Freebie of the Week Awesome news: The year's best beer fest, the Autumn Brew Review, is on Sept 28th. Not awesome news: It's been sold out since 35secs after tix went on sale. Thanks to our friends at the MN Craft Brewers Guild, you've still got a chance to go... FOR FREE. Tweet @ThrillistMSP with your best A to this Q, and we'll hook you up with a pair of ABR tix, two MNCBG shirts, and two MNCBG pint glasses: Between Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Two Guys, a Girl & a Pizza Place, which show was better and why
Wednesday, August 21st From 6-7p, the folks at Bad Weather Brewing are swinging by Zeke's Unchained Animal so you can "Meet the Brewer" (and, more importantly, drink lots of his beer). Scope it
Thursday, August 22nd The State Fair starts today, and you know what that means:
Increase your chances of a heart attack by 80% by eating 60 cheese curds The MN Craft Brewers Guild's Land of 10,000 Beers craft beer exhibit/sampling hall is open for business. Here's this year's skinny
Friday, August 23rd The traveling circus that is the Levi's Commuter Bike Shop is rolling through town and stopping at the Triple Rock Social Club from 5-9p. Live show from Night Moves, free bike tunes, tailoring (logically), and more.
Saturday, August 24th It's Byggvir’s Big Beer Cup homebrew contest at the 7th annual MN Ren Fest in Shakopee. Prepare to drink a whole lotta homebrew. See what all this Byggvir talk is about
Sunday, August 25th From 4-7p, the dweebies at Tavern on Grand are hosting the geek-ified Dating for Nerds. Stuff like Truth Is Out There Trivia, a Believe in Magic quiz, and finding the nerd of your dreams could all be yours for the low, low price of $30. Sexy times await
Go on a pilgrimage to Dodgeville, Wisconsin for the all-day-long Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest. Simple Earth Hops?
Or stick around and hit St. Paul Chicago Bears bar Alary's for the first-ever Alary's Craft Beer Extravaganza. $20 scores you all sorts of suds from 5-8p
Also of Consequence Pinstripes is hosting a big ol' national bocce tournament. Edina qualifying rounds begin Sun, Sept 15th, and the national champion wins a $15,000 grand prize. If you know how to roll, submit your team entry by the end of today