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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


Beer School Survey

FMBeer.com is working with Hot Dish Fargo to bring you some fun beer events but we need to know which ones people would like to attend.  So please take a few minutes to take a quick survey on the ideas we have come up with and that will help us out.

The survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey.

The top rated events were:|
– Beer and Food
– Big Flavors, Big Beers
– FM Beer Tour
– Beer and Cheese
– Beer Sensory Evaluation

Beer and Cheese will be the first class of Beer School on March 5th so sign up here

We hope to have an ongoing series of ‘Beer School’ events where people can be exposed to craft beer if they are new to beer with flavor, explore different aspects to beer like pairing beer with food when they are more comfortable with craft beer, or touch on more advanced topics like blind tastings and sensory evaluations of beer.

We will take your suggestions too so if you don’t see a class or event you would be interested in, please let us know.

Beer Tasting and Beer 101 from FMBeer

Do you have a club, an organization or a group of friends that would like to know more about beer?

FMBeer can help you with a Beer Tasting or a Beer 101 class that fits your needs.  Focus on basic information, paring beer with food, a tour or Belgian beers or something in between.  Contact FMBeer at dean@fmbeer.com for more info.