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GLBN Hop Tips, Mid September 2018

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 Sept 16th, RST Beer Bash, Joliet, IL -

 Sept 26th, The Complete BBQ And Craft Beer Experience, Palatine, IL -
Meat & Eat Pit-masters Greg and Kristina Gaardbo take you on a journey pairing BBQ and craft beer! We will talk about and enjoy a variety of smoked meats including: sausages, chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket! Each course will be specifically paired with a craft beer tasting to compliment the smoked meats.

 Sept 29th, Villa Park Brewfest 2018, Villa Park, IL -
Join us for the 2nd Annual Villa Park Brewfest! This annual event is a celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Featuring exceptional beers from local & regional craft breweries as well as tasty food truck cuisine.

Please post your Illinois events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html


 Sept 20th, Fall Beer Taste – Downtown Sun Prairie's Oktoberfest, Sun Prairie, WI -
Sample a variety of local Wisconsin beers, ales, and ciders as you explore Downtown Sun Prairie!

 Sept 22nd, Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival, Sheboygan, WI -
Enjoy lakefront views and some of the best craft beers in the region, all at Lake Michigan's largest lakefront resort, Blue Harbor.

 Sept 22nd, Beer & Bacon Festival, Wausau, WI -
Beer & Bacon - can you name a better duo? Sprinkle in some live music and you've got the ingredients for something truly magical. Join us for Beer & Bacon Fest in Wausau, WI featuring over 150 different beers and 10+ bacon vendors.

 Sept 28th-30th, Oktoberfest, New Glarus, WI -
Oktoberfest sponsored by the New Glarus Brewery. Live music in festival tent all weekend. Ceremonial tapping of a keg of New Glarus Brewery's Staghorn Octoberfest beer. Wagon rides, activities for the kids, food stands, fondue demonstration and tasting on Sunday afternoon.

Please post your Wisconsin events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html


 Sept 22nd, Delano Oktoberfest, Delano, MN -
Second Annual Delano Oktoberfest.

 Sept 22nd, Hotdish & Hops, Shakopee, MN -
Valleyfair is bringing two Minnesota favorites together for one big food festival! Join us September 22-23 for Hotdish & Hops, a Minnesota food and beer festival featuring creative hotdishes paired with some of the best craft beers around. You won't want to miss this awesome food event which is sure to have some of the hottest dishes in the Minneapolis area.

 Sept 28th & 29th, Rock, Brats & Beer, Prior Lake, MN -
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including brats, sweet corn, beer, cookies, mini donuts, pretzels, and cheese curds. Attendees can also play Hammerschlagen and giant beer pong, and compete in a bags challenge for prizes. 

Please post your Minnesota events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html


 Sept 20th, Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, Frankenmuth, MI -
Traditional German Food, Wiener Dog Races, HB Munich German Beer, Free Parking, Polka Music and Dancing.

 Sept 21st, Wyandotte Beer Fest , Wyandotte, MI -
This event will feature several craft beers from Michigan and the Metro Detroit area. Guests will enjoy live music and games.

 Sept 22nd, Blocktoberfest, Gaylord, MI -
Get your Dirndles and Lederhosen and get ready for Block-toberfest in downtown Gaylord. Live music, German food, kids games, Oktoberfest trivia and a craft beer/wine tent.

 Sept 29th, Sunrise Suds Tap Takeover, Alpena, MI -
Sunrise Suds Tap Takeover is North Eastern Michigans first and only craft brewery beer festival. This annual event, hosted in the charming Downtown of Alpena, features a fine selection of craft beers for you to try from over 32 breweries. With live music from some of Michigans most promising musicians, as well as street performances with various talents, we promise this to be a one of a kind experience.

Please post your Michigan events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html

Western Pennsylvania

 Sept 22nd, Brewing Up A Cure 2018, Pittsburgh, PA -
Beer Festival benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 Sept 22nd, Brews in the Park, West Mifflin, PA -
A Thrilling Craft Beer Festival.

 Sept 23rd, Beer Flights & Truck Bites, Pittsburgh, PA -
A food and beer pairing taking place during the new Sunday Food Truck Roundup.

