About the Rochester Craft Beer Expo

The 8th annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo will be held at Graham Arena at Olmsted County Fairgrounds on Saturday September 28th, 2019 from 2-5pm. The expo will showcase the offerings of craft breweries here in Minnesota, as well as from across the United States. Attendees at the expo receive a commemorative glass will have the opportunity to sample beers from 25 different craft breweries, each having at least one sour beer offering alongside traditional styles. In addition, enjoy education seminars, live music, and food vendors. With brewery and distributor representatives on hand to answer questions, attendees will be able to have an enjoyable and educational experience learning about beer, its components, and flavors.


Saturday September 28th, 2019


Graham Arena Olmsted County Fairgrounds

Tickets - Day of tickets sales are $10 more

General Admission ($45, limited to 750 tickets) permits an attendee access to the expo, commemorative tasting glass, beer samples from craft breweries, and beer education opportunities.

Designated Driver Admission ($15) permits an attendee access to the expo, commemorative tasting glass, water and soda samples from craft breweries, and beer education opportunities. Designated Drivers may not sample any beer.

Please remember to bring your photo ID to the expo. No exceptions!

See more on our tickets page.


Taxi or having a sober cab is the best way to get to enjoy the fest.




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. No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the Rochester Craft Beer Expo grounds. 


Mark Joseph and the American Soul

Mark Joesph

People's Choice Award

Vote for your favorite beer of the expo!

Voting for the People's Choice Award will be open from 2pm until 5pm, winner announced at 5:45pm!

2018 - Co-winners - Fair State Brewing Coop for Mirror Universe & Forager Brewing Company for Gummies Make Us Likeable

2017 - Forager Brewing Company - Magnus

2016 - Forager Brewing Company - Twisted Zweig

2015 - Insight Brewing Co.: Door County Cherry Saison

2014 - Bad Weather Brewing Company: Windvane

2013 - Big Wood Brewery: Bad Axe Imperial IPA

2012 - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company: Brynhildr's Gift

Event Charity

2019 Charity To Be Announced Soon!

Event Sponsors

 Andys Liquor

Rochester Motor Cars

Northern Sun Productions


MN Beercast