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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About This Year’s Autumn Brew Review but Were Afraid to Ask

Wanna Sample Fine Beer?

Do we really have to ask? Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7 for this year’s Autumn Brew Review. The event, which will feature 100+ beers from more than 30 regional craft brewers, will again be held in Downtown Minneapolis at Peavey Plaza (located on Nicollet Avenue and 11th Street).

The event is a perfect venue to sample several unique flavors of fresh craft beer, many of which are not available in liquor stores. Attendees receive a commemorative glass and unlimited samples throughout the day. The event also features live music from a variety of Twin Cities bands and several food vendors.

Tickets are $25 in advance for general admission (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) or $35 for VIP tickets (which allows you to enter the event one hour early to start sampling and have more “quality time” with the brewmasters).

For tickets, visit (Please know that tickets are limited so advanced ticket purchases are encouraged.)

All ticket proceeds benefit the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Minnesota breweries and the importance of carrying on the tradition of brewing for future generations to enjoy.

Hope to see you October 7th!


1. VIP tickets get you an extra hour [of BEER!] (ABR begins at noon), but more importantly, an hour without crowds (Only 300 tickets will be sold!).

2. It appears that the VIP time on the tickets is incorrect. VIP begins
at Noon.

3. New this year – Cask Row. We have a few breweries bringing cask beer,
so we’re going to place them in the same area. Who is bringing casks, you
wonder? How’s this for a line-up: Town Hall, Great Waters, Fitger’s,
Barley John’s (I think), Summit, probably Surly and you heard it here
first, I’m bringing two of Schell’s beers on cask, one of which will be this
year’s Snowstorm, a London Stout.

See you there!

David Berg

And of course, here is the list you’ve all been asking about, the 2006 Autumn Brew Review lineup:

O’Hara’s Brew Pub & Restaurant

Barley John’s Brewpub

Finnegan’s Inc

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Granite City

Breckenridge Brewery

Leinenkugel Brewing

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Fitger’s Brewhouse

Surly Brewing

Rush River Brewing

Summit Brewing Company

White Winter Winery

Pig’s Eye Beer Company

Viking Brewing Company

South Shore Brewery

Boulevard Brewing

Kalamazoo Brewing

City Brewing

August Schell Brewing

Lakefront Brewery

Avery Brewing

Aracadia Brewing

Great Divide Brewing

Gluek Brewing

Rock Bottom Brewery

The Brauhaus

New Holland Brewing

Muskie Capital