Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest breweries have been announced for 2014. There some exciting new additions, some are from out of town, some from your own back yard.
Of course there are a bunch of great breweries and beer to try. Just a few of the participating breweries of note include:
Recent additions to the Minnesota beer scene. Ballast Point hails from California and is known for their legendary Sculpin IPA.
Minnesota’s first gluten free brewery. Tastes so good you won’t believe it is gluten free.
Paul Johnston helms the brewing wheel at this Minneapolis brewpub. Day Block is fast becoming famous for their small batch brews like their rotating Wit series, or Northern Discovery IPA, as well as their creative pizzas. Somebody find out if they are bringing bacon flights, please.
Founded by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø in 2010, Evil Twin Brewing is nomadic or “Gypsy” brewery operating out of Denmark. Some people used to call this business model contract brewing. It doesn’t matter what you call it when the beer is good.
The last time I was in Chicago to see Iron Maiden (Why don’t they ever come to Minnesota?) I brought back several packs of Finch’s. The Golden Wing Blonde Ale is perfect for crushing on warm summer days. The Black IPA should also be on your list of beers to try.
Local Option Bierwerker is the contract brewing division of the famed Local Option pub in Chicago.
New to Minnesota, delicious. They started as brewpub in 1997, but now distribute their popular craft beer across much of the Midwest, crazy how that works.
Another brewery that is new to MInnesota, Stillwater Artisanal Ales comes from the east coast, not the St, Croix. They are known for their dominating scores on beer forums. So rare….
This is the first SPSBF for The Freehouse. Now that the Blue Plate Group brewpub has had some time to settle in to the new digs it will be fun see what they have in store.
Jeff, George, and Jake have only just opened the doors to Tin Whiskers in the Rossmor building in downtown Saint Paul. Look for some interesting beers like their Wheatstone Bridge brewed with honey and chamomile tea.
You can find a full list of breweries participating in Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest here. (link)
VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission and designated driver tickets to the June 9th event can be found here. (link)