 Sept 23rd, Oktoberfest Shot & a Beer, Pittsburgh, PA -
We are continuing the Oktoberfest celebrations with a shot and a beer special! For just $15, come to the Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden from 2-5 PM to get a shot of our newest release, O'Zapst is, and one Penn Brewery beer! You'll also have the chance to make your own pretzel necklace!

 Sept 26th, Beer and Donut Pairing, Greensburg, PA -
Sign up for a great pairing of awesome craft beers with the delectable donuts of Sun Dawg cafe.

Please post your Western Pennsylvania events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html


 Sept 22nd, 5th Annual Creekside Hops & Vines Fest , Gahanna, OH -
Enjoy Gahanna's Creekside Park while sampling popular craft beers, wine, and liquor from Central Ohio breweries, wineries and distilleries. 

 Sept 27th, Beer Maze, Coshocton, OH -
Prepare to "Beer A-mazed!" The Wooly Pig Farm Brewery is pairing with McPeeks' Mighty Maze to offer delicious craft beers hidden within the giant corn maze. At this fall, over-21 event, wander through the twisty lanes and blind passages of the 4-acre corn maze at McPeek's Mighty Maze. In hidden corners, discover the secret treasures of the maze: cold, clean and tasty craft beer! You may never want to find your way out!

 Sept 29th, Brewed! A Coffee + Beer Celebration, Columbus, OH -
A Coffee + Beer Celebration, combining two of our favorite craft beverages. Join us in the Coffee Village Under The Stars for Coffee Beer Tastings, Coffee Samples, Local Treats, Live Entertainment and more.

Please post your Ohio events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html


 Sept 15th, Prohibition Gastrohouse WE LOVE BEER FEST, Toronto, ON -
Kicking off Toronto Beer Week, join us for the Prohibition Gastrohouse WE LOVE BEER FEST on September 15th, starting at 2:00 PM. Patio Admission is $10 and includes 2 beverage tix.

 Sept 20th, Science of Beer, Toronto, ON -
Unlike wine, beer is often gulped down without a moment's thought for the skill of the maltsters and brewers who created it. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to produce that refreshing pint of your favourite golden nectar? Our 'Science of' series continues with a behind the scenes look - and taste - of craft beer!

 Sept 28th & 29th, Beee, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival, Ottawa, ON -
Ottawa's newest festival is coming this fall, Sept 28th and 29th 2018, at Ottawa City Hall, Knowledgeable Consumption is bring together the finest collection of Craft Beers & Bourbon's, as well as some of Ottawa's best BBQ for your sampling pleasure.

 Sept 29th, Ontario Beer Tour, London, ON -

Please post your Ontario events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html
New York (Western and Central)

 Sept 21st, Fall Zoo Brew, Buffalo, NY -
We will kick off to the fall season with happy hour at the Zoo.

 Sept 22nd, Oktoberfest Bike Ride Brewery Tour, Rochester, NY -
This is part of the A-List Adventure Series. We're infusing food and drink experiences with adventures in the beautiful outdoors, exploring Rochester, NY, the Finger Lakes and beyond. We're bringing like-minded people together to share unforgettable experiences.

 Sept 23rd, Red, White, & Brew 2018, Syracuse, NY -
Red, White & Brew is a wine and beer tasting event to benefit The Centers at St. Camillus and affiliate Integrity Home Care Services. For only $35, enjoy your choice of various wine and beer samplings at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub in Syracuse. In addition, complimentary hot and cold appetizers will be served and we'll be sure to have the games on TV. 

 Sept 29th, Zwanze Day 2018 at Thin Man Brewery, Buffalo, NY -
One of the oldest and most authentic makers of Lambic and Gueuze in the world, Brasserie Cantillon, in Brussels, Belgium will once again release a very special beer for this year's Zwanze Day. We are also going to be able to offer pours of Cantillon: Gueuze, Kriek, Rosé de Gambrinus, Grand CruWe also will be tapping some special kegs that we have been saving for this wonderful day.

 Sept 29th, 2018 Oktoberfest At The Terminal, Buffalo, NY -
Another Buffalo tradition at the Terminal: Oktoberfest, featuring the music of Those Idiots (German-style). Authentic food and German beer available.

Please post your New York (Western and Central) events here: http://brewingnews.com/calendar/glbn_addevent.html