10th Annual Winterfest Craft Beer Show

Written by M.A. Rosko for FOX 9 News

MINNEAPOLIS – Cold temperatures mean local brewers are putting out their biggest, burliest beers. Those stouts, porters, ales, from 22 Minnesota breweries, will be sampled Friday night at the 10th annual Winterfest.

The event at the Minnesota History Center sold out in 30 seconds–all 700 tickets–and that should
give you an idea of how popular local brews have become.

According to Omar Ansari, founder of Surly and president of the MN Craft Brewers Guild, craft brewing was up about 12% nationally last year.

You can win a pair of tickets to Friday night’s event, by going to www.mncraftbrew.org and submitting a creative beer name along with a 50-word description. Contest ends 10am Friday, Feb. 4th.