January 2020

Happy New Year! 2020 means we are entering our 10th year as a Brewery! We couldn’t be more excited and more grateful to all the fabulous people we’ve met along this journey!

We know the month of January can sometimes be dull and blah….the holidays are over, frigid temperatures are usually in the forecast, and the daylight hours are just not quite long enough yet. With that in mind, we’ve packed this month with a lot of fun events just for you!

Good King Wenceslas
A small keg of our delicious Good King Wenceslas has been hanging out in the cooler waiting to return to the Bier Hall. The wait is over as we will put in on tap this Friday, January 10th! For all those who loved this bier and have been asking about it, now is your chance to come get a glass!

Friday Fusion Nights Return!
This month we are blending the wonderful flavors of bourbon with our three big biers! As in years past, we will only have one keg of each of these fun blends, so make sure you get down to get a glass while you can!
Friday, January 17th – Bourbon Baltic Porter
Friday, January 24th – Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout
Friday, January 31st – Bourbon Barley Wine

Live Music
Two opportunities to catch some of the amazing local talent we have here in Eau Claire! First, the musicians from the Irish Jam Sessions return for another night of toe-tapping entertainment! Saturday, January 11th from 7-9pm

Next, we welcome the ever fabulous Eggplant Heroes on Friday, January 24th. Two guitars, one trumpet, a mandolin, a violin, a bass, an electric guitar (for necessary twang) the occasional bit of hand percussion, and a whole lot of harmony… That’s what Eggplant Heroes have to work with. Add in a bit of poetry, or a sentence or two from a time tested text, and you just might have something! Eggplant Heroes play music that spans folk, gospel & literary traditions. From old favorites to original works, you are sure to find yourself pleased to listen.

Marvel Trivia and Paint & Sip
Avengers Assemble! Marvel Movie Trivia coming your way Thursday, January 16th! Don’t you wish you were a superhero some days? Or at the very least had a super power? Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, Thor…no matter which character is your favorite, you’ll want to come down and try your hand at answering a few questions on any and all of the Marvel Movies! Game starts at 6:30pm, is free to play, and there are prizes for the winners! Family friendly, so if your kids are big Marvel buffs, bring ’em along to help you out!

If you’re looking for a fun winter project for yourself or your kids, join us for the Avengers Paint & Sip run by our friends at The Paint Shack. Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm. NO previous art skills required and we welcome painters of all skill levels! Our social artist will take you step-by-step through the featured painting. Always remember that your canvas is your own and you are welcome to paint it however you want and you get to choose your own colors too. We need a minimum to run this class, please sign up by noon the day of.

$35 for a 16×20 canvas AND a Lazy Monk Drink
(non-alcoholic options also available!) Seats are limited, book early! Must register ahead of time by noon the day of!
1. Register on our website www.thepaintshack.net
2. Private message the Paint Shack LLC on Facebook that you are coming
3. Text or call Cyndi with your names 715-379-7377
4. Email us at thepaintshackec@gmail.com

Science of Bier – Thursday, January 23rd 6:30pm
Hops, barley, yeast, and water – the four basic ingredients that brewers combine to make beer, but it’s actually a little more complicated than just mixing the ingredients together. A complex series of biochemical reactions must take place to convert barley to fermentable sugars, and to allow yeast to live and multiply, converting those sugars to alcohol.

If you’re into the science behind the beer, join us for a fun evening as we dive a little deeper into the process. Open to anyone interested in learning. Ask questions, share your insights, talk with our brewer, and have a little fun along the way!

Cribbage Tournament – Tuesday, January 28th 6:30pm

Show off your amazing cribbage skills at our annual Cribbage Tournament! Four games against four different opponents using 2 points for a skunk win, 1 points for a non-skunk win, and 0 points for a loss. Prizes for first, second, and third place. $10 entry fee per person (includes a Lazy Monk bier of choice or non-alcoholic drinks also available.) All ages welcome! Spots are limited, so please sign up in advance!
Name that Movie (Theme Song) Trivia – Thursday, January 30th 6:30pm
Since the TV Theme Songs was so popular, multiple people have requested a Movie Theme Song version, so here you go! A movie score is such an integral part of a movie’s success! Can you imagine Star Wars without the Darth Vader march or Titanic without Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On?

Here’s how the game will work: we’ll give you a small snippet of a song, you give us the name of the movie it comes from! That simple! 🙂 Bring your family, your friends, yourself! Family friendly, so feel free to bring the mini versions of yourselves if you have them! Prizes for the top teams!