GLBN Hop Tips, Late April 2016

It's always fun to come across an event that looks great. You know that feeling – excitement, a quick check of your calendar to see if you already have plans, following the link for tickets. It's less fun to realize the event is already sold out! Drat! Put a note in your calendar to try to grab tickets for next year's happenings of Wisconsin's Between the Bluffs, the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, or Three Floyd's Dark Lord Day. But don't worry! There are still plenty of great events, not to mention the opening of patios and biergartens across the region. Know of a great event in your area?

Enter it on our calendar and let others in on the fun.

Cheers! Jenn


April 23, Spring Craft Beer and Food Tasting, Palatine, IL -
Enjoy an afternoon of food and beer at Lamplighter Inn.

April 26, Guided Beer Tasting, Chicago, IL -
Stop by Eataly for a guided tasting of Italian Belgian-Style Ales.

Please post your Illinois events here:


April 18-24, Anniversary Week, Ft. Wayne, IN -
Mad Anthony Brewery celebrates 18 years of brewing the week of April 18th. Specials and events all week!

April 30, Blue Chip Brewfest, Michigan City, IN -
Top microbreweries from around the country gather at the Blue Chip Casino for the 6th annual brewfest. Live music, beer, food; three levels of tickets available.

Please post your Indiana events here:


April 23, Cheese and Beer Festival, Kenosha, WI -
9th annual celebration of the dairy state's best offerings: beer and cheese.

April 30, Northwest Brewfest, Chippewa Falls, WI -
An evening of beer and pizza at the ice arena in Chippewa Falls.

April 30, Casanova Beer Cave Fest, Hudson, WI -
Live music and good beer paired with a historic brewery.

Please post your Wisconsin events here:


April 22-23, Flat Earth Anniversary Party, St. Paul, MN -
Celebrate with Flat Earth as they mark two years at the old Hamm's Brewery; events Friday and Saturday.

April 30, Rochester Craft Beer Expo, Rochester, MN -
Enjoy an afternoon of education, sampling, food and entertainment. Proceeds support RT Autism Awareness Foundation.

Please post your Minnesota events here:


April 23, Beer Fest, Royal Oak, MI -
An evening at the farmer's market, with beer, food and entertainment!

April 30, Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI -
Come on out to the ballpark for an afternoon of sampling beers, food and music; no rain delays or cancellations at this beerfest!

Western Pennsylvania

April 23, PA Flavor Craft Fest, Harrisburg, PA -
Restaurants, food producers and Pennsylvania breweries come together for you to spend the afternoon sampling and sipping.

Please post your Western Pennsylvania events here:


April 23, Lebanon BrewHAHa, Lebanon, OH -
Beer, food and music at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

April 23, Spring Craft Beer Fest, Grove City, OH -
Come on out for an afternoon of beer, food and fun, entirely inside. Drink in comfort! Proceeds benefit Lions' Club sight programs.

Please post your Ohio events here:


April 23, Rurban Grand Opening, Cornwall, ON -
It's been over 100 years since Cornwall has had a brewery. Come on out and celebrate the return of brewing to the area.

April 30-May 1, Savour the Flavours, Thornton, ON -
Come out for an afternoon of sampling and demonstrations.

Please post your Ontario events here:
New York (Western and Central)

April 23, Flying Bison Brewery 16th Anniversary: Rheinheitsgebot Edition, Buffalo, NY -
Join in the celebration at Flying Bison with German food, live music and German-style beers!

April 23-24, Craft Beer and Food Festival, Hunter, NY -
Beer, food, education and competition. New York's largest (in terms of number of brewers attending) craft beer festival.

April 29-30, Cask Fest, Syracuse, NY -
5th annual event; over 20 beers on cask available.

Please post your New York (Western and Central) events here:
Beer Weeks

April 29-May 7, Madison, WI -

Through April 24, Pittsburgh, PA -

Drink Happy. Drink Safe.