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October at Ed’s!!!

I’d like to begin by expressing my gratitude to Tom and Julie Fassbender and all the volunteers, production folks, musicians, and attendees for another great Boats and Bluegrass. It was an amazing time. I was so happy to be a part of it both as a vendor and a spectator. It’s a special event for Winona, and unlike any other festival I’ve ever been to. The weather was perfect, the music was spot on, and organization was impeccable.


October is filled with so much natural beauty and vibrancy. Like the squirrels gathering nuts ahead of the long winter, the people of Winona, are gathering experiences. Last of the year bike rides, hikes, camping adventures, and enjoying Ed’s backyard with a brew.
To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we have put together an incredible month of music and events.
Just take a peek at our calendar!

10/2 Dead Horses
10/3 The Weathered Heads
10/4 The People Brothers Band
10/7 Hoptoberfest Beer Club
10/8 Jacob Grippen
10/9 WSU Jazz
10/10 The Ericksons w/ Driftwood Bones
10/11 Farewell Milwaukee w/ Jaybone Bell and Restless Light
10/12 Mike Munson
10/15 Jake Ilika and guests
10/16 The Old Fashioneds
10/17 Apollo Cobra
10/18 Manfort
10/21 Homebrew Club
10/22 Jake Ilika and guests
10/24 Bomba De Luz and Frankie Lee
10/25 Green Room presents…
10/26 Mike Munson
10/29 Jake Ilika and guests: residency finale
10/31 Halloween with General B and The Wiz & Ali and The Scoundrels
11/1 Mike Munson and Mikkel Beckmen Album Release Party

I’d like to also make special mention of Jake Ilika’s Wednesday Night Residency, as this month it comes to a close. Jake has held this slot for two years now, and even after moving to the TC he still, more often than not, made the trip down to Winona to play here every week. We’ve watched him grow as a musician, become an incredible performer, build amazing projects with other musicians, and successfully take the plunge into working as a full-time artist. In November he picked up a regular Wed. Night gig a little closer to home, so his visits will be a little less frequent. We congratulate him on this next step in his journey towards success, and look forward to a great month of finales this October!!!

Tuesday Oct 7th is HOPTOBERFEST and Ed’s will host an IPA beer tasting, and you can vote for the IPA you’d like to see on draught year-round. We’ll have 7-8 fresh kegs of some of the world’s best IPA’s to try in a blind tasting, scoring sheets, snacks and prizes. Last year Founder’s Centennial IPA won the contest and has been featured at the pub on draught ever since. Previous winners include Summit Saga and Surly Furious. Who will win this year??? Stop on down and help us decide!

Once again, we’d also like to thank you all for all your support. Owning a business is sometimes a rocky road, with a lot of uncertainties and stumbling blocks, but when I stop down and see your smiling faces, when you come up to me really excited about the new beer you’re trying, when you’re getting down to one of the incredible acts playing on the stage, I realize the last seven and a half years have been so worth it. I’ve met some of the best folks that I’ve ever met anywhere at this bar. I’m humbled and eternally grateful that you choose us as your watering hole, whether you stop in a few times a week or once in a while when you’re buzzing through town. I couldn’t do this without you. We’ve built an amazing artistic community in Winona together. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Ed, Nate, Sarah, Ian, Sam, Jonathan, and Aliza!

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