This Friday from 5-9pm at the Community Keg House, MN craft beer drinkers will be able to purchase their Northern Ale Guide, a fun way to drink your way in and around the great state of MN. The passport-style booklet allows you to keep track of different beers that you drink at various taprooms and breweries. Every time you go to a new brewery, you get a new stamp. The first stamp at each brewery qualifies you for a buy-one-get-one-free.
The Northern Ale guide is broken down by regions of places to drink. The three different areas are the Twin Cities, The Burbs, and Greater Minnesota, There is also a nice guide to some intro to beer terms and style guidelines that is helpful. This is not just a good idea for someone who is a craft beer geek, but also a craft beer novice. If you are like me and like to take a small day trip to an area to try new taprooms, this is a must-have! If you go to every place in the Northern Ale Guide, you get $150 worth of free beer. The cost of the Northern Ale Guide is $25, so it is practically a no-brainer. If you cannot make it to the kick-off party at the Community Keg House, you can order the Northern Ale Guide off of their website linked above. If yo u use the promo-code “BEERPLOMA” at checkout, you will receive free shipping.
So, pick up your Northern Ale Guide either online or at the Community Keg House on Friday and I will see you out on the beer trail!