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Cocktails at the Castle: Hot Shop Herring - Glass Blowout

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The American Swedish Institute, The Current, Yelp! and Indeed Brewing invite you to the hottest party of the summer:

Cocktails at the Castle: Hot Shop Herring Glass Blow Out

Tickets available here:

Join us for a night full of glass blowing, outdoor games, live music, creative antics, street food and cocktails by FIKA, and DIY glass art at the American Swedish Institute’s historic Turnblad castle and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center.

The evening features live music by local bands and artists Southside Desire and The Golden Bubbles.

Cocktails at the Castle is putting a contemporary Minnesota spin on the Swedish tradition of a hyttsill—where folks gather to watch glass artists create while sharing a meal and drink (or two). Hyttsill literally translates to “hot shop herring.” At ASI, we’ll fire up the grill and tap the keg at multiple bars across the grounds in what is sure to be one of the most innovative parties of the summer.

Live local music by Southside Desire and The Golden Bubbles. 

Street food and signature cocktails by FIKA, Ice Cream by Pumphouse Creamery

Multiple bars across the ASI grounds

Beer from Indeed Brewing

Explore ASI’s new glasswork exhibit, Pull Twist Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Crystal.  

Glass blowing demonstrations by Swedish glass artist Fredrik Nielsen, Sweden’s post punk rebellious master glass blower of sorts.

DIY Glass Art

Performances by Theater Coup d’Etat

Kubb Competition hosted by Minnesota Kubb—learn the traditional Swedish lawn game that pairs great with beer!

Elements of the Unexpected throughout the night and in the mansion.


$10 in advance plus fees/$12 at the door

Tickets available here:

ASI members and bikers that check in their helmets get $1 off drinks all night!

Check-in to Cocktails at the Castle on Yelp’s smartphone app or show your Uber receipt and get $1 off of your first drink. (Maximum $1 off per drink; offers cannot be combined.)

Ride to Cocktails at the Castle in style for free* with Uber! Download the app for iPhone or Android and enter promo CASTLEMSP, or sign up at Request 5-10 minutes before needing a ride by setting your pickup location, and you'll receive a text when your car has arrived. Hop in, and ride in Uber style!   *Up to $30 off. Valid MSP only. Expires 7/31/13.

Official Sponsors: 89.3 The Current, Yelp!, Icelandic Glacial Water, Indeed Brewing

Partners: Minnesota Kubb, Pumphouse Creamery, Theater Coup d’Etat, FOCI- Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

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