56 Brewing already has renown as a pet-friendly taproom—called out in several dog-friendly patio roundups—but they’re embracing this identity hardcore this weekend by bringing in some farm animals direct from Scandia’s Happy Tails Mobile Petting Zoo! (How do we get a job there, btw?) It’s their first petting zoo event, hopefully of many, plus this preps us all for the state fair: wash those digits between petting and cheese curds. Pigs, goat and sheep are promised (no word if that’s Babe-style or pot-bellied for the pigs) and 56 Brewing’s underappreciated brews will help everyone without (human) kids have fun, too. Saturday, August 11th, 1-4 PM.Isabelle Wattenberg

56 Brewing, 3055 Columbia Ave NE, Suite #102, MPLS; 56brewing.com