It’s time for the 8th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Held at International Bazaar inside the State Fair grounds on Saturday, June 4. The craft beer festival will feature unlimited sampling from over 100 breweries along with live music and food from Natedogs, Tot Boss, Holy Land and more. Spend the day sipping from your commemorative glass and attending educational seminars on everyone's favorite subject: beer.
Urban Growler will host its second annual Polish Heritage Fest on Wednesday, June 8. The lively affair will include plenty of Kramarczuk’s Polish sausages, unique Polish brews and live music from Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton. Urban Growler’s tradition is to give red gifts on Polish Heritage Day and they will hold random drawings for free red t-shirts through the event.
The week of June 6 to 9 marks the third annual BBQ pop up at Haute Dish in Minneapolis. The week’s special menu will focus on all things meat like grilled brisket, pork shoulder, St. Louis ribs, and lots more. There are Southern style starters and sides and all sorts of fun sauces for dipping and slurping. The event is sponsored by Lift Bridge and reservations are filling up already.
Town Hall Brewery’s Cider Week
Town Hall Brewery is hosting its 6th annual Minnesota Cider Week June 6–11, featuring local, national and international ciders. Local ciders will include Four Daughters Loon Juice, Milk & Honey, Number 12 Cider House, Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly, Sociable Cider Werks, Sweetland Orchards, and Wyndfall.
Events during the week will include a home cider maker competition, a cider dinner and seminar on Tuesday, June 7, and Cider Fest on Saturday, June 11, at Town Hall Brewery and Republic. Purchase tickets at www.tempotickets.com/ciderfest
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The puzzling moniker to this event stands for LOla rosa COok DUmpling Union Kitchen, who will join Cook in a unique collaboration of flavors representing many parts of Asia on June 11. The menu will consist of a prix fix meal of four small plates presented by each purveyor and one collaborative dish. Guests are invited to begin the evening in a space about half a block from Cook that will function as waiting area meets party room. There will be samples of Sidhe Brewing beers and "Tattooed and Food" deals from Port & Starboard tattoo and piercing, both Payne Avenue neighbors. If you're feeling particularly sassy, you can get a Cook St. Paul logo tattooed anywhere on your body and receive a free meal a week for a year.