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GLBN Hop Tips, September 2016

Oktoberfests are plentiful this month, not surprisingly. We're enjoying these days of crisp air, able to don sweatshirts but not need to wear a jacket. Take in another festival before it snows! Raise your stein! Send us your events! Happy September, dear readers. Cheers! Jenn


September 21, Diane Miller, live music, Moorhead, MN -
Junkyard Brewing has live music every night, and we don't highlight them all. But sometimes you want a reason to head to the brewery on a Wednesday. Check out Diane Miller, described as hip-hop, alt-folk. I'm intrigued.

September 30, Craft Beer, Spirits Wine Fest, Roseville, MN -
24 breweries and 8 craft distillers, winery, food, human foosball: all to raise money for the Roseville parks.

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September 16-17, Oktoberfest, Green Bay, WI -
Join Titletown for a two-day Oktoberfest celebration. Friday night under the canopy; Saturday in the tap room.

September 17, Oktoberfest, Wausau, WI -
Head on out to the biergarten at Bull Falls Brewery and raise a stein.

September 17, Pointoberfest and Blubber Run, Stevens Point, WI -
Costumed running and drinking. You don't have to run (you can buy a ticket to the Pointoberfest separately), but your race registration includes admission to the Oktoberfestivities.

September 24, Beer and Bacon Festival, Wausau, WI -
One of the greatest pairings, beer and bacon, on display during this all-you-can-enjoy event.

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September 17, Legions of Beer, Gurnee, IL -
A great opportunity to sample some beer and support Lake County Honor Flight. Located in the parking lot of Gurnee Mills shopping center.

September 24, Lisle Ale Fest, Lisle, IL -
Featuring over 80 unique American craft beers, raise a glass and support the community.

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September 17, Back Road Brewery Fall Fest, LaPorte, IN -
Enjoy an afternoon of good beer, music, and food at the brewery.

September 24, Circle City on Tap, Indianapolis, IN -
Spend an afternoon sampling releases from over 100 of the best craft breweries. VIP tickets available for an extra hour.

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September 15-16, Harvest Moon Celebration, Farmington, MI -
Thursday night's beer and wine tasting kicks off the event; Friday night what's left will be available for purchase again. Come early to find your favorite, come back to try it again.

September 17, Wood Aged Beer Fest, Grand Rapids, MI -
Brewery Vivant throws their biggest party of the year in their parking lot, serving beer they've aged in wood barrels: limited and rare, old favorites and new experiments. There are two sessions; make note when buying tickets.

September 17, 20th Anniversary Party, Kalamazoo, MI -
20 years is nothing to sneeze at, and the folks at Arcadia plan to celebrate. Join them in their celebration! They have two locations; the party is in Kalamazoo.

September 23-24, Autumn Festival, Rochester, MI -
This might be the first beer event I've seen that leads with bouncy houses. Don't worry, though, they'll also have beer, food, music and family fun.

September 24, Ferment Beer's 4th Anniversary, Traverse City, MI -
A celebration! Focusing on sours and barrel aged beers, come out to celebrate four years of Ferment. Exclusive bottles available and unique offerings on tap.

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September 16-18, Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, OH -
A whole weekend of Oktoberfest activities at America's Oktoberfest, Zinzinnati, USA.

September 16-18, Pawpaw Fest, Albany, OH -
A festival dedicated to the pawpaw fruit; learn all about it and try beers from nine different breweries that all make use of the fruit.

September 17, Canal Park Festival of Beers, Albany, OH -
Enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark with craft beers, activities, ball park fare and more.

September 17, Fiftyfest, Cincinnati, OH -
Three different music states, 25 breweries, and food; a great afternoon at FiftyWest Brewing for the fourth year.

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Western Pennsylvania

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New York (Western and Central)

September 16-18, Madison County Hop Fest, Madison, NY -
21st Annual weekend event. Guest speakers, tours, vendors, even the crowning of a Hop King! And, an afternoon of sampling on Saturday.

September 17, Hop Harvest Festival, Addison, NY -
For the third year Crooked Creek Hops Farm invites you to join them for their harvest weekend festival. Special tastings, food, competitions and fun will be had.

September 17, Oktoberfest, Buffalo, NY -
Hoist your steins for a great afternoon and evening of Oktoberfest events at Resurgence Brewing. This is their third annual event; it's sure to be a good one.

September 24, Oktober Brew Fest, Batavia, NY -
Beer and wine, food and fun. All proceeds fund local Rotary service projects.

September 23-October 2, Buffalo Beer Week, Buffalo, NY -
Check out all of the events planned on their website:

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