Before opening the doors to 10K Brewing we had two goals. With stride, struggle, and success we have certainly exceeded our goal of providing a rotating selection of craft beer with regular new beer releases and returning favorites. We have also succeeded in our goal of delivering a rotating selection of entertainment with live music performances, Comedy nights, crafts and more! Now we are going all in on live music and entertainment, starting the journey of a brewery and entertainment venue.
Over the last year we have worked hard to deliver entertainment that pairs well with our mission of “Nice Beer. Nice People.” We have never charged a cover, we work with local musicians as much as possible booking them first and we treat our musicians like we treat our employees making sure our bookings stay mutually beneficial. You even voted us “Best Place To Hear Live Music” through the Anoka County Shopper in 2016. Though live entertainment was one of our primary goals, it has always been secondary for us and for good reason. We are first and foremost a brewery. Procuring the tools we need to brew better beer and improving ourselves as brewers was priority. But now that we have taken a strong hold on the brewing forefront, we are making becoming Anoka’s top live entertainment venue one of our primary objectives as well. We often refer to our mission of “Nice Beer. Nice People” as a challenge to our commitments. Add Nice Music to that list.
Delivering On Our Commitment
If you have come for a comedy show, bingo or trivia night in the past, you may have found it difficult to hear, even hard to enjoy. In the last month we have installed a house sound system which bands, duos, and solo acts may use to deliver crystal clear sound throughout the taproom. The sound system offers a slew of other benefits including allowing smaller acts without their own system to play and more floor space for you to enjoy shows. In addition, we are doing away with the speakers that delivered radio static and have pervade in serving background music up until now. We have increased our music licensing to allow bands to play a wider range of music and allow us to play popular recorded music while you enjoy your beer.
Stay In The Know
We are now offering entertainment every night. Our goal in the coming months is to make you more aware of what options are available in the taproom. We currently use a calendar on our website and Facebook Events to deliver this information. Soon you will be able to receive bi-monthly text messages with our entertainment schedule. Just text NICE MUSIC to 81018 to get on board!
The Road Ahead
We have much more in store for this year to come including adding an open mic night for both comedians and musicians alike. You will also see an even wider spread of performances and activities in the taproom. We are very fortunate to have our brewery in Anoka. One of the best places for live entertainment in Minnesota, where you need not go far to find world class talent. We cannot thank the performers enough for making that possible.
Thank you for continuing to support us and here is to exciting things to come. Cheers!