Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Here's hoping that your Thanksgiving travels are save, whether they are 200 miles away, 50 miles away, across town or from the dining room table to the couch! Be safe and patient out there people.

A super cool thing going on the day after Thanksgiving- no, I'm not talking about getting up at 4am for Black Friday sales, we avoid those like the plague around here- It's the National Day of Listening. Any one's story is important and especially important as family and loved ones live further and further away from each other nowadays. I would like to take my recording device and record some of the grandparents talking with the grand kids. My wife's family is huge and that might be chaotic at Thanksgiving Supper. I would love to preserve some of my mother's stories and grandmother's stories (she's 95, living in the same house in Fairmont since the 1950's).

Whether you record the stories or not, just listen to what others have to say. Right now, in this time, history is calling us to share our stories. Love this idea, hope it catches on!

Today being Wednesday, it's $5 buck growler refill day and the perfect time to pick some craft brew up for Thursday's big feast.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cannery Row at the Local Blend Friday

From our email list:
Cannery Row will be at the Local Blend this Friday (21 Nov) in downtown St. Joseph from 7-10 pm. This has always been one of our favourite places to play and this week we also get to take advantage of their new stage. Good food too!

We’ll also have the latest in Cannery Row merchandise available for purchase. You can get an early start on your holiday shopping with a lovely set of Cannery Row glassware (actually used by members of the band!)

Hope to see you Friday.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Long Time No Blog

Sorry about the lack of posts lately.
We have been dealing with a production snafu, but we will be back on line brewing early next week. We may be running thin on a few of our beers for a bit, so please be patient.
In other news...
Brainerd Lakes Brewing is coming soon. I had the opportunity to try some of the test batches and all were tasty. Nice to see another local brewery coming soon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Vote Dammit!

Tomorrow is election day. Go vote!
Nuff said.

Gentry Bronson & Cannery Row Friday at the Red Carpet

From Gentry's site:

"This Friday, November 7th, I'm playing a show in the Minnesota town where I grew up with a number of incredible musicians playing with me.
This is gonna be a fantastic night that I'm hoping is a laid back, hometown version of The Band's "Last Waltz" meets The Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense" – I know, I'm aiming high for this show!
And…all proceeds go to an amazing organization…the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center (CMSAC)!!!
The show will be at…
The Red Carpet Event Center
11 South 5th Ave
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Doors open at 7:00pm
Show time 7:30pm
I'll be joined on drums by one of my oldest friends, Andy Novak (of Pachanga Society
…and the bad ass bluegrass Americana band, Cannery Row (which includes musicians Michael Sharp, Dean Severson, Carol Anderson, Gary Dockendorf & Chris Laumb).
Other special guests are slated to play and speak.
Tickets are available in advance for $12.00 or $15.00 at the door.
For tickets, go to the Electric Fetus in downtown St. Cloud.
For more information, call Bill Nelson at 320-980-1179.
About the CMSAC
The Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center is a 24-hour crisis intervention agency providing direct services to those individuals who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.
Sexual assault can happen to anyone, anywhere, regardless of age, race, economic status, lifestyle, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or gender. Sexual assault is sexual contact made without someone's consent. It can be terrifying, humiliating and confusing.
If you or someone you know is being sexually assaulted call 1-800-237-5090. For more information visit:
See you Friday night!

That's all for now,