Tarot Card Readings  (SOLD OUT)
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Tarot Card Readings (SOLD OUT)

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Toni of Toni's Tarot here in Mason City will be spending the afternoon/evening in the tap room on March 28 for some tarot card readings!

If you've ever seen these cards in action in movies or TV, this is event is an easy, fun way to cross the experience off your bucket list!

"Tarot can enlighten you about the choices you have," says Toni.  "The cards don't tell you what you should do or what specifically is going to happen in your future, but rather illuminate the possibilities depending on the path you take."

Your 15-minute reading includes one beer, cider, or root beer and is $25. When buying your ticket, please note the TIME you are signing up for. (There is one ticket per time slot.) Please check in at the bar a few minutes before your scheduled time. If you're not there on time, there's no guarantee we'll be able to fit you in to the schedule so please make sure you arrive with enough time to get your beer and settle in before it's your turn.

There will be no refunds on tickets, period;  this includes no refunds for no-shows or late commers.  Must be 21 years or older.

Get your ticket here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tarot-card-readings-tickets-54876895271

 

 

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Joe & Vicki Price
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Joe & Vicki Price

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Iowa blues institutions Joe & Vicki Price are joining us on March 30 to bring Mason City their rollicking brand of roots and blues. Their music has been described as a “righteous, joyful, foot-stomping jubilee.” No admission fee.

For more about Joe & Vicki Price:

Website: http://joepriceblues.com .
Audio: https://soundcloud.com/joepriceblues
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypiPAcz8gG0

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Dustin Prinz
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dustin Prinz

Nebraska native Dustin Prinz is a seasoned musician used to being on the road.  He's a singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from his favorites musicians, which include Michael Einziger of Incubus, Bon Iver, Travis Meeks of Days Of The New, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Rodrigo y Gabriella and John Gomm. 

His guitar playing is a blend of hybrid picking and guitar tapping developed during his days as a drummer.  Dustin calls his style "Parapicking". 

In addition to touring, Dustin is always available on Youtube to his 27 thousand + subscribers.

We're excited to have him visit our tap room for this super casual after-work gig. 

Learn more about Dustin:

http://www.dustinprinz.com

https://www.facebook.com/dustinprinzmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/user/prinzd

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April Sit-And-Knit
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

April Sit-And-Knit

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New and experienced knitters are welcome to join our monthly knitting meet-up!  The brewery knitters meet every 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm for a very casual gathering.

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Bring your supplies and your new ideas and get ready for a fun and creative evening in the tap room!

If you've never knitted before and want to learn, that is totally OK.  It's a really friendly group and they love to teach.

The knitting meet-up is hosted by Mason City knitting club Hooked on Yarn.  

 

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Lil Red & the Medicated Moose Band
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Lil Red & the Medicated Moose Band

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Husband and wife duo Bryan / Tiffany Jurries and percussionist Matt VM , (aka Lil Red & The Medicated Moose Band) are bringing their unique brand of homey, soulful Americana to Fat Hill for a energetic show on April 6th. The group says their influences are eclectic and include Chris Stapleton, Johnnyswim, Shovels and Rope, the Lumineers, and The Civil Wars, so expect something for everyone. These talented South Dakota musicians rarely get this far east so make sure to swing by for this rare Mason City show. No admission fee.

Ready for a preview? Click here for one of our favorite covers they do, or check out the video below as well.

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Baseball & Brews
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Baseball & Brews

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Join members of the NIACC Trojans baseball team for a night of live music, local brews, ballpark eats, and amazing silent auction items & prizes —all while raising money for a great cause!

Silent auction items & prizes include family 4-packs of tickets to see the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, concert tickets and more!

Enjoy live music by Juni West and Bucky Covington, country music star and former American Idol contestant. Pair your favorite Fat Hill brew with gourmet Woody's Hot Dogs or popcorn.

The event is open to the public! No ticket purchase is required. All silent auction proceeds and a portion of food sales will benefit the Children's Autism Center.

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April Bottle Share
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

April Bottle Share

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We love beer. We love the beer we make, but we also love trying other beer.  Join us for our next bottle share!

We host a bottle share on the second Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm. Craft beer lovers are encouraged to bring at least 16 ounces of a new, rare, old, oddball, or just plain delicious beer they’d like to share. Whether it’s a 2004 Cantillon Loerik you traded a kidney for, or just a great pale ale you had at the tiny brewery near your grandma’s house last weekend, beer geeks are encouraged to bring anything they’d like to share.

If you’re a big enough beer nerd to have a favorite sampling glass, feel free to bring it. If not, we’ve got a clean glass for you! This is a casual, come-and-go-as-you-please event, so show up at any time and stay as long you’d like. There is no cost for this event, but we do suggest a generous tip for your friendly bartender who will be cleaning up after us all night.

As always, over-imbibing is not allowed and we retain the right to refuse service to anyone out of line. Hard alcohol is never allowed in our taproom.  The bottle share is for beer only.  This is the only time outside beer is allowed to be brought into our tap room.

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Levi Smith
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Levi Smith

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Levi Smith returns to Fat Hill with Matt Root for a Thursday evening performance. Come out for a pint and enjoy catchy original songs and popular classics by Tom Petty, Neil Young, the British invasion and west coast scene bands, as well as acoustic inspirations familiar in his music. Light percussion accompanies this vocal and acoustic performance.

No admission fee.  

Learn more about Levi and his music on his Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/levismithguitar/

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Bryce Kai
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Bryce Kai

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An up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Des Moines, 21-year-old Bryce Kai specializes in an acoustic pop / folk blend with soulful vocals. His style is influenced by the sounds of Damien Rice, Bon Iver and Leonard Cohen. In 2017 he released his debut EP “The Mess That I Am”. He is currently working on building a studio to record other fellow musicians and is on his way to finishing an independent full-length album. Expect a mix of originals and familiar favorites from musicians like Adele, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, and Shawn Mendes during this cozy show. No admission fee.

