World-Class Breweries, Limited-Release Beers coming to Minnesota Craft Beer Festival on April 23, 2016

Published: February 11, 2016
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For immediate release: January 29, 2016

World-Class Breweries, Limited-Release Beers coming to Minnesota Craft Beer Festival on April 23, 2016
Enthusiasts of craft beer and brewing will come together April 23, 2016, for the first Minnesota Craft Beer Festival at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The festival will feature 50+ craft breweries, both national and local, offering unlimited tastings of more than 150 specialty craft beers including both rare and limited-distribution beers.

The festival is being organized by Unfiltered Media Group, LLC, based in Fort Collins, Colo., publishers of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®; and Kalmbach Publishing Co., of Waukesha, Wis. This is the second beer event held by the partnership. The first event was in October 2015 at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis.

Beer tasting will be featured in one grand session on Saturday, April 23 from 3:00pm-6:30pm. Each participating brewery will bring a taproom-only or rare, limited-release beer for the session. Erik Berry of Duluth’s own TRAMPLED BY TURTLES will bring his bluegrass/rock music combination that will bring fans from Minnesota and complement the tasting.

“Minnesota has a strong base of craft beer enthusiasts, brewers and innovators,” said John Bolton, Unfiltered Media CEO. “Our event provides those beer lovers the chance to sample unique pours of craft beer from regional and national breweries.”

“Our partnership with Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine offers an exciting opportunity to bring Minneapolis a vibrant, specialty-beer event,” said Chuck Croft, Kalmbach President.

General Admission and Early Entry tickets for the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival on are sale now. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

Top Reasons to Attend the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival:
  • Unlimited 3 oz. beer samples for one price
  • Trampled By Turtles Erik Berry and friends share their bluegrass/rock sound
  • Favored regional and national brewers pouring your beers
  • Unique taproom and limited-edition brews for your enjoyment
  • Spacious tasting forum
  • Delicious complimentary food samples from local purveyors
  • Easy access in and out of the Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Designated driver tickets available at reduced rates
  • Portion of the proceeds benefits Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

For the most current information about the festival, a list of participating breweries, and the complete event schedule, visit

For more information, please contact:
Sara Dumford, Director of Events
Kalmbach Publishing

Unfiltered Media Group produces enthusiast content across all print, digital and social channels. Its industry-leading Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine serves the beer enthusiast from a brewer’s perspective. The company also publishes the annual SIP Cooking with Beer, iOS content and utility apps, an online learning platform for brewers, print and digital books, videos, and more. The company is based in Fort Collins, Colo.

Kalmbach Publishing Co. was founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1934 and publishes 15 special-interest and enthusiast magazines, related books and events, and produces more than 30 websites from its headquarters in suburban Waukesha, Wis. Kalmbach produces the Bead & Button Show, the largest jewelry and beading show in the world.

The Minneapolis Convention Center is located at 1301 Second Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis.