Hops and Spice and Everything Nice

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • 6 p.m.
  • Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom

It's a St. Kate's fall tradition! Join St. Kate's grads, students, family and friends for Katiefest. The event features Oktoberfest-themed food, sampling of local beers and wines, and a photo booth.

Your vote counts! Everyone who attends is able to vote for their favorite beer or wine, with the winning brewery/winery earning the opportunity to sell its product at The O'Shaughnessy.



$10 – Designated Drivers (food and non-alcoholic beverages only)
$10 – St. Kate's Students (must show student ID at check in and be 21+)
$15 – Alumnae/i, Family and Friends (advance ticket purchase online by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12)
$20 – Alumnae/i, Family and Friends (at the door)

This is a 21+ event. Be prepared to show valid ID.

Participating Breweries & Wineries

Bad Weather Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom in St. Paul, Minnesota, brewing beers for any season. The menu is constantly changing, whether it is a new seasonal, cask, nitro or soda there will always be something new and (certainly) delicious.

bad weather brewing website

The Burning Brothers, Dane and Thom, met in their late teens, and proceeded to do typical young guy activities. Realizing that fire tricks from a lighter weren’t so awe inspiring, they decided to run away and join the circus, where they could learn to eat fire for real. Circuses being in short supply in rural Minnesota, they joined up with the Renaissance Festival instead, where they learned from a professional. Travelling the circuit, sticking flaming torches in each other’s mouths, and sharing a tent trailer cemented their friendship.

Fast forward through marriages, wives and children. They realized they didn’t hang out anymore, and needed to fix that. Finding that they both did home brewing, they decided it would be a cool thing to do together. In fact, they enjoyed it enough to open their own microbrewery, and came up with a business plan. Then, Dane was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which meant no gluten, and even worse, no beer.

Dane tried multiple gluten-free beers that were on the market, and realized gluten-free people were being deprived of beer that tasted like beer. With new-found determination, the pair set out to brew something they would like to drink together.

Burning Brothers believes the only way to brew great gluten-free beer is to make it in a dedicated gluten-free facility. This means their beer is crafted using completely gluten-free grains, never containing wheat, barley or rye. Instead, they brew great-tasting beers that you KNOW are truly gluten-free.

burning brothers brewing website

Urban Growler Brewing Company, the first women-owned brewery in the state of Minnesota, was opened in July 2014 by Head Brewer Deb Loch and her partner Jill Pavlak. These two combined their complementary skills and passions to create great beer, food and space for everyone.

Urban Growler is located in St. Paul, in the middle between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. They make traditional beers and a wide variety of specialty brews with a local twist.

urban growler website