Wings and Brew Fest

We will be pouring at this years Wings & Brew Fest at Treasure Island.  Wings & Brew Fest is a premier craft beer tasting event featuring over 40 mostly local Minnesota breweries. At Wings & Brew Fest, participants can sample over 120 different craft brews, chicken wings from area restaurants and shop exhibitors featuring items that help to create the ultimate Wings & Brew experience! Not only is Wings & Brew Fest a chance for you to sample great beer and wings, but participants but you can support your favorite breweries and restaurants by voting for the “People’s Choice Awards. People’s Choice will decide who has the “Best Brew” and the “Best Wings” at the Fest!

Tasting at Zipps Liquor

Head on over to Zipp’s Liquor for a sampling of our ales from 4-7pm.   All year rounds on sale!


2618 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Tasting at Whole Foods

Tasting at Whole Foods Market on Hennepin Ave 4-7pm  All year rounds on sale!


222 Hennepin Ave  Minneapolis, MN

Tasting at South Lyndale

We are sampling some ale’s over at South Lyndale from 4-7pm  All year rounds on sale!


5300 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Firkin at Village Pub

Join us at Village Pub in Saint Anthony Wednesday for a tasty cask of Rush River and a few lines pouring on tap.  Tapping at 4pm, pouring till its gone.  This one has only 40 pints so get here before it is gone.  Bonus: Meat Raffle 6 pm Sponsored By the NE Lions Club

2720 Highway 88 St. Anthony MN 55418 USA


Tasting at McNight

Sampling our ale’s at McKnight Liquor Friday 4-7pm.   2128 11th Ave E N. St Paul, MN 55109  See you there!

Blues and Brews

Join Canvas Health and Rush River Brewing for one of the hippest and hoppiest events of this summer! This food pairing and craft beer tasting event includes over 30 craft beers, live blues, and a ton of tasty appetizers paired with different beers. Proceeds benefit youth in crisis and programs of Canvas Health. Explore the mansion, participate in our beer wall raffle, enjoy hand-rolled cigars and interactive beer sessions. The all-inclusive tickets include a commemorative tasting glass, live music, plenty of food, and of course, beer.

What: Blues & Brews (charity fundraiser)
When: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6-10pm
Where: Van Dusen Mansion, 1900 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis
Cost: $100 per ticket for all-inclusive experience
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Firkin at Gardenias

Come one, come all to our Firkin tapping at Gardina’s Wine Bar and Cafe tapping it around 4pm.   448 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Bailys Harbor Beer Fest

We will be at this years  Door County Beer Fest.  Join us Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Bailey’s Harbor Town Hall Park on the shores of Lake Michigan to sample our fine ale’s and say hello to Robbie!

Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Join us for the 6th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. It will take place Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 2-6pm (VIP at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds – International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul.

This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from over 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Tasting at Top 10 Wine and Spirits

Tasting at Top 10 Wines in Cottage Grove 6:30-8:30. Come by and sample our ales and talk beer with us. 8617 East Point Douglas Rd S Cottage Grove, MN

Burgers and Brews

Burgers and Brews, Madison, WI. We are paired with Monty’s Blue Plate Diner for this years Burgers and Brews. In this event Dane County’s most popular chefs pair up with Wisconsin’s talented brewers and farmers to serve unique, locally sourced burgers and satisfying Wisconsin craft brews. Each ticket is redeemable for three quarter-pound burgers and three short pours of beer. Proceeds from Burgers & Brew support REAP’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program, which helps put great local food on the menu by connecting Southern WI farmers and chefs.

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Capital Brewery Bier Garten
7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, WI 53562

Rochester Craft Beer Expo

This Saturday we will be pouring for the 3rd Annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo. Stop by our booth, try some great beers, and say hello to the legend “Robbie”. 2pm VIP, 3pm General Admission. Mayo Civic Center: 30 Civic Center Dr SE Rochester, MN 559042pm

Firkin Fest Madison

Join us for the Madison Craft Beer Week Kick-Off Celebration cask ale fest on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Starting at 1pm and conveniently located at the East Side Club on Monona Dr. (3735 Monona Dr, Madison, WI). We are tapping a sweet Firkin!

Boulder Tap Mankato

Mankato release party this Friday 6pm! Come hang out with the Rush River crew Friday evening and celebrate our Mankoto release with some Rush River ales and a special cask. Starts at 6pm. Boulder Tap House 291 St Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN

Tap takeover at Whistle Binkies

Tap takeover in Rochester this Friday! Come on over to Whistle Binkies on the lake and hang out with some of the Rush crew and enjoy a large selection of ales from Rush River. Starts at 5pm 247 Woodlake Dr, Rochester, MN

Gordies Beer Fest

We will be at The Chippewa Falls Ice Arena this Saturday April 26, 2014, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Come over and learn about Rush River and sample a variety of what we have to offer.

