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Autumn Brew Review

October 19 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Beer and brewers from all across Minnesota will be on-site for one of the largest and oldest annual celebrations of craft beer in Minnesota at the 19th annual Autumn Brew Review craft beer festival.

The non-profit outdoor festival, produced by and benefiting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, will feature unlimited beer from 100+ breweries, as well as non-alcoholic samples, a commemorative tasting glass, music, tasty food, vote in the “Best of Fest” awards, beer educational sessions & tours, and a good time to be had by all at this beautiful historic venue on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.


21+ Event | ID required at entry | Rain or Shine

  • Tickets & Information
  • Fest Entry & Transportation
  • Participating Breweries
  • Entertainment, Food, and Vendors
  • Partners
  • FAQ and ABR Guide

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

  • October 19, 2019
  • 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • Boom Island Park | Minneapolis, MN
  • $50 in Advance | $15 Sober Driver
  • 21+ photo ID required | no children, infants, or pets allowed
  • MNthusiast VIP tickets available on your Benefits Page!
  • 100+ Minnesota breweries and cideries
  • Limited, seasonal, and special releases
  • Gluten-free/reduced and N/A options
  • Music by Bill DeVille of United States of Americana
  • Bonfires and S’Mores tended by MPLS Fire Department
  • Fall-fest games, activities, and educational tours lead by MN brewers

View the Festival Map!

TICKET PURCHASING

Ticket price includes unlimited samples of craft beer, cider, seltzer, and more from 100+ MN breweries, a commemorative tasting glass, and access to all festival activities including petting zoo, lawn games, and S’more’s station. (Sober driver ticket holders wear a special wristband and do not receive a commemorative tasting glass.)

Proceeds from this festival help the MNCBG, as a nonprofit, support the breweries who participate.


***Please be aware that we will not accept duplicate tickets purchased on the second-hand market. If you must purchase a ticket on the secondary market, we suggest that you make the transfer AT the event to ensure the authenticity of your ticket. To be clear, if you purchase a duplicate ticket that has already been scanned, you will not get in. Purchased tickets are nonrefundable. ***

FESTIVAL ENTRY & EARLY CHECK-IN:

Take advantage of our ABR Marketplace!

Ticket holders will be able to check in to the festival grounds beginning at 3:30. Once your ticket is scanned and you are wristbanded, hang out in our ABR Marketplace – sample local goods from our vendors, relax in the shade of the gazebos, and scope out the festival layout. (Once wristbanded, you will not be able to exit/re-enter the fest grounds).


TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

There are plenty of transportation options for getting to and from Autumn Brew Review. Please plan a safe and sober ride to and from the event:

Bicycles: For Minnesota’s beer-loving cyclists, there will be numerous bike racks at this year’s Autumn Brew Review. Bike valet will be provided by Erik’s.

Public Transit: Metro Transit will be providing free rides to and from Autumn Brew Review. Claim your free ride by completing this survey!

Ride Share: Use address: 434 NE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55413 to be dropped off and picked up at our Ride Share loop.

Parking: There is free parking located in lots #1, 2, 3, and 5 in this parking map. Public parking will NOT be available in the surrounding neighborhood streets.

DDi: Driving You & Your Car Home. Safe.: ABR’s Official Designated Driver provider. DDI will have a booth in our Marketplace.

Taxi Services: Blue & White Taxi: 612-333-3333, Red & White Taxi: 612-871-1600, Yellow Cab: 612-888-8800

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

10K Brewing
3rd Act Brewery
612Brew
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Alloy Brewing Company
Angry Inch Brewing
August Schell Brewing Company
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Badger Hill Brewing
Bald Man Brewing
Barley John’s
Barrel Theory Beer Company
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Beaver Island Brewing Co
Bent Brewstillery
Bent Paddle Brewing Company
Big Wood Brewery
Birch’s Lowertown
Blacklist Brewing Co.
Blue Wolf Brewing Company
Boom Island Brewing
Brass Foundry Brewing Co.
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
Canal Park Brewing Co.
Castle Danger Brewery
Clutch Brewing Company
Copper Trail Brewing Co
Dangerous Man Brewing Co
Disgruntled Brewing
Drastic Measures Brewing
Dual Citizen Brewing
Eastlake Craft Brewery
ENKI Brewing Co
Excelsior Brewing Company
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
FINNEGANS Brew Co.
Fitger’s Brewhouse
Forager Brewery
Foxhole Brewhouse
Fulton brewery
Garphish Brewing Company
Giesenbräu Bier Co.
GLUEK BEER
Grand Rounds Brewing Company
Headflyer Brewing
Hoops Brewing
Imminent Brewing
Inbound BrewCo
Indeed Brewing Company
Insight Brewing Company
Invictus Brewing Co.
Jack Pine Brewery
Junkyard Brewing Company
Klockow Brewing Company
Lake Monster Brewing
Lake Superior Brewing
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
Lift Bridge Brewing Company
Little Thistle Brewing Co
LocAle Brewing Company
LTD Brewing Co.
LTS Brewing Company
Lupulin Brewing Company
LynLake Brewery
Mankato Brewery
Modist Brewing
Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub
OMNI Brewing
Pantown Brewing Company
Pryes Brewing Company
Revelation Ale Works
Rock Bottom Brewery
Saint Paul Brewing
Shakopee Brewhall
Sisyphus Brewing
Sociable Cider Werks
Spiral Brewery
Spilled Grain Brewhouse
Stacked Deck Brewing
Steel Toe Brewing
Surly Brewing Co.
Talking Waters Brewing Co
Tanzenwald Brewing Company
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
The Freehouse
The Lab
Third Street Brewhouse
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
Town Hall Brewery
u4ic Brewing, Inc.
Uncommon Loon Brewing Company
Under Pressure Brewing
Unmapped Brewing Co.
Urban Growler Brewing Company
Ursa Minor Brewing
Utepils
Venn Brewing Company
Wabasha Brewing Co.
Waconia Brewing Company
Wooden Hill Brewery

