Craft brewers and fans will flock to Bayfront Festival Park on July 31 to celebrate Minnesota-made brews.
MINNESOTA: On Saturday, July 31, 2021, more than 100 MN craft breweries and brewpubs will gather at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth to share their best summer beers and a few surprises with craft beer fans from around the region. Attendees to this fest can expect unlimited samples of MN craft beer, seltzer, cider, and NA options, along with food trucks, local shops, live music, and beautiful views of Lake Superior.
The festival is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization for Minnesota’s craft breweries and brewpubs. “In-person events strengthen that sense of community that is so crucial to the craft beer industry; attendees really get to connect with the people who are making their favorite local brews. Last year we missed those experiences,” said Guild Executive Director Lauren Bennett McGinty.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of All Pints North 2020, as well as the Guild’s other major events: The Brewed in Minnesota exhibit at the MN State Fair and the Autumn Brew Review beer festival in the fall. “Fests aren’t just a fun celebration. They’re also really important business opportunities,” said Bennett McGinty. “At a festival like APN, new and smaller breweries have an opportunity to make a real splash with future customers, and bigger brands get to connect on a more personal level with their fans.”
There will be some changes to APN this year to help mitigate risk related to COVID. One such change: APN tickets will be released in stages, with only 1,000 tickets going on sale at a time to avoid a potential oversell of the event. As a ticket stage sells out, fans will be able to join a waitlist and be notified once another round of tickets is released. “We want to be prepared if event capacity limits are reduced this summer. But we’re pretty confident that won’t happen. Minnesotans are getting vaccinated and restrictions are lifting. Now that we can gather safely, Minnesota’s breweries and brewpubs are eager to celebrate MN craft beer with the fans that kept them afloat through the last year.”
All Pints North Beer Festival
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, 55802
General Admission: $60
DD/Sober tickets: $15
VIP Early Access tickets: Available to members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild MNthusiast program.