For more info on Bryce:

https://www.facebook.com/brycekaimusic/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BryceKPMusic/

https://open.spotify.com/album/3uCLbr43EgaqJDoThYKrwo

https://soundcloud.com/user-745438532


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April Brewery Book Club (non-fiction)
Apr
17
5:45 PM17:45

April Brewery Book Club (non-fiction)

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Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare! The bard would have turned 455 on April 23. Or would he? Our non-fiction pick for April is Shakespeare by Bill Bryson, which is a biography and also an account of all the stuff we DON’T know about Shakespeare - which includes some of the most basic facts about his life, his birthday included. With the new movie about Shakespeare coming out soon (All is True with Kenneth Branagh) and April being his “birthday” month, we thought it was a perfect time revisit the life of one our society’s most pervasive cultural icons. At just 200 pages, it’s a quick read that will entertain and inform!

FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.

About the Book:

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from academics to eccentrics. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a bunker-like basement room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed.

Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

The book is available in all print and digital formats as well as audio. The audio version is read by the author.

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April Brewery Book Club (fiction)
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

April Brewery Book Club (fiction)

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What do an American socialite, a Polish resistance fighter, and a German doctor have in common? Find out in Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly! A best-selling novel illuminating the brave actions of three women during World War II, our April read is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.

About the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick

“Harrowing . . . Lilac illuminates.”People

“A compelling, page-turning narrative . . . Lilac Girls falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It’s smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read.”Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A powerful story for readers everywhere . . . Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered. . . . I was moved to tears.”San Francisco Book Review

“Extremely moving and memorable . . . This impressive debut should appeal strongly to historical fiction readers and to book clubs that adored Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See.”Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] compelling first novel . . . This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.”Publishers Weekly

“Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrück.”Kirkus Reviews

“Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten.”—Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls

“Profound, unsettling, and thoroughly . . . the best book I’ve read all year.”—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


The book is available in all print and digital formats as well as audio.

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Joshua Sinclair
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Joshua Sinclair

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Des Moines singer-songwriter Joshua Sinclair, once described as "Ryan Adams meets Ed Sheeran", will join us for no-admission charge acoustic show on April 26.  With songs ranging in styles from pop to alternative to crossover country, Sinclair is a seasoned musician, having toured for years and done work on no less than 14 albums. He has an eclectic mix of influences (Keith Urban, Dashboard Confessional, Thompson Square, The Cadillac 3, American Bang, etc.) which means there should be something for everyone at this super casual after-work weekday show.  

No admission fee.  

 

For more info about Joshua, please visit:

www.joshuasinclair.com

www.facebook.com/joshuasinclairmusic

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Adult Prom:  Revenge of the 80s
Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Adult Prom: Revenge of the 80s

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Shake up that hairspray, dig out your blue eye shadow, and get ready to party! Fat Hill is going back to the 1980s on April 20 for our first (annual?) Adult Prom. Live all-80s music from Ruthless Ruth (3 PM - 6 PM) and Fernando Ufret (7 PM - 10 PM), snacks, beer, and yes - the balloon arch of your dreams. 80s formalwear or 80s party gear highly encouraged. Sign up at the bar to enter our come-and-go prom king and queen costume contest. (Each prize is a $50 FHB gift card!)

It will be a totally rad!

Adults only. Free event / no tickets needed.

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Ryne Doughty
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ryne Doughty

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Join us for a super casual after work concert with Des Moines-based roots-americana musician Ryne Doughty! Ryne says he had a great time here in last winter so we're excited to have him back again.

Ryne is an accomplished singer-songwriter whose forth studio album was released a few months ago and is now for sale at his live shows, iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Spotify.

We really dig Ryne's original song Far and Wide (https://bit.ly/2M3bumF).

For more info about Ryne and to listen to some of his music or buy his cds, visit: www.rynedoughty.net/

No admission fee.

 

About Ryne

"Ryne Doughty is a roots-americana musician out of Des Moines whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. Playing behind his fourth studio album, “Date Night”, Doughty is back in Iowa after a few years in the mountains of Colorado and is starting to make a name for himself in the Midwest scene. With solid finger-style guitar picking and a rich baritone voice he brings a dynamic of warmth and richness to the stage. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories.

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Matt Woods
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Woods

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Please join us for an afternoon with roots and blues musician Matt Woods. Matt is a seasoned performer who is excited to share the diversity of roots and blues (traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country and folk music) with Mason City! 

There is no cover charge for this free concert. 

About Matt Woods Blues Music:
An Iowa native, Woods has been performing regularly since 2002 and has released 4 albums (two solo albums, and two backed by his unparalleled band, The Thunderbolts). He has also won the Iowa Blues Challenge and gone on the represent the state in the International Blues Challenge an unprecedented 3 times. Matt’s first solo album, “If I Was a Fish”, finished inthe top 5 of the International Blues Foundation’s “best self-produced CD” category in 2006. His two subsequent albums, with The Thunderbolts, have also gained national attention. 2007’s, “Be My Friend”, was referred to as “blistering” by Dirty Linen magazine, and Living Blues magazine called 2010’s “Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts”, “a smoking amalgam of Hound Dog Taylor and Freddy King”. Additionally, Blues Revue called the album; raw, hypnotic and “very appealing”. Matt latest album, “Sawdust and Gasoline” was release in 2015. “Sawdust and Gasoline”, which has received extensive airplay in the U.S. and Europe, finished in the Top 5 of the International Blues Foundations “best self-produced CD” category in 2015, and has recently been nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for album of the year in the “Acoustic Blues” category!

Over the course of his career, Matt has also shared the stage with many notable acts, including; Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Louisiana Red, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, John Primer, RJ Mischo, Delbert McClinton, The Arc Angels, Dr. John, Kelly Hunt, and Joe Price. Perhaps most notably, in 2010, Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts opened for Pat Benetar and REO Speedwagon at the famed Iowa State Fair Grandstand in front of a crowd of 10,000+.

For more info:

http://www.mattwoodsmusic.com

 

Here's a clip of Matt playing in his barn for the cats.

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Fundraiser for MS Research
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Fundraiser for MS Research

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Our prep/cleaning schedule this Saturday unfortunately doesn't permit our staff to participate in the actual MS Walk held on May 11, but we're helping out by forming a virtual team! If you'd like to support the important work of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, please donate here on our virtual MS Walk team page and/or come in the afternoon of the MS Walk to have a beer. $1 per pint/10oz of beer sold between noon and 5 PM on May 11 will be donated. It's a cause we're very passionate about so we hope you'll come have a beer with us on Saturday afternoon! Good karma included with purchase.

