Now that Shack Season has begun, what better time to have a wine tasting event! And even better, following the wine tasting we have the extraordinary musician Bill Piekarski playing all your favorites, great for dancing or just hanging out giving your ears a musical treat.
Some people have asked, "Why have a wine event when you're a brewery?" A few reasons:
Stop by to try out the outstanding wines and stick around for some amazing live music afterwards.
The Wino Loony
For those with hearts so inclined
Whom enjoy the fermented fruit of the vine
On this Wednesday is 25% off
Every wine we have in the name of love
Whether a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
A Sauvignon Blanc or Mango Moscato
A Pinot Noir, Malbec or Merlot
A Cabernet or Red Blend, all will flow
And if craving some food, a bite to eat
The Rainy Lake Grill is just across the street
When you're done, have some wine to end the day
Sharing a glass or bottle, all is ok
After all, it's only once a year
To share with those whom our hearts hold dear
Listen to music or play a tune
Let it ring, a time to swoon
Open your hearts to the romance that climbs
See you this Wednesday with your Valentine
The Romantic Loony
Mark your calendars, this Saturday we have a twofer, wine tasting from 5-8pm followed by a brand new musician to Loony's Brew, David Holweger, playing alternative country covers and originals from Hatton, North Dakota, starting at 9pm.
The Wine Tasting, 5-8pm
Try out twelve new wines for $15, here's a brief overview of what's included.
See you this Saturday and don't forget we have the absolutely fascinating historical society discussion and stories tomorrow night.
The Wino Live Music Events Loony
What better way to take a break from winter than being able to try a dozen new wines? Maybe 12 new beers but we'll get to that in a couple weeks. In the meantime, we've loaded up a myriad of different wines to try, including jumping head first into what could be called the fruitier varieties.
Here are the wines, a colorful display of different flavors and blends:
Come on down this Saturday for what's sure to be an enjoyable evening/escape from our beautiful winter surroundings.
The Wino Loony
PS: Don't forget, tonight is the exciting Rum Running/Bootlegging discussion from the Koochiching Historical Society, starting at 5-6pm.
After a long summer hiatus, the wine tasting event is back, this Saturday from 5-8pm. The wine tasting event is a great opportunity to try out a range of different styles and as pretty much all of these are new to us as well, we value the feedback and will select the top couple favorites to be available for a few months. Here are the six whites and six reds that will be available:
These were hand-picked by the amazing wine connoisseur Tara Cardenas from Paustis Wines, knowing just about everything on the +500 different brands in rotation. The price is $15 for a sample of each, with specials of course on anything remaining after the event, here and gone as they say, and some snacks/food will also be provided to compliment the tasting.
Also, sometimes we get asked, "Why have a wine event if you're a brewery?", from which the answer is many. For one, people keep asking for it, if there were a winery or three in the area, of course not but in the meantime it's a great way to try something different without committing to a full glass let alone a full bottle. Second, it can help us decide which are keepers, our wine selection has evolved directly from these wine tastings. And third, the more I learn about the beer making process, the more I'm curious about other fermentation styles, and wines have no shortage of different complexities and nuances to learn from. Such as for any fans of Lambic beers, the champagne of beers, a process that ends up being a hybrid between a beer and a wine, hence a reason for lambics usually being stored in corked bottles and taking a year to be properly conditioned and carbonated.
Should be an exciting tasting, I can't wait myself, see you this Saturday!
The Whacky Loony
Wine Tasting Tonight
Starting at 4pm, Loony's Brew is having a wine tasting event where for $10 you can sample over a dozen different wines, have complimentary cheese/salami/crackers including some of our new goat cheese, and party it up afterwards with open mic and karaoke.
Along with the wine tasting event will be a silent auction, featuring work by Kat Ruelle as well as a couple surprises.
The weekly events haven't changed too much yet, usually only takes a month or two for something to happen (Ladies night being the next on deck, which day is still tbd, depending on voting), they remain:
See you tonight at 4pm!
What could go wrong?
Here's a heads up for a new monthly event we'll be starting the beginning of the new year, a painting/artwork auction coupled with the wine tasting event, held on the first Saturday of every month.
I don't think it was the wine talking but after the idea was proposed, it seemed like one of those ideas that you wish you'd thought of long time ago, some of the benefits include:
Will it work out? We have no idea, I'm sure they'll be a few tweaks going through the first time, if anyone knows more about how to properly do something like this or how the event could be tweaked, feel free to let us know or come down, can have a pint and discuss.
Cheers and being Drunken Artists Day, the pub is open...