Record Crowd For Craft Beer and CiderFest Event

Record Crowd For Craft Beer and CiderFest Event Click to Enlarge Photo: Leighton Broadcasting

(KNSI) - The St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour & CiderFest set a new record with more than 3,800 people in attendance.

More than 400 craft beers, ciders and malt beverages were available for sample by 100 breweries and cideries.

Bad Habit Brewing Company in St. Joseph took home the award for people’s choice - Best Beer with their “Peanut Butter Double Dark Addiction.”

Beaver Island Brewing Company took home the Brewers Cup with their “Soaked Sweet Miss w/ peanut butter. “

Beaver Island also won people’s choice for Best Brewery.

Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis took home the people’s choice award for Best Cidery.

The event held its 2nd ever home brew competition, with double the amount of entries from last year.

1st place was Brent Wilkerson, 2nd place Adam Joyce and 3rd place Bob Wallace.

“We had an amazing event this year! I can’t thank all of the breweries, cideries, the sponsors, and my volunteers enough! The goal of our events is to strengthen the Craft Beer and Hard Cider market in Central Minnesota and we are doing just that! Over half the breweries and cideries were from Minnesota and surrounding states!” - Cole Erie, Leighton Events Beverage Events Director.

The 7th annual event was held at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Saturday, January 19th.

UPCOMING CRAFT BEER TOURS

Fergus Falls Craft Beer Tour - March 23rd, 2019

Winona Craft Beer Tour - June 29th, 2019

Detroit Lakes Craft Beer Tour - August 16th, 2019

St. Cloud Craft Beer & CiderFest, - September 21st, 2019

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