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Brewery, Restaurant, & Craft Cocktails

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

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Premier bourbon & craft cocktails

In addition to our 16 house taps, we’ve partnered with Ryan Brubaker of Brubaker Acres to bring premier whiskey to downtown Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Our selection includes a wide variety of top whiskeys…and a few elusive ones too. Whether you like your bourbon neat or over ice, we have you covered. Curious to try a few different options? Go ahead and get yourself a flight. Looking for something a little sweeter? We’ve got Blanton’s barrel aged cherries, bitters, and syrup to make you the best Old Fashioned you’ve had yet.
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Live music

Join us in the taproom for the best live music scene in the Grand Rapids and Itasca area. From local luminaries like Wild Horses to open mic night, live music is our jam.


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Community Chorus at RBC!

Community Chorus at RBC!

May 31, 6:00pm - May 31, 8:00pm

Join us in the Taproom for a sign-along event hosted by the Itasca Community Chorus featuring beer-themed songs and other favorites!

Open to the public from 6-8PM, this lively event invites everyone to participate and enjoy the interactive experience. Bring your friends, family, and singing voice for a memorable evening of music, laughter, and craft beers on tap.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate the joy of music in our community!
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LaPlant Road at RBC!

LaPlant Road at RBC!

Jun 1, 7:00pm

LaPlant Road is Emily LaPlant and Liz Ashworth, two friends who found life in the music of LaPlant Rd

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Sam Miltich & Friends at RBC!

Sam Miltich & Friends at RBC!

Jun 2, 4:00pm

Join us for music by Sam Miltich, joined by Leah Lemm, Tony Balluff, and Nathan Norman in the Taproom!

𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐒𝐚𝐦 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐡:
Sam Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. Sam burst on the scene in his teens as a young lion of gypsy jazz, joining Paul Mehling's Hot Club of San Francisco and touring internationally with the world-renowned Robin Nolan Trio. Sam's fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small town bars on the Iron Range to Lincoln Center.

In addition to fronting his own band, the Clearwater Hot Club, Sam records and performs extensively with Minneapolis-based jazz singers, Connie Evingson and Charmin Michelle; legendary Twin Cities saxophonist Dave Karr; and Dutch swing violin maestro, Tim Kliphuis. Sam has also collaborated with mandolin virtuoso Peter Ostroushko and classical guitarist Joan Griffith. In 2010, he received a grant to study intensively with Belgian guitar icon Fapy Lafertin and has since then received many more regional and federal arts grants to further his musical development and creative projects. In addition to gypsy swing and traditional jazz Sam's musical interests include Brazilian choro, French musette, Eastern European tamburitza, and other forms of traditional folk music.

By choice, Sam lives in northern Minnesota, performing at a very high level while maintaining life in a working class, small-town setting. Sam is committed to bringing world-class jazz to a part of the country where live jazz performances are otherwise quite rare. In addition to a busy touring schedule, Sam also hosts a weekly Jazz at the VFW night in his home town of Grand Rapids, MN where audiences can expect to see frequent cameo appearances by well-known musicians from the Twin Cities and beyond. He also organizes the Itasca Orchestra String Program Summer Jazz Camp which teaches young classically-trained musicians how to improvise.
Sam has also been featured on National Public Radio's “Weekend Edition,” and performed for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. He also hosted his own radio program "Sam and Friends" which showcased a year of interviews with renown Minnesota jazz musicians for KAXE radio.
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Landscapes at RBC!

Landscapes at RBC!

Jun 2, 7:00pm

Duluth-based Landscapes is an all-original and instrumental four-piece group with a sound that can best be described as improvisational groove and soul. Featuring influences from various genres including soul, jazz, blues, funk and pop, Landscapes’ sound can swing from moody, atmospheric layers to rhythmic jam band grooves. Playing at conversation-level volumes, Landscapes’ music can simultaneously please casual listeners and intrigue those seeking a unique live music experience.... See MoreSee Less

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