Brau said the hopfest is a way for people to check out the brewery and “be more comfortable in coming here.”
“They are a good local band,” he said. “Then Saturday we have a pretty good variety of music – bluegrass, country, rock. Sunday is Larry Olsen, and he plays classic polka.”
The Saturday lineup includes Cousin Dad, which plays acoustic, bluegrass and new traditional and The Fattenin’ Frogs, a six-member roots rock ‘n’ roll band from Minneapolis. Wildhawg covers musicians such as Tom Petty, Joan Jett and Dwight Yoakum.
An in-house band, the Hoffstevens and the Lowfills, will perform Saturday in between other musical acts, said Brau Brothers employee Ross Eaton, who is in the band.
“We’ll do classic ’90s covers and some original songs,” Eaton said.
In addition to music, the Hopfest will have a grill outside.