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May Brewery Book Club (non-fiction)
May
15
5:45 PM17:45

May Brewery Book Club (non-fiction)

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Our non-fiction pick for May is Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty, a memoir written by a young mortician attempting to process everything she sees at work. “Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, fascinating and freaky, vivid and morbid, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is witty, sharply drawn, and deeply moving,” reads one review. Our special guest for this meeting will be a local funeral director, who will have a beer with us and answer any questions the group may have.

FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.

About the Book:

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)―a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.

Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).

The book is available in all print and digital formats as well as audio. The audio version is read by the author.

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May Brewery Book Club (fiction)
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

May Brewery Book Club (fiction)

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We love all our serious books here at FHB book club but once in a while we need to giggle. May’s fiction pick, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, is a fun but moving read about a struggling novelist who makes a spontaneous decision to travel the world. To see the sights, sure, but he’s mainly avoiding his ex’s wedding. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Less is likely to make you think as well as laugh.


FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.

About the Book:

Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.

QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?

ANSWER: You accept them all.

What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.

Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.


The book is available in all print and digital formats as well as audio.

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Fernando Ufret
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Fernando Ufret

Obviously we had a good time the last time Fernando was in town!

Obviously we had a good time the last time Fernando was in town!

Originally from Puerto Rico, Fernando Ufret is a seasoned musician who now spends part of each year bringing his classical/flamenco/Spanish guitar infused music to the American Midwest.  His solo acoustic show has been running non-stop for 14 years, traveling from Aruba to Alaska.  His favorite music to play ranges from Jim Croce to Billy Joel and Micheal Jackson, from the Gipsy Kings to Bon Jovi.  There will be something for everyone at this fun show!

No charge for admission. 

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Bryan Odeen
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bryan Odeen

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Bryan Odeen is a Midwestern boy, born and raised on Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Bob Dylan, who fell in love with the mountains of North Carolina. You’ll hear hints of country, folk, rock, and gospel in a cozy setting. Like so many Midwestern towns, Bryan’s music is a bit off the beaten path, but you’re sure to find a friend if you stay a while.

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Marc Bailey
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Marc Bailey

Marc Bailey, a singer-songwriter and craft beer superfan from the Des Moines area, will join us for a Saturday night jam in June!  Marc's show will include familiar songs from today all the way back to the 50s, so get ready to hear Imagine Dragons next to Oasis next to some CCR.  Some will be straightforward renditions, while others are original takes on songs not usually heard in an acoustic setting (Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, for example).  Marc's originals emphasize his unique guitar style and show influence from some of Marc's favorite songwriters like David Gray, Noel Gallagher, and Glen Hansard.  If Marc looks familiar, you might have seen him and his dad in the Des Moines Register last year (https://dmreg.co/2natUUo) when they were undertaking their epic quest to visit all the breweries in Iowa.  (Sounds like our kind of guy.)  As always, no admission fee. 

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Lily DeTaeye
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Lily DeTaeye

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Lily DeTaeye is a Des Moines native, harmonica-wielding big-voiced singer/songwriter signed to Station 1 Records. Juggling a music career along with being a full time student at the University of Iowa, she is a prolific writer with a powerful voice. After the release of her EP, appropriately titled “The EP”, last November, DeTaeye has been traveling the highways of the Midwest touring solo and with her band. She’s working on a new full length-album of material being recorded at Jim Eno’s (Spoon) Public Hi-Fi in Austin, TX. This gal’s going places. Catch her at Fat Hill before she’s famous! No admission for this casual come-and-go Saturday evening show.

More about Lily:

https://www.facebook.com/lilydmusic/

http://www.lilydetaeye.com/

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The Home Fires
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Home Fires

The Home Fires is an Americana duo based in Minneapolis comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. Sarah and Vicky are established touring artists and after developing a close friendship and playing live shows together, they unearthed a gorgeous new sound featuring Sarah's clear, melodic voice and Vicky's warm, weathered harmony.  They describe their duo as a modern day version of The Judds, emphasizing harmonies, humor, and traditional country songs.  Covers that they love to play are remakes of "oldies but goodies" like Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart" or fun spins on popular 90's hits from Dwight Yokum and Shania Twain. 

Learn more about The Home Fires on their website or Facebook page.

As always, no admission fee for FHB concerts.  

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Harper and Lee
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Harper and Lee

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Harper and Lee are a husband and wife singer/songwriter duo who specialize in gently rocking out with a kick-drum, foot tambourine, guitars, and soulful vocals. With a sound inspired by The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Bob Dylan, Gregory Alan Isakof, they write and perform their own music as well as fresh versions of popular favorites. They’re the perfect band for a laid-back summer evening in the taproom. No admission fee.

For more info on Harper and Lee:

www.harperandleemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/harperandleemusic

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Juni West
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Juni West

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Local singer-songwriter Juni West independently released Warm Honey, a limited edition, five-track demo album in 2015. In 2016 she was a selected artist for the Iowa Music Project for her song Creeping Eyes. Currently she is preparing to recording her first full-length album.  She cites her influences as Jewel, Tori Amos, John Prine, St Vincent, Jenny Lewis, Patty Griffin, and Ray Lamantange, just to name a few. Full band show on July 13!

More about Juni West:  https://www.facebook.com/JuniWestMusic/

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Chad Elliott
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Chad Elliott

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Americana/Blues/Roots singer-songwriter Chad Elliott performs more than 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz.  Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. On his 20th album, “Wreck and Ruin,” Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana. Elliott just released his 21st album, "RINGGOLD," which is full of stomp ballads and heart-breakers. Elliott is currently on the road introducing fans to his latest works during the RINGGOLD tour.  His next project is well-on-its-way, too. He recently recorded an album at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, with his band, The Redemptions. This cozy after-work concert in the taproom is, as usual, free of charge.

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The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League

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The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League is a swing sextet from Minneapolis,
Minnesota.  A melting pot of hot jazz, swing, and latin rhythms, brought to a boil by soaring
vocals and endless energy. Their second album, "Masquerade" was released in 2017. GATL's second full-length album is a masterful mix of old-time hot jazz and
latin rhythms, held together by modern songwriting and layered stories.

