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GLBN Hop Tips Mid June 2018

Hop Tips Correspondent here with your Great Lakes mid June events.

Editor's Note: Cassandra sure is all business! Wow, look at this compilation of events.

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June 16, Summer Solstice Party, Buffalo, NY. Street fest with special beer.

June 20, Miss Buffalo Beer and Wine Dinner Cruise, Buffalo, NY. All aboard!

June 23, Buffalo Brewers Festival, Buffalo, NY. Outer Harbor. 


 June 17th, Brew to be Wild - at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL -
Like beer? Of course. Animals? Even better. The 2nd annual Brew to Be Wild event is taking place at Lincoln Park Zoo. Attendees will be able to sample beer from more than 35 local and regional breweries. Follow the zoo's paths to find tasting stations for a variety of beers while visiting your favorite animals!  There will also be a DJ, food for purchase and lawn games throughout the night.

 June 17th, Dad's Day Beer, Winnetka, IL -
Cheers to Dad with a complimentary beer!  Limit 1 beer per Dad. On-site consumption only.

 June 22nd, 2018 Beer Fest on the Beach, Chicago, IL -
Taste a variety of beers while hanging out at Shore Club on North Avenue Beach! Tickets include beer tastings, giveaways & MORE!

 June 23rd, Craft Beer & Wine Festival 2018, Wheeling, IL -
Summer, sun and suds are just a few of the pleasures you'll enjoy at this annual event. Enjoy tastings of over 60 seasonal beers, wines and ciders from regional and national breweries.

 June 28th, Riggs – Fest 2018, Urbana, IL -
A four day long celebration of our 2 year anniversary with beer, live music, food trucks, drones, horses, farmers and much more.

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 June 19th, Grilling with Beer, Appleton, WI -
Ten local chefs have been tasked to dream up their most creative dishes with one required ingredient - beer! These culinary contenders will square off during a live grilling competition in hopes their creations are bestowed the honors of Judges Choice and/or People's Choice. Attendees vote for their favorite while sampling each dish AND the beer used to create it.

 June 23rd, Bacon and Brews, Madison, WI -
The 5th Annual Bacon And Brews is coming to Breese Stevens Field in Downtown Madison, WI. Adults 21 and up can sample hundreds of craft beers, ciders and meads. Free live music from The Madtown Blues Collective (11am-12:30pm) and The Retro Specz (1-4pm) and of course, tons of artisan bacon-infused foods to sample and for purchase.

 June 26th, Beer Dinner w/ St. Francis Brewing Co., Madison, WI -
Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at St. Francis Brewing Company, including two HopCat-exclusive collaborations: Basil Lemon Berliner Weisse & Honey Lemongrass Kolsch.

 June 29th, Beer Cruise on the Escapade Yacht, Green Lake, WI -
It's a celebration of craft beer on a boat! Hop on board the Escapade (our 60-foot catamaran-style yacht) accompanied by some of your favorite local craft brewers for a unique and exciting experience around Green Lake.

 June 30th, Historic Beer Brewing at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI -
Old World Wisconsin and the Museum of Beer and Brewing are partnering and bringing to life 19th-century brews.  See the brewers use equipment and techniques from the late 1800s and heirloom hops and barley grown at Old World Wisconsin.

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 June 16th, Mixed Culture 2018, Minneapolis, MN -
On June 16, Fair State Brewing Cooperative will be packing our Northeast Beer Garden with unique offerings from some of our favorite breweries from across the country. We will be pouring dozens of the rarest beers you can find-- from sour and funky brews to top-notch IPAs, lagers, and ciders. Most of this line-up is not available in the Twin Cities outside of this event. You won't want to miss out on a taste of this culture.

 June 21st, Burgers, Brews, & BBQ, Moorhead, MN -
Nothing's better on a summer night than local burger sliders, BBQ & craft brewers all in one place! Join us on June 21st for the 5th year of Burgers, Brews & BBQ! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

 June 23rd, BYOB: Brew Your Own Beer, St. Paul, MN -
Select and brew your very own batch (or batches!) of beer in this one-of-a-kind, hands-on brewing adventure. No prior experience necessary. Our experts will guide you through the entire brewing process — from selecting your recipe to bottling your brew — and at the end, you will have two cases (per batch, up to three batches) of your very own craft brew to take home and share.

 June 29th, Blues - Beer & BBQ at Detroit Mountain, Detroit Lakes, MN -
The Blues....Minnesota Blues: LEGEND LAMONT CRANSTON Classic Chicago Blues: REVERED RAVEN AND THE "CHAIN SMOKIN" ALTAR BOYS and MATT AAKRE Trio Also a speical guest appearance by Vikings #19 Adam Thielen who will answer questions! There will be a pulled pork meal served by DL Kiwanis from 5-8pm; along with additional food trucks. This event is rain or shine.  Bring your blankets or folding chair.

 June 30th, 2018 June Beer and Wine Cruise, Stillwater, MN -
Our first of three Beer and Wine cruises over the summer, we will cruise RAIN OR SHINE! Lunch will be served mid-cruise as we sample over 50 different wines and 50 different brews while enjoying the scenic St. Croix River Valley!

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 June 22nd, Beer Battle on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI -
Come out and enjoy a summer day with Short's and Tapistry at LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar in St. Joseph on 6/22/18 from 3 – 7. We will be enjoying some tasty brews, eating some grilled food, playing yard games, and live music.

