Brewery Bus Crawl Explores all 11 St. Paul Breweries

Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl offers beer lovers the unique opportunity to experience each of Saint Paul’s 11 breweries, without having to worry about driving throughout the day. The GetKnit event is in its third year and will be taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants board a fleet of specially-commissioned “brewery buses” at Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and will be delivered door-to-door of each brewery in the capital city.

“Saint Paul is home to a wildly diverse line-up of breweries – big and small, new and old – and we want to take the opportunity to shine a big light on these local businesses,” said Nick Black, GetKnit’s president of fun. “We love partnering with these breweries to bring folks through their doors as part of an event like Brews & Buses.  It provides an awesome opportunity for them to show off their beer, taprooms, and cultures.”

With their Brews & Buses ticket, attendees will receive two beer tokens, each good for a pint of beer at any participating brewery throughout the day, an event t-shirt that will unlock special discounts at each stop, and an event passport that contains maps, information and contest to guide them through the drink-filled day. Each of the 11 breweries will be serving specialty beers just for the Brews & Buses group, as well as discounted food and merchandise, and they will also provide fun activities such as live music and games. Finally, the beer lovers don’t have to worry about driving home at the end of the night. An exclusive group discount is set up at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel.

Early registration tickets are on sale for $45 until April 9 – when prices rise to $55. The event has grown each year, with last year’s event selling out with over 1,200 craft beer lovers. 

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