Rochester Craft Beer Expo

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, April 30
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
Mayo Civic Center

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The 5th annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo will be held at the Mayo Civic Center on April 30th, 2016 from 3-6pm (VIP at 2pm). The expo will showcase the offerings of craft breweries here in Minnesota, as well as from across the United States. Attendees at the expo will have the opportunity to sample beers from over 40 different craft breweries in a commemorative sampling glass. In addition, enjoy education seminars, live music, and food vendors. With brewery and distributor representatives on hand to answer questions, attendees will be able to have an enjoyable and educational experience learning about beer, its components, and flavors.

Download the official program now!

Date

Saturday April 30th, 2016
3-6pm (VIP 2-6pm)

Location

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3701

 

Tickets – Day of tickets sales are $10 more

VIP Admission ($45 / 2-6pm) permits an attendee access to the expo 1 hour before and through out General Admission, commemorative tasting glass, beer samples from craft breweries, and beer education opportunities.

General Admission ($35 / 3-6pm) permits an attendee access to the expo, commemorative tasting glass, beer samples from craft breweries, and beer education opportunities.

Designated Driver Admission ($10) permits an attendee access to the expo, commemorative tasting glass, water and soda samples from craft breweries, and beer education opportunities. Designated Drivers may not sample any beer.

Please remember to bring your photo ID to the expo. No exceptions!

See more on our tickets page.

Transportation

Driving directions below

Taxi or having a sober cab is the best way to get to enjoy the fest.

Parking

FREE OVERNIGHT PARKING. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

Parking is available in the public parking ramp and street parking is FREE on weekends.

Hotel

We are happy to announce the Holiday Inn – Downtown Rochester is our 2015 official attendee hotel.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn – Downtown Rochester
220 South Broadway Ave
Rochester, MN
Phone: +1-507-252-8200

Parking is attached to the ramp and is Free after 5pm Friday and weekend parking is FREE.

Food

Food will be available for purchase within the facility. Cash and Credit Card accepted. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea, so have something to eat when you get to the expo. No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the Rochester Craft Beer Expo grounds.

Education

Educational Seminars are open to all attendees of the craft beer expo. No need to sign up. Seating is first come, first served.

Seminars to be announced in spring 2016

Music

Band(s) to be announced in spring 2016

People’s Choice Award

Vote for your favorite beer of the expo!

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open from 2pm until 5pm, winner announced at 5:45pm!

2015 – Insight Brewing Co.: Door County Cherry Saison

2014 – Bad Weather Brewing Company: Windvane

2013 – Big Wood Brewery: Bad Axe Imperial IPA

2012 – Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company: Brynhildr’s Gift

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