 June 23rd, Tapped in the 'Ville – Craft Beer Festival, Northville, MI -
The event will feature some of your favorite national, regional, and local craft brews, food, musical entertainment, & more!

 June 23rd, The Craft Beer Open, Harbor Springs, MI -
 The event will include a 4-person scramble, on-course craft beer from Michigan brewers, and a "goody" bag for each participant. Following golf, players will enjoy a bar-b-que with chicken or rib dinner and fixings, awards....and more craft beer!

 June 26th, Atwater Brewery Beer Dinner, Royal Oak, MI -
4 Course Beer Dinner - 1st Course: Whango Mango Wheat // Wheat Ale w/ Mango // 4.9% ABV Paired w/ Mango and Bell Pepper Rice Paper Rolls served with Cilantro Mango Dip

 June 30th, BEER & BAGS Tournament, Lansing, MI -
There will be a corn hole tournament, FOOD and (non-alcoholic) BEVERAGES after registration. BYOB.

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Western Pennsylvania

 June 20th, BeerSavvy Boot camp, Pittsburgh, PA -
Boost your beer IQ and prepare for the Certified Beer Server exam with this fun, interactive class put on by the Cicerone® Certification Program—the leaders in beer service certification and training.

 June 28th, Dogfish Head Beer and Cheese Tasting, Millvale, PA -
Attention All Beer & Cheese Lovers!!! Join us at Cousins Lounge on Thursday, June 28th from 6-8pm for a Dogfish Head Beer and Cheese Tasting. $15 gets you 3 -6oz sample pours of some of Dogfish Heads finest brews each perfectly paired with a cheese plate! Live Music

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 June 15th & 16th, Jungle Jim's International Beer Fest, Fairfield, OH -
Over 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries. You will have the chance to try imported and local beers, along with craft brews and hard cider.

 June 16th, Craft Beer and Pizza Fest, Dayton, OH -
Celebrate Dayton's great craft brewers, delicious pizza, and good friends on the beautiful, spacious, shaded Bella Villa grounds.

 June 17th, Father's Day Brunch, Beer, & Bloodies, Monroe, OH -
Join us for Father's Day fun at the Barrel House where we will be featuring brunch-y specials, fresh beers and the return of our Death Bloody Mary.

 June 26th, Platform Brewing Company Giving Tuesday feat. EPIC, Columbus, OH -
Join EPIC at our June networking happy hour event! Sip some brews at Platform Brewing Company, all while giving back! For every beer sold on the 26th, from 3pm to close, $1 will be donated to the Columbus Literacy Council.

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 June 15th & 16th, Liquid Art Festival, Hamilton, ON -
Collective Arts Brewing Presents the 1st Annual Liquid Art Festival. 50+ Brewers. 2 Days. 3 Sessions. Live Art. Live Music.

 June 22nd & 23rd, True North Beer Festival: Brantford, Brantford, ON -
 Come join more than 3000 lovers-of-summer for a weekend of awesome food, epic entertainment and samples of more than 75 rare beers from faraway places.

 June 22-24, Toronto Craft Beer Festival, Toronto, ON -
Join us June 22, 23, and 24 to celebrate independent craft brewers. The festival will feature a wide variety of finely made craft beers and ciders, as well as delicious food, fun activities, and live music for 19+ festivalgoers.

 June 25th, Beer Soap Workshop, Guelph, ON -
Participants in this workshop will create their own custom latherlicious bars of Welly Beer Soap, combining all the raw ingredients themselves and learning a bit of "Mad Science". You will go home with over 2 lbs of all natural handmade soap equivalent to approx.14 bars! Also included: a delicious pint of Wellington beer!

 June 30th, Beer. Diversity, Toronto, ON -
Join Ren Navarro for a discussion of diversity in the beer industry... and to drink some tasty brews, of course! $30 includes 8oz glass and 2 beer tickets. Proceeds support Black Creek Community Farm.

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New York (Western and Central)

June 16, Summer Solstice Party, Buffalo, NY. Street fest with special beer.

June 17th, Namaste at the Barre @ The Lost Borough Brewing Co., Rochester, NY
One hour of a Yoga Infused Barre Class. Yes, we will be using the Bar at Lost Borough to hold on to! One Pint of Locally Brewed Lost Borough Beer and a tour of the brewery!

June 20, Miss Buffalo Beer and Wine Dinner Cruise, Buffalo, NY. All aboard!

 June 21st, Meet The Brewer – Ithaca Beer, Skaneateles, NY
Come and meet Chris from Ithaca Beer Company. Talk beer, brewing and do some tasting. Discounted pints from our visiting brewery from 6 to close.

June 23, Buffalo Brewers Festival, Buffalo, NY. Outer Harbor. 

June 23rd, NYK Craft Brew & Barbeque Fest, Canandaigua, NY
Barbeque, Brews & YOU! Join New York Kitchen for an afternoon of live music, craft beer tastings and scrumptious barbeque food. 

 June 27th, Beer 101, Victor, NY -
Do you enjoy beer? Would you like to learn more about it? The beer industry has taken off in recent years, creating more styles and flavors to suit people who were never traditional "beer drinkers." Join Deb for her month beer series. We will start with an introduction to beer, what it is, how it's made, and the common styles. 

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