FEATURED MUSIC

Music by Bill DeVille, host of United States of Americana on 89.3 The Current
Delve into music with country and roots influences, covering genres like folk, bluegrass, and alt-country.

ACTIVITIES

  • S’Mores station by North Mallow, Country Malt Group, and the Mpls Fire Department
  • Petting Zoo by Duluth Goat Yoga
  • Steam-powered Brewing with ABC Brewing
  • Wiffle Ball Batting Cages by East Lake Craft Brewery
  • Bag Boards by Lakes and Legends Brewing Company
  • Velcro Axe Throwing by Blacklist Brewing
  • Pretzel Necklace making station by Omni Brewing

EDUCATIONAL TASTING TOURS

5:30 PM    Explore some of Minnesota’s best lagers with Austin Myhran, head brewer at 612Brew, and learn why old traditions are the future of craft beer.
6:30 PM     Adjuncts are here to stay! How and why brewers are adding ingredients other than water, hops, yeast, and malt with Danielle Callahan from The Lab.
7:30 PM    Taste the terroir of MN ingredients in MN beers with Jim Parejko, brewer & co-owner of LocAle Brewing Company

FOOD TRUCKS

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ABR Guide

Don’t miss any of the exciting features of the Autumn Brew Review beer fest!

Check out our ABR Guide and plan your fest!

FAQ

Are there group discounts at ABR?
Yes! If you purchase 10 or more tickets, we will waive the processing fees and take a discount off each ticket purchased. Please email us at info@mncraftbrew.org for more information!

Will there be tickets available day-of?
Not necessarily. MNCBG festivals often sell out. Purchase your tickets as soon as you are able to ensure you will get the General Admission and DD tickets your group needs. If we have tickets available day of, you will be able to purchase them online or at the festival entrance area.

Is this fest accessible?
ABR is held in a public park, entirely on sloped grass that may be wet, muddy, or soft. Portions of the festival grounds may be difficult to access via wheelchair. There will be 2 ADA compliant restroom stalls.

Can I bring my children or dog?
No. MNCBG festivals do not allow infants, children, or pets. Service animals are welcome.

How should I get there? 
Please plan a responsible ride to and from the festival. We encourage you to take advantage of free rides from Metro Transit (click here to claim your pass!), or a Ride Share/Taxi service. For more information, please see the Transportation section of this webpage.

How early should I arrive?
To avoid check-in lines, ABR will have early check-in.

Guests can begin the ticket/wristband process at 3:30 and wait for fest open in our ABR Marketplace. Once in the Marketplace, you will not be able to leave and re-enter. (There will be bathrooms and water access within the Marketplace.) At 5pm, anyone in the Marketplace will be immediately let into the festival to begin sampling. Once the Marketplace is full, early check-in will stop.

Will there be any special or rare beers?
Yes! You can find the beers being poured using our mobile app. Search “Autumn Brew Review” on Google or Android.

Will there be Gluten Free drinks and food?
Yes. Many breweries now produce Gluten-Reduced beer and will be pouring them at the fest. We will also have ~30 other GF/R options including ciders, meads, and hard seltzers. A number of our food trucks have V/Veg/GF options.

Will there be non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes. Brewers are bringing ~20 Minnesota-made N/A options that will be poured in their tents, including sodas, root beers, switchel, and seltzers. There will also be plenty of water.

Can I smoke/vape at ABR?

There will be a designated smoking area indicated on the festival map.

How do I vote for Best Beer and Most Festive Brewery?

Voting takes place on the app! Search “Autumn Brew Review” in your app store to download.

Can I bring…?

  • Bags – Yes. All bags will be checked at the gate.
  • Umbrellas – Yes.
  • Folding Chairs and Blankets – Yes – encouraged! There will be limited seating throughout the fest.
  • Snack Necklaces – Yes! All sorts of snack necklaces are welcome!
  • Food – No (with the exception of snack necklaces).
  • Drinks – One empty or sealed water bottle, or an empty camel-back type bag is allowed per person. There will be many locations to fill your water bottles in the Marketplace and the fest. No other outside drinks are allowed.

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Venue

Boom Island Park
724 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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