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River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:00pm

River Lakes Civic Arena
319 Central Avenue South
Richmond, MN 56368

The Expo will feature over 60 Brewers, with several being local brewers, and Vintners offering over 200 varieties of craft beer and fine wine. Participants will receive their own commemorative glass to utilize as they indulge their palate with as many craft beers and fine wines as they so choose. Participants will move about with ease for four full hours of unlimited sampling. Expo organizers take pride in offering sampling in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere where you do not need to stand in long lines to enjoy the craft beer or wine of your choice. Brewery and Distributor representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their beer and wine, its components, and flavor. It truly will be an enjoyable learning experience for all.

The ever popular Home Brew competition is in long standing and popular with participants. If you would like to enter the home brew competition, please go to the website to register. We will contact you to bring your special brew and you get in free. Competition is limited to 10 participants. Home brew contestants will be sampled and judged by a panel of brewing experts and a winner chosen. A major sponsor of this year’s event, Bad Habit, won this competition in 2013, the first year they entered! They now have their own brewery and continue to be a participant favorite. Sampling of the Home Brew by participants will be allowed after judging is complete. We also welcome back the ever popular Puck Shoot and Bean Bag Toss for your gaming enjoyment, along with the live music entertainment by Stone Road. The Silent Auction always has a great variety of items to bid on, from autographed sports items to baskets of endless fun! New this year’s event will be our Photo Booth. Stop by, grab a prop or costume and take a photo of yourself or with your friends. Always good to have a photo as a memory of this great event! 

Early bird tickets are only $25 and available for purchase through any River Lakes Hockey parent, or by stopping in at Bad Habit in St. Joseph, Brinky’s Liquor in Richmond, Teals Liquor in Cold Spring and Albany, West Side Liquor in Waite Park. Designated Driver tickets are available for purchase, for $10 on the day of the event, at the door. Also available online for $30 at Get your tickets early, as only 1500 are sold! If tickets are still available the day of the event, the cost is $35, so get your tickets early. 

Major sponsors for this year’s event include: Bad Habit Brewery, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Rockin’ 101, Teals Market and Teals Liquor, Tina Scepaniak Realtor/Voigt Johnson. 
All proceeds benefit the River Lakes Stars Youth Hockey Association, which provides over 200 kids from the seven central Minnesota school districts the opportunity to play organized hockey each year. River Lake is a 501,c,3 non- profit organization that provides a rewarding hockey experience, focuses on the development of players, while promoting a fun, fair, and safe environment dedicated to the respect, sportsmanship, and excellence of all participants. Money raised from this event helps us keep hockey affordable for all Central MN kids!

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