Craft beer continues its popularity run across America in what’s become an informal competition to see which state (or city) does it best. Denver is deemed one of the top destinations for craft brew, while San Diego is right up there, keeping the race neck in neck. Maybe that’s why Saint Paul doesn’t always get the credit it’s due for the varieties it’s known for. Locals know just how strong the beer scene is here, but if there was ever a need for a reminder, this weekend’s festival will do it.
The Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest is one of many brew festivals that take place throughout the year, but here, attendees can enjoy beer from over 100 breweries. Are you a lager person or do you enjoy a rich, dark stout? Or, maybe you’re a beer newbie and are just beginning to learn what the buzz is all about—pun intended. This beer fest is perfect for those who really know their beer, but it’s also great for those who just want to hang out among friends and perhaps learn something new about barley and hops.
The event takes place on Saturday, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, at the International Bazaar at the Minnesota Fairgrounds, which means plenty of room to spread out and stroll along as you please. Plus, it’s not only beer that will be available; there will be food, live music, beer seminars, and a silent auction which will benefit the YMCA. We think the Twin Cities know a thing or two about where to get a good craft brew. What are your favorites?
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It doesn’t have to be a beer-filled weekend, but it certainly can be with the many events around town. In addition to the Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest, German Days (or Deutsche Tage) is going on 59 years of celebrating German music, performances, artistry, games, and traditional food and beer. It’s a great way to learn more about and to immerse yourself in German culture. Not a beer fan? Not to worry, there will be plenty other ways to quench your thirst, too.
Summer is a time when many people take vacations. But sometimes the best things happening are right here at home. The season is just getting started, and we’re excited for what’s to come over the next few months. Everyone loves Minnesota in the summer; we’re lucky to be able to call it home.
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