Brewery Book Club:  Thunderbolt Kid
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Brewery Book Club: Thunderbolt Kid

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Join us for the 6th meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018!  We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. 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.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s

Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)—in his head—as "The Thunderbolt Kid." 

Using this persona as a springboard, Bill Bryson re-creates the life of his family and his native city in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality—a life at once completely familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy. It was, he reminds us, a happy time, when automobiles and televisions and appliances (not to mention nuclear weapons) grew larger and more numerous with each passing year, and DDT, cigarettes, and the fallout from atmospheric testing were considered harmless or even good for you. He brings us into the life of his loving but eccentric family, including affectionate portraits of his father, a gifted sportswriter for the local paper and dedicated practitioner of isometric exercises, and OF his mother, whose job as the home furnishing editor for the same paper left her little time for practicing the domestic arts at home. The many readers of Bill Bryson’s earlier classic, A Walk in the Woods, will greet the reappearance in these pages of the immortal Stephen Katz, seen hijacking literally boxcar loads of beer. He is joined in the Bryson gallery of immortal characters by the demonically clever Willoughby brothers, who apply their scientific skills and can-do attitude to gleefully destructive ends. 

Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written. It will enchant anyone who has ever been young.

The book is available in paper, Kindle, and audio formats.  The audio format is read by the author.   

 

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Levi Smith
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

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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 Book Signing with Loretta Ellsworth
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Book Signing with Loretta Ellsworth

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Join us for a book signing with Mason City native Loretta Ellsworth, author of the novel Stars Over Clear Lake, which takes place in our own back yard  --  Clear Lake, and specifically the Surf Ballroom.  This is Loretta's very first book signing event in Mason City so we are very excited to have her!  Bring your own book for Loretta to sign, buy a book during the event ($20, cash sales only please), or just come to wish Loretta congrats on all her successes!  

More about Stars Over Clear Lake

Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret.

Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, the place where youth lost themselves to the brassy sounds and magnetic energy of the big band swing, where boys spent their last nights before shipping off to war―and where Lorraine herself was swept away by a star-crossed romance.

Returning to the ballroom for the first time in decades, Lorraine enters a dazzling world she thought long vanished. But as the sparkling past comes to life, so does the fateful encounter that forced her to choose between her heart and her duty all those years ago―and Lorraine must face the secret she’s buried ever since. Along the way, she’ll rediscover herself, her passion, and her capacity for resilience.

Set during the 1940s and the present and inspired by a real-life ballroom, Loretta Ellsworth’s Stars Over Clear Lake is a moving story of forbidden love, lost love, everlasting love―and self love. 

More About Loretta Ellsworth

From Mason City, Loretta is a former Spanish teacher and the author of four young adult novels: The Shrouding Woman, In Search of Mockingbird, In a Heartbeat, and Unforgettable. Her debut adult novel, Stars Over Clear Lake (May, 2017, St. Martin’s Press) is set in Clear Lake, Iowa. Her books have been awarded many accolades, including Teen’s Top Ten Finalist, ALA and IRA Notables, New York Library List of Books for the Teen Age, Midwest Bookseller’s Choice Honor Award, Midwest Connection’s Pick, BBCB Choice, NEMBA (North Eastern Minnesota Book Award) finalist, Rebecca Caudill Nominee, and Charlotte Award Nominee.   Loretta received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives with her husband and children in Lakeville, Minnesota.  When she’s not reading or writing, she’s usually playing tennis.

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Morgan Kahler
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Morgan Kahler

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Fat Hill Brewing is going a little bit country for a cozy after-work concert on Thursday, June 28!  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.

 


Back by popular demand, Osage's Piggyback Smoke Shack will be set up as a pop-up restaurant near the brew area for Morgan's concert on Thursday.  Mike and Heather will be serving a delectable menu of BBQ favorites from 5:30 PM until gone.  We will post the menu closer to the date.  Cash sales only for food.  

 

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July Sit-And-Knit
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

July 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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July Bottle Share
Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

July Bottle Share

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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Brad & Kate
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brad & Kate

Acoustic musicians Brad & Kate will make their triumphant return to our tap room in July.  We are still getting over their awesome shows here last March and December!

 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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Brewery Book Club:  Unaccustomed Earth
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brewery Book Club: Unaccustomed Earth

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Join us for the 7th meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018!  We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. 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.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

July's book is Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, our book club's first book of short stories.

