MN Food and Wine Show?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Mista, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Mista

    Mista Nov 10, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    My lady friend is trying to sell me on going to the Food and Wine show with her because they have over 75 different "beers" there. Is it worth it for the $$$ granted i get to eat too.
  2. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    have not gone, but seems a bit steep. bells has some nice offerings and the rotating rarities from surly will be good though.
  3. EddieB23

    EddieB23 Nov 26, 2008 Minnesota

  4. Torgo

    Torgo Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    My wife and I went for a few of the years back in the mid 2000's and really enjoyed it. Mostly wine and REALLY good food when we went, but still a respectable amount of good beer to be found(and I have to imagine it's gotten better beer wise.)

    If you only want to go for the beer, don't go. If you're open to good food and wine mixed in, totally worth it.
  5. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

  6. valleyofsheep

    valleyofsheep Feb 14, 2012 Minnesota

    I went last year and had a great time. It's really expensive but the amount and quality of food, wine and beer there is astounding. People definitely bring their A game. The list of beers that Bells is bringing looks really interesting, and even though there's just a couple other MN breweries there (Schells, Summit and Surly), the MN Craft Brewers' Guild does a booth where they serve beers from a lot of the craft breweries around the state. The benefit of a festival that serves food is that you won't get drunk as fast if you're eating too, and you can do your own beer and food pairings while you're there. I think it's worth the ticket price.
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