Autumn Brew Review has been my gold standard for local beer festivals over the years. This year we celebrate 11 years of great beers on Sept. 17th with a small change to accommodate more people. This year, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild has decided to split ABR into two sessions, one from 10am – 2pm and another from 3-7pm. Brewers will be splitting beer equally between both sessions, so the biggest advantage of going to the early session is that the early session will have mini bloody mary samples with horseraddish-infused vodka from Referent Vodka and mixers from Lehmann Farms.
Historic Grain Belt Brewery grounds, Minneapolis. $30 in advanced, $40 at the door if it doesn’t sell out.