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GLBN Hop Tips, December 2016

Happy December! While this is a busy month with holiday celebrations and year-end plans, I'm sure there are special events at your local brewery and watering hole to make the days that much merrier. Don't forget to let us know about the events in your area, or even just your favorite place to stop for a pint. Cheers! Jenn


December 9, Double Porter Release, Bemidji, MN -
Bemidji Brewing will release their 2016 Winter Warmer on Friday; stick around until Sunday, and you'll be able to celebrate the newly-approved Sunday off-sale option, too.

December 10, Rochester on Tap, Rochester, MN -
Take your pick between an afternoon or an evening session at the third annual Rochester on Tap. Over 100 craft beers available for you to taste (probably shouldn't try them all)!

Thursday-Saturdays, Brews and Bulbs, Twin Cities, MN -
Twin Cities Brewery Tours offers tours of local craft breweries and paired with a drive through the Phalen Park to partake in the Holiday Lights in the Park.

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December 4-10, Big Beer Week, Sheboygan, WI -
Come on out to the Sheboygan Ale House for a week of special events, all featuring big beers from a variety of breweries. The week culminates on the 10th with the 6th Annual Barleywine Festival. You won't want to miss these events!

December 9, 20th Anniversary Celebration, Green Bay, WI -
What could be more fun than a night out in Green Bay to celebrate Titletown's 20th? Come on out and party like it's 1996.

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December 1, BrewLights, Chicago, IL -
Enjoy all the fun of Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoon at this adults-only, after-hours opportunity to see the zoo all decked out for the season while sipping on tasty beverages. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Board of the zoo.

December 3, Beer Tasting, Chicago, IL -
Delilah's will host their 18th annual Christmas and Winter beer tasting Saturday afternoon. Over 100 beers available to sample, some from multiple vintages.

December 14, Brew n View, Aurora, IL -
Watch your favorite holiday classics with a beer at Two Brothers Roundhouse. On the 14th they'll be showing "Christmas Vacation" but check the calendar for other listings and options.

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December 3, 20th Anniversary, Battle Creek, MI -
Arcadia Brewing is celebrating 20 years in the industry by throwing a party. Food and beverage specials all day; festivities begin at 5pm.

December 7, Polar Beers, Detroit, MI -
Head out to the zoo for this great opportunity to see the lights display and sip on some great beers while you do it. 21-and-over only event, reduced tickets for designated drivers available.

December 9, Eccentric Day, Kalamazoo, MI -
"Come as you aren't." For 13 years Bell's has been hosting a lineup of music and an all-out party. Doors open at 9am in the café.

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Western Pennsylvania

Now open, Coal Tipple Brewery, Burgettstown, PA -
Sharing space with a greenhouse and a winery, this new brewery features a few rotating taps. Stop on by for a pint or a growler, but call first as winter hours vary.

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New York (Western and Central)

December 2-3, Cask Ale Fest, Buffalo, NY -
Spread over three days and two locations, this is a great event to taste the ale right from the cask! Rare and delicious. Make your plans now.

December 2-3, Bed and Brew Weekend, Cooperstown, NY -
This is your chance to spend the weekend steeped in great beer and food. The Inn at Cooperstown and Brewery Ommegang partner to make this a memorable weekend. Other dates available on the website.

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Drink Happy. Drink Safe.