March means spring, St. Patrick’s Day and the Sweet 16. But in Minnesota, March Madness also includes the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.
Since it’s beginning in 1982, the statewide, grassroots fundraiser has grown to include over 300 food shelves. Last year alone, it raised $8 million and 4.7 million pounds of food.
For the last five years, the SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store has hosted Hops for Hunger as part of the campaign. On Saturday, it is returning again.
Hops for Hunger 6.0 is taking place at the Solar Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis. From 5 – 8 p.m. guests can try beer from 24 local breweries, including 10K Brewing, Bad Weather Brewing, Indeed Brewing Company, Sociable Cider Werks and more. In additional to ticket sales, proceeds will be raised from a quilt raffle (including brewer donated items), silent auction and beer and cider wall – a wall of bottles valued between $7 - $30 that are wrapped and sold anonymously for $10 each.
Since it started, Hops for Hunger has raised enough to provide over 700,000 pounds of food – enough to feed over 29,000 people. This year’s goal is to provide 200,000 pounds of food.
Tickets cost $40 in advance or $50 at the door. For sober participants, tickets cost $10. The event is 21+.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit Hops for Hunger on Eventbrite. For a complete list of breweries participating, see below.
10K Brewing, 56 Brewing, 612 Brew, Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Alloy Brewing Company, Back Channel Brewing Co., Barley John’s Brewing Company, Bad Weather Brewing Company, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Bent Brewstillery, Boom Island Brewing, Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative, Dangerous Man Brewing Company, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, HeadFlyer Brewing, Inbound BrewCo, Indeed Brewing Company, Insight Brewing, Invictus Brewing Co., Modist Brewing, Nutmeg Brewhouse, Pryes Brewing Company, Sociable Cider Werks, Urban Growler Brewing Company.