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Drink beer and help out a Minnesota charity.

That's the pitch from Deschutes Brewery, which is bringing its 402-foot custom pop-up bar to Minneapolis Saturday and using it to raise money for a local food bank.

Deschutes Brewery, which is based in Oregon, will take over a block at 201 N. Second St in the downtown North Loop where they'll have beer flowing from 40 taps. And 100 percent of the proceeds from sales at the pop-up bar will go to Second Harvest Heartland, Deschutes says.

The food bank, which describes itself as one of America's "largest, most efficient and most innovative," delivered more than 74 million meals to programs across 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, getting items to more than 1,000 food shelves.

According to Second Harvest, Bremer Bank agreed to donate up to $50,000 as well based on how many people volunteered to help at the Street Pub event.

The pop-up pub is apparently the world's largest, and Minneapolis is one of just six cities where it's stopping.

"The Street Pub is our way to bring the essence of our pubs to fans across the nation,” Field Marketing Manager Joey Pleich told The Growler.

https://instagram.com/p/7vhQmdN-vd/?tagged=streetpub

There will be food options too – Deschutes' corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, will work with Twin Cities chefs from Red Cow and Republic to come up with complementary dishes for the brews. Happy Gnome, Cranky’s Ice-Cream, Potters Pasties, and The Bison Butler will also be on-hand for grub.

Music from Big Wu, Solid Gold, Step Rockets and BBGUN is scheduled for the event, which Deschutes says is "family-friendly." They use the hashtag #StreetPub on Twitter and Instagram to share photos and info.

Here's a video of Deschutes running one of the Street Pub events earlier this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EU8pKdkgwI

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