We are lucky enough to get them because they are passing through the area on the way to other gigs.  Come join us for this rare BIG BAND Thursday after-work show.  No admission fee.  

What the critics say about GATL's music: 

“The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League take things all the way back to the 1930s
with their Django Reinhardt-influenced gypsy jazz, and they do it damn well.”
-Andrea Swensson, The Current


"... takes the best style of music from each decade after Prohibition and creates a
unique musical style."
-CBS Minnesota


“Some would call it “old-timey,” while others would argue “timeless.’’
-Duluth Homegrown

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Fred Love
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Fred Love

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Fred Love is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa. He released his debut solo album, "Lily of the Valley," this summer.

A native of an isolated farm town, Fred has always thought of his music as an extension of the most primal forms in the American songbook. His direct blend of country, folk and blues lends his songs an immediacy that taps into the hearts of the wanderers, misfits and strangers that haunt America’s rural interior.
 
Fred’s hometown seldom attracted the attention of traveling musical acts, so he usually had to drive an hour or more to reach the nearest music venues for live shows. Now, as an established DIY singer-songwriter in Ames, he embraces every opportunity to play the local bars and honky tonks of the rural Midwest in an effort to bring live performances to communities that rarely host them.
 
You can often find him setting up his guitar and microphone stand in an out-of-the-way watering hole on the plains, serving up his original compositions alongside classic numbers from the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Hank Williams. 

Find out more about Fred Love here:

https://fredlove.info/home

https://www.facebook.com/fredlovemusic

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Matt Woods
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Matt Woods

PHOTO CREDIT: JEN TAYLOR

PHOTO CREDIT: JEN TAYLOR

Please join us for an afternoon with roots and blues musician Matt Woods. Matt is a seasoned performer who is excited to share the diversity of roots and blues (traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country and folk music) with Mason City! 

There is no cover charge for this free concert. 

About Matt Woods Blues Music:
An Iowa native, Woods has been performing regularly since 2002 and has released 4 albums (two solo albums, and two backed by his unparalleled band, The Thunderbolts). He has also won the Iowa Blues Challenge and gone on the represent the state in the International Blues Challenge an unprecedented 3 times. Matt’s first solo album, “If I Was a Fish”, finished inthe top 5 of the International Blues Foundation’s “best self-produced CD” category in 2006. His two subsequent albums, with The Thunderbolts, have also gained national attention. 2007’s, “Be My Friend”, was referred to as “blistering” by Dirty Linen magazine, and Living Blues magazine called 2010’s “Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts”, “a smoking amalgam of Hound Dog Taylor and Freddy King”. Additionally, Blues Revue called the album; raw, hypnotic and “very appealing”. Matt latest album, “Sawdust and Gasoline” was release in 2015. “Sawdust and Gasoline”, which has received extensive airplay in the U.S. and Europe, finished in the Top 5 of the International Blues Foundations “best self-produced CD” category in 2015, and has recently been nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for album of the year in the “Acoustic Blues” category!

Over the course of his career, Matt has also shared the stage with many notable acts, including; Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Louisiana Red, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, John Primer, RJ Mischo, Delbert McClinton, The Arc Angels, Dr. John, Kelly Hunt, and Joe Price. Perhaps most notably, in 2010, Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts opened for Pat Benetar and REO Speedwagon at the famed Iowa State Fair Grandstand in front of a crowd of 10,000+.

For more info:

http://www.mattwoodsmusic.com

 

Here's a clip of Matt playing in his barn for the cats.

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Birdchild
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Birdchild

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Drew Birdsall and Justin Goodchild, aka Birdchild, are bringing their acoustic pop back to north Iowa on March 23 after recently opening for the Pork Tornados at the Surf earlier this winter! Birdchild celebrates familiar favorites and dusty gems from today all the way back to the 1950s, all played with their unique vocal style. The guys list their influences as Maroon 5, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, so there’s sure to be a little something for everyone at this cozy afternoon show. No admission fee.

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The Hats
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Hats

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Join us for an evening of local tunes with some Mason City favorites, singer-songwriter Paul Weitzel and The Hats! The Hats play folk, Americana, jam, country, and blues favorites as well as some of their own music, too.

Featuring:

Jeremy True - Upright Bass
Dan True - Lead guitar
Paul Weitzel - Vocals, Guitar and Mandolin

No admission charge.  

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Also…

The Hungry Mind pop-up


Our friends at The Hungry Mind will be set up as a pop-up restaurant near the brew area during the Hats concert Thursday.  They'll be selling their delicious sandwiches from 6 PM to 8 PM or sold out!  Cash sales only for food, please.  The menu is turkey & Swiss, ham & cheddar, roast beef & cheddar, and Corned beef & Swiss. Cash sales only for food please.

 
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A Mighty Good Craic:  St. Patrick's Day at FHB w/ Betty and the Gents
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

A Mighty Good Craic: St. Patrick's Day at FHB w/ Betty and the Gents

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We have a cooler full of Irish lager, beer-infused Irish food, and our own special brand of gold-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow, so you'll definitely want to join us for a big day of good craic (an Irish term for fun or entertainment, pronounced "crak") on March 16!

SCHEDULE

Noon - Sláinte! We open and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is… ON TAP? Yes, that’s right - glitter beer. Get your Instagram ready to melt. We’re adding edible glitter to the FIRST TWO KEGS ONLY of our new Irish lager to start the celebrations off with sparkle. When it’s sold out it’s sold out so come early!

4 PM - The come-and-go "Irish Enthusiasm" costume contest begins. Just sign up at the bar and have one of the staff take your picture if you'd like to participate. Winner gets a $50 gift card.