Between The Bluffs La Crosse WI

We will be at this years Between The Bluffs at the Oktoberfest Grounds in La Crosse, WI. The event starts at 12:30 for VIP and 2-6pm for general admission. Robbie and Nancy are looking forward to seeing you all out! Come by and say hello. Cheers!

Casanova Beer Cave

We will see you on Saturday 12-5pm at The Casanova Beer Cave Fest. We are pouring a variety of our beers at this event, come over and sample some ale’s and get to know the Rush guys.

Tap Takeover at The Tomahawk Room Chippewa Falls, WI

Join us Friday in Downtown Chippewa Falls for a Tap Takeover and Firkin at The Tomahawk Room. Tapping a Firkin of Chocolate Oatmeal Stout on Coffee at 4pm. On tap will be our Small Axe Golden Ale, Unforgiven Amber Ale, Über Alt, and our small batch Minion IPA. Come on down and hang out with Tim from Rush River and start the weekend off with a party at The T Room!

Tasting at MSP Airport concourse gate 1 concourse G

We will be at The Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport gate 1 concourse G from 1-3pm on Thursday. If you are out at the airport Thursday from 1-3pm come learn about Rush River and samples some of our product. See you there!

Firkin Fish Fry at Postmark Grille

We will be tapping a firkin of our Minion IPA and Postmark Grille will be frying up Minion beer battered fish. $20 (includes tax) Ticket gets you a pint of Minion IPA, Minion battered fish fry with your choice of potato, and bottomless soup or salad. Tickets will be available at Postmark Grille, 225 Locust Street, Hudson, WI.

Tap Takeover at Juniors Bar River Falls

In River Falls Saturday night? Join us for some pints at Junior’s Bar for a Rush River tap takeover. Have some great beers to pair with the awesome live Bluegrass music Junior’s will have playing.

Firkin at Bo’s and Mine

Join us Saturday night for a sweet Rush River Firkin at Bo’s during the River Fall Bluegrass Fest. We will be there to tap it at 4pm. As always, Bo’s has a fantastic selection of Rush River Beer on tap. See you there. Gotta go to Bo’s!

Norther Lights Rare Beer Fest

We will be pouring some rare beers at this years Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest. This Rare Beer Fest features rare, vintage and specialty one-off beers from 30 select craft breweries from across the United States. Located at The Minnesota History Center. Time: 7pm-10pm

Firkin at Celts

Celts in Rosemont will be pouring a Firkin of Rush River. Come over and enjoy a special Cask Conditioned ale of ours.

Tasting at MGM Woodbury

Head on over to MGM Woodbury for a tasting of our ales. We are on sale this month so come over and try some ales and grab a few for home. Tasting is from 4-6pm. 1580 Woodlane Dr, St Paul, MN 55125
(651) 739-4110

Heidel House Brew Fest

Rush River will be present at this years Heidel House Brew Fest. This is an evening of Wisconsin craft beer on the shores of Green Lake. From 3:30 – 7:30 – See more at:

Firkin Fest

We will be tapping three of our Cask’s at this years Firkin Fest hosted by the Happy Gnome. Looking forward to this event, it is epic!

Firkin at Barkers

Barkers Bar and Grille in Hudson will be tapping a Firkin of our BubbleJack IPA on Citra hops. It is one tasty cask conditioned ale.

Hops and Props

We are pouring our ale’s at Hops and Props, in Oshkosh, WI. This is an amazing event located EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is Saturday, March 8th and goes from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sample over 250 different extraordinary beverages provided by micro-breweries and distributors from across the world. Learn about the brewing process and history, and become a discerning beverage taster.
$75 Hops & Props Ticket
$125 VIP Dining Experience–Catered by Becket’s Restaurant

Tasting at elevated

Tasting at Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits 4135 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Come sample a variety of Rush River ales and chat with one Rush River’s founder/brewer’s in a sweet liquor store. Starts at 5pm and goes until 7pm.

Twin Ports Brewfest

See you at The Twin Ports Brewfest. We are sampling a variety of our fine ales. We look forward to the music and fun times! VIP 3pm. General admission 4:30. Concert 8:30.

Event at The Library, Madison

The Library in Madison, WI is hosting a Rush River tasting event. They will have a variety of Rush River ales on tap including our Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and our new Minion IPA. Tim will be there to hang out, ask a little trivia, and tell you all about Rush River. Starts at 8pm.


