Now we’re getting really thirsty – 2017 Rochester Craft Beer Expo is coming very soon



I was excited a week ago when I started thinking about the event. But now, the program for the 2017 Rochester Craft Beer Expo has been published and the list of beers is available!¹ The excitement builds…

Hope to see everyone there!

# Brewery Beer 1 Beer 2 Beer 3 Beer 4
3 Rush River Brewing

River Falls, WI

Unforgiven Amber (5.5% ABV, 25 IBU) Scenic Pale Ale (5% ABV, 25 IBU) Double Bubble IPA (Imperial IPA, 9% ABV, 100 IBU)
4 Odell Brewing

Fort Collins, CO

IPA (7% ABV, 60 IBU) Drumroll Pale Ale (5.3% ABV, 42 IBU) Myrcenary Double IPA (9.3% ABV, 80 IBU) 90 Shilling (amber ale, 5.3% ABV, 32 IBU)
5 Boulevard Brewing

Kansas City, MO

American Kölsch (4.6% ABV, 18 IBU) Tank 7 (Farmhouse ale, 8.5% ABV, 38 IBU)
6 Oskar Blues Brewing

Longmont, CO

Fireman Capital Partners.

IPA Pinner Throwback IPA Dale’s Pale Ale
7 Left Hand Brewing

Longmont, CO

Extrovert IPA Good Juju Milk Stout Traveling Light Kölsch
8 Lagunitas Brewing

Petaluma, CA

Heineken International.

Lucky 13 IPA 12th of Never
9 Ace Pear Cider

Sebastopol, CA

Pear Pineapple Space
11 Bells Brewery

Galesburg, MI

Two Hearted Ale (American-style IPA, 7% ABV) Oatsmobile (American Pale Ale, 4.3% ABV) Oberon (American Wheat Ale, 5.8% ABV)
12 Great Lakes Brewing

Cleveland, OH

Dortmunder Gold Lager Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Grande Lagos Hop Madness

Plus beer #5: Turntable Pils

13 Founders Brewing

Grand Rapids, MI

All Day IPA Rubeaus PC Pils Centennial IPA
14 Grand Rounds Brewing

Rochester, MN

Rye Saison Hans Grubier Mo Citra Mo Problems Alien Candy
15 MKE Brewing

Milwaukee, WI

Outboard Cream Ale Hop Happy Weekend at Louie’s Hop Freak
17 Deschutes Brewery

Bend, OR

Swivelhead Red (India-style red ale, 6.5% ABV, 70 IBU) Hopslice (summer ale, 5% ABV, 35 IBU) Pacific Wonderland (pilsner, 5.5% ABV, 40 IBU)
18 Harpoon Brewing

Boston, MA

IPA (5.9% ABV, 42 IBU) UFO White Camp Wannamango (pale ale with mango, 5% ABV, 22 IBU) UFO Huckleberry
21 Boston Beer

Boston, MA

Rebel Juiced IPA Truly Colima Lime Boston Lager
22 Sierra Nevada Brewing

St. Chico, CA

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale (5.3% ABV, 35 IBU) Beer Camp: Golden IPA (6.5% ABV, 50 IBU) Tropical IPA (6.7% ABV, 55 IBU)
23 Ballast Point Brewing

San Diego, CA

Unfiltered Sculpin (IPA, extra-hopped, 7% ABV, 68 IBU) Bonito (blonde ale, 4.5% ABV, 20 IBU) Victory at Sea Coconut (Imperial Porter with coffee, vanilla and coconut, 10% ABV, 68 IBU) Sculpin (IPA, 7% ABV, 70 IBU)

Plus beer #5: Victory at Sea Peppermint (Imperial Porter with coffee, vanilla and peppermint, 10% ABV, 60 IBU)

24 Insight Brewing

Minneapolis, MN

Sunken City (saison & sauv blanc grapes, 7.8% ABV) Hell Chicken (pale ale & yuzu, 5.5% ABV) Troll Way (citrus IPA, 7% ABV) Dankbot (IPA, 6.5% ABV, 91 IBU)
25 Take 16 Brewing

Luverne, MN

Country Mile Kölsch (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU) Luverne Lager (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU) Kick the Can IPA (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU) Spin the Bottle Pale Ale (6.9% ABV, 60 IBU)
26 Fulton Brewery

Minneapolis, MN

Lonely Blonde (American Blonde Ale, 4.8% ABV, 29 IBU) Sweet Child of Vine (IPA, 6.4% ABV, 69 IBU) Standard Lager (4.5% ABV, 18 IBU) 300 Mosaic IPA (6.9% ABV, 74 IBU)
27 Bad Weather Brewery

Saint Paul, MN

Windvane (Red IPA, 6.0% ABV, 65 IBU) Hopcromancer (American IPA, 7.0% ABV, 70 IBU) Migration (Blonde Ale with Rose Hips, 5% ABV)
28 LTS Brewing

Rochester, MN

Fun (Belgian-style Blonde, 6.9% ABV, 27 IBU) Ctrl+Alt+Delete (Northern German-style Altbier, 5.1% ABV, 27 IBU) Introspection (American IPA, 6.7% ABV, 63 IBU) Barrel Aged Détente
31 Badger Hill Brewing