5 PM - Piggyback Smoke Shack's pop-up Irish food bar opens! Food sales until 8 PM or until sold out. Cash only for food, please. The menu includes:

+ Irish Soup : Corned Beef & Cabbage
+ Pulled Pork & Brisket Sandwiches with the option of Irish Coleslaw
+ Bavarian Soft Pretzels with FHB Robust Porter cheese sauce
+ Colcannon Irish Potatoes
+ Smoked Rib Boats with FHB Robust Porter BBQ sauce
+ Bread Pudding with FHB-Irish-Lager-Butter-Sauce

5 PM - Main Street Mason City St. Paddy's Day Bar Hop begins! Buy your pass online now or at the Chamber that night and get drink discounts downtown. $1 off each beer at FHB for all bar hop participants. Visit their FB page for all the details on tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196963870620107/

7 PM - Betty and the Gents live in the taproom until 10 PM, entertaining you with great music with an Irish flair.

10:30 PM - Costume contest ends. We’ll announce the winners on social media after all our staff has had time to vote.

11 PM - An Irish exit. No goodbyes!

St. Paddy's is one of our favorite holidays and the taproom and staff will be all decked out in special uniforms. Please join us!

Some food pictures!

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The Common Ground Company
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Common Ground Company

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The Common Ground Company’s unique blend of Bluegrass, Americana, and Folk have been dazzling the Twin Cities since the fall of 2015. Led by Steph Snow’s powerful vocals and piano, Jorgen Wadkins (guitar), Pete Whitemen (bass), Zach Tauer (banjo), and Jake Rohde (mandolin) blend their acoustic instruments to create a driving, dynamic soundscape.

More about The Common Ground:

Facebook

Website

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John Statz
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

John Statz

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A prolific Americana/folk songwriter, John Statz has released seven studio albums, and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe. Now based in Denver, we’re lucky enough to get John for an afternoon as he winds his way through the Midwest on his latest tour. Join us for a cozy afternoon of John’s original songs, which are flavored with some of his favorite influences (Bob Dylan, Kathleen Edwards, Greg Brown, Peter Mulvey, Kris Delmhorst, Bo Ramsey, Megan Burtt, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and Bruce Springsteen). No admission fee.

For more info on John Statz:

http://johnstatz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnstatzmusic/?fref=ts

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Brad & Kate
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Brad & Kate

Acoustic musicians Brad & Kate will make their triumphant return to our tap room in March.  

Photo courtesy Brad & Kate

Photo courtesy Brad & Kate


Brad & Kate have been entertaining crowds across the Midwest for the past three years with their wide-ranging music, offering a variety of familiar songs ranging from The Beatles to John Mayer and Stevie Wonder to Adele. 

They are frequent visitors to our friends Rustic Brew in Hampton and love to play at breweries! 
 

(No admission charge!)


For more information on Brad & Kate, visit:

www.bradandkate.com
www.facebook.com/pg/bradandkatemusic

 

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 Erwin Wilhelm Otto
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Erwin Wilhelm Otto

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North Iowa native Will Bartz will be bringing his new solo project Erwin Wilhelm Otto to Fat Hill Brewing. Former member of The Euclids, Bartz has recently relocated back to Iowa after living in Nashville for the last three years. During his time with The Euclids, Bartz worked with Grammy award winning producer Joe Trevino as well as producer John Elefante formerly of the band Kansas.  Bartz’s new solo project will be featuring an upcoming album heavily influenced by groups like Cage the Elephant, The Black Keys, Jet, and The Shins, among other rock and indie rock artists. Expect  a mix of indie, rock, and pop covers along with originals from Erwin Wilhelm Otto’s upcoming self titled album.

No admission fee.

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/erwinwilhelmotto 

https://www.instagram.com/ewomusic/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/EWOmusic

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Your Choice Wood Sign Painting Workshop
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Your Choice Wood Sign Painting Workshop

Jennifer Miller of Charles City's Artsy Dabbler will be joining us in February for this custom sign workshop!

You will have a choice of designs for this workshop and you can see all the choices on this Artsy Dabbler Facebook album.

Signs are handmade and constructed with new wood, most dimensions are 14.5" x 18", 7” x 48” or 11” x 36”. You will be supplied with all the materials and direction needed to create your own hand painted sign. When registering for this class, please indicate which design you would like to paint in the Sign Choice field of sign up. Class fee will include all supplies and instruction to create your own hand painted sign and your choice of one pint of beer, cider or root beer! 

Class fee: $49
Class size: max of 12 (so if you're interested, please register soon to avoid disappointment...the last Artsy Dabbler sign workshop we announced sold out in 2 days)
Restrictions: must be 21 or older to participate

Registration and pre-payment is required (through this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a4a92aa2f49-your21 ) to reserve your space. Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, Jennifer will paint your sign for you and ship it to you. Please feel free to contact her with any questions at 641-257-9685

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Jeremy Jewell
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Jeremy Jewell

Jeremy Jewell is a southern Minnesota based musician who plays guitar and sings, as well as blowing harp and playing foot percussion.  He performs both original and cover music in a vintage folk style a la Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band etc.

There is no charge for admission for this cozy afternoon show.

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Morgan Kahler
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Morgan Kahler

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Fat Hill Brewing is going a little bit country for a cozy Saturday afternoon concert on in February!  Join us for a performance from north Iowa native (Lakota) Morgan Kahler. A seasoned vocalist and guitarist, Morgan has been performing for many years, sometimes opening for big acts like the Vic Ferrari Band.  Morgan cites her musical influences as favorite country oldies, new country hits, and even some rock and roll.  Expect to hear tunes from some of her favorites like Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Journey during her show.

No admission fee.  For more about Morgan, visit her Facebook page.

 
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Andrew Hoyt
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Andrew Hoyt

Photo by Brent Ganterbein (https://www.brentgantenbeincreatives.com/

Photo by Brent Ganterbein (https://www.brentgantenbeincreatives.com/

Andrew Hoyt, a singer/songwriter from Des Moines, has enjoyed performing across the Midwest for five years.  Ukulele is his unique signature instrument, which compliments his voice with its soft and sparkly tone and adds a smooth ambiance to his music.  Influenced by a wide variety of music, Andrew plays familiar tunes from the 70's, 80's, jazz, modern, and original music.

No admission fee for this super chill after-work show in the tap room.  

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But wait! There’s more! Pretzelmaker will be in the taproom selling warm pretzel bites with dipping sauces from 6:30 PM - until sold out. Perfect to pair with your beer! Cash sales only for Pretzelmaker please.

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Ladies Day Out JDRF Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Ladies Day Out JDRF Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser

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Grab your girlfriends and head to Fat Hill on January 12 for an afternoon of fun, all for a great cause! Fat Hill and North Iowa JDRF have teamed up to organize this event to get you out of the house on a gloomy winter's day and raise money for research for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. There will be three ways on January 12 to go home with some goodies:

BINGO: $30 for 3 cards, additional cards for $5 each. Blackout will be the last game played for the Grand prize, a Kate Spade black "bucket bag" valued at $328. There will be several bags, purses and wristlets, from Kate Spade and Coach, available to win. 

WINE PULL: $10 for each chance to pull. Wine valued anywhere from $10 on up.

SILENT AUCTION: There will also be a silent auction with items donated from local downtown businesses as well as places further afield, like The Cellar Winery in Cambridge, Iowa, which donated a wine + cheese tasting and winery tour for a group of up to 10 people!

Snacks will be provided. 

Organized by North Iowa JDRF. This is a 21+ event. Questions? Please email North Iowa JDRF event organizer Laura at laurakatcher88@gmail.com. 

Ready to grab your ticket? (Your ticket just includes bingo, but you can buy more bingo games and the wine pull and silent auction chances the day of the event.) Click here to buy your ticket via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-day-out-jdrf-designer-bag-bingo-fundraiser-tickets-53270222670

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Ruthless Ruth
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ruthless Ruth

Picture via  Ruth's FB .

Picture via Ruth's FB.

Ruthless Ruth aka Ruth Lapointe is a high-energy folk-pop singer-songwriter specializing in edgy originals and classic cover songs. 

Original songs from such as  "Winnebago" and "On the Road" reference life while growing up in small town Iowa. 

Other originals such as "I'll Creep on You (Hope you don't mind)" and "Sometimes I wear slacks," which Ruth describes as  "female-empowerment anthems," promote women who go against gender stereotypes in their romantic relationships. 

Ruthless Ruth has performed on stages ranging from free shows on the street corners of Iowa City to entertaining thousands while performing during RAGBRAI events. 

There is no admission fee for this cozy after-work show.  

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Jordan Mayland
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jordan Mayland

Jordan Mayland is well known for being involved in many musical projects such as Tires, Volcano Boys, and his solo project Jordan Mayland and the Thermal Detonators. Hailing from Rake, Iowa, Jordan started his first band Keepers of the Carpet with his close friends around 1996. He continued to study music at Central College in the early 2000’s and has since put out many albums and played countless shows around the nation. Expect to hear many of Jordan’s songs and his favorite covers (from bands like The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Weezer) during this rare North Iowa solo set!

No admission fee.

Here are some links to some of Jordan's projects.  He's BUSY!

http://www.jordanmayland.bandcamp.com

http://www.volcanoboys.bandcamp.com

http://www.tires.bandcamp.com

http://www.electronidoll.bandcamp.com

http://www.mantispincers.bandcamp.com

http://bewarethewheelers.com

 

 

 

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Michael Betz
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Michael Betz

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Our wintery afternoon concert on December 29 will have you feeling classy!  Mason City native Michael Betz, now living in Minneapolis working as a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, will be entertaining the taproom on his piano with a mix of jazz standards, original jazz compositions, and free improvisation.  Michael has studied and worked in music for years and loves to bring his talents back to his hometown!

Since this is an instrumental concert, it's the perfect occasion for a gathering of friends and family that might be in town for the holidays.  Michael will provide the ambiance while you catch up with people you don't get to see very often.

Please join us for this cozy afternoon show!  No admission fee.  

 

More info on Michael:

Michael Betz is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Mason City, IA, currently living in Minneapolis, MN. His compositions are not limited to the concert stage and have appeared in a variety of media, including Android apps by developer Nathan Tornquist and the YouTube series Chadtronic. Comfortable in both the jazz and classical idioms, he maintains an active performance schedule as a solo and collaborative pianist in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Recent collaborators include soprano Sonja Tengblad and singer-songwriter Matt Alber. He also performs as a solo improvisational synthesizer player, and has played Minneapolis experimental music series such as Drone Not Drones, the Tourniquet Noise Series, and Khyber Pass Thursdays. Betz enjoyed a full 4 years as a percussionist in the St. Olaf Band and Orchestra, and currently sings bass with Magnum Chorum, Aliro Voices, and MPLS (imPulse). He teaches beginning piano, violin, and guitar lessons through the Minnetonka Music Academy.

Betz is a recipient of the 2017 Jerome Foundation for New Music grant and is Composer-in-Residence for Magnum Chorum’s 2017-2018 concert season. His orchestra work Enclosure was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. Three of his chamber works have received finalist designation in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. He has also received recognition in calls for scores from the Solo and Chamber Timpanist’s Initiative and Symphony Number One. In August 2015, he participated in the Source Song Festival, where he workshopped his song cycle Indra’s Ear with Libby Larsen. Indra’s Ear received further performances by RenegadeEnsemble at Antonello Recital Hall, Studio Z, the Baroque Room, and the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series in the Twin Cities.

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You Knew Me When
Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

You Knew Me When

Photo Credit:  Kendra Burlew Bomar

Photo Credit: Kendra Burlew Bomar

Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock pairing with a full band sound. Formerly of Nashville, TN, the duo have toured full-time since June of 2012 throughout the USA and Canada, sharing their collective sound and recent offerings "We Found Roads" and "The Only You EP". While living a true troubadour lifestyle, You Knew Me When continue to create and serve up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast.  They love to play at breweries...150 of them so far!

Join us for this cozy, free-of-charge show.  

Find out more at:

www.youknewmewhen.com

www.facebook.com/youknewmewhen

www.twitter.com/youknewmewhen

www.reverbnation.com/youknewmewhen

 

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Holiday Extravaganza!
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Extravaganza!

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We hope you are ready to get into the holiday spirit because we have a full day of festive activities planned for you!  We have santa hats, a sleigh’s worth of winter beer, bartenders in truly awful ugly sweaters, and a 12-foot Christmas tree, so ready to PARTY!  Please join us on Saturday, December 15 for any or all of the following:

Noon  -  Doors open.

