Welcome to

The Open House events for
Glewwe's Castle Brewery, 
Prior Lake, Minnesota USA

Home Made Root Beer since 1994

People keep asking about how we do all the stuff we do,
so we decided to have an Open House to let them see for themselves.

Come Visit Us!

The brewery patio is open Saturdays for "Curb-side service" & Socializing
May thru September
11am - 4pm

We are also Open on specific Sundays
May thru September
1pm - 5pm

This Year's Sunday events (2024):  May 19, June 9, July 7, August 4, August 25, and September 15

And a Saturday event (2024):  August 10

What is can be better than relaxing with the traditional and public domain music of America?

What drink goes best with various music: Bluegrass?  Celtic?  Americana?  Yodeling?  Old Time?
Come find out with us.

with Special Musical Guests like:

Aubrey Connett, the Fair Haired Fiddler (Aug. 10)
2024 St. Olaf Graduate, Smart, and she plays fiddle too.

Ben Manning
Born in Bangor, Wales; he plays the guitar and occasionally picks up the mandolin;
he vocalizes old-timey songs

Ben Scruggs
Mankato-based musician playing original music in a folk/blues/americana style

Bill Cagley
Music of all ages for all ages; including
old time country, cowboy, sixties folk, bluegrass, and lots more

Broken Heartland String Band
Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk, Americana, Folk

Celtic Cat and Prairie Dog
Celtic and traditional Americana music

Double Down Daredevils (June 9)

Country Squirrels
Country & Swing

Elgin Foster (or his facebook page) (July 7)
Incorporating finger style, jazz, heavy metal and blues 

Flatt and Square
Folk and Celtic music 

Flemming Fold
Americana (bluegrass, country, old-time, gospel...) and Alpine folk music with yodeling

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Fuses an eclectic mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes with jazz and world/fusion elements

Greenwood Tree
Celtic music of the British Isles

Jugsluggers (May 19)
A tradition of fine acoustic music covering a wide range of genres

Lehto & Wright
Celtic, American folk and folk-rock

Long Time Gone (Sep. 15)
"Golden Era" of Bluegrass

Mac McPherson & Friends (Aug. 25)
Whatever comes to mind

Pete's Pool Hall
a mix of bluegrass, old-time country and traditional music

Platte Valley Boys

Pluralistic Society
a musical collage with a variety of musical genres

Prairie Potluck
bluegrass and no less

Pride of the Prairie (or their facebook page)
little bit of bluegrass, old-time and classic country music

Prairie Wind

Robert Bozaich
  Energetic, Fun, Nostalgic, Unforgettable & Prior Lake Local

 Steve West and the Northern Stars
unique blend of bluegrass, country, folk, and blues acoustic music

Switched at Birth
  unique blend of bluegrass, country, folk, and blues acoustic music

Tim Fast
  unique blend of bluegrass, country, folk, and blues acoustic music

U Can Jug or Nots
  Playing jug music, with Ukes, Cans, etc.  They might even have a jug.

Uncle Muskrat (Aug. 4)
Bluegrass & Americana

The Zillionaires (or their facebook page)
laying original music from a wide swath of musical styles. A variety band, yes indeed.

Or how about joining us with an afternoon of socializing

We have been known to provide some foods.
Especially if it is made with one of our beverages.

or you may bring and share some food and join the fun. 
Things that are always appreciated are:

Minnesota Hot Dish

Kettle of Soup, Chili or Booya

Summer Salad

Crackers, Sausage & Cheese


Watch fresh apples and pears ground into bits and pressed into fresh apple juice in September.
(just the first step for making true apple & pear cider)

How do you make apple juice?  cider?  What does it taste like?
Come find out with us.

Pairings with Lindt Chocolate!! 

What variation of chocolate goes with root beer? ginger beer?  other sodas? 
or how about ales?  wines?  ciders?
Come find out with us.

Check out our upcoming events for this year.

Here is a map & directions

Here are some things you may see and do.

People start arriving at 1pm and come 'n go most of the afternoon.

The humble brewery.

Demonstrations on apple pressing,

Demonstrations on soda making and bottling

and even talk on how to make beer, wine, cider and mead at home.

U Can Jug or Nots

Flemming Fold
            playing in 2013  Celtic
            Cat and Prairie Dog  Flatt and
or just sit back and listen to some local musicians

And a helpful staff, if you want to buy some of the sodas before you go home.

And maybe Laurel will forget to clothe Aphrodites.

It should be a wonderful day.  Thank you for your friendship over the years.

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