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First Annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest

“Celebrating East Side’s Community Services and History of Northeast.”

East Side Neighborhood Services proudly presents, The First Annual NORDEAST BIG RIVER BREW FEST, held Saturday, October 15, 2011; 1-4 p.m., at the Historic Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413.  Tickets are $25 per person and $30 at the door (includes commemorative event mug.) Limited availability – get your tickets now!  To purchase tickets online, visit  Tickets are also available at Stanley’s, Surdyks, River Liquor and Sentyrz; who are all supporters of the event.

An exciting and diverse array of brewers – more joining to support the event daily.  Great beer, great food and great neighbors!  Don’t Miss out on the First Annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest!

Northeast Minneapolis has an incredible history – and beer is deeply rooted in that history!  Serving the Northeast community for 96 years, East Side Neighborhood Services is also part of this history and continues to provide much-needed programming for the northeast community.

All proceeds raised at the Nordeast Big River Brew Fest, will go directly toward programs benefiting over 12,000 low-income children, youth, families, and seniors in our community annually.   If you thought the East Side Wine Tasting was fun, you are in for a spectacular time at this new and exciting event this fall!

To purchase tickets online for the Nordeast Big River Brew Fest, visit,
or call 612.781.6011 for more information, to purchase tickets or become a sponsor!


  1. 7i11 says:

    Any more details?

  2. Mary Anstett says:

    More Brewers signing on every day!

  3. Matt says:

    Considering that it is five blocks from my house, there would be no reason not to be there…except the fact that I am in Chicago for work that weekend…damnit!!!

  4. Jenna says:

    It’s going to be a lot of fun! Do not miss this event! There are more and more new brewers and vendors who are signing up to participate in the event every day. If you have attended our East Side Wine Tasting in the May, you sure will enjoy our First Annual Brew Fest. GOOD FOOD, GOOD BEER, GOOD FRIENDS AND A GREAT CAUSE! All proceeds from the beer tasting will benefit East Side Neighborhood Services’ programs and services, which have been serving our community for 95 years. See you at the Nordeast Big River Brew Fest on Saturday, October 15; 1-4 at the Historic Grain Belt Bottling House. To Purchase tickets and for more info., visit our site at or call us at East Side Neighborhood Services, at 612.781.6011. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours before we reach our max! A commemorative beer mug will also be received with your attendance at the beer fest.

  5. mary says:

    Updated list of participating Brewers now on website and Facebook! More joining daily. Sentyrz will be creating a signature Nordeast Brat that will be featured at this event! Also look for demos and info from Northern Brewer and the Northeast Home Brewers Club. There will be a very limited number of shirts created featuring the event logo. Look for more updates soon!

  6. michael says:

    Hoe about music?

  7. Kris says:

    BEER? I’m In!

  8. Mary Anstett says:

    Just joining us, Surly Brewery! Brings the total to 35 Breweries sampling over 160 beers. Try the signature Nordeast Brat with a soft pretzel bun, Lloyds BBQ Ribs and more! Great beer, good food and friends on a beautiful Fall day in good old Nordeast! Hope to see you there!

  9. Mary Anstett says:

    Music: Trio Tipo, The Peoples Revolutionary Jug Band and of course an accordianist…..Its Nordeast!

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