About the book:

 “Glorious.... Showcases a considerable talent in full bloom.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Stunning.... Gorgeous.... Never before has Lahiri mined so perfectly the secrets of the human heart.” —USA Today

“A testament to Lahiri's emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer.” —The New York Times

“Lucid and revelatory.... Both universal and deeply felt.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Graceful and devastating.... A gorgeous, meticulous and inviting work ... of an artist wise in enigmas and human mystery.” —The Miami Herald

“Powerful.... Profound.... Haunting.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our most essential writers, Unaccustomed Earth exquisitely renders the most intricate workings of the heart and mind. 

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Fernando Ufret
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

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 cozy afternoon show!

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

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Andrew Hoyt
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Andrew Hoyt

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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 cozy afternoon show in the tap room.  

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Brewery Book Club:  Lab Girl
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Brewery Book Club: Lab Girl

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FHB Book Club meets once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. 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.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

August's book pick is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, parts of which take place in own back yard of southern Minnesota.  It's a best seller that both the critics and public loved, mixing both memoir and science, a combo our book club has enjoyed in the past.    

About Lab Girl:

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together. 

National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A New York Times Notable Book
 
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award 

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, SlateEntertainment WeeklyNewsdayMinneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews

 

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Dustin Prinz
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

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 a cozy fall afternoon. 

Learn more about Dustin:

http://www.dustinprinz.com

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

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

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The Hats
Sep
8
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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Ryne Doughty
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Ryne Doughty

 Photo by Roger D. Feldhans.

Photo by Roger D. Feldhans.

Join us for a cozy afternoon concert with Des Moines-based roots-americana musician Ryne Doughty! Ryne says he had a great show here in January so we're excited to have him back again.

Ryne's third studio album, "Under The Willow Tree", was released last winter and is now for sale at his live shows, iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Spotify. 

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

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


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. The hard-working, simple living, and friendly way of life of the Midwest shines through his music that is understated yet complex and rich with beauty and realness. 

Playing behind his third studio album, “Under the Willow Tree”, 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. Whether he's playing small or large venues, he is turning heads wherever he plays.

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. His live performance and studio albums alike will not leave you wanting. Doughty’s main passion in life is to share his music with the very people who help influence it; the real, hard working, everyday people that make this beautiful world go around."

Photo by Roger D. Feldhans.

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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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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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Matt Woods
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Matt Woods

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

J. Jeffrey Messerole

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ulti-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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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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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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The Home Fires
Nov
30
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.  Come and join us for a cozy afternoon!

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Chad Elliott
Dec
13
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 album will be released in 2018.  This cozy after-work concert in the taproom is, as usual, free of charge.

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T-shirt Printing Pop-up
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

T-shirt Printing Pop-up

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Stumped on Father's Day presents this year? No worries, we have a super unique gift idea - and it will be fun for you, too! Pop-up screen-printers The Side Garage from Des Moines are coming up to spend the day before Father's Day in the taproom to help everyone make last-minute gifts for their dads (or WITH their dads). Choose from 3 different beer fan designs on 3 colors of super soft uni-sex 50/50 poly-cotton blend t-shirts. $20 gets you the t-shirt, design, hands-on screen printing experience, AND one beer/cider/root beer to celebrate your masterpiece with. Not shopping for Father's Day? No problem! The designs are great for any beer fan, including yourself! The Side Garage designed these shirts just for FHB, so you can't get them anywhere else. Our favorite design is the one that features #drinklocal Mason City!

(Cash or credit card accepted for t-shirt sales. No appointment time necessary. Please just go talk to the print crew when you're ready to make your shirt.)

BONUS:  Fred Love will be live in the taproom from 3pm - 6pm to entertain you.

 Photo by The Side Garage

Photo by The Side Garage

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Fred Love
Jun
16
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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Ruthless Ruth
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ruthless Ruth

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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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Juni West
Jun
9
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.  Brent Estlund will joining the show on cajon.  

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

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Intro To Hand Quilting
Jun
9
2:30 PM14:30

Intro To Hand Quilting

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Join us for craft beer and hand quilting!  And these are not your grandma's quilting projects.  Riane of ultra-modern Vessel Quilts in Des Moines will lead a hand quilting workshop at FHB where attendees can create a unique, one-of-a-kind pillow cover. Together you'll explore the basics of the fun and easy big-stitch hand quilting method. Riane will also share her techniques for designing a modern quilting motif for a minimalist design. By the end of class, you’ll have a 14" hand-quilted pillow cover that will add a stylish accent to your home.*

*Some students may need to finish at home, but instructions will be provided.

Materials provided: pillow top, batting, backing fabric, sashiko thread and needle, pillow pattern and finishing instructions
Not provided: pillow form

$40 per registrant. Participants also get one free beer, cider, or root beer!