1 PM - 4 PM  -  Local Business Holiday Gifts Fair, featuring booths from:

Katie Casey Designs - trendy seasonal wreaths and plants

Stella by Starlight - gorgeous handmade jewelry

LuLaRoe Danielle and RoAnne - cute clothes for the winter

The Artsy Dabbler - festive holiday ornaments, signs, and decor

Wright on the Park - gifts celebrating Mason City

Jophiel Art Studio - art items like glass Christmas trees

The Apothecary Bath - handcrafted bath products

2 PM - 4 PM - Festive Pillow Painting with Chipped Inscriptions

Make your own custom perfect-gift or perfect-for-you holiday pillow case! $30 & includes all supplies plus a drink of your choice. Pre-registration required. Please visit the Chipped Inscriptions Facebook event page for more info and to register.

5 PM onward  -  Come-And-Go Ugly Sweater Contest

We want you to wear your ugliest, craziest, most awesome holiday gear.  Make sure you sign up at the bar to enter the contest and have us take your picture.  The staff will vote on their favorites at the end of the night and contact the winner.  Winner gets a $50 FHB gift card and 15 minutes of fame on our social media.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  -  Holiday music from Over the Hill Brass Band from Clear Lake.  Hear all your favorites and tip the band to donate to the North Iowa Arts and Pageantry organization, a charity supporting instrumental music in local schools.

11 PM - Ugly Sweater Contest ends

 

Happy Holidays from Fat Hill Brewing!  

This is the Over the Hill Brass Band during their grand finale at our holiday party last year.

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Neil Hewitt
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Neil Hewitt

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He may be born and bred Iowan, but his heart is in Nashville!  A country music superfan and talented entertainer, Neil Hewitt has been performing for years, opening for well-known acts such as Kellie Pickler, James Otto, Jerrod Neimann, and others.  He's a staple at county fairs, casinos, and breweries  -  wherever country fans flock for a good time.  Join us for a cozy afternoon of familiar country and classic rock favorites and Neil's own originals.  Cowboy hats welcome but not required!  No admission fee.  

More about Neil:  www.neilhewittmusic.com

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Jessica McClintock
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Jessica McClintock

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Jessica McClintock (a Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and George Strait super-fan) will join us for a cozy, slightly country concert on November 10!  Jessica is Fort Dodge native who loves to preform all over Iowa, citing the occasions when she gets to open for big acts like LoCash and Jordan Davis as especially proud moments.  A self-taught musician, she loves country, oldies, and some modern pop, her influences ranging from classic country to Beatles to Coldplay.  When she's not on the road, she's in college studying Radiology.

No addmission fee.

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J. Jeffrey Messerole
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

J. Jeffrey Messerole

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Multi-award winning songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole is an Americana musician originally from Iowa's Great Lakes region. To date, Messerole maintains his Iowa roots living on the western side of the state, on the banks of the Little Sioux river. From there, J. Jeffrey masterfully blends the sounds of his guitar with engaging lyrics and harmonica to tell gritty American tales that are bound to evoke emotion from all of his listeners. Whether solo, or often seen with his road band "The Stone Horses", he’s happy to share his original folk, blues, and alternative country music that is rooted right here in the heart of the Great Plains.

More info on J. Jeffrey Messerole:
Website: www.jjeffreymesserole.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jjeffreymesserolemusic
Bandcamp: www.jjeffreymesserole.bandcamp.com

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Fat Hill Halloween
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Fat Hill Halloween

Save the date! FHB Halloween is coming! We're giving you a month's notice to come up with your craziest costume ever! Fancy Halloween treats, costume contest, spooky decor, bartenders all decked out - we'll have it all on October 27. Plan to join us to celebrate one of our favorite holidays!

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Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour

FHB brewer Jake will lead a small-sized class on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 1:00pm. 

Have you ever wanted to feel, smell, and taste raw ingredients that go into your favorite beer?  Then this is the event for you!  Brewer Jake will lead you through a guided tasting (a flight of beers he chooses), teach you about flavors and ingredients, take you through the brewing process on an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour (pint of beer included), and set you up with a t-shirt to remember the day.  You'll leave with a better understanding of the brewing process and what kind of beers are for you.

To review, your $40 ticket includes:

-  class and tour

-  flight of four 5 oz beers

-  pint or 10 oz beer during the tour

-  t-shirt to take home

 

The class and tour together will be about 2 - 2.5 hours.  Classes are limited to 7 people each.

This is a great opportunity to meet our brewer, ask questions, see our brew area and basement, and take your beer hobby to the next level!  

Tickets are available by via our online ticketing system.  Please click here to order!  

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Halloween Candy + Beer Pairing
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Halloween Candy + Beer Pairing

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Don't let the kids have all the fun this Halloween season! Join us for a grown-ups-only candy and beer pairing on Saturday, October 27.

Your $10 ticket price includes the candy and accompanying beers (four types of candy/four 5 oz beers). No substitutions. (Although the final menu is yet to be set, it is likely this event will be unsuitable for anyone who avoids nuts, chocolate, sugar, etc.)

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for candy flights unfortunately cannot be fulfilled. Tickets to our flight nights usually sell out more or less right away so get 'um while you can! (There are just 50 tickets available for this event.)

Please come in any time between noon and 10 PM on October 27 to claim your goodies.

No refunds on tickets.

(This pairing event overlaps with our Halloween party, which is from 7pm - 11pm the same night. Come in costume if you'd like to be in our come-and-go style staff-favorite costume contest. Winner gets a $50 FHB gift card!)

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oktoberfest Release Day
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oktoberfest Release Day

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After taking a 9-month slumber in freshly emptied bourbon barrels, this deep-ruby-colored lager has reached the apex of Autumnal ecstasy. The echos of bourbon and oak of the barrel meld with the rich, full-bodied malty goodness of the Oktoberfest to forge an unbreakable friendship in flavor. (6.7% abv - 19 ibu)

This beer will be available in our tap room in 10 oz pours while our limited supply lasts. We'll also have a limited-edition, special-label, special-sized crowler run (750 ml) of exactly 150 and no more for $20 each. No growlers. Limit 3 per customer per day.

Saturday, October 20 will be the public's first chance to purchase this special beer. Sales start at noon sharp and not before. 

