The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is hosting a discussion on the innovations and new trends in Minnesota’s growing brewing industry. The webinar “Oktoberfest — A Celebration of Brewing in Minnesota” runs from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 12.
The webinar will feature a sample of Minnesota’s craft beer advocates, producers and ingredient suppliers who will share their thoughts and experiences.
The session follows the annual Oktoberfest, a 17-day festival in Munich, Germany that celebrates German food and beer and the Bavarian tradition of höflichkeit, or cordiality.
The state’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade. According to research from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, there were 39 breweries in Minnesota in 2012. Today, there are more than 220. The industry generated $1 billion in economic activity during 2019 from production, food service at on-site restaurants and capital investments.
The webinar is free and open to the public. Media members are invited to attend. For more information, or to register, visit the event page.
AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by AURI. Each session explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s mission is to foster long-term economic benefit through value-added agricultural products. It accomplishes this by using science and technology to help develop new uses for agricultural products. It partners with businesses and entrepreneurs to generate economic impact in Minnesota communities by h0elping businesses take advantage of innovative opportunities in four focus areas: biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance and a targeted network of resources to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts.