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Calling all Food and Brewery Experts for St. Paul

by Rebecca Price on

When you travel, do you relish diving into local eateries and cuisine of the local? There are two tours at 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting that are perfect for you then! Rich in food and history!

From Pig’s Eye to Summit: St. Paul’s Brewing History
Thursday, September 18
1–4:30 pm
Cost: $50

Seek out a new go-to brew and learn about St. Paul’s hoppy past. This three-hour bus tour features samples, conversation, and a few hidden gems of St. Paul’s brewing history along the way. New breweries springing up around St. Paul are a powerful testament to today’s fascination with the sudsy stuff. But German immigrant Anthony Yoerg opened St. Paul’s first brewery in 1849. The tour will visit remnants of St. Paul’s historic brewing past include the imposing old Hamm’s and Schmidt breweries which are now part of St. Paul’s aggressive adaptive reuse and redevelopment strategy. Note: All partici­pants must be over twenty-one. Photo:  Tony Ressie Photography.

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Exploring Local Foods
Saturday, September 20
8 am–12 pm
Cost: $25

Explore two different aspects of the Twin Cities’ food heritage in one morning—both in historic places that have been reimagined in imaginative ways. Start with breakfast, chef demonstrations, and a chat with the founders of the Mill City Farmers Market, a destination for foodies set in the historic train shed of Mill City Museum. Seasoned veterans like the irony of enjoying local, organic foods in the cradle of the industrialized food movement. On the way back to the conference hotel, stop at the Midtown Global Market, formerly the largest Sears Roebuck catalog distribution center, but now the home of a wide variety of foods from recent immigrants to Minneapolis. Note: The tour does not include the cost of food or beverages.

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Tour fee in addition to Annual Meeting registration fees.

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