Monday, June 05, 2023

Books, Bicycling, and Beers 2023: Venn

6/3/2023 - Venn Brewing.  Thank you - last one for a while and I'm all caught up.  I'm not caught up on UK vacation photos, but now I can get back to a better pace.  I love the dogs at Venn. There are always a ton of them wandering around.  Arbeiter is dog friendly as well, but Venn seems to attract so many of them.  This guy was insistent that I provide belly rubs.  He was part of a wedding party and wearing his own tux.  Super cute.

Venn Groomsman Dog by:

Reading Sugar about how awful sugar has been for humanity and eating a giant, monster cookie that traveled up into south Minneapolis from Eagan just like me.  I think the cookie factory is at the far end of Diffley by Trail Stop Tavern, a stone's throw to the south of Thomson Reuters.
Venn Sugar Cookie by:

Venn is one of the closest breweries to me, but this was a long ride.  I pedaled along Minnehaha Creek and did the lakes loop, all the way around Bde Maka Ska [Lake].  About 40 miles total.  I was trying to get my timing right so I was at Angry Catfish cycling right around 4:00 p.m. as they were showing off a new line of bicycles and serving FREE root beer floats and beer [Voodoo, no sneaky extra local brewery this time].  I didn't buy a new 4000 dollar bicycle.  But I did lust after the many bicycle packs. I've got that new road bike and I don't want to drop a rack on it, so adding a stiff pack and underbar pack might be the ticket to allow me to use it for brewery tours as I HATE carrying a book in a backpack/bike bag.  I think I spent a full five hours of my afternoon on a bicycle, drinking, shopping tour.  There are worse ways to spend a day.

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