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Beer lovers, rejoice: Craft Beer Tour returns

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Beer lovers, rejoice: Craft Beer Tour returns

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Beer lovers, rejoice: Craft Beer Tour returns

(Photo: Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtimes.com) The St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour is expecting a sellout Saturday at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

And the anticipated 2,500 attendees will have a record number of options at the third annual event.

Organizer Christian Medford said 57 breweries will be represented — including 23 Minnesota breweries — with more than 175 beers available to sample. The tour, which has limited general admission tickets still available, runs from 2-5 p.m.

"I can guarantee there will be something there you have never tried before," Medford said. "It’s like going to a liquor store and just opening and sampling whatever you want. It’s truly an experience."

Last year, 43 breweries were present and about 2,200 people attended . The inaugural event in 2013 had 29 participating breweries with about 1,200 attendees.

Many of the breweries in 2015 are planning to offer experimental specialties. Breweries use beer tours as a way to test potential new products."Craft beer geeks are just like foodies," Medford said. "The look, the feel, the flavor and the tones that are in a beer are all taken into consideration."St. Cloud’s Lupine Brewing Co. will debut a vanilla cranberry oatmeal stout and a pale ale at the event.Lupine, which […]

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