clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Let Winter Linger, This Weekend, We've Got Whiskey and Spice to Keep Us Warm

Beer, booze and jerk (chicken) this weekend.

The best way to warm from the inside out: Whiskey.
The best way to warm from the inside out: Whiskey.

Friday, April 8

Happy Beer Day!

On April 7, 1933, the prohibition of 3.2% beer sales in the United States was repealed. The passage of this bill is celebrated yearly as National Beer Day. Summit is celebrating this life-altering event with the Summit Speakeasy Party. The bash will include music by Mississippi Hot Club, swing dancing, the premiere of Team Brews Series beer Blind Tiger India Rye Brown Ale and an appearance by 2016 Repeal Day Poster artist Michael Jacobsen.

Food truck Filius Blue will provide nibbles and there will even be 1919 Root Beer on tap for the young and young at heart. Come dressed in your most dapper attire to win prizes in the Roarin' 20s attire contest.

Saturday, April 9

Ya mon!

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen is finally open on Eat Street and they are celebrating with free samples, live music, door prizes and more. Pimento Jamaican Kitchen serves authentic Jamaican jerk, a rarity in this snowy land and the coconut rice and red beans we’ve been waiting for.

Lowertown Pop Up

Lowertown Saint Paul will host a pop-up market of over 50 artisans like brewers, bakers, distillers, street performers, artists, and musicians. There'll be demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the day including a lemon pie tartlets demo from Cravin’ Pie. Ticket sales will benefit Face to Face Health & Counseling.

Locally made, limited run Sugarbush whiskey from Vikre Distillery Vikre [Official]

Locally made, limited run Sugarbush Whiskey from Vikre Distillery

Road trip

Grand View Lodge is honoring craft spirits and artisan meats at an event they are calling Distilled, and we like the sound of that. So hop in the car and head North for a fun-filled and educational day featuring Midwestern vendors, culinary classes and spirits seminars, as well as a keynote from WCCO’s Jason DeRusha and Mike Augustiniak. Sessions include Understanding the Nuances of the Spirits and The Distilled Grand Tasting filled with sips of the best locally made spirits.

Sunday, April 10

Whiskey on Ice

Whiskey On Ice is back for its second year, gathering over 100 distilleries from around the world for an evening of tastings, a fancy Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, complimentary food and water stations, as well as select beers from Surly Brewing Company.

Whiskey On Ice will take place in The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.


Play everyone’s favor game for a good cause. Bauhaus Brew Labs hosts a Bingo benefit for Loaves & Fishes with prizes, a meat raffle and music from Mick Sterling. Tot Boss Food Truck and Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream will be on hand for refueling between rounds of bingo.