Many of the top India Pale Ale (IPA) brewers in the country will take part in a first-of-its-kind Minnesota IPA only beer festival August 4, 2018, at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. In partnership with Lupulin Brewing of Big Lake, Minnesota, ERX has invited some of the most renowned breweries in the nation, and the ultimate winner will be the beer enthusiasts who will have a chance to sample this incredible collection of beers.
If you’re a hops fan, this is the ultimate sampling event. We’ve challenged brewers to create their most innovative, flavorful, and original single, double, and triple IPAs. This 21 and older event combines unlimited sampling with live music and a festival atmosphere. Best of all, a generous portion of the proceeds will benefit the Three Rivers’ Community Foundation which provides grants and scholarships for the Elk River area school district (ISD 728).
Already a who’s who list of some of the most popular brewers in the Midwest have committed to the event including local favorites Barrel Theory, BlackStack, Drekker, Fair State Cooperative, Surly, and Bent Paddle; along with brewers from around the country like Mikkeller from San Diego, Toppling Goliath from Iowa, 18th Street Brewery from Indiana, and Odd 13 Brewing from Colorado.
Tickets to the inaugural Lupulin IPA Invitational will be limited and early interest indicates the event is likely to sell-out. A general admission ticket is just $50 and includes unlimited pours. A very limited number of $100 VIP tickets are also available. This upgraded experience includes early access to sampling and free reign of the VIP lounge which includes free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, private restrooms, a well-appointed and comfortable gathering area, and a wide array of food samples to accompany your favorite beers. To learn more, purchase tickets, and to sign-up for future updates visit www.erxmotorpark.com. Tickets can also be purchased locally in the Elk River area by contacting a Three Rivers Community Foundation board member.
This event is the first of its kind in MN; a festival totally dedicated to hopheads. Do yourself a favor and make sure to get your tickets before they are gone. An assembly of hop-forward powerhouse breweries doesn’t come together very often.