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American Craft Beer Week 2014

ACBW2014May 12th-18th is American Craft Beer Week so go enjoy some handcrafted beer made by a small and independent craft brewery and celebrate with other beer lovers at a local bar or taproom during one of the many events being held during this week and enjoy the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S.

Here is a list of all the events in the Fargo/Grand Forks area – check the event calendar for details and all events happening this week.

Monday May 12th
JL Beers Downtown Fargo – Cask of North Coast’s Red Seal Ale
JL Beers West Fargo – Bell’s Third Coast Ale vertical of 2011, 2012 and 2013 versions

Tuesday May 13th
JL Beers Moorhead – Ballast Point Sculpin infused with Grapefruit and Oranges
Fargo Brewing Company None More Black Russian Imperial Stout on tap

Wednesday May 14th
JL Beers Moorhead – Ballast Point Big Eye infused with Chinook hops
Fargo Brewing Company Right Near Da Beach on tap (coconut infused rum barrel aged porter on nitro)
JL Beers Grand Forks – Cask of 2013 Flying Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo
Bridgeview Liquors – Deschutes Brewing free tasting from 5:00-7:00PM

Thursday May 15th
JL Beers Downtown FargoSour-Bration – 7 different sour beers on tap
JL Beers South Fargo – Cask of Brau Bros Chocolate Cherry Moo Joos Milk Stout
Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes – Junkyard Brewing Tap Takeover
99 Bottles  – Third Thursday Beer Tasting from 5:00-8:00PM
JL Beers West Fargo – Boulevard’s Tank 7 Saison infused with lemon peel & with peppercorns
Würst Bier Hall – Deschutes Brewing Tap Takeover
Fargo Brewing Company Live at P.J.’s Farmhouse Pale Ale on tap
JL Beers Moorhead – JL Beers’ Frackin’ Black Ale cask
Happy Harry’s Bottles Shops – Spring Beer Tastings at 45th Street in Fargo and both GF locations from 5:00-7:00PM
JL Beers Grand Forks – Cask of JL’s own Dry-Hopped Frackin’ Black Ale

Friday May 16th
Fargo Brewing Company Smoke You smoked porter on tap
JL Beers Moorhead – Brau Brothers Party Girl Coffee Black IPA Cask
JL Beers Grand Forks – Cask of Third Street Pineapple Spotlight IPA
Brick & Barley Bar & Restaurant in GF – Cask of Empyrean Brewing’s Dark Side Vanilla Porter Infused with Chocolate and Chia
JL Beers South Fargo – Brau Bros Ring Neck Braun Ale infused with Coconut
JL Beers West Fargo Cask of JL Beers own Frackin’ Black Ale
JL Beers Downtown Fargo – Cask of their own fresh hopped Frakin’ Black Ale

Saturday May 17th
JL Beers Moorhead – Cask of Surly FURIOUS dry-hopped with Simcoe hops
JL Beers Grand Forks – Cask of Third Street Cranberry Lost Trout
Fargo Brewing Company – Raspberry Infused Scottish Ale on tap
JL Beers West Fargo – Cask of Brau Brothers Oakes Juniper Sheephead IPA


Buffalo Commons Brewing Co. is shipping beer

On Friday February 15th, Buffalo Commons Brewing Co. in Mandan, ND posted the picture below on Facebook with the caption, “Almost like watching your kids leave for college!”.  It was a shot of several kegs in the back of a van and they added a comment, “Our first load of kegs heads to Mcquade Distributing!”.

So congratulations to Buffalo Commons Brewing, then next active brewery in the state of ND which now brings that number to 4.  A big jump from last year when we spent most of the year without any beer being brewed commercially in the state.

Hopslam is coming on January 28th

Bell’s Hopslam is a Double IPA brewed with honey that has quite a following.  It is only available for a limited time in limited amounts and thus is not cheap.

99 Bottles and Bridgeview liquors have announced that they will be getting in their shipments of Hopslam on Monday January 28th and once it is in, they will limit sales to 2 6-packs per person that initial day.

Bernies in Fargo will be getting their shipment on the 28th too and they will be allowing people to buy it by the case if you want.

Other liquor stores and bars will be getting in their own shipments but no word from any others yet on exact dates or limits.  Last year Hopslam sold quick but enough made it into the F/M market that you could still pick up a 6-pack a couple weeks after it was released.

Laughing Sun releases Shallow Mud Rye Stout

Laughing Sun Brewing Co.Laughing Sun Brewery in Bismarck will be tapping the first of their single batch series of beers, Shallow Mud Rye Stout, on Tuesday January 8th.  Doors open at 4pm, Tues-Fri, 2pm Sat

More Wood Chipper IPA on the way

Fargo Beer Company posted on facebook earlier this week that they just brewed a batch of Wood Chipper IPA and it should be here in time for the holidays, and bottles will be available.