Bill from Maplewood e-mails with some important dates for the basement bar enthusiast:
Enjoy your website. You mentioned basement bars, if you are looking for some 1930s/40s/50s/60s beer and tavern related stuff to put on the walls, it might be worthwhile to check out any of these shows. (The best is the Guzzle and Twirl but it is not until October).
LaCrosse, WI--HEILEMAN/CITY BREWERY SHOW
Sat. May 3--9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Star Chapter's and Heileman At Large Chapter's show at the former G. Heileman brewery in LaCrosse, next to the brewery's gift shop. A fun time for all! Contact Dave Wendl, 651-731-9573 for details.
St. Paul, MN--SUMMIT BREWERY SHOW
Sat. May 17--9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NSC's annual show in the parking lot of the great Summit Brewery. Located at 910 Montreal Circle. Contact Dave Wendl, 651-731-9573.
Dubuque, IA--EAGLE POINT PARK SHOW
Fri-Sat June 6-7
NSC's and Hawkeye Chapter's annual funfest. Friday night room-to-room at the hotel, Saturday show at Eagle Point Park. Contact Dave Wendl, 651-731-9573
Cloquet, MN--NORDLAGER SHOW AT THE NORTHEASTER HOTEL
Fri-Sat July 11-12
NSC's and Nordlager Chapter's 3rd annual show at the grand and glorious and newly restored Northeaster Hotel, 115 St. Louis Avenue in Cloquet, MN. Can't miss this one. Contact Bert at 218-393-0657 or Dave, 651-731-9573
Cold Spring, MN--GLUEK BREWERY SHOW
Sat. July 26
NSC's annual show at the former Cold Spring brewery in conjunction with Old Days town celebration. Contact Joe Wendl, 651-731-9573 for info.
Chippewa Falls, WI--JACOB LEINENKUGEL BREWERY SHOW
Sat. Aug. 9
NSC's annual show in conjunction with Pure Water Days town celebration. Contact Dave Wendl, 651-731-9573 for info.
Maplewood, MN--NSC's GUZZLE 'N' TWIRL
Fri-Sat. Oct. 10-11
Our big annual show will be at Aldrich Arena and at the Holiday Inn Maplewood again this year. Stay tuned for further details or contact Dave Wendl at 651-731-9573.
I would be like a kid in a candy store at one of these shows.