Click here to reserve and pre-pay for your spot (required).

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Sit-And-Knit
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

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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Speed Friending
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Speed Friending

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It's like speed dating, except without the funny business!

Meeting new people sometimes can be tough, especially as an adult.  Maybe you're new in town, maybe you work odd hours, maybe the people at work aren’t friend-able, maybe everyone you meet already has a clique.  We have come up with this speed friending event as a super easy way for you to do some fun, casual networking with Mason City-area folks.  It's free, no-pressure, all ages 21+ are welcome, and no contact info is exchanged (unless you and your new friend take that initiative).  The more people you know around town, the more it feels like home-  trust us on that!

 

Here's how it works:

 

Wednesday, June 6

6 PM - 7 PM-  Sign up at the bar to be included in speed friending and get your name tag

7 PM-  You'll be given a starting place to either sit or rotate from.  (They'll be conversation prompts at your table if you need them)

7:05 PM- 8:00 PM -  You'll talk to whomever you're sitting with for exactly five minutes, until we ring the bell, repeating until you've chatted with everyone at speed friending or until it's 8:00 PM

8:00 PM-  Stay and chat if you'd like with all your new friends

 

Questions?  Email molly@fathillbrewing.com.  

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Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour

FHB brewer Jake will lead a small-sized class on Saturday, June 2 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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The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League
May
31
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 on June
3rd, 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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Piggyback Smoke Shack Pop-up

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Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 PM - sold out

Back by popular demand, Osage's Piggyback Smoke Shack will be set up as a pop-up restaurant near the brew area for the GATL concert on Thursday.  Mike and Heather will be serving this delectable menu from 5:30 PM until sold out:  Meaty Smoked Baby Back Rib Boats, Footlong Smoked Beef Brats (Purple Ribbon Beef!), and Smoke Shack 'Slaw.  They will also have amazing BBQ pizzas in the following flavors:

Ray-Jay BBQ Pizza:  cheese sauce, brisket, red onion, fresh mushroom, Gouda & mozzarella, Farm Boy BBQ sauce
Snag-N-Drag BBQ Pizza:  Memphis sauce, pulled pork, slaw, cheddar
KBG BBQ Pizza:  Cream cheese spread, smoked brisket, cheese blend, and Blue-Que sauce
Cheeselock BBQ Pizza:  Cheese sauce + Mac and cheese, smoked meat ends

Cash only sales for food, please.  

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Pie Flight Night
May
30
4:00 PM16:00

Pie Flight Night

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We're pairing four delicious little sweet or savory pie slices from our friends at Mad Batters Bakery 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!

Your $20 ticket price includes the little pie slices flight and accompanying beers (four pie slices/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 meat, nuts, or dairy products.)

Come in any time between 4 PM and 9 PM on Wednesday, May 30 to claim your goodies.

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for pie 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 get your tickets!

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Natascha Myers
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Natascha Myers

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Waterloo native Natascha Myers is currently living in Nashville pursuing her dream of being a singer-songwriter.  She's home for a visit though so we were lucky enough to book her for a cozy (and free) Thursday evening concert in the tap room!  

Natascha's influences range far and wide and she loves many genres of music, so expect to hear a variety of tunes during her show.  She's influenced by the country scene in Nashville, her favorite oldies, and current favorites like Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.  Expect her to put her own spin on covers you know, sometimes in a really unexpected way.  She can make a Blink 182 song into a ballad, for example!  In addition to singing and writing her own music, Natascha plays guitar, piano, and dabbles with the banjo.  Natascha independently produced and released her debut EP, Do Not Go Gentle, in July 2016 

This Thursday is the first day of the 2018 Band Festival so after the 6 PM Middle School band concert in the plaza, come have a beer with us and Natascha.  The carnival will be open that night from 6 PM - 8 PM.

More info about Natascha:

www.nataschamyers.com

https://soundcloud.com/user-465107127

www.facebook.com/nataschamyersmusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3sFoJhRJ9RUB4AIjYrasAg



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Free Brewery Tours + The Lunch Wagon Food Truck
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Free Brewery Tours + The Lunch Wagon Food Truck

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American Craft Beer Week (May 14 - 20) celebrates the community and culture of independent brewers across the US. We're honoring the occasion with awesome food and free behind-the-scenes tours all afternoon on May 19! We don't otherwise do free public tours, so this is a rare chance to get a peak at the brew area and have Brewer Jake explain the brewing process to you. 

Tours of our brew area of about 30 minutes each will take place at 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM. Tours are free but each group is limited to 15 people. Sign up is done through clipboards at the bar that day. 

