As the holiday season comes into full swing, many revelers are looking for a fun way to spice up the mundane activities included with the myriad of winter festivities. Your approach to how you organize and celebrate your holidays with friends and loved ones can help set the tone for holiday spirit and end the year the right way. The Herkimer is proud to be your go-to brewery bar in Minnesota for just this occasion! Our brew pub in Minneapolis provides quality food options in conjunction with our craft brews to create an experience that you won’t soon forget! With fun events and an unbeatable atmosphere, we’re confident that your holiday party will be a hit at The Herkimer.

Secret santas are fun, but having a beer with your undercover Claus can take your holiday spirit to the next level. Today, we’ll continue to discuss the logistics of throwing a beer exchange party in order to help your friends and loved ones say “Bah, humbug!” to having an ordinary event.

Pairing with Delicious Foods

Having a gift exchange in the form of beer can create an exciting event for anyone who is looking to expand their brew knowledge, but delicious ale can only truly be enjoyed when consumed in conjunction with deliciously paired confectionary items. Our blog series has looked into the ideal combinations of food and beer, so be sure to do some research before throwing your party! After setting a theme and style for the selected brews at your party, spend some time investigating which food item will provide the most pleasure when it’s time to eat. Many brave individuals have found great success with dips, chips, wings, pretzels, and an assortment of other appetizers to complement the full palate of flavor offered by the beers from such prestigious places as our Minneapolis sports bar and grill. The Herkimer is proud to provide the baked goods your mouth needs help create a truly memorable event.

Fun Tips to Mix It Up

This is your party, and you can spruce it up however you want! Many revelers have come to expect a standard for how holiday parties go, giving you the perfect chance to make it memorable. Those who like to live a little fancier can bring a food item that they have paired with their beer gift, upping the ante for others who are craving that tasty combination. Other festivity fans have been known to introduce new or changing rules into the gift exchange, transforming it more into a “Simon Says” game that can result in the loser drinking their alcoholic beverage or losing their prized beer bounty. Want to make things interesting? You can place an unwanted beer or not-so-great beverage into the mix to have partygoers compete for who is the last to find their musical chair (or beer, in this case!).

No matter what you decide to do, be sure to focus on being festive and fun with all activities. Anyone considering a craft beer pub for their holiday celebrations can benefit from visiting The Herkimer before going into full-on holiday mode. Our brew pub in Minneapolis strives to deliver delicious brews and unbeatable foods to deliver you with a memorable culinary experience. Contact us today to learn more or reserve your table to begin planning your holiday beer exchange!