Join us for a free tour. This is a fun engaging tour with a brew master/owner. Includes free samples. Please sign up on our website. Starts at 1pm

Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner at Nightingale in Minneapolis. Nightingale will be putting together a very tasty food pairing with Rush River Ale’s. We are also bringing a Cask of Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. We will be there to taste all of the amazing creations chef Adam has put together, talk about our beers and of course mingle with all of you. Starts at 6pm. 2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405 612.354.7060

Tap takeover/release party

Join us at Washington Square in White Bear Lake for a tap takeover and release party. We are celebrating the release of our Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout on nitrogen. There will be a tap takeover including a few rare infusions. Lots of good beer here folks, check it out! Lost Arrow Porter, Double Bubble IPA, Winter Warmer, Unforgiven Amber Ale, & Minion IPA There will be great Food Specials: pork sliders, beer battered green beans, mussels with chorizo & beer, and chocolate cake. Worried you will not be able to try them all in pints? There will be beer flights available, 4 for $9 or 6 for $13 2-5pm 4736 Washington Square White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-407-7162

Isthmus fest

We will be at The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest in Madison pouring some fine Ale’s for your tasting pleasure. Doors open at 2pm. Get your tickets.

Beer Dinner

Dublins Irish Pub in Oshkosh is havimg a Rush River Beer Dinner. There will be six courses of fine fare and our guy Tim will be there to tell you all about Rush River and the beer styles you are tasting. Get your tickets. Starts at 7pm. 2070 W. 9th Ave. Oshkosh, WI (920) 385-0277

Cask Ale

Last Winter Warmer Firkin of the season. Head on over to Rudolf’s BBQ and grab a pint of our scotch ale recipe on Mulling spices to wash down the really good BBQ. We will be tapping the cask at 5pm. Hope you can make it out.

Beer Tasting

We will be at MainStreeter in River Falls, WI to sample a variety of our beers. Every Rush River beer purchased the week leading up to this event gets you a ticket for a chance to win free Rush River gear. This event starts at 7pm.

Beer Tasting

Holiday’s Sports Pub & Grill in Neenah, WI is having a Rush River sampling in the evening. Come down and try some Ales and grab a pint.

Cask Conditioned Ale

We will be at Groundswell 8p-11p to tap a Cask of our Winter Warmer. Come meet the guys from the brewery. There will be live music and good food. Tapping the Cask at 8pm and pouring till its gone. 1340 Thomas Ave St Paul, MN 55104 651-645-6466

Brother’s Bar in Rochester is having a Rush River Tap takeover starting at 4pm. They will be pouring pints and flights. A great way to try all of Rush Rivers styles and a special keg. Come down and hang out with us.

Cask Conditioned Ale 12/2

Head on over to Sun Street Breads this evening from 6-8pm for some tasty pizza and a pint of our cask conditioned Winter Warmer on Mulling Spice.

Stillwater Harvest Fest

We will be at this years Stillwater Harvest Fest’s Beer and Wine tasting Saturday October 12 from 1-5pm. There will be live music and food vendors. Tickets are $25


Sampling some Ales in Uptown 5-7pm at Lake Wine and Spirits. 404 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

River Falls Bacon Bash

We will be sampling some of our Ale’s in River Falls this Sunday starting at 11am for The River Falls Bacon Bash.

Firkin 8/30 Pracna on Main

Firkin 5pm Pracna On Main. We will be there to tap our Brown Ale on Pomegranate Green Tea. Pracna will also be featuring our Minion IPA, Über Alt and Small Axe Golden Ale on tap. See you there!

Winter Dabbler


January 2013, we’ll be back in Lowertown Saint Paul with a few thousand of our closest friends, enjoying craft brews in the chill of winter.  And we want you to be there, too! With twice the breweries, stages and space, this year’s Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

In addition to over 100 breweries sampling more than 300 beers, the festival includes live music on two stages, an AHA/BJCP Homebrew Contest presented by Northern BrewerThe Lord Dabbler Cup awarded to the best brewery as voted on by festival-goers, Silent Discocontests and hot food served by local gourmet food trucks.

Tickets are $35* in advance or $45 at the door (if tickets remain on event day) – The event has sold out every year. *Online ticket fees not included in price.

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Rush River Packaging featured on the Die Line

Today we are featured on, a fantastic resource for everything packaging. Check it out here:

We’d like to thank Westwerk for their outstanding work in rebranding our company and packaging, and you for your continued support!

About the Die Line; Established in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs, The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world’s best packaging design, and provide a place where the package design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field. From that point on, The Dieline has become the most visited website on package design in the world, with readership spanning millions across hundreds of countries.

