Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Hooray, hooray, the first of May, Outdoor Drinking Begins Today! Okay, maybe it doesn’t begin today. Maybe you’ve already been defiantly sitting on your front stoop under an umbrella with a cracked can of suds, so bully for you! But May is a great month to kick off the summer beer season, and so I thought I’d give you some reasons to toast.
The first weekend in May is recognized by the American Homebrewers Association as Big Brew Day. So if you’ve ever thought about getting in the habit, that THIS is your summer to become a brewer, get thee to Lucid Brewing on Saturday for a big time hootenanny and Wort Rally: they’ll be giving away wort (that magical beer elixir) for you to take home and ferment to your heart’s content. There’ll also be a bunch of homebrewers set up in the parking lot actively brewing, so you can chat and network and beer-geek out to the hilt.
This is a great lead off to MN Craft Beer Week from Monday, May 5 to Sunday, May 11, which basically has you booked for 10,000 minutes of happiness. Don’t panic, we have a nice break down for you so not a second shall be wasted (though you might be).
And if you’re feeling inspired and generous and want to get in on the ground floor of what’s next … Check out this Kickstarter video for BauHaus Brew Labs which is OWNING it. This is what happens when the cool advertising kids decide to brew beer. German beer, ja wohl.
Looking ahead, you might want to jump on some ticket buying: Beer Dabbler at Pride (Jun 27) and the Summer Beer Dabbler at Midway (Sept. 6) are both on sale right now.