Newsletter: A Beer and a book, two great tastes that go great…

Nothing like a beer… and a good book about beer!

Signature CafeOur first ever beer dinner in partnership with the Signature Cafe has officially sold out! The restaurant has created a wait list in case of cancellations, and we are discussing doing a second dinner in the near future. As always, we will make sure we post information about any future events on-line and in the taproom.

Ask the Brewer

What are some good books to give a beer lover?

While there are lots of excellent choices out there for beer lovers, we decided pick one from each state that we are distributed in.

For the beer lover in Minnesota, you can’t go wrong with Land of Amber Waters. This beautiful book by Historian Doug Hoverson explores the rich history of brewing in Minnesota. It starts with the state’s first brewery in 1849, and traces the rise and fall of the beer industry up into the modern resurgence of the craft beer scene.

Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide is jam packed with updated information on Wisconsin breweries and brewpubs. The book, written by Kevin Revolinski, has a companion Facebook page that features upcoming events, news and even recipes.

For North Dakota, we venture into the realm of quirky autobiographies.  There is a Road in North Dakota: The Adventures of a Dakota Budman, by Sam McQuade, chronicles his life, from growing up Catholic, to his travels and adventures in France, to joining his father in the family beer business.

For South Dakota, while it is not a book per se, The Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City, SD – From the Badlands to Rushmore!, by the Constant Rambler, is an excellent on-line read.  Not only does it feature great spots to stop for beer and food, it highlights local attractions throughout this area of South Dakota.

The most recently published in our list is from Nebraska, by Tyler A. Thomas, Nebraska Beer: Great Plains History by the Pint just came out this past October and chronicles the development of Nebraska’s beer scene from the 1800’s onward to the thriving craft movement of today.

So, when the spring weather turns cold and rainy, pick up your favorite beer and a good beer book for a long read in a cozy location!

Taproom Tidings

This weekend features a continuation of our Roasted Too Ale, an experimental brew the demonstrates how slight changes to a recipe can result in dramatic flavor changes.

Food options for this weekend include Signature on Wheels on Friday, March 11th and Soup Coupe on Saturday, March 12th.  Two days of deliciousness!

  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni IPA & Roasted Too
  • Thirsty Thursdays $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills
  • Coconut Turtle Cupcake from Groundswell includes a coconut chocolate fudge cake with pecans, whipped cream, honey caramel sauce, and chocolate ganache

Final Thoughts

This Saturday, March 12th, we are participating in the Wings & Brew Fest. Held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino and sponsored in part by KWNG, this festival features beer from over 40 breweries, and wings from area restaurants. The 99 Bottles of Beer raffle held during the festival benefits Gillette Children’s Hospital. We hope to see you there!

As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook or Twitter.