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Spirit Guide: Golden Gopher’s Travis Baetz @ Seven Grand

September 12th, 2012 — 5:42pm


I’ve been friends with one of our bartenders since before we worked for the company. He’s an honest to goodness ‘good guy’ & an excellent bartender who loves his whiskey. In fact, I’ve never known someone so young who loves whiskey as much as him.

He’s wanted to work at Seven Grand since he was 21 (he’s 24 now), & last month he finally got his chance to “test” at their bar. The night of his test shift he came to our bar first (because he showed up 2 hours before he was supposed to start). He was like a kid going on his first date. I’ve never seen someone so nervous about a test bartending shift. He’d even let me know a couple of days earlier exactly what he was wearing, what color shirt, tie, vest, etc. for that night. I was supportive, and told him not to worry, and that I knew he’d do a great job. On the other hand, the boys on the staff gave him a hard time & made up all kinds of crazy hazing stories, making him laugh, but question if there was any truth to the stories & even more nervous! It was hilarious! I kept saying “Travis, they’re just kidding”, but he was so nervous that I think he started believing them! Hahaha!

Needless to say, Travis did great and is currently bartending at both Seven Grand & the Golden Gopher.

Lauren Wong, GM, Golden Gopher

Golden Gopher Craft Beer Society: Ace Cider (9.24.12, 7pm)

September 12th, 2012 — 1:35pm


Please join us on Monday, September 24th at 7pm for the Golden Gopher’s Cider Society!

Fall is on it’s way, and with it officially starting on the 22nd, we thought we’d switch things up a bit and do a Cider Society this month! We love beer, but we also love cider, especially during fall and winter.

Ace Premium Hard Ciders are some of THE most amazing ciders we’ve ever tasted! They use fresh fruit in their ciders, which is one of the reasons their ciders are amazing.

“For the last 15 years, Ace Ciders have been made in the beautiful Sebastopol area of Sonoma County in California; right along side of famous world renowned wine makers.

Unfortunately, some ciders never see an apple and are poor representations of the category and have given hard cider a bad name. Many ciders are far too perfumy almost Jolly Rancher-tasting and a put-off to those seeking a crisp alcoholic refreshment. Some ciders are very dry and barnyard tasting, especially some of the imports. We challenge you to take a taste test of your own if you don’t believe ACE ciders are America’s Best!”

For more information about Ace: http://www.acecider.com

The owner and his son will be on hand tasting you all on the following:

Ace Berry
Ace Perry
Ace Joker
Ace Apple
Ace Pumpkin
(fall seasonal cider)

Register Here!

Hope to see you all there!

Lauren Wong
General Manager
The Golden Gopher

Music Monday: Middle Initials at Casey’s Every Friday Night!

September 10th, 2012 — 3:33pm


Sebastian Bach, lead singer of the Middle Initials and and his smart, witty, and sarcastic crew of musicians and friends are at Casey’s every Friday in September. The best thing about The Middle Initials is that they are so fucking great! It really is that simple to describe the band. They play you music that is for those who love Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainright, Ben Folds, Ben Kweller and the like. And we love those folks! They also will throw in a cover or two, like the Pixies “Where is my mind?”

Check a few tracks out for yourself right here..They really a must see!
http://themiddleinitials.bandcamp.com

Dave Freeman – Music Director

Casey’s Irish Pub # 3 Top Seller of Jameson Irish Whiskey!

September 6th, 2012 — 4:30pm


That’s right!  This year Casey’s Irish Pub has been recognized as the 3rd top seller of Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Go Casey’s!  Get  yours here.  Let’s make the number one spot!