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City Pages Beer Festival Reviews

10th & Hennepin (Minneapolis, MN)

Reviews & Ratings

60 ratings
4.1 average rating
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7 events
1 review
12 stars
attended May 31 2014

Definitely worth the price and some. It rained this year but it was still immensely enjoyable. You can't go wrong with all-you-can-drink.

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J-Wo Red Velvet
56 events
1 review
4 stars
attended May 30 2015

This was the second year I have attended and actually preferred last year even with the rain. This year the beer selection seemed worse and some booths/selections ran out well before the end the event. The crowds were also a lot worse with a...continued

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21 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

This event was a great way to try a variety of beers, ciders and other assorted beverages. If you're a beer guru, this event is for you! (Just beware of the effects of mixing multiple beers together.) There wasn't much for entertainment other than...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Excellent representation of local craft brewers. One complaint was that the signs for each brewer was not easily visible since the tent awnings blocked their view until you were a few feet away (an issue since the end of each line for a sample was...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Such a fun time experiencing new beers. A little cold this year but still fun.

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31 events
4 reviews
21 stars
attended May 31 2014

Awesome! Have pretzel necklaces just in case...

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Likes: local and national brewers and microbrewers
Dislikes: fewer vendors than last year; too many (customers) in attendance; tasting lines were excessively long; too many pale ales and not enough other variety

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

many beverages to sample. food ok. enjoyable entertainment.

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12 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

A fun time, despite the inhospitable weather.

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24 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Fun time. Not a fest with tons of great beers if you are a craft beer fan, but there were enough good breweries represented to make it worthwhile, and offset the LandShark and Shock Top and their marketing blitzes. Good people watching and the...continued

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8 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2015

I liked it. However, there weren't as many good beers as last year.

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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Last year's event had many more of the local breweries represented. This year, most of those appeared to be absent. Among the absences my buddy and I noticed: Surley, Flat Earth, Lift Bridge.

The smaller venue this year compressed the crowd as...continued

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10 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Unfortunately, the cool weather put a damper on the event as a whole. The venue this year was not as nice as past years. The area seemed much smaller and it was difficult to tell which lines were for which breweries until you got up near the...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2015

A surface lot two blocks south of the tents charged $5 for parking, another great deal. Eat before going as the food options were minimal with long lines. Overall though, a great experience. Would definitely go again.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Great event to discover new beers. There was not enough portable bathrooms for the amount of people and beer. Hopefully, next year the lines will be shorter or non existent for the bathroom.

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9 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

It was a sneaky/delicious way for the big beer companies to showcase their summer releases. Too few craft and/or artisan brews. However it was fun, and i would buy another discount ticket for the event next summer.
Music was GREAT!

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

It was an Ok event. The location was smaller then in previous years and it was crowded with young frat boys and dingy girls. The beer was ok, not exceptional. There were a few new outstanding beers, like Millbrook Brewing, but again just a few....continued

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Awesome event -- great beer & great music!

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 31 2014

Event was fabulous...even in the rain. Picked up tickets at will-call with ease.

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Fun times, good food and events, reasonably priced, but over-crowded and no organized lines. Kind of had to fight to get the small beer samples. It'd be better next time in a different location and if less tickets were sold.

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