NIPAC 2019

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GLBN Hop Tips, January

Mid January 2019


 Jan 16th, Chuck's Beer Pairing Dinner with Aleman Brewing, Burbank, IL -
Join us in January for our Aleman Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner.

 Jan 17th, Rank Your Beer, Chicago, IL -
Join FairVote Illinois, Represent Chicago, and Represent West Suburban Cook County at Simone's Bar in Pilsen for a mock beer election to learn about Ranked Choice Voting. Stick around after your free beer sample, order a whole glass of your favorite and learn how to help bring RCV to Illinois!

 Jan 26th, Super Beer Bowl, Chicago, IL -
2nd Annual Super Beer Bowl at Taste Food and Wine! 16 breweries pouring 60 different beers. In preparation for Super Bowl LIII, Taste will be hosting our 2nd annual Super Beer Bowl! Over 60 beers will be tasted, and it's up to you to determine the winning beer you'll be taking home with you!

 Jan 26th, Beer Can Build Off & Chili Cook Off, Rockton, IL -

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 Jan 15th, Point Brewery Beer & Cheese Pairing, Milwaukee, WI -
Proving our Point (Brewery) that Beer and cheese belong together. Grab your tickets for our next Beer and Cheese pairing. We will be featuring 4 different Point Brewery Beers that will be paired with 4 Wisconsin Cheeses! Raffles, free cheese and lots of fun to be had!

 Jan19th, Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest 2019, Madison, WII -
Meet and mingle with brewers and cheesemakers from around the state (and beyond) and sample hundreds of delicious creations in the midst of your bleak Wisconsin winter.

 Jan 22nd, Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Main Street Taps, Stevens Point, WI -
 We will be serving a 5-course meal to be paired with a beer and a wine for each course. A vote will be held for each round to see what was the best pairing. 

 Jan 31st, Beer, Cheese, and Sausage Event, Milwaukee, WI -
Join Raised Grain Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery, Black Husky Brewing, and WarPigs Brewing USA as they feature some of their best brews. You'll get to sample over 30 delicious beers. We'll have our famous house-made, family-recipe sausages on hand for tasting, and samples of delicious cheese, as well as special selections from Deer Creek Cheese. It's going to be a party!

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 Jan 16th, Beer and Bingo, Shakopee, MN -
Hoist a brew or two and join in the Bingo fun at the Shakopee Brew Hall.

 Jan 19th, St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour, St. Cloud, MN -
CALLING ALL HOP HEADS, CRAFT CONNOISSEURS, FANATICS, + YOU! No matter your love level of all things craft, this event is for you and your crew. Going strong since 2011, the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour has morphed into a craft experience unlike anything else. Converge on downtown St. Cloud to sample and dabble in the best craft beer and microbrew scene from the state of Minnesota - and nationwide.

 Jan 25th, Winterfest, St. Paul, MN -
Minnesota's craft breweries are partnering with more than 20 restaurants to pair high-end beers with high-class bites at the 2019 Winterfest craft beer festival.

 Jan 26th, Brewing Better Beer, Minneapolis, MN -
Brew better beer in the new year! In this workshop, you will learn 4 simple ways to take your brew to the next level. Discussion/demonstration will include fermentation temperature, yeast, oxygenation and full-volume boils. Recommended to you to have basic beer brewing understanding to get the most out of this!

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 Jan 17th, Wild Game Beer Dinner, Baroda, MI -
Looking for a little more adventure on your plate? Step away from your usual boring chicken dinner and get wild with a four-course meal crafted around the beers and wild game of Michigan. 

 Jan 19th, Polar Beer Club, Royal Oak, MI -
POLAR BEER CLUB is the winter celebration of craft beers and the brewers that carefully create them.

 Jan 26th, 5th Annual Pure Ludington BrrrewFest, Ludington, MI -
A Michigan winter is never complete without a beer festival! Bundle up and head outside. Brewers from throughout Michigan will be showcasing their best beer, ciders and meads. Spend the weekend in Ludington and enjoy Michigan craft beer and live music!

 Jan 26th, Winter Beer Fest, Royal Oak, MI -

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Western Pennsylvania

 Jan 22nd, Hops for HEARTH, Pittsburgh, PA -
Join us at HOPS FOR HEARTH – a fantastic sampling of microbrew and craft beers, appetizers, and a silent auction, to support homeless families who are survivors of domestic violence.

 Jan 22nd & 23rd, Pittsburgh Winter Beer Fest, Pittsburgh, PA -
We'll see you this year for the 6th Annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest with even more Craft Beer, Local Food, Local Music, and Introducing our first ever Saturday Day Session!! 

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 Jan 19th, Warped Wing Anniversary Beer Bash, Dayton, OH -
Warped Wing Brewing Company is turning 5 - time to celebrate with an Anniversary Beer Bash!

 Jan 20th, Scottish Food and Beer Pairing, Greenville, OH -
Open your mind (and mouth) for a whole new experience with Scottish inspired dishes and beers. This pairing is led by Certified Cicerone and journalist, David Nilsen along side owner Chris Campbell, who is proud to share stories of his heritage.

 Jan 26th, Dayton Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Event, Dayton, OH -
The 8th Annual Brew HaHa features All Ohio All Craft beers on January 26, 2019. Come check out this year's line-up and vote for your favorite beers!

 Jan 26th & 27th, Cleveland Beerfest, Cleveland, OH -
The fifth annual Cleveland Beerfest is this weekend, with 400-plus beers available for tasting from more than 125 breweries.

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 Jan 18th, Craft Beer Curling Series, Toronto, ON -
Each team will play two 3-end games and get a pitcher of the week's featured Ontario craft beer and a large pizza.

 Jan 20th, Zumba + Beer, York, ON -
Enjoy a fun, 60 minute high intensity dance workout with Wanda. Then quench your thirst with a refreshing beer from Junction Craft Brewing.

 Jan 26th, Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, Toronto, ON -
Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will showcase only beers from Ontario Craft Brewers, based on their passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted.

 Jan 30th, Beer & Cornhole, Kitchener, ON -
Museum After Dark's Beer Series; partnered with KW Cornhole; grab a teammate and play lawn games for prizes; 19-plus event; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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New York (Western and Central)

 Jan 17th, Celebrity Bartending Night at Sager Beer Works, Rochester, NY -
Come grab a craft beer from two of Rochester's greatest news media celebrities Mark Gruba and Ashley Doerzbacher at Sager Beer Works. 

 Jan 21st, DIY Beer Opener Boards at Three Heads Brewing, Rochester, NY -
Join us for this FUN NEW Class!! Come prepared to get creative as we show you from start to finish how to create your own Beer Opener Board! We will provide you with all the supplies necessary to create a unique Beer Board complete with hardware and ready to use as soon as you get it home! Choose from many different design options to completely personalize your Beer Board! Can't wait to get crafty with you!

 Jan 27th, 3rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational, Lockport, NY -
The 2019 Buffalo Brewer's Invitational will showcase the innovations and high level of creativity happening in the Western New York Beer scene. All 25+ BNBA member breweries are invited to share something uniquely creative with festival attendees that highlights what is happening at their brewery. Brewers will be on hand to provide education and stories about the beer and showcase their breweries. 

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Cheers, Cassandra