To keep everyone fed, The Lunch Wagon food truck will be serving from noon - sold out. Their menu for Saturday is:  Philly cheese steaks, bacon mac'n cheese cheesy BLTs, walking tacos, bowls of mac n' cheese, and classic grilled cheese sandwiches.  Yes you heard that right  --  they put mac n' cheese on sandwiches!  (It's flippin amazing.)  Don't worry, they give you a fork!

Share your brewery tour experience with the #seektheseal hashtag. (Launched this year by the Brewers Association, the independent craft brewer seal helps consumers know who their beer comes from. Brewer Jake will talk about this a bit during the tour.) 

We are extremely proud of to be a 100% locally-owned independent brewery and can't wait to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with you!

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MJM Acoustics
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

MJM Acoustics

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Join us for this super-casual after-work concert in the taproom and start your weekend early!  Clear Lake band MJM Acoustics is made up of Michael King (Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Percussion), Janell Graves (Vocalist), and Michael Thompson (Guitar/Vocals/Percussion/Bass), as well as sometimes other musician friends who occasionally pop in for a song or two.  Fans of all genres of music, the group has been influenced by artists as diverse as Shawn Mullins, David Gray, Jack Johnson, and Dave Matthews, and sprinkle their sets with some original songs as well as familiar favorites. 

No admission fee.    

For more info on MJM Acoustics: 

https://www.facebook.com/mJmAcousticsMC/

https://www.mjmacoustics.org/

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Brewery Book Club:  For Whom the Bell Tolls
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Brewery Book Club: For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Join us for the 5th meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018!  We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. 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.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

For the description of the book, we will refer to the 1940 review in Time Magazine:

"For Whom the Bell Tolls is 1) a great Hemingway love story; 2) a tense story of adventure in war; 3) a grave and sombre tragedy of Spanish peasants fighting for their lives. But above all it is about death. The plot is simple, about a bridge over a deep gorge behind Franco’s lines. Robert Jordan, a young American International Brigader, is ordered to blow up the bridge. He must get help from the guerrillas who live in Franco’s territory. The bridge must be destroyed at the precise moment when a big Loyalist offensive begins. If the bridge can be destroyed, the offensive may succeed. If the offensive succeeds, the struggle of the human race against fascism may be advanced a step. The courage of the Spanish peasants is linked to the fate of all mankind."

The book is available in paper, Kindle, and audio formats.    

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Jessica McClintock
May
12
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 Saturday, May 12!  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 and is excited to graduate in July.   

No addmission fee.

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Brewery Book Club:  Homegoing
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brewery Book Club: Homegoing

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UPDATE: Due to weather this meeting has to be rescheduled...and because of scheduling conflicts, the new meeting time is not until Wednesday, May 9 at 7 PM. Sorry folks! Book club referee Molly will have some treats for the group that night in order to makeup for the delay. 

 

Join us for the 4th meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018!  We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. 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.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed-and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation. 

This is one of the most-awarded, "buzzy" books on our book club reading list this year.  Here's the long list of its awards, etc.:  Overview Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

The book is available in paper, Kindle, and audio formats.   

More about the book

Please refer to this review in the New York Times.  

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Matt Hannah
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Matt Hannah

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Matt Hannah is a Michigan-native and Minneapolis-based folk Americana singer-songwriter. His music has been heard on KCMP The Current (MPLS) and 100 other radio stations around the country, and he has performed throughout the midwest including at the Mid West Music Fest. His sophomore album, Dreamland, was released in February 2017.  He'll play some originals and some covers inspired by his musicial influences, which he cites as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams.  Join us for this cozy afternoon show in the tap room!  No admission fee.  

For more information on Matt:

matthannah.bandcamp.com

http://www.matthannahmusic.com/

 

 

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Tarot Card Readings (SOLD OUT)
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Tarot Card Readings (SOLD OUT)

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Toni of Toni's Tarot here in Mason City will be spending the afternoon in the tap room on Saturday, April 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 $20. 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-42649861885

 

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Joshua Sinclair
Apr
26
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.  

One more reason to be very excited for Thursday! Back by popular (loud, insistent, crazy-eyed) demand by their fans, Osage's Piggyback Smoke Shack will be set up as a pop-up restaurant near the brew area for the Joshua Sinclair concert on Thursday. Mike and Heather will be serving this delectable menu from 5:30 PM until sold out:

- gouda stuffed smoke pork burgers
- rib boats
- smoked sliced turkey sandwiches
- smoke shack slaw
- cheesy taters

Cash only sales for food, please.

