Food and Drink Festivals

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    August 15, 2014

    Harriet at Open Streets, Castle Danger's new space, and Newcastle's Blood-Red Ale

    After an August heavy in beer festivals, it's time to step back and relax with a pint or two at the many taprooms, new and old, around the state. Strongbow will be at Mackenzie on Friday, giving away merchandise and Twins tickets. Also on Friday, Tin Whiskers will feature a cask-conditioned IPA du ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    The Badger Hill 5K and St. Paul Beer Fest top our list of brew-based weekend activities

    Minnesota winter skipped straight into summer this year, and the great thing about summer, of course, is the beer festivals. After City Pages' own 22nd annual Beer Festival kicked off the season, the St. Paul Summer Beer Festival will hold its 6th annual event at the State Fairgrounds this weekend, ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    St. Paul Summer Beer Fest: Over 400 brews, Finch's Beer makes MN debut, and more

    On Saturday more than 4,000 thirsty patrons will gather to sample beers and talk shop at the sixth annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. The event itself will feature just over 100 breweries, both local and national, and several unique and specialty brews. The festival has doubled the number of partici ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Rain and local brews at 22nd annual City Pages Beer Festival

    The 22nd annual City Pages Beer Festival was a wet affair, but the steady rain wasn't enough to deter us and our fellow beer-lovers -- especially after the first dozen samples. The festival featured a variety of brewers, local and national, along with live music from Viva Knievel, Brian Boru Iris ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014
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    April 18, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Excelsior taproom reopens, Mankato releases Ceres Summer Ale

    Last weekend most of Minnesota's brewers were en route to Denver for the World Beer Cup. Six medals later, they've grabbed their return flights and are back serving suds to thirsty Minnesotans. This weekend brings a newly reopened taproom. Excelsior Brewing in, you got it, Excelsior, had a soft op ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Coming soon: Summit beer in a can

    Summit Brewing has announced plans for a canning line, starting production next year. While no specific plans are public yet, the brewery expects to can around three of their already established brews sometime in the second quarter of 2014, selling them in a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans. The cans will be ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Minnesota breweries take home top prizes at the Great American Beer Festival

    This past weekend in Denver, Colorado, brewers and beer enthusiasts turned out in droves from all over the country to sample submissions and select America's best beers at the Great American Beer Festival. From the nearly 5,000 individual beers entered for evaluation at the largest commercial b ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Get cheap tickets for the 2013 City Pages Beer Festival!

    Celebrate one of the defining markers of summer with us by hanging outside with old friends and new acquaintances, listening to live music with a brew in hand at the City Pages Beer Festival. Join us in raising a glass to the 21st year of the festival on Saturday, June 1, on the cheap. Find out how ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Weekend Events

    Finally, it's Friday, it's the start of Art-A-Whirl, and it's time to celebrate the end of Craft Beer Week with a cold brew or two... or more. With dozens of events, tappings, and releases going on all weekend, we picked a handful of events that are sure to be filled to the brim with fun and hops.

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    January 21, 2013

    Sample Buffalo Sweat and Italian classics this chilly Week in Food

    We know -- it's hard to muster the strength to leave your house when there's a minus in front of that all-important temperature digit. But trust us that it's worth it this week, whether you're rallying to go to the (outdoor) beer festival in St. Paul on Saturday or just driving over to the Four Firk ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Beer, cheese, and Julia Child's 100th this Week in Food

    It's clearly the summer of beer, or so our events list would suggest: Town Hall releases its latest brew, and the Twin Cities Beer Festival takes the Mall of America by storm this Week in Food. 8/7 Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>

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    May 28, 2012

    Beer plus cheese this epic Week in Food

    Sometimes our Week in Food just blends together perfectly, and this is a perfect example: Saturday is the City Pages Beer Festival, and Sunday is the Minnesota Cheese Festival. Is there any more perfect complement to beer than cheese? The rest of the week doesn't look bad either...

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    April 27, 2012

    City Pages Beer Festival coming June 2. Daily Deal tickets available now

    The 20th-annual City Pages Beer Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis near 10th and Hennepin on Saturday, June 2. The festival is your ticket to free, unlimited beer samples from dozens of brewers, including Lift Bridge, Finnegans, Goose Island, Lucid, Lucky Bucket, Northern, Sierra Nevada, and m ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Clearwater Beer Festival in Altoona, Wisconsin: An easy beer road trip

    Clearwater Beer Festival offers an alternative to sold-out local fests​Didn't get tickets to tomorrow's Surlyfest? Missed out on Summit's silver anniversary tickets too? Maybe you're just looking to get out of town. Well, beer fans, don't despair. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a beer festival opp ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Minneapolis Beer Fest coming in September

    The newest Twin Cities celebration of suds​Rumors have been swirling for months about the Minneapolis Beer Fest, but information has been hard to come by. It was almost as if the sponsors wanted to keep it a secret. The rumors were that it would be big. The first person to mention it to me, a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    This year's Autumn Brew Review will be twice the fun

    Tickets go on sale July 15th​This is the 11th year for Autumn Brew Review, the big fall beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and held in September on the grounds of the old Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast. Each year the Brew Review features the best that Minnesota brewe ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    February 7, 2011

    Winterfest 2011 reveals trends for Minnesota beer

    Mark RobertsBeer fans savor MN suds at Winterfest​The 2011 Winterfest beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild took place last Friday night at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. As beer festivals go, Winterfest is an intimate and elegant affair, if you can call 800 p ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Great River Road Wine Trail Holiday Food & Wine Festival

    Great River Road Wine TrailWine...with a view.​Book a holiday flight for just $20--a wine flight, that is, sampled via vintners along The Great River Road Wine Trail at this weekend's Holiday Food & Wine Festival. The Great River Road Wine Trail is made up 10 wineries located near the Mississ ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010
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    April 29, 2009