You're invited! The Twin Cities Daily Planet Winter Party and Sausage Fest

The Butcher and the Boar is among the restaurants serving wares at the Sausage Fest. Read Jeremy Iggers's May 2012 review of the restaurant, with photos by Ryan Cutler.

Please join us for the second annual Daily Planet Winter Party and Sausage Fest, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Summit Brewing Company, 950 Montreal Circle, St. Paul.

Last year's party was great—and don't take my word for it. Read this write-up from the Heavy Table. Writer Tricia Cornell had a terrific time, and she didn't even mention one of the biggest highlights of the evening: the Brass Messengers, who play the kind of rompin', stompin' music that turns 20 below into Mardi Gras.

Tickets include Summit beers on tap, and a chance to sample some of the Twin Cities' finest sausages. Nearly all of the sausage makers from last year will be back, including The Butcher and the Boar, Clancey's Meats, the Modern Cafe, Three Sons Meat Co. (formerly Green Ox), Kramarczuk's Sausage Co., and Natesdogs, plus two new additions: Corner Table and the Seward Co-op. We'll also have veggie brats and tofu pups, plus other goodies.

Last year's fest sold out quickly, so buy your tickets soon. Summit Brewing and the St. Paul fire marshal are pretty strict about limiting the crowd to 150, so last year we had to turn people away at the door. Don't let this happen to you! Click here to buy. 

Tickets are $20 for Twin Cities Media Alliance members and their guests, $25 for non-members—and $25 at the door, if any are available. If you have made a donation in any amount in the past year, you qualify as a member. If you are not a current member, you can join by making a membership donation, in any amount, when you buy your tickets.

Local micro brewing company, established in 1986.
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
6512657800
POINT(-93.139635 44.913934)

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    Jeremy Iggers (jeremy [at] tcmediaalliance [dot] org) is the executive director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance. Find Jeremy on Google

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    Good and Bad

    The Summit brews and the seasoned meats were a little bit of heaven.  It was very educational for me.  Tried a lot of things I've heard of but not tasted (skipping the haggis).  And a couple of Summit beverages not consumed before.

    The Bad: That band was too blasted loud (and blast is the operant word here).  I elected not to stay more than about 30 minutes because the noise made the room unpleasant.  Though nearing 7 decades in life, my past choices in entertainment have left my ear drums functional.  Maybe not so true for the many who stuck it out.  I drove home wondering "Is this how music is done in Bavaria at Oktoberfest?"  I've gone to European festivals and bistros elsewhere and there was no effort to deafen the room. So since Munich has yet to fall on my itinerary, maybe I'm that much short of the authentic Central European Experience.

    But thanks to the meat purveyors for coming. I now know some places to shop for interesting tastes.  Even had blood sausage, but I think the ardent fans must be like the lutefisk lovers.  It tasted nice enough as I told the Butcher and Boar guys. But it would never replace my favorites.  Had some very nice mint lamb sausage.  Could see buying a pound of that.