 

For more info about Joshua, please visit:

www.joshuasinclair.com

www.facebook.com/joshuasinclairmusic

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Fundraiser for MS Research
Apr
21
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 Walk MS: Mason City, IA 2018 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 (https://bit.ly/2J1bBdc) 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 April 21 will be donated, as well as ALL our tips. 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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Chris Powell
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Powell

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Get ready for a night of hearing your favorite songs, with a new twist!  Chris Powell is a performer out of Des Moines who has classical training in music, specifically in jazz and opera.  He's a piano-lounge type of singer/piano player with a big voice and even bigger song list.  Please join us for this super casual after-work show in the taproom!  No admission fee.  

For more about Chris: 

 https://www.facebook.com/chrispowell515/ 

http://www.chrispowell515.com/

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Port Barrel-Aged Belgian Golden Strong Release Day
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Port Barrel-Aged Belgian Golden Strong Release Day

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This deep-copper stunner started its life as our Belgian Golden Strong, walloping your taste buds with tropical fruit flavors created by a special strain of Belgian yeast. To take this beer to the next level we aged it for 8 months in Mexican Port barrels. The flavors of this fortified wine mingle with those flavors to create a spectacular alliance. (11% abv - 13 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 100 and no more for $20 each. No growlers. Limit 3 per customer per day.

Saturday, April 14 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 Belgian Golden and like good music, we also have Minneapolis duo The Home Fires from 3 PM - 6 PM on this day as well!)

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Local Meats Flight Night  (SOLD OUT)
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Local Meats Flight Night (SOLD OUT)

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We are teaming up with local food and nutrition enthusiasts Simply Nourished in Clear Lake to bring 50 lucky ticket holders a special taste of north Iowa! Four locally sourced meaty mini appetizers. Four locally made beers. A match made in carnivore heaven!

Your $20 ticket price includes the local meats flight and accompanying beers (four meats/four 5 oz beers), and crackers. No substitutions. (Although the final menu is yet to be set, it is likely this event will be unsuitable for anyone who avoids pork, beef, chicken, lamb, nuts, or dairy products.)

Come in any time between 4 PM and 10 PM on Wednesday, April 11 to claim your goodies.

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for meat 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 grab your spot!

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Kevin Boehnke
Apr
7
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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Sit-And-Knit
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

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!

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

Questions?  Please email Hooked on Yarn representative Sophia Walsh at srgwalsh@gmail.com.

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Jordan Mayland
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

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!

A quick reminder to come HUNGRY to Jordan's show! Piggyback Smoke Shack will be running a pop-up restaurant near the brew area.  Menu is ribs, wings, Raspberry-BBQ smoked pork sandwiches, Slaw, & Beans..  Their food is seriously SO GOOD and this is a great chance to get some without driving all the way to Osage.  (Cash sales only for food.)  

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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Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour (SOLD OUT)
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Craft Beer Mini Class & Brewery Production Tour (SOLD OUT)

FHB brewer Jake will lead a small-sized class on Saturday, March 31 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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Levi Smith
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

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.

A quick reminder to come HUNGRY to Levi's show on Thursday! Piggyback Smoke Shack will be running a pop-up restaurant near the brew area (5 PM until sold out). The menu for Thursday is sliced smoked pork sandwiches, smoked mac-n-cheese, wing boats, and rib boats.  Their food is seriously SO GOOD and this is a great chance to get some without driving all the way to Osage.  (Cash sales only for food.)  

Cheers to a fun night with music and food!

No admission fee.  

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

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Cupcake Flight Night
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Cupcake Flight Night

 Last year's cupcake flight

Last year's cupcake flight

We had such a good time with last year with our sold-out cupcake flight night, we're doing it again! All different beer. All different cupcakes.

We're pairing four delicious mini cupcakes from Grandma Sugar's Cupcakery with four taster size Fat Hill Brewing beers. Although the final menu is yet to be set, start dreaming of a key lime cupcake with a crisp IPA, a chocolate pretzel cupcake with a roasty porter, caramel apple cupcake with a malty Dublin Red ale... the possibilities are endless! Different flavors in the cupcakes bring out flavors in the beer you may not have noticed before. It's a fun way to re-learn a beer you're already friends with ...and an easy way to try new ones.

Your $15 ticket price includes the cupcake flight and accompanying beers (four cupcakes/four beers). No substitutions.

Come in any time we're open on Wednesday, March 28 to claim your goodies! (4pm to 10pm, as we close at 11 pm)

Tickets are required for this event. Walk-in requests for cupcake 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 50 tickets available for this event.)

No refunds on tickets.

Click here to reserve your spot!

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