Border Battle Beer Festival settles lineup
In a battle of hops and malts, purple and green, cheese and... uh, lutefisk, Minnesota and Wisconsin brewers will head off against one another for the Border Battle Beer Fest 2. On September 7 at Somerset Amphitheater in Wisconsin, eight breweries from each state (16 in total) will be pitted against each other while sharing tasty brews, converting unbelievers, and representing the growing and varied local brew scene. Last year, awards went to Rush River Brewing Co. for the People's Choice with southwestern Minnesota's Brau Brothers claiming a Golden Firkin. Who is likely to bring home the prize this year?
In addition to beer samples galore, the festival involves live music from Walker Fields and the MTVs, camping, and numerous games, and live entertainment in addition to the beer focus.
A full of breweries to partake is as follows:
Minnesota Tonka Beer Company Flat Earth Brewing Excelsior Brewing Company Brau Brothers Brewing Co. Lucid Brewing Lift Bridge Brewing Co. Indeed Breewng Co. Badger Hill Brewing Wisconsin Central Waters Brewing Co Sprecher Rush River Brewing Co. Sand Creek Brewing Co. O'so Brewing Co. New Glarus Brewing Company Lucette Brewing Company American Sky
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