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City Pages Beer Festival

Ye Olde Bumpe – Previously posted on 3/9/09

Saturday, May 30 (that would be the Saturday AFTER Memorial Day)
5:00 – 9:00 pm
NEW LOCATION: Just off Hennepin Avenue & 10th Street (one block south of the Orpheum Theater)
Tickets $25/person in advance or $28 at the door


  1. Chad says:

    It’s great that they moved it to a bigger location this year, but the least they could do is have the website up and running if they’re selling tickets right now. I’d like to know if what breweries are going to be there before I decide if I want to drop $25.

  2. ArrogantBast says:

    The previous city pages beer festivals have been a college-style-chug-fest. Not that there is anything wrong with that…just putting the information out there.

  3. Ben says:

    Yeah it always has been. The upside is that all the college kids stick to the Budweiser booths and stay away from the couple craft brewers there.

  4. Ben says:

    Hasn’t it poured rain on this event the last 2 years?

  5. Kris says:

    You are correct, Ben. Last year it even hailed and HARD.

  6. Ben says:

    Ouch. Skipped it the past 2 years. Was outta town last year and the year before we saw the dark clouds as we were driving there and decided to goto a brewpub instead. This is the fest that first gave us Coffee Bender.

  7.’s 3 different age groups are going to this event. Hopefully, they’ll all find their different niche of beer and peers! Looking forward to the new venue.

  8. Rob says:

    Just heard you can get discounted tickets if you buy before May 1. Go to their website and type in ‘downtown’ to get $2 off the $25 ticket. Not bad deal. Site says they have White Iron Band playing too which kicks!

  9. Brook says:

    way too many drunk frat boys for it to be fun.

  10. erin says:

    Hmmm… where is the actual list of brewers in attendance?

  11. fantome says:

    I can’t picture where this fest is going to be held “near 10th & Hennepin” unless they block off streets. Can you imagine how packed Rock Bottom (and MacKenzie) are going to be afterwards?

  12. Chad says:

    How can you not picture it? There’s a huge surface paylot right on hennepin/10th, and there’s also a huge empty lot where the Ramada stood up until last year. I’d hope they would use of of those instead of blocking off a street.

  13. Rob says:

    It’s on the surface lot where the Ramada Hotel was based on the website. Should be great spot. Twice the space and close parking too – easier than Uptown.

  14. Robert says:

    Last year was a blast, I got welts from the hail. I remember the vendors just pouring everyone full beers after the hail becuase they felt bad. I was hoping it would be in uptown again (becuase I live there) but Henn. and 10th isn’t far either.

  15. Kris says:

    Buy your tickets before May 23rd and get $2 off the $25 general admission ticket by entering the promo code “insider”.

  16. Nick says:

    Anyone know how much a beer costs at this event?

  17. Rob says:

    All of the beer is FREE for the $25 price. But they only pour 2 oz. samples at one time. Looks like they also have a VIP ticket this year with food included for $45. It’s on the website

  18. bond says:

    Five samples is almost a full beer. So good times are too be had

  19. Jeff says:

    What brewery’s were there?

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