Craft Beer Brewing Panel to come to MNSU on Nov. 15

Beer: the favorite drink of many college students and the cause behind many trips to the bathroom in the early hours of the morning

Joshua Schuetz
Staff Writer

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the public will get a chance to learn about the business of brewing craft beer from brewers located throughout Minnesota and Iowa.

The event will take place on campus in the Ostrander Auditorium at 7 p.m. The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Centennial Student Union. The event is free and open to the public, student and nonstudent alike. Beer doesn’t discriminate (unless you’re under 21) and neither does this event: all are welcome.

Representatives from four breweries will be presenting at the event. Starkeller Brewery, located in New Ulm, the Mankato Brewery, the August Schell Brewing company, also located in New Ulm, and the ReUnion Brewery, located in Coralville, Iowa, will all be represented on Thursday.

There will be plenty to discuss at the panel; craft brewing is a unique and interesting practice that is growing throughout the United States, both as a casual pastime and, increasingly, as a business.

Statistics back that up: craft brewed beer has grown at a five percent rate in the U.S., now comprising just over twelve percent of the overall beer market, according to data released by the Brewers Association.

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