Autumn Brew Review

The 12th annual Autumn Brew Review craft beer festival will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in Northeast Minneapolis!

Beer and brewers from all across the nation will be on-site for the largest annual celebration of craft beer in Minnesota. This non-profit outdoor festival, produced by and benefiting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, will feature unlimited beer as well as non-alcoholic samples, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food vendors on-site, vote for your favorite beer and table display competitions, beer educational sessions & tours, random shenanigans, and a good time to be had by all at this beautiful historic venue on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.

Check here for more details.

4th Annual Postsi brewfest

Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2012
Time:  1:00-5:00 PM
Place:  Holiday Gardens Event Center, Potosi, WI

Tickets are limited so get yours today!

Again this year, Warco Transportation will be offering round-trip transportation from various locations for $15. This year you will be able to sign up and pay for this transportation when you purchase your ticket online. Click HERE for your Warco Brewfest Round Trip Ticket. Print out the pick-up and drop-off  SCHEDULE.

The band this year is Mr. Baber’s Neighborhood: The Solar String Band.  Check them out at

Hope to see you all on August 25th!  Pass this email on to all your friends & family!

The Potosi BrewFest Committee

Rush River Beer at MN Pride Festival – June 22 & 23

40th Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival Sat & Sun, June 23 & 24, 2012!

Join us for the Twin Cities Pride website! Whether this is your 1st Pride or your 40th, we welcome you to join us for the Twin Cities Pride Festival being held this year at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

As one of the largest GLBT Pride Celebrations in the United States, and the largest in the upper Midwest, the celebration is comprised of several annual events, the biggest two being the Pride Festival and the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade.  Each year, Twin Cities Pride also produces other events and promotes numerous community-produced events.

For more information, visit:

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest – June 16th

St. Paul’s biggest beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 4th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from 2-6pm at the MN State Fairgrounds – International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul.

This outdoor festival will feature sampling from 85+ breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

For more info visit:

20th annual City Pages Beer Festival

The 20th annual City Pages Beer Festival, one of the longest-running events of its kind in the Midwest and the Original in the Twin Cities, returns to downtown near 10th & Hennepin on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Open to the public, this outdoor tasting features a variety of the best domestic and imported beers available at metro area MGM locations, live music and great people-watching! Regular admission includes all beer samples, free mechanical bull rides courtesy of Fiat and live music from PopRocks, accordionist Bill Koncar and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band. A portion of proceeds from the tasting will benefit the St. Paul Jaycees.

Rochester Craft Beer Expo

This event will allow you to indulge your palate with fine craft brews in a commemorative glass, while also being able to educate yourself on the wonderful styles of beer available to you. Come join us on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester Minnesota.
For more info, visit

Casanova Beer Cave Festival

One of our friendly, across the border suppliers, Casanova Liquors, has set the date for their Beer Cave Festival. The fest takes place on April 28th. Tickets go on sale at 9:00 am and if memory serves correctly, tickets tend to sell out well in advance of the festival.


Mark your calendar for March 24th at 11:00am – Tickets go on sale that day for WINGS & BREW FEST happening on April 14th at the National Guard Armory in Red Wing, MN!!
A new event this year featuring 15 craft breweries, 10 area restaurants competing for the best wings and 10 additional vendors!

Rush River @ The Bulldog, Uptown

Join Rush River friends at the Bulldog Uptown all this weekend for a Rush River Brewing Co takeover featuring many tasty ales and above average conversation. Make it a must-do on your weekend schedule!

Twin Ports Brewfest

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at Black Bear Casino’s Otter Creek Event Center. The times for the event are 4PM to 8PM.
Last year’s event SOLD OUT prior to the day of the event- and we expect the same this year! This truly is the northland’s largest Brewfest, come check out Trampled by Turtles too!

For more information concerning this event,

Beer Dabbler

Join us, drink beer, and do good at the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 28th in St. Paul!

Batch 1000 out now

Head to your local bar to grab a pint of our Batch 1000 rye ale, it won’t last long. What are you waiting for?

Firkin Fest at the Hanger Room

Join us for our First Firkin Fest!
75+ Different Brews

October 29, 2011
Doors open @ 12 for v.i.p.’s 1pm general admission
Tickets start @ $25 for general admission & $35 for v.i.p., additional drink tickets will be available as well, 15 for $15

Brewery Tour

Join us for a tour of our River Falls brewery. The tour will begin at 1 pm. Sign up early because space is limited.

Autumn Brew Review

Rush River will be at the 11th annual Autumn Brew Review at the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in Northeast Minneapolis.

Brewery Tour

Join us for a tour of our River Falls brewery. The tour will begin at 1 pm. Sign up early because space is limited.