Event Countdown

About the Mankato Craft Beer Expo

The expo will showcase the offerings of craft breweries here in Minnesota, as well as from across the United States. Attendees at the expo will have the opportunity to sample beers from over 40 different craft breweries in a commemorative sampling glass.

Location and Hours

Mankato's Vetter Stone Ampitheater in River Front Park will host the event from 3-6pm. VIP & Early Admission ticket holders are allowed in one hour early at 2pm

Transportation and Parking

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. There is ample drop off area for those taking ride share, taxi, or getting dropped off.

Food

Food will be available for purchase using cash or credit card. No outside food or beverage is allowed into the event facility.

Entertainment

Live music and educational seminars

Vetter Stone Ampitheater

Mankato, MN

May 22nd, 2021

Subject to Change

Tickets On Sale Soon

General Admission & VIP Tickets Available

40+ Breweries

Over 100 beers to try!

Tickets

VIP

2-6pm

$100

Very Limited Tickets Available

  • Beer samples from 40+ Breweries
  • VIP Tasting Glass
  • Early Entrance
  • Event T-Shirt
  • VIP Area with Bathrooms
  • Food from Tav on the Ave
  • Special Beers
  • Music and Education Opportunities
On Sale Soon
Early Access

2-6pm

$60

Limited Tickets Available

  • Beer samples from 40+ Breweries
  • Tasting Glass
  • Early Entrance
  • Music and Education Opportunities
On Sale Soon
General Admission

3-6pm

$45

Tickets Available

  • Beer samples from 40+ Breweries
  • Tasting Glass
  • Music and Education Opportunities
On Sale Soon
Designated Driver

3-6pm

$20

Tickets Available

  • Access to the Expo facility
  • Free soda and water
  • Music and Education Opportunities

Designated Drivers may not sample any beer. Must be over 21.

On Sale Soon

Breweries

Breweries To Be Announced Soon...
Download Official Program
(Coming Soon...)

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can come to the Mankato Craft Beer Expo?
Only persons 21 years or older with a valid ID can enter the Mankato Craft Beer Expo grounds (including Designated Drivers). No children or pets (service dogs are accepted).
The Mankato Craft Beer Expo starts at 2pm for Early Admission ticketholders, 3pm for General Admission ticketholders, and ends at 6pm sharp. Brewery Representatives are not allowed to pour samples after 6pm. Please be prepared to leave the festival promptly at 6pm.

Bring an open mind to try the wonderful styles of craft beer available. Please come well hydrated and take advantage of water stations located throughout the grounds, water will also help cleanse your palette. Don't rush through samples, take time to enjoy the aroma and the flavor.

No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the Mankato Craft Beer Expo grounds. Food will be available for purchase within the facility. Cash and Credit Card accepted. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea, so have something to eat when you get to the expo.

Parking is available in the public parking lot for FREE. There is FREE overnight parking, so be responsible and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Yes, basic medical staff will be present in addition to police during the Mankato Craft Beer Expo.
Can a Designated Driver Ticket holder still sample beer?
No, DD ticket holders will not be permitted to sample any beer. Any Designated Driver Ticket holder that is seen drinking at the Mankato Craft Beer Expo will be escorted out immediately. Designated Drivers Ticket holders must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Water stations can be found throughout the Mankato Craft Beer Expo. A Designated Driver Table will have a selection of craft sodas and water. General Admission attendees can also visit the Designated Driver Table for soda and water.
There are a limited number of spots for the educational presentations. Cost is free on a first come first served basis.
The Mankato Craft Beer Expo People's Choice Award is given to the most voted beer of the Expo. Voting for the award will take place at a designated table on the grounds. Votes must be submitted by 5pm to count.
  • 2019 Little Thistle Brewing
  • 2018 Montgomery Brewing
  • 2017-2015 Mankato Brewery
  • 2014 Tallgrass Brewing Co.
  • 2013 Tonka Brewing Co.

Sponsors

COMING SOON...