MNthusiast Membership Program Ending in 2024

The MNthusiast membership program was started at the Guild in 2019 as a way for craft beer enthusiasts to get more involved in the industry through Guild events, information, and advocacy. Over the past four years, MNthusiasts have volunteered with our committees and events, helped send tens of thousands of advocacy emails to legislators, and sampled the first beers at each of our festivals. We are extremely grateful for your support of our nonprofit and our brewery and brewpub members throughout Minnesota.

However, after careful consideration, we have decided that it is time to end the program. There are countless ways that MN craft beer fans engage with, support, advocate for, and volunteer with Minnesota craft breweries and brewpubs, and we want to make our information and opportunities available to as many of those fans as possible going forward.

See below for details about your remaining year of membership benefits and how to stay involved in the future. If you have any questions, please contact us. Whether you’ve been a MNthusiast member for years or joined recently, thank you again for being a part of our Guild and supporting our nonprofit mission to promote, protect, and grow a robust Minnesota craft brewing industry!

When Does My Membership End / Will I Be Billed Again?

No matter when you last renewed, you are now considered a member for 2023. All membership benefits will end in February 2024. You do not need to take any action to cancel your membership or your dues.

We will cancel all auto-renewing dues subscriptions within the next month. You may receive a few emails as we cancel your membership and any recurring payments you set up. You will not receive any future charges from the Guild for the MNthusiast program. If you do see a charge from us, please alert us immediately so we can correct this error.

Your 2023 Membership Benefits

  • Exclusive Discounts on VIP Early Entry Tickets: One frequent complaint we saw from MNthusiast members was the ticket limit on VIP early-entry tickets. So, we’ve opened them up so that now anyone can purchase as many VIP early-entry tickets as they want. For 2023, MNthusiast members get a significant discount on these tickets for APN and ABR. Purchase up to 2 discount VIP Early Entry tickets per fest and enjoy $20 off each ticket. Just enter your email as the discount code. VIP Early Entry Tickets are limited; purchase your All Pints North VIP Tickets before they are gone! (Please note: 2024 festival tickets will not include a MNthusiast discount.)
  • Shop Discount Doubled: We are doubling your online shop discount for the remainder of your membership! Instead of your usual 10% off, use the code in our newsletter to get a full 20% off any purchase from our online store!
  • Online Videos and Education: Our online portal of educational videos from 2020/2021 will be available through February 2024.
  • MNthusiast Merch: Pick up your free merchandise at the MNthusiast tent at either All Pints North or Autumn Brew Review this year.

Stay Involved

  • MN Craft Beer Monthly Newsletter: We’ll keep sharing industry updates, festival announcements, advocacy opportunities, discounts, and more in our monthly MN Craft Beer newsletter, which will now be open to anyone who signs up. If you already receive your monthly MNthusiast newsletter, your email will be added to this list automatically. However, if you want to sign up with a different email, you can add yourself to the list here.
  • Volunteer with the Guild: Add your name to our Volunteer Interest form to be contacted about future volunteer opportunities at our events. If you’re already on our volunteer list, you do not need to fill out this form.
  • VIP Festival Tickets: Future Guild festivals will have a limited number of VIP festival tickets that will grant entry 30 minutes early. These tickets will be available for purchase when tickets launch to the public.