomas and the Shakes (rock/pop/reggae) - 7-10 PM - Forager
Sunday, May 21st
Small Batch Release - Pastry Hazy IPA - LTS
Burly Bluffs Pride Burlesque Show (tickets required) - 6 PM - Thesis
Live Music - Jazz Jam (all are welcome to join on stage) - 6:30-9:30 PM - Forager