Shakopee, MN

Traitor IPA (7% ABV, 70 IBU) White IPA (hoppy Belgian Wit beer with orange zest and coriander, 5.6% ABV, 50 IBU) High Road Pale Ale (5.0% ABV, 24 IBU)
32 Excelsior Brewing

Excelsior, MN

Sunburn Cherry Wheat (4.4%ABV) Bitteschlappe (brown ale, 6.5% ABV, 25 IBU, caramel, toffee, and cocoa in the finish) Big Island Blonde (5.5% ABV, 33 IBU) Double Up IPA
33 August Schell

New Ulm, MN

Maifest (blonde dopple bock, 6.2% ABV) Fort Road Helles (German pale lager, 4% ABV) Firebrick (Vienna-style amber lager, 5% ABV) Schell Shocked Radler (grapefruit, 4.6% ABV)
34 Stagecoach Brewing

Mantorville, MN

Smoked Porter Honey Golden Ale Amber Ale
35 Mankato Brewery

Mankato, MN

Kato Lager (Munich Helles Lager, 5% ABV, 18 IBU) Utopic Golden Ale Mad Butcher IPA (7.5% ABV, 61 IBU) Organ Grinder Amber Ale (5.6% ABV, 30 IBU)
36 Surly Brewing

Minneapolis, MN

Xtra Citra Pale Ale #Merica (Pre-prohibition American lager) Todd the Axe Man (IPA) Hell (German-style Munich helles lager)
38 Indeed Brewing

Minneapolis, MN

Daytripper (pale ale, 5.4% ABV, 45 IBU) B-Side Pils (pilsner lager, 5.1 ABV, 35 IBU) Lucy’s Session Sour (4.2% ABV, 27 IBU) Mexican Honey (imperial lager, 8% ABV, 17 IBU)
40 Lift Bridge Brewing

Stillwater, MN

Farm Girl Saison (5.8% ABV, 19 IBU) Getaway Pils Mango Blonde 93X Brotherhood Beer

Plus beer #5: Hop Dish IPA (7.5% ABV, 75 IBU)

41 Summit Brewing

Saint Paul, MN

Keller Pils Hefeweizen Summer Ale Belgian Wit
42 Finnegans Beer

Minneapolis, MN

Irish Amber Ale (4.75% ABV, 20 IBU) Freckled Rooster (Bière Blanc ale. French-inspired with aromas of melon, stone fruit and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, 5.8% ABV, 18 IBU) Hoppy Shepherd  (4.6% ABV, 50 IBU)
43 Kinney Creek Brewing

Rochester, MN

Sunny Days Mayfly Tesselation Controlled Burn
45 F-Town Brewing

Faribault, MN


Be Here Now Golden Ale (5% ABV, 35 IBU, citrus) Moon Boots Peanut Butter Porter (5.1% ABV, 24 IBU, peanut butter and chocolate)
46 Olvalde Farm & Brewing

Rollingstone, MN


Rollingstoner (ale) Auroch’s Horn aged on Rhubarb Brynhildr’s Gift (sapid ale)
47 Squatters Brewing

Salt Lake City, UT

Fireman Capital Partners.

Hop Rising Bumper Crop Honey Ale
47 Wasatch Brewing

Park City, UT

Fireman Capital Partners

Apricot Hefeweizen Blueberry Hefeweizen Ghostrider IPA
48 Toppling Goliath Brewing

Decorah, IA

Psuedo Sue (American Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV, 50 IBU) Golden Nugget (IPA, 6.8% ABV, 56 IBU) Dorothy’s Lager (5.5% ABV, 11 IBU) Rover Truck (Oatmeal Stout, 5.7% ABV, 35 IBU)
49 Loon Juice

Spring Valley, MN

Loon Juice Hard Cider Grow a Pear Tea Time Strawberry Shandy

Plus cider #5: Ginger Mojito

50 Bent Paddle Brewing

Duluth, MN

Venture Pils (5% ABV, 38 IBU) 14° ESB (Amber Ale, 5.6% ABV, 32 IBU) Hibiscus Blonde Bent Hop (American IPA, 6.2% ABV, 68 IBU)

Plus beer #5: Cold Press Black Ale (infused with coffee, 6% ABV, 34 IBU)

52 Castle Danger Brewing

Two Harbors, MN

Castle Cream Ale (5.3% ABV) Double Crossing IPA Summer Crush (Lemon flavor, 4.7% ABV) 17-7 Pale Ale (5.8% ABV)
53 Fair State Brewing Co-op

Minneapolis, MN

Roselle (sour/tart) Hefeweizen Flyover Country (sour) Pils

Plus beer #5: Du Pounde (hop-forward saison)

54 Forager Brewery

Rochester, MN

Danq Twisted Zweig-Framboise Magnus Special releases every hour!
1 Goose Island Beer

Chicago, IL


Sofie IPA Green Line Summertime Kölsch
2 10 Barrel Brewing

Bend, OR


Apocalypse Cucumber Crush Raspberry Crush
2 Golden Road Brewing

Los Angeles, CA


Wolf Pup Wolf among Weeds


¹Sometimes the brewers change their mind and bring something different than what is published. But, this is the list that was published ahead of the event.

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