Hey speaking of all this beer made here in MPLS + STPL + MN, many of us have friends who will still not drink homegrown beers because they’re stubbornly still clinging to their Miller Lite—maybe adding olives to try and fancy it up out of frustration (srsly, it’s a thing)—but now you can use that friend to get tix to The Beer Dabbler beer sampling party. The folks behind the event and The Growler mag have launched a new contest, complete with a faux “As Seen on TV” commercial, where you make a video submission of a friend who doesn’t like craft beer, tag it #craftconvert, and the four winners get tix and their friends get guidance from a craft beer counselor. It’s worth trying: This next installment of the Summer Beer Dabbler on Aug 15th will have Human Foosball, a silent disco, and music from Actual Wolf, Eleganza!, BBGUN, and Heiruspecs.