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SPRING SEASONALS


SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
 

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SPRING SEASONALS


SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
 

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCE TOP SHELF AMERICAN CRAFT BREWING

75 BREWERIES, 150 BEERS

From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless.  For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from top breweries.

Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 beers total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections. 

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saturday, APRIL 18, 2015

CHOICE OF 2 SESSIONS

VIP TICKET = 3.5 HRS OF TASTINGS
GENERAL ADMISSION = 2.5 HRS OF TASTINGS

includes

  • Tasting Glass

  • Unlimited 2OZ TASTINGS

  • APPROX. 75 BREWERIES / 150 BEERS

  • INFORMATIVE SEMINARS

  • ACCESS TO CRAFT CONCIERGE CENTER

 

LOCATION

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
[Directions]

Twin Cities Tickets


SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH
SESSION 1 - VIP: 1pm-4:30pm / General Admission: 2pm-4:30pm
SESSION 2 - VIP: 6pm-9:30pm / General Admission: 7pm-9:30pm

Twin Cities Tickets


SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH
SESSION 1 - VIP: 1pm-4:30pm / General Admission: 2pm-4:30pm
SESSION 2 - VIP: 6pm-9:30pm / General Admission: 7pm-9:30pm

EARLY BIRD SOLD OUT! ADVANCE TIX ON SALE NOW!

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
VIP: 1PM - 4:30PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: 2PM - 4:30PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
VIP: 6PM - 9:30PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: 7PM - 9:30PM


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BEER


BEER


THE BREWERIES & BEERS LIST IS UPDATED REGULARLY AS WE MAKE THE FINEST SELECTIONS FOR the twin cities Craft Beer Festival SPRING SEASONALS Tasting! check back often for updates!

We work closely with our distributors and breweries on a daily basis to assemble the finest offerings at any event of this type. Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, certain last minute changes and/or substitutions to our list may be necessary.

PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY AS WE UPDATE

While we do everything in our power to insure the brands and beers we post on the website are on our tasting room floor, there are times when Brewers and distributors make last minute substitutions.

We do our best to keep this to a minimum, and you can count on the the fact that we will always have amazing beer represented.

Unlike many beer festivals, The Hand Crafted Tasting Co.  pays for all of the beer served at our events. We also waive booth fees for brewers to further support craft brewers access to our events as promotional platforms. Across all of our Seasonal events we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on the craft beer served at our festivals. 

Food


Food


Great beer. Great food. Great people.

Not only will we be showcasing fine beers, but artisanal food items have been selected for purchase to enhance different characteristics of the beers.

Stay tuned for more announcements on our spring food vendors!

Hot India

Hot India

Jake's Street Grille

Jake's Street Grille

Seminars


Seminars


Guided tasting of Miraculum in 3 different ways 

By Brewer Jeremy Pryes

Miraculum: Dry hopped with over 50 lbs of hops, this hoppy citrusy IPA finishes with light malt notes and sweet undertones, cutting the bitterness to round out the palate. This IPA finishes very clean, making it a great beer to pair with food.
1) Miraculum - Draft Form - In all its glory in what you would have if you ordered it from many of our local establishments. 
2) Miraculum - Cask form - This is where we take some beer out of the fermentor early and add different flavors to it. In this example we will be adding “grapefruit zest” to it. We then seal it up in as seporate vessel called a firkin. This is also where the beer will finish its fermentation, develop its natural carbination and blend it flavors until we hammer a spigot in it and serve. 
3) Miraculum - Hop Rocket Style - Miraculum couldn’t taste more like spring unless you run it through, yep, you guessed it, more hops. ;) We will be taking Miraculum and running it through a small vessel that is packed with whole leaf hops. This will allow Miraculum to pickup all the hop oils almost second before you take a sip. ;) 

Pryes Brewing Company was founded by brewer, Jeremy Pryes, a home brewer who spent years perfecting his recipes before launching his first beer to the public. Jeremy’s passion for brewing came from his love of building things from scratch, his culinary arts background and his first hand experiences with the local brewing scene, first as an official beer judge and then as a board member for the local Community Hops Garden. Driven by the process of creating and understanding how things are built, Jeremy’s time working in the technology industry also helped him create a meticulous brewing methodology, tracking, measuring and honing his recipes. Jeremy has a won a number of homebrewer awards for his beers and meads as well as the "Harvest Festivals' People's Choice Best Beer Award" for his first public release, "Miraculum".

Pryes Brewing Company:
Balanced, stand alone beers. Each style grounded in it's history, but inspired through an exploration of brewing techniques and ingredients. Founded by Jeremy Pryes (pronounced Prize), a meticulous home brewer with a passion for the handcrafted, Pryes Brewing represents the character and quality that goes into creating truly unique beers.
In its' 7 months of sales, Pryes Brewing won "Harvest Festivals' People's Choice Best Beer Award" for "Miraculum", has been featured in multiple publications such as Growler, City Pages, MN Beer Activists, and MSP Magazine, as well as grown to over 40 accounts in the Twin Cities.

Volunteer


Volunteer


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Session Interest *
Session 1 is now full.
  • Volunteers will represent the Hand Crafted Tasting Co. to thousands of beer enthusiasts
  • Each volunteer must be 21 years of age or older
  • This is a non-paid volunteer position
  • All volunteers must wear a solid black shirt
  • All volunteers must arrive & check-in 1.5 hrs prior to your session starting 
  • *Credit card information will be requested. 

***If notice of Cancellation is not provided on or before 11:59pm April 17th, you will be charged the price of a GA ticket***

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteers may be asked to perform a range of tasks such as but not limited to:

  • Assisting with ticket scanning and box office at main entrance
  • Distributing tasting glasses 
  • Assisting at the brewery tables and pouring samples 
  • Assisting festival attendees in a courteous and professional manner

SESSION TIMES

Saturday Session 1  [SESSION 1 IS NOW FULL]
Arrival Time: 11:30AM 
Event Hours: 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Saturday Session 2
Arrival Time: 5:00PM
Event Hours: 6:30PM - 9:30PM

VOLUNTEER PERKS

  • If you volunteer for Session 1, you will have the option of receiving complimentary VIP access to Session II of the Festival.
  • If you volunteer Session 2 or for both sessions, you will receive a complimentary food voucher, along with complimentary VIP access for a future tasting.

We appreciate your support!