Golden Gopher Beer Society: Ballast Point Brewery (05/14/12, 7pm)

May 8th, 2012 — 10:20am

Greetings! Please join us for our monthly Beer Society Meeting this Monday May 14th! We will be starting at 7pm sharp as we’ve got a lot of beer to taste!

Matt Wilson (Ballast Point’s Sales & Marketing Manager) will be tasting you on 8 of their amazing beers! The line up includes Wahoo Wheat, Calico Amber, Yellow Tail Pale Ale, Big Eye IPA, Sculpin IPA, Tongue Buckler Imperial Red, Sea Monster Imperial Stout & a secret beer!

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Many of the beers you’ll be tasting will be available all month at the bar & to go at the 8th Street Bottle Shop!

Hope to see you all there!


Lauren Wong
Golden Gopher
General Manager

Music Monday: Escalator Hill every Saturday in July at Casey’s Irish Pub

May 7th, 2012 — 3:39pm

The heart and lungs of Escalator Hill belong to singer-songwriter Antony Benedetti, whose subtle twang and frenzied strums make Escalator Hill an American anachronism. The band could be from anywhere, or any time; they would be at home playing beside Waylon Jennings or Willie Nelson, Neutral Milk Hotel or the Arcade Fire. This timeless sound springs from Benedetti’s soul-on-his-sleeve spirit that pushes Escalator Hill past the superficiality of faux folk nostalgia acts.

Escalator Hill, best described as Orchestral Country-tinged Roots Rock, has made appearances at music festivals like the Hollywood Fringe Festival, played in acclaimed establishments like Fillmore Poster Room in San Francisco and The Echo in Los Angeles, and has actively toured California, Arizona, and Nevada. They are ranked #8 out of 300 LA artists in the folk rock web buzz genre on the Deli Magazine and their debut album, ‘Poplar Avenue’ was listed on Radio Free Silverlake’s Top 10 albums of 2011. Completing a October month-long residency at the Social Aid and Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, CA, they were also featured artists on web series highlighting independent songwriters and bands. Escalator Hill has a partnership with Itunes, Spotify, and Band Camp-offering a multitude of ways to listen.

Every Saturday in July at Casey’s
No Cover

Dave Freeman, 213 Music Director

Seven Grand Whiskey Society: Templeton Rye Whiskey Tasting (05/15/12, 7pm)

May 7th, 2012 — 12:33pm

This coming Tuesday,  May 15th, we will be hosting Keith Kerkhoff and Scott Bush, founders of Templeton Rye Whiskey. Punch will be served at 6:30, tasting and education will start at 7pm.

Templeton Rye is made in the tiny town of Templeton, Iowa. (Pop. 350) This Rye was Al Capone’s favorite, and his gang bootlegged it coast to coast. Come hear the tale of this resurrected Prohibition-Era Rye.

Former Whiskey Society Co-curator Matt Wallace (now at Harvard and Stone,) is from Iowa, and we have been asking about this whiskey for years now.

I am very excited to be celebrating it’s West Coast release in the Jackalope Room.

Hit the link below to RSVP for this awesome event.

I also wanted to let you know about our new “Pub Hour” at the bar, kicking off tonight, Monday 5/7. We will feature $5 Classic Cocktail specials, and $4 Draft Beers. Wait out the Rush-Hour with us.

Our new menu will be rolling out this week, I can’t wait for you to see it. It is done in Fanzine style, and you can take it home if you like! Dustin Newsome, one of our Lead Barmen, put it all together, come check it out.

Register Here!

Not a paid-up member? No worries, first one is on us. Come check it out.

Memberships can be purchased at the bar.

For more info on the Seven Grand  Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature.

We look forward to seeing you!


Pedro, currently sipping Bulleit. Thank you Hollis and Tom!

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society