Take a train to 12 MN breweries on this light rail brewery crawl

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Forget the designated driver, these Minnesota beer drinkers have a train.

It's part of the Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl, where more than 1,000 participants will hop on and off the Green Line to visit 12 Twin Cities breweries.

GetKnit Events has partnered with Metro Transit for the third annual event on Aug. 27, which is meant to highlight the craft beer scene, local businesses and the budding public transit system in the Twin Cities, a news release says.


Last year's event sold out at 1,250 tickets. Event organizers have made 1,500 tickets available for this year's event.

"With three new large breweries along the route, we hope to attract even more participants this year,” Nick Blake, of GetKnit, said in a news release. "It’s really fun to see a sea of Rails & Ales shirts around the ‘Cities, and we want to have even more people out and about supporting local businesses.”

Tickets (buy them here) to the event are $35 until July 27. The tickets include two beers at any of the participating breweries, a t-shirt (which gets you special discounts if you wear it), an all-access Metro Transit pass, and an event passport that includes information and maps for the self-guided brewery crawl.

There will also be special offers, music, games and food trucks at each brewery, GetKnit says.

The crawl will stop at 12 breweries that are within a few blocks of light rail stations, including:

For more information on the crawl, click here.

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