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GLBN Hop Tips, November 2018

Let's see who's harvesting the best beer events this season!



 Nov 3rd, Fall Craft Beer Tasting, Naperville, IL -
A Craft Beer Tasting is ALWAYS a good idea, especially when you have as many new releases as we do. Join us for a FREE sampling of 30+ craft beers ranging from returning classics to new seasonals.

 Nov 4th, Hops supporting Crops, Addison, IL -
Do you like craft beer? Awesome! Are you pro cannabis? So are we!!! Join us for an evening of mingling with like minded individuals, all while supporting a great cause!

 Nov 5th, Harvest & Beer, Chicago, IL -
Join us for this seasonal, one-night-only fall treat to learn more about beer & food pairings!

 Nov 10th, Last Fest Music and Craft Beer Block Party, Chicago, IL -
A music and beer block party. Starts at Noon outside in the street till 8pm, then continues inside Alulu Brewery upstairs till 3am. FREE ENTRY! DONATIONS WELCOME!

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 Nov 3rd, Kiwanis Fall Fest-of-Ale Beer & Wine Tasting Event, Janesville, WI -
The Fest is open to the public, but you must be 21 years old or older to enter. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass, over 100 beverages to sample and plenty of food from some of Janesville's local restaurants.

 Nov 3rd, Apps & Taps Beer Festival, Liberty, WI -
Join fellow beer and food enthusiasts for an outdoor apps & taps pairing experience. Sample beer from local breweries along with food specially prepared to compliment. Each app & tap will also be accompanied by a homebrew crafted to style by members of local home brew club, The Manty Malters.

 Nov 6th, Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Gala!, Milwaukee, WI -
  Come on down to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart & Uber Tap Room for an exclusive Grilled Cheese and Beer Tasting! We will be featuring 4 finely crafted brews expertly paired with 4 grilled cheeses. Makes for a perfect date night or fun with friends! There will be cheese prizes!

 Nov 6th, Building a Craft Beer Ecosystem, Milwaukee, WI -
 Join us at the new MKE Brewing Company facility for a conversation about building a strong brewing ecosystem in Milwaukee. As the craft brewing community grows, businesses have begun to sprout up around MKE in support of this burgeoning industry.

 Nov 10th, Tiny Beer & Cheese Fest, Altoona, WI -
That's right! It's time for another Tiny Beer & Cheese Fest. Come sample local beers and cheeses in an intimate festival setting. Talk to the brewers of your favorite beers without having to brave the crowds or stand in line.

 Nov 10th, Milton Malts & Hops Fest, Milton, WI -
Over 70 types of beer and wine will be available to sample, along with a heavy appetizer bar from Cowley's Piggly Wiggly and Rockie's Pizza and Subs.  You can also enjoy tropical music provided by Bahama Bob during the event. 

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 Nov 2nd, Fins & Flights Beer Tasting, Bloomington, MN -
Ready to dive in to Minnesota's most unique, underwater beer event? Join us and explore the fishes with bubbling brews! Fins & Flights is a unique beer tasting event that lets you get event CLOSER to sharks, jellyfish and more at SEA LIFE aquarium at Mall of America – all after hours. You'll get to enjoy the aquarium to while enjoying beer from Minnesota's top local breweries, assemble your own pretzel necklace and explore the aquarium after the lights go out. 

 Nov 4th, Vikings Game Day at Voyageur Brewing, Grand Marais, MN -
We will have our home Minnesota team on our TVs all season with food and beer specials to boot. Buy wings or pretzels and get a free pint! If you're lucky, our prize wheel and prizes will make an appearance when the Vikings score. Join us for craft beer and football at Voyageur Brewing Company.

 Nov 8th, Beergo - Bingo with a twist - Portage Brewing Company, Walker, MN -
Coming to the taproom for the very first time,it's Beergo (yes, that's bingo with a slight craft beer twist). Join us for an evening of beer inspired bingo. Take home various prizes, all relating to wonderful world of craft beer.

 Nov 11th, From Boil to Bottle: Brewing Your Own Beer, Saint Paul, MN -
Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We'll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can experience the process from start to finish. Learn practical tips and techniques for a successful brew day and get the expert low-down on siphoning and bottling your beer. 

 Nov 15th, Give to the Max Beer Bust!, Minneapolis, MN -
Grab your best furry and human pals for a wooftastic night out! Enjoy unlimited brews from provided kegs, great eats, music, goody bags and more to support Ruff Start Rescue's Give to the Max Day fundraising efforts!

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 Nov 2nd, The Hero Foundation Wild Game & Craft Beer Fundraiser Dinner Harrison Charter Township, MI -
Join us at beautiful MacRay Harbor for an evening with top chefs in Detroit to feast on wild game, cheeses, native fruits, and of course craft beer pairings.

 Nov 3rd, Michigan Food, Beer, and Wine MI -
Join us for the Michigan Food, Beer and Wine Festival at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center on Saturday, November 3rd from 6 PM to 10 PM. Sample some of Michigan's best Food, Beer and Wine in park-like setting complete with live music and lawn games.

