Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal :: Author Q&A / Book Release

A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself.

With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late.

Meanwhile, Edith's granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up--will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family?

Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.


About the Author

J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception :: Laurie Cullenward

:: ca. anemone :: local flora and hand-thrown porcelain ceramics

https://www.caanemone.com/

We have been enjoying the ceramic and live plant works of Laurie Cullenward in the Novel Brewing Co. tasting room, and we will welcome her on Sunday, July 28th for an artist reception! Please stop between 5 and 7 pm to meet her and find out more about how you can get one or two of her pieces for your home or office space. She also does commissioned work if one sold that you had your eye on.

More about the art: CA Anemone grew from Laurie Cullenward's combined love of local flora and hand-thrown porcelain ceramics. Through functional and decorative forms inspired by her passion for scuba diving + cloud-spotting, each piece invites an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature at home.

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Jul
28
2:30 PM14:30

Tacos & Totopos :: Hi/Lo Catering

Totopos Divorciados ::

Cotija / onion / cilantro / lime / tomatillo salsa + black bean salsa $8

+ Al Pastor $4

+ Braised Chicken (pickled peach and smoky pepper) $4

+ Three Sisters (esquites and summer squash) $4

+ Con Todo $7

Tacos ::

AL Pastor - cotija / pineapple / cilantro / lime + corn tortilla $3.5

Braised Chicken - cotija / pickled peach / radish / lime + corn tortilla $3

Three Sisters - esquites / summer squash / balck bean salsa / crema + corn tortilla $3

Quesadillas ::

Corn tortilla + Oaxaca cheese + crema $2.5

+ Al Pastor $1 + Braised Chicken $1

+ Three Sisters $1

Email / hi.lo.caters@gmail.com

Insta / @hi.lo.caters Web / www.hilocaters.com

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Jul
14
2:30 PM14:30

Tacos & Totopos :: Hi/Lo Catering

Totopos Divorciados ::

Cotija / onion / cilantro / lime / tomatillo salsa + black bean salsa $8

+ Al Pastor $4

+ Braised Chicken (pickled peach and smoky pepper) $4

+ Three Sisters (esquites and summer squash) $4

+ Con Todo $7

Tacos ::

AL Pastor - cotija / pineapple / cilantro / lime + corn tortilla $3.5

Braised Chicken - cotija / pickled peach / radish / lime + corn tortilla $3

Three Sisters - esquites / summer squash / balck bean salsa / crema + corn tortilla $3

Quesadillas ::

Corn tortilla + Oaxaca cheese + crema $2.5

+ Al Pastor $1 + Braised Chicken $1

+ Three Sisters $1

Email / hi.lo.caters@gmail.com

Insta / @hi.lo.caters Web / www.hilocaters.com

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