Happy National Beer Day! In the spirit of my all time favorite made-up holiday, I have two fantastic beer-related announcements for you today.
To celebrate, I’m offering my book, “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History” for just $20 and giving you free shipping from now through April 15. As always, I’ll sign each book and include a free sticker as well.
A toast at Flatland Brewery
And now for the really exciting news! If you’ve read this book or my blog for any length of time, you know that I’m obsessed with local products and highlighting local makers. So I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Peter and Julia Schott (the founders of the International Potluck in the Red River Valley) to launch a series of Drink Local: Fargo-Moorhead tours in the region. These two love local products, new experiences and bringing people together as much as I do, so I know it’s going to be a blast.
Tickets for our very first tour, the Drink Local Fargo-Moorhead: Spring Beer Tour, are on sale now.
On Thursday, May 10, you’ll meet the brewers and get behind-the-scenes tours at Flatland Brewery, Prairie Brothers Brewing Company and Kilstone Brewing. Your ticket also gets you a full beer (either a pint or two half pints) plus tip at each location, transportation between stops, a free beer button and special pricing at the breweries if you decide one beer isn’t enough. I’ll be on hand to provide a little beer trivia and a few scandalous stories from local beer drinking history along the way.
A flight at Kilstone Brewing
The tour starts at Flatland Brewery at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The bus will return to Flatland around 10:00 p.m. If you’re in the neighborhood on May 10th, we’d love to see you!
We’re planning to make these Drink Local: Fargo-Moorhead tours a regular thing. We’re working on a Fall Beer Tour to include the breweries that had conflicts this time around and we’re hoping to add tours to local distilleries, wineries and the meadery in Fargo as well. Let me know what you’d like to see and what kinds of experience you’d like to have so we can incorporate your suggestions into this and our next tours.
And please spread the word about the Drink Local Fargo-Moorhead: Spring Beer Tour! I’d love to see you and your friends on the bus on May 10.
A beer at Prairie Brothers Brewing Company. Photo by JoRelle Grover
What about you?
What does a great brewery tour involve for you?
What would you ask a brewer?
What’s your favorite local brewery? (It doesn’t have to be on our list or even be in Fargo-Moorhead.)
How do you suggest that we make our Drink Local: Fargo-Moorhead tours great?
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