General Admission tickets include:
VIP Early Entry – VIP Early Entry tickets are more than GA tickets and, in addition to the above items, allow early entry to the fest. VIP Early Entry ticketholders enter the fest through a separate entry at 1pm for an extra half hour of sampling.
MNthusiasts: Are you a MNthusiast member of the MNCBG? You can purchase up to 2 VIP Early Entry tickets at GA ticket price as part of your membership! Please check your email; details on how to get the discount will be emailed to you the week that tickets go on sale.
NA tickets: Not drinking? No problem! Our low-cost NA ticket let’s you enjoy everything at the festival but the beer! Sample MN-made NA beers, seltzers, hop waters, ciders, and more throughout the fest and at our designated NA tent. (NA ticketholders do not receive a tasting glass and cannot sample alcoholic options.)
Curious about what the fest is all about? To get a sense of activities and the fest setup, please see our Autumn Brew Review Facebook Album for pictures of last year’s event!
Refunds: No refunds on purchased tickets. Festival is held rain or shine; no refunds will be issued if the event must be canceled due to unforeseeable circumstances such as dangerous weather or other public health & safety concerns.
Every year, we turn away dozens of attendees who have purchased a fake or duplicate ticket to ABR. Scammers often buy a single ticket and sell it to multiple people, or copy our branding and create QR codes to mimic real tickets. There is no way for us to ensure the authenticity of your secondhand ticket before the fest, and those with fake/duplicate tickets will not be let into ABR.
ABR sells out every year; buying your ticket directly from us is the only way to guarantee an authentic ticket. Please only purchase secondhand tickets from people you know and trust.
The Guild’s mission is to promote, protect, and grow a robust Minnesota craft brewing industry. As part of that mission, we only feature Minnesota-made beer at our fests. Our goal is to highlight the craft and and quality of beer from all around the state.
Ride MetroTransit to ABR For Free!
Fest entry will be on the south-east side of Boom Island Park (near the playground). The easiest approach is from BF Nelson Park off of Marshall St. We encourage festgoers to use public transit, bikes, or taxis/ride-shares for this fest, and plan a safe trip home!
Please plan a safe ride home from Autumn Brew Review!
All live music will be performed on the stage on the northwest side of the park and is free to all ticketholders as part of admission.
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The ABR Marketplace opens at 12:30 p.m. (one hour before the fest opens). You can check in to the fest early to browse the Marketplace and purchase food from local businesses, then be let into the fest right at 1:30 p.m.
Can I bring…?
Is this fest accessible?
ABR is held in Boom Island Park. Much of the fest is located on uneven/sloped grass that may be wet, muddy, or soft. Areas of the festival grounds may be difficult to access via wheelchair. There will be multiple ADA-compliant restroom stalls. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.
How early should I arrive?
To avoid check-in lines, ABR will have early check-in.
Guests can begin the ticket/wristband process at 12:30 and wait for the fest to 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 1:30p.m. 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 Untappd. More details will be available in the weeks preceding the fest.
Will there be non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes. Brewers are bringing Minnesota-made N/A options that will be poured in a designated N/A tent and throughout the fest. There will also be plenty of water.
Will there be an ATM?
No. All beer samples at ABR are free, and most marketplace shops and food trucks have electronic payment systems. Please bring cash with you if desired.
Will there be tickets day-of?
Likely not. ABR usually sells out at full capacity, meaning there will not be any extra tickets, including NA tickets. Please purchase your tickets by early October to ensure you’ll get yours!
What kind of ID do you accept at entry?
We accept any non-expired, government-issued photo ID.
Your ID must be valid. If your Driver’s License or Non-Driver Photo ID has expired in the last 12 months, you may present it with printed documentation of renewal/extension or a temporary ID from the DVS/DMV. An electronic version (on your phone) of the renewal/extension) is not acceptable.
Could the festival get canceled?
We do everything we can to provide a quality event for craft beer fans, and the health and safety our festival attendees, workers, and volunteers are of utmost importance. The event would be canceled if conditions that threaten the health and safety of people at our festival occur, including extreme weather, dangerous air quality, or other public health or safety emergencies. We make every effort to alert festgoers as early as possible if these conditions are likely, or if we have to cancel an event. Unfortunately, if a cancellation like this occurs, we are not able to issue refunds or reschedule the festival.
Can you make the festival longer?
We get this request fairly often, but we cannot legally extend the length of the festival. Minnesota law limits non-profit tasting festivals like ours at 4 hours. Plus, when adding setup and cleanup, this already makes for long days for brewery staff! To get the most time possible, purchase a VIP ticket to get that extra half hour of sampling at the beginning of the festival.
I have another question.
For additional questions or concerns, please email us.