We expect the crowlers to sell fast! These crowlers were purged of oxygen and filled from the bottom, meaning they can be aged for several years if they’re stored at cellar temp (65 or lower). We’d recommend trying one now and sticking one in the cellar to see how the flavors develop and round out over the next year. If you’ve never aged beer before, this would be a great one to start with.

(If you're coming to grab a BA Oktoberfest and like good music, we also have blues phenom Matt Woods from 3 PM - 6 PM on this day as well!)

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Groove to End Violence
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Groove to End Violence

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Promote peace and justice in our communities with live music with Paul Weitzel, Levi Smith, Matt Jensen, Mike Dunn, Jon Bergo, and other local favorites. Door prizes to the first 50 people wearing tie-dye or purple! 

All proceeds and donations from this event will help Crisis Intervention Service in its mission to walk alongside people affected by violence.

(Admission is free and no donation is necessary, but there will be a special purple tip jar if you'd like to make one.)

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Mini Cheesecake Flight Night  -  A Fundraiser for Crisis Intervention Service
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Mini Cheesecake Flight Night - A Fundraiser for Crisis Intervention Service

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We're pairing four delicious little cheesecakes from our friends Taste in Osage with four taster size Fat Hill Brewing beers! Pairing food with beer helps you recognize and enhance new flavors in both the beer and the food. In short, it makes both things more delicious. And the best part? A big chunk of your ticket price goes to make our area a better place to live!

Your $30 ticket price includes the cheesecake flight and accompanying beers (four types of cheesecake/four beers). No substitutions.

Why is this flight more spendy than usual? This is a fundraiser for Crisis Intervention Service and the lion's share of profits from your ticket will go towards supporting their mission to provide persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide with professional, confidential, 24-hour services including safety and support and to prevent violence in north Iowa communities through education.

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for cheesecake flights unfortunately cannot be fulfilled. Due to space restrictions in the brewery and cooler, we are selling exactly 50 tickets and no more, so if you're interested we suggest you buy now. These flight nights sell out right away.No refunds on tickets.

Come in anytime between 4pm and 10pm on Thursday, Oct. 18 to claim your goodies!

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Kevin Boehnke
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Kevin Boehnke

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Kevin Boehnke, a native of Ventura, will join us for a rare north Iowa solo concert this Saturday.  Showing versatility beyond his 21 years, Kevin plays guitar, trumpet, and sings as well as writes his own music.  His solo shows are influenced by artists like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ray Charles, Beatles, and Darius Rucker, but as a UNI School of Music student he brings classical and jazz training to the mix as well.  He's preformed across the midwest and beyond, recently recording an album with award-winning songwriter Chad Elliot at Sun Studios in Memphis.  Expect to hear a genre-blending hodgepodge of rock, pop, and country favorites and Kevin's original songs during this cozy no-cover-charge show.  

For more info about Kevin:

https://www.kevinbmusic.com/ 

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Courtney Krause
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Courtney Krause

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Des Moines singer/songwriter Courtney Krause will be joining us for a cozy afternoon concert on October 6!  Courtney will play some original songs and also a wide variety of covers from Bob Dylan, to The Beatles, and John Prine, even R.Kelly to Bastille, Alicia Keys, and more in between.   

No admission charge.  As usual, FHB is a 21+ venue.

 

About Courtney Krause:

From Des Moines, Iowa, Courtney Krause's music has been featured on KCWI 23, KCCI 8, Iowa Public Radio (IPR), and KFGM Homegrown. From events like Des Moines Music Coalition's Little BIG Fest, to annual volunteering at Race for the Cure, Women Helping Women, and JDRF, Krause has significantly contributed to the musical growth in Des Moines; at the same time, bringing people and music listeners of all ages and backgrounds together. 

In 2016, Krause was added to 80/35 Music Festival lineup, after the song "Hardwood Floors" was selected for Carpe Diem III and the song "I Understand" was used to be chosen for the 2016 Community Selected Artist for Des Moines Music Coalition's Gross Domestic Project. 
 

www.courtneykrausemusic.com
www.facebook.com/courtneykrausemusic

 

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Popcorn Flight Night
Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

Popcorn Flight Night

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We're pairing four delicious piles of sweet or savory flavored popcorn from Here's What's Poppin with four taster size Fat Hill Brewing beers! Pairing food with beer helps you recognize and enhance new flavors in both the beer and the food. In short, it makes both things even more delicious!

Here's What's Poppin is a family owned and operated gourmet snack shop in historic downtown Cedar Falls. They specialize in freshly-made super creative concoctions.

Your $13 ticket price includes the popcorn flight and accompanying beers (four types of popcorn/four 5 oz beers). No substitutions. (Although the final menu is yet to be set, it is likely this event will be unsuitable for anyone who avoids nuts, chocolate, or dairy.)

Come in any time between 4 PM and 10 PM on Aug. 1 to claim your goodies.

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for popcorn flights unfortunately cannot be fulfilled. Tickets to our flight nights usually sell out more or less right away so get 'um while you can! (There are just 50 tickets available for this event.)

No refunds on tickets.

Click here to buy your popcorn flights!

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Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Hibiscus Saison Release Day
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Hibiscus Saison Release Day

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What happens when you put our Hibiscus Saison in a French oak Chardonnay barrel for 5 months? Magic! The subtle vanilla, butterscotch, and residual wine flavors of French oak serve as the perfect balancing act for the cherry, raspberry, slightly earthy hit of the Hibiscus Saison we used as the base for this beer.  (6.7 abv  -  29 ibu)

This beer will be available in our tap room in 5 oz or 10 oz pours while our limited supply lasts. We'll also have a limited-edition, special-label, special-sized crowler run (750 ml) of exactly 100 and no more for $20 each. No growlers. Limit 3 per customer per day.

Saturday, July 28 will be the public's first chance to purchase this special beer. Sales start at noon sharp and not before. 

We expect the crowlers to sell fast! These crowlers were purged of oxygen and filled from the bottom, meaning they can be aged for several years if they’re stored at cellar temp (65 or lower). We’d recommend trying one now and sticking one in the cellar to see how the flavors develop and round out over the next year.  

(If you're coming to grab a Saison and like good music, we also have Fernando Ufret from 3 PM - 6 PM on this day as well!)

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