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Prairie BrewFest

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/13/14
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
SouthWest Station
13500 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN


YOU’RE INVITED TO PRAIRIE BREWFEST ON SEPT. 13

Prairie Brewfest is acraft-beer festival sponsored by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. Our event is 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 atop the parking ramp at SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, and you can find more information in the “Blog” portion of this website.

Buy tickets now!

You can order tickets — which cost $40 each and include food (brats and munchies) and entertainment — on the EP Community Foundation website by clicking here. Of the $40 ticket price, $25 is tax-deductible. For each ticket purchased, your name is automatically entered in the door-prize drawing held the day of the event. Raffle tickets costing $5 each are being sold separately.

Food is included

That’s right, we said brats and munchies are included in the price of admission. So, come hungry and feast away. Or, buy lunch or dinner at any one of the many restaurants that are nearby. Oh, and did we mention that wine will also be served?

People’s Choice Award

While attending Prairie Brewfest, cast a vote for your favorite beer. The top vote-getter wins the “People’s Choice Award” and all the fame and glory that comes from such a distinguished honor. Ballots will be a part of the program on the day of the event.

Who will be there?

Early commitments to offer craft-beer samples have come from Lake Monster Brewing, Veteran Beer Company, Mankato Brewery, Founding Fathers Brewing Co., Sand Creek (Wis.) Brewing Co., Crispin Hard Cider Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, ENKI Brewing, Indeed Brewing, Third Street Brewhouse, Surly Brewing Co., Paulaner Munchen, and Excelsior Brewing. More brewers are being added to the list. Check back to see the revisions.

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes

Purchase a $5 raffle ticket (or more than one!) at Prairie Brewfast or beforehand, and you’ll be eligible for four great prizes:

  • Timberwolves Suite – Use of a Timberwolves suite for one game, including 12 tickets. Value: $3,500
  • “Barrel of Beer” – Wide selection and huge quantity of craft beer, donated by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. Value: $300
  • BBQ Grill – Gas grill donated by Home Depot. Value: $229
  • CDT Tickets – Four-pack of tickets to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Value: $200-plus

You need not be present to win a raffle prize. Raffle tickets are now available from members of the EPCF Board or Prairie Brewfest Committee members. Or, contact Executive Director Mark Weber at mweber@epcommunityfoundation.org or (952) 949-8499.

Wait, there’s more! Two great door prizes

Purchase a Prairie Brewfest admission ticket and you’re automatically in the door-prize drawing for either of these two great items: an airplane ride, and a home-brewing kit. Check out the details here.

Entertainment

Dave Lindahl and the WondercureeditedOur band for the event is Dave Lindahl and Wondercure. Their music ranges from classic rock and blues to pop, soul, country cross-over and more. Enjoy music from The Beatles, Doors, Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van Morrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis, James Brown, Ray Charles, and many more.

If you’d like to be a sponsor for Prairie Brewfest, contact EPCF Executive Director Mark Weber at mweber@epcommunityfoundation.org or call (952) 949-8499. Many thanks to the businesses that have already committed to sponsoring Brewfest: Hellmuth & Johnson law firm, Tavern 4 & 5, and Anchor Bank.

Thank-you to our sponsors

Prairie Brewfest sponsors include Hellmuth & Johnson law firm, Anchor Bank-Eden Prairie, and Tavern 4&5 restaurant in Eden Prairie. Thank you, sponsors, for making this event a reality. Please support our sponsors!

Read about us in the Eden Prairie News

Len Simich and David Lindahl #2editedThe genesis of Prairie Brewfest — and its link to potential future craft-beer micro-breweries and taprooms in Eden Prairie — is explained in an article appearing in the Eden Prairie News newspaper on Aug. 14, 2014. You can read here about how this event came about, as well as its importance to the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. Two of the principals — Len Simich of SouthWest Transit and David Lindahl of the City of Eden Prairie and the Community Foundation — are pictured here. Many thanks to the Eden Prairie News, Eden Prairie Sun Current, Southwest Metro Magazine — and many other area media outlets — for their work in covering this first-time event. It is appreciated!

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