 Nov 3rd, The Great North Beer Tour, Grand Rapids, MI -
Join us for a beer tour north of Grand Rapids, as the leaves are changing colors! On this tour you will be visiting Perrin Brewing Co., Cedar Springs Brewing Co., Rockford Brewing Co. and Cellar Brewing Co. Perrin Brewing Co. is one of the largest brewing companies in Western Michigan.

 Nov 7th, Comfort Food & Beer Tasting, Washington, MI -
As the weather gets colder, there's nothing like Chef Deni's comfort food to warm you up! Our beer expert and owner Tim Eisenbraun will pair each course with beers to compliment their flavors.

 Nov 9th – 16th, Traverse City Beer Week, Traverse City, MI -
Every November we celebrate our craft beer scene with seven days of beer tastings, dinners and workshops.

 Nov 15th – 17th, GR International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival, Grand Rapids, MI -
Now in its 11th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan's premier tasting event, measured by 1,500 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area's finest restaurants.

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Western Pennsylvania

 Nov 3rd, 2018 Beers of the Burgh Winter Warmer, Pittsburgh, PA -
The Beers of the Burgh Winter Warmer is a one-of-a-kind festival featuring seasonal offerings from 30+ Western Pennsylvania breweries to help you gear up for another Pittsburgh winter.

 Nov 10th, Craft Beer Tasting – Dormont Fall Festival, Pittsburgh, PA -
Dormont Fall Fest is BACK! Craft beer tasting featuring TEN breweries, food, music & more! We're keeping ticket costs low at just $30.

 Nov 11th, Bend, Brews, and Brunch at Spoonwood Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, PA -
To yoga? To brunch? Or to Beer? We are bringing you all three in one event so that you don't have to decide!

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 Nov 3rd, The Great Ohio Brew N' Que, Cincinnati, OH -
We are again teaming up with our friends at Great Lakes Brewing Company to put on a spectacular beer and bbq experience. We will be working with both teams to put specialty beers on every tap, including our annual collaboration brew alongside a smattering of BBQ creations coproduced by the head chefs of each brewpub.

 Nov 6th, Great Lakes Beer Dinner, Gahanna, OH -
The amazing Chef Julian is at it again! Join us for a special 5 course & 6 beer pairing with Ohio's first brewery! Our first ever beer dinner was with GL almost 6 years ago! Expect to see specialty brews from their barrel program, pub exclusives and seasonal favorites.

 Nov 7th, November Beer Tasting, Dayton, OH -
Quarterly beer tasting for November will feature delicious brews from Heavy Seas Brewing!

 Nov 10th, Wiedmann's Beer Boxing Championship, St. Bernard, OH -
Craft Beer from local breweries, live boxing, and live entertainment.

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 Nov 3rd, Craft Beer and Bowling Night, Party Sound, ON -
Unlimited bowling for the night, free pool and air hockey, shoe rentals, and 5 sample tickets!

 Nov 3rd, Beer & History Night: Amsterdam Brewing, Toronto, ON -
This beer-and-food pairing event explores the stylistic range of Amsterdam Brewing, Toronto's oldest craft brewery and sponsor of the Market Gallery's Bike City exhibition. Along with favourites like Boneshaker, this session includes hard-to-find limited-release beers.

 Nov 4th, Sud Salutations at Eastbound Brewing Co., Toronto, ON -

 Nov 9th- 11th, Food & Drink Fest, Hamilton, ON -
Come sample and experience an intriguing variety of Ontario VQA and International wines, spirits, craft beers, gourmet local food, specialty coffees, teas, decadent desserts as well as unique spices, sauces and marinades.

 Nov 15th, Beer Experience, Toronto, ON -
Beer Experience is deepening the connection between our local hop farmers and our local breweries in order to bring the attendees something new. It offers beer lovers an evening of great specialty wet hop beers as well as live entertainment, and delicious food. Each brewery will feature a specialty beer made from this year's local fresh hop farm harvests. This event features beers brewed with locally grown Ontario hops.

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New York (Western and Central)

 Nov 1st, Chocolate and Beer Pairing, Rochester, NY -
Beer and chocolate come together to create unexpected, tasty partnerships. Join Laughing Gull Chocolates and Three Heads Brewing to taste unique local pairings! Stop by any time during the evening, sample the pairings and snack on some of our local cheese.

 Nov 2nd, Beer & Waffle Friday, Syracuse, NY -

 Nov 3rd, International Beer & Cider Festival, Henrietta, NY -

 Nov 6th, Homebrewing 101, Syracuse, NY -
A summary of the ingredients, equipment, and process involved in homebrewing with a focus on extract brewing. Students will be taught to use a kit or written recipe and produce quality homebrew. Supplies included: 1 pint

 Nov 10th, Sip and Stretch Saturday, Syracuse, NY -
Bring your yoga mat and join Yogi Mercedes Lamb for an all level Yoga Class followed by a beer tasting. Cost of class includes a 4 beer tasting flight of delicious IBU brew.

 Nov 15th, Plant Nite: Beer or Wine O'Clock Somewhere, Syracuse, NY -
Plant Nite is invading bars and restaurants near you with everything you need to create a gorgeous terrarium. We'll guide you and your crew through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing 'til your cheeks hurt. Just remember: This isn't your grandmother's garden.

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Cheers, Cassandra