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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Weekend Plans - City Pages 2013 Beer Fest

Despite the fact that this work we was only 4 days long due to having Monday off for Memorial Day... This work week felt like one of the longest!  I feel like the weather is mostly to blame.  Minnesota went from bright sunny skies to dark gloomy and rainy!  But I am not here this morning to talk about the weather or my long week!  I am here to tell you about the 2013 City Pages Beer Fest that Derek and I are attending tonight with some friends! 

Now for those of you who know me well you know I am not a beer drinker.  Wine would be my drink of choice!  You can actually count the number of beers I enjoy and will drink on 3 fingers.   And on top of only liking 3 beers I truly have to be in the mood to drink a beer!  But non the less I thought this would be a fun weekend event and something different to do on a Saturday night! 

The City Pages Beer Fest is being held downtown Minneapolis a mere 3 minute walk from my apartment (I saw them setting up tents yesterday from my gym window), and is featuring live music, food trucks and of course beer tasting!  This particular beer fest is one of the longest running of its kind and is returning to downtown minneapolis for its 21st year!  There will be over 20+ of the finest domestic and import beers to taste and a part of the proceeds will go to Finnegans a local non for profit brewing company that was started in 2000 here in Minneapolis.  See below for what Finnegans does... 

"Over 98% of the funds that land in the FINNEGANS Community Fund are distributed to our non-profit partners to support hunger alleviation in each state where our product is sold" (Source).  

How cool is that?  A brewing company that believes in giving back and building great communities! 

So if your in the area this evening come on down and check out the City Pages Beer Fest - You can buy tickets ahead of time here.