Verizon Wireless Center
1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato // 2–6pm // $30-40
Mankato, are you ready to rock? Bust out your best ironic beer t-shirt and get ready to get rocked by the folks that brought you the St. Paul Summer Beer Festival and the Rochester Craft Beer Expo. Enjoy beers from over 40 breweries, take in some beer education, and enjoy great live music.
Minnesota Tap Invasion
2933 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis // 12pm
Stop by Muddy Waters for seven draft lines of Minnesota beers and a pin each from Indeed, Steel Toe, Summit, and Surly. Beers are tapped at noon—look for brewery personnel throughout the day.
MIA Third Thursday – Science of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 // 6–9pm
Discover the intersection of science and art! Take in live music, chat chemistry with an art conservator, make microscopic paintings with help from the Science Museum of Minnesota, and dive into scientific works on view in the galleries.
St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 Fourth Avenue South // 1–5pm
Back for a second year, the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour returns to the River’s Edge Convention Center to warm up St. Cloud area beer fans with over 150 craft beers from Minnesota and beyond. Needless to say, you’ll find a commemorative sampling glass in your hand and food and other vendors on site.
Solar Arts Building
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 // 5-8pm
Back for a second year, this year’s event will be at the historic Solar Arts Building in Nordeast Minneapolis. The fundraiser for SACA (Southern Anoka Community Assistance) is a great opportunity to sample great local craft beer while supporting a great cause. So hop on, get your tickets soon.