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City Pages Beer Festival

The 19th annual City Pages Beer Festival returns to downtown near 10th & Hennepin on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  This outdoor tasting features a variety of domestic and imported beers, live music and great people watching!  Advance tickets are $26, available at select MGM locations and online at  Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event for $30.  Get the VIP Experience for $45 and enjoy FREE food, larger beers, early admission and private restrooms.  An $8 designated driver ticket is also available.  Regular admission includes all beer samples and live musical entertainment, including two bands – SellOut Stereo and Visceral – plus, accordionist Bill Koncar and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band.

A portion of proceeds from the tasting will benefit the St. Paul Jaycees.  Check out for additional information.

If you’re going to the festival and still need more beer after, stop in to MacKenzie with your wristband for $1 off your first beer.


  1. Ben says:

    FREE SHOCKTOP of VIPS in the VIP area!!!

  2. Glub Blug says:

    “[…] larger beers”… just what those boys need.

  3. justn says:

    i poured for surly at this 2 years ago. it was hilarious/depressing in the ways i’m sure everyone can imagine.

  4. Mac says:

    Just 2 hours AND downtown? Think I’ll skip this one. Can’t wait for the 3rd annual St. Paul Summer Beerfest though!

  5. Ben says:

    Mac: Times listed here are wrong. It goes from 5pm-9pm with VIPs getting in an hour early.

    Usually more of a drunkfest than a beerfest. At least the majority of the crowd hangs out around the macro booths leaving shorter lines for the craft beers. Haven’t seen anyone in line before the fest throwing up because they’re already hammered like I have a number of times at the Gitchee Gumee though.

  6. ryan says